Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Shifting Perspectives | My Living Room

Today, we're continuing the house tour here at La Maison Boheme. As I said yesterday, our home has been experiencing some enormous changes. This autumn, I shifted the rooms in our home to better accommodate our family's rapidly changing needs. Now I'm finished and ready to share these spaces with you!

The most impacted spaces are our communal rooms - living room and dining room. I flipped the rooms so that our dining space would be the center of the house, with more room around the edges for my son's wheelchair maneuvers.  The living room, in turn, now inhabits the old dining space, which has a lot of natural light. I wanted my living room to be more intimate - a quieter place tucked away from the traffic of day-to-day life.

I repainted the walls, but other than the expense of a can of paint, all of the furniture here was already in the house. I wanted a sitting area, a separate cozy spot to read and listen to music, and my husband needed a quiet office area to grade papers and accomplish his "at home" work. There's also a big canvas hanging over the sofa - an unfinished piece I'm in the process of working on. I'm not quite sure what I want yet, so it hangs there as-is.

Here's the living room new set-up:

Since I always get questions about where I got stuff, here is my source list.


Sofa: Craigslist (10 years ago in Seattle), originally Pottery Barn

Channel back chairs: 1940's vintage from Craigslist

Rug: Pottery Barn, a house warming gift from my dad

Tea tray / coffee table: Inherited from my Great Aunt - she got it in India

Stump table: Z Gallerie, found in the damaged section due to crack

Brass bar cart: Lula B's in Dallas

Desk: antique breakfast table my husband bought in California

Metal chair:

Pillows and flokati: Ikea

Brass swing arm lamp: sale section Pottery Barn

Record console and storage: craigslist, originally Ikea

Pair of lamps on console: Target

Blanc de chine lamp: thrift store in Utah


Emily said...

I love your 1940's chairs!

bahnwärterin said...

love your cosy room! the quiet colors and the gorgeous furniture make for an elegant yet comfy space.
well done!