We live in our living room. And as much as it pains me to say this…Jeremy was right.
AHHH. The pain! The agony! My flawless record!
What am I talking about? the living room rug. This rug is not faring well in this space. As much as it looks okay in photos (like the one below when we first got it), it is in serious need of a translocation. It’s being constantly abused by the boys in my life. Since it is thinner and is easily pulled, the ottomans that we use every night for our reality tv/football/sitcom watching are making it quite impossible to lay flat anymore. Not only do we need something heavier duty and thicker, but we need something, well, less white. I have a boy. and his little boy. Booyah.
Basically, the rug is like Rebecca Bloomwood (name that movie) and needs rehab. and we need to find something else for this space. But until my money tree out back starts blooming, I will have to make it work.
Now the point of this post – I think the red/white/blue combo just isn’t working for me this fall. I need a different, less patriotic look. Not that I am not a proud American…oh I am. It’s just that I want to be proud in an autumny color scheme. Enter my alternative for red….orange. Which is kinda like red if it made love to yellow. Color wheel and sex ed in one sentence. awesome.
I ordered a couple yards of fabric that I loved so that I could make pillows. The orange one is Metro Living Tile Orange and the navy is Michael Miller Secret Garden Vintage Ironwork Midnite (whew!). I figure they will help tie in the new direction of orange/chocolate brown/navy I am going for. I might even throw a plum in there for good measure 🙂
And I am moving out the Dulce chair in the corner to fit in the old Ikean den chair (seen below & yes, I did write Ikean – like Korean…but Swedenish). As much as I like the Dulce chair, nobody opted to sit in it. It was like the redheaded stepchild in the living room.
I found an orange foot stool at Goodwill for $11 (that is a similar one that I scalped the photo online)…and want to redo the coffee table (again). I also am looking for an orange throw now. Don’t let me down TJMaxx! I’m counting on you!
Oh and you may have noticed that I repainted. in photoshop. Yes, I think my heart is still leaning towards a nice neutral tan. Something warm but classic. And the trim could not be painted fast enough. Maybe one of these days I’ll have a painting party. You will all be invited. Especially anyone not afraid of heights. there will be a scaffolding involved. and a waiver of rights to sue me.
All that to say, hopefully I’ll have some throw pillows done before it is Thanksgiving 🙂
Anyone else looking to switch up your spaces for fall with simple throw pillows? Or perhaps you just want to say how completely awesome it would be to be able to photoshop walls and then it actually happens. presto painto.