A loooooooooong time ago I left Brooklyn, NY and moved into a little house in Pennsylvania. Life changes, huh? I left behind my roommate, fellow interior design junky and my best resource when it came to picking out fabrics and deciding what color to paint the walls. She & I started this blog because we’ve discovered no one else wants to listen to us talk about throw pillows. Shocking, I know.
If you haven’t guessed it – I’m the “Little House” portion of this partnership.
Everyone called this a starter house before the bubble burst. I never got that. After living happily in a two bedroom, second floor walk-up the reality is that I don’t want the hassle that comes with a lot of square footage.* So I’ve set out to make my 1940’s style brick twin into a jewel box… one small step (and trip to the CoinStar) at a time.
It’s a work in progress and, taking a hint from the Domino Design Book, I need to put together a plan for each room in the house. It’s always best to have a map to where you’re going. First up is the Living Room.
I’ve tried everything, and I just can’t get this room to work! It has good bones, don’t you think? I love the hardwood floors and my big bay window. Don’t ask me what I was thinking, though, when I chose that color!
Here’s what I’m looking to accomplish:
- Incorporate Some Bookshelves – preferably built-ins… I have ALOT of books
- New Window Treatment for the Bay Window (our neighbors are learning way too much about us)
- Find a Functional Furniture Plan (That TV has to go up on a wall – but I don’t have much in available wall space. And once I hang the TV, how do I position the couch?)
- Part of “Finding a Functional Furniture Plan” means deciding which pieces of furniture to keep and what needs to go.
- Change that Paint Color????
- More Comfy Seating
- Bigger Area Rug to anchor the room
- Consolidate the artwork hanging in random spots all over the house & create a gallery style wall