Thursday, May 7, 2009

Welcome To My Living Room

Welcome to my living room.  This is one room that we rarely use except when we entertain at Christmas time.  This is the first room that we did when we moved in and was a bit of a stretch as far as colors for us. We've come a long way in  the last 5 years!  The walls and the built-ins are a gold color.  The backs of the shelves are painted a burnt orange to match the orange in the rug that we got from Pottery Barn.
This is the view if you are sitting on the couch.  The fireplace has an ugly marble surrounding it and you can see that I still have some Christmas decorations up!  It's high time the gold trees get put away! You will also notice that I have two door ways into my living room.  The one on the left is from the main hall and the one on the right leads into my dining room.   
There are two closets in each doorway...plenty of storage.  It's amazing how we've managed to fill them all with junk!
This is one side of the room opposite the built ins.  The only one who plays the piano is my husband and it's been years since he's touched it.  I would love to have a baby grand player piano in this room.
This table is next to the piano.  We bought it for another spot in our house and it was too big.  Now it holds some of my scrapbooks and some of the games we enjoy playing.  You can see that I have a ton of pictures.  I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE photos.  It's a real problem!
This is the view from one of the doorways.  The entire back of the room is glass.  I would like to replace the sliders with french doors and build a slate patio outside the room.  Any suggestions on window treatments?  We've been trying to decide what to do with these windows and can't come up with anything that we love.
Check out all the other living rooms here.

11 comments:

A Touch of Country said...

wish i had that big bookcase wall!

M said...

WoW! What a beautiful room! I love the colors...and all your decore...I can't really see the fireplace but I am not much of a marble fan either...but from the photos it looks very nice.

Happy FRIDAY!!

Mr. and Mrs. Nurse Boy said...

LOVE the built ins! Not to mention your use of color.

Mrs. Nurse Boy

Debbie said...

I love the built ins, and the colors are really nice. I love the how the back wall is so open to the outside too. Great room. Debbie

Ellen said...

I love the built in shelving and the colors are great.

Chelsa said...

i love the table w/ the scrapbooks and stuff! i also love the huge windows!

Gullett Circus said...

Love the huge windows, lots of little fingerprints to clean I'm sure! Thanks for the comment!

3boysmom said...

What a beautiful living room! I love your bookshelves.

Mrs. Dimple said...

What a cozy and inviting home! I love your use of color! Thanks for sharing it with the rest of us :)

Southern Fried Gal said...

Hello! Thanks for stopping by! You did a great job with your built-ins. I struggle with mine and continually tweak them.

Peterson Party of 5 said...

Beautiful!
Happy Mother's Day!
xoxo,
Doreen

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