In Connie and Chris's living room.....
We had installed the major pieces in the room including the artwork.
Now we just had to add the last coffee table to go with what was already in place.
I didn't want to match the one we already had bought as I wanted each sitting area to have a slightly different feel.
On top of everything else,
Connie had never been happy with the way the sofas looked.
They were skimpier than she had anticipated, and the slip covers didn't fit the way she wanted.
I am a wrinkly slip cover kind of a gal.
NOT AT ALL.
End of story.
not really the end, as I have a lot more to say!!!!!
Luckily, we were able to use one of the living room sofas in her home office.
The other one was greatly appreciated by a lucky friend.
I ordered a pair with similar lines from O Henry House Furniture to replace what was not appreciated.
When you are decorating,
and you are unhappy with something in a room.
live with it for a while.
If you still don't like it, and can find another good place for it,
whether in your home or someone else's,
and can afford to replace what makes you unhappy.....
This is your home.
It's important to love where you live.
It affects your overall feelings.
This may seem silly, but decorating actually can have a big impact on one's life if one is affected by the trappings of one's home.
My dad only cares if it's comfortable.
For him it wouldn't be important.
But for me, it would drive me bonkers.
(further than I already am.)
The sofas got changed and the room looked much better.
This is the old sofa.
This is the new sofa.
They are very very very very very similar.
Very Very Very Very Very much the same.
The differences are.....
The top picture has slipcovered sofas.
The bottom picture has upholstered sofas.
And it has T cushions.
And bigger arms.
And a less contemporary look.
AND ARE MUCH MORE COMFORTABLE!!!!!
The bottom line is that there is a difference in price, and more expensive upholstery just looks and feels better.
Now, to the new coffee table that I found to work with all the other stuff going on in this room.
I had found this one for the seating group by the front window.
I wanted something different for over by the fireplace.
Connie doesn't like low coffee tables.
Probably because she is very very very old (snort.....ha)
and she doesn't like to have to lean over too far to pick up her coffee.
This is only for coffee tables.
When she's having a cocktail.....
she doesn't like to have to lean too far over to pick up her drink from her cocktail table.
I found a beautiful piece that has a gilded iron base with a white marble top.
(the shot below is pre-hanging the artwork over the bench.)
There's that darn primitive wood planter again.
We really have to work on what to put on the coffee tables when I go back down to Flerida in the fall.
Now I've brought you up to where we've gotten in this room.
Next post we will go into the dining area in the kitchen.
How exciting is this #$%???
On that note