Our living room shared the same "lodge" theme as did the family room, a leftover look from our Colorado home. I had always wanted a red room, and this was it! Turned out that the red had too much purple in it for my taste, even though I love purple. I wanted more of a brick/brownish red. But once we painted it (red is a PAIN to paint!), we lived with it for 7 years, 'til I got the 7-year-itch! Ha ha! We always liked this sofa and love seat, but they were in a bay window in CO and sustained some pretty bad sun bleaching. Anyway, here are the before shots:
...and here are the after shots! Again, in anticipation of possibly owning a "great room" house someday, we decided that we did not want another sofa and love seat, especially since we have that big sectional in the family room. We thought that four chairs would be easier to split up and add to other rooms if we end up without a living room. Besides, this set up makes for a really nice conversational area, and I love to read in there because the chairs are sooo comfy and the room just feels pretty. The paint is Toasted Chestnut by Benjamin Moore. It's the perfect color!
This is the view from the front door. I love the silk striped draperies!
The view into the dining room.
This corner piece matches the bookshelf in the family room, only with doors on the top instead of just open shelves. It replaced the curio cabinet that used to be in the dining room. It's filled with special things such as our wedding cake topper, Precious Moments figurines that the kids gave to me when they were little, and other very sentimental keepsakes.
That's it for today. Off to church I go! I have a few more redo photos for tomorrow. Wishing you a blessed and beautiful Sunday!