and breakfast nooks
speak to me.
Our home is neither open floor-plan or compartmentalized Victorian, but rather somewhere in between. We have a Living Room that went virtually unused for years until we decided to make better use of it and moved the computer there. Back then, it was the "family" computer and we all
I've since converted the Living Room into more of a Study. I have my own little antique desk and I've surrounded myself with all of my favorite things - flea market finds, antiques, treasures.
This weekend I changed out the wall space over my sofa. You can read about my favorite Craig's List score of all time, my Duncan Phyfe leather sofa for $125, here.
Before the switch I had a grouping of antique mirrors and sconces. I liked it, but I never loved it. Just too much gold for my taste, and it made the room look too old-fashioned.
A few months ago I purchased this set of three pictures for $8 at a yard sale.
The wall color in here is Behr Paint's Havana Cream and it's a buttery yellow.
Here is a close-up of the pictures individually.
I think they add a more study-like feel to the room. You can't tell from these pictures, but there is a blue outline on the matting that coordinates with the blue accents in the rest of the room.
Here is how the room looks now.
I like this look better. I'm going to be moving my coffee table that I painted to another room in the house and I'm on the hunt for a fabric ottoman to take its place.
So what side are you on? Open floor plan? Old-soul compartmentalized Victorian? Or somewhere in between?