June 27, 2011

Finishing Touches for the Living Room

Back to the living room. It's a work in progress, but the fam and I are loving it thus far.

As long as we'd lived here, the television's spot was above the fireplace, no questions asked.

The TV lived in the corner and that was that.

When you rearranged the room, you didn't have to wonder where to put the TV because it couldn't move, or so we thought. When Dave and I decided to rebel against the One-And-Only-Spot for the TV, a whole new world of possibilities opened up for decorating above the fireplace.

What to do? Well, the first thing I did was give the mantel a heavy duty dusting - yuck. And then I let my mind wander..... {as it does so frequently}. I've been loving globes lately, and blue and green would tie in perfectly to the new lamps and the painting we'd bought for the room. I also have this strange love affair with ferns. Outdoor gardening I can do, but houseplants seem to die under my not-so-watchful eye. Not disheartened, I decided to give it another go and purchased a beautiful lacy fern named Rhonda for the living room {she didn't come with the name; I named her that}. I'm really into monograms and letters and numbers representing our family, so I grabbed the framed "W" project I'd made for the master bedroom and then continued to shop the house for other decor, including some candles and pretty vases, to put together a new look for the little corner of the living room.

Dave and I bought this little globe paperweight on a vacation,
and it looks divine in a thrifted silver serving bowl turned upside down.
A candle sits next to the vase atop a crystal candlestick from Goodwill.

The framed "W" is nestled at the back of the wall peeking out from behind the fern
{a.k.a. Rhonda}. A blue vase and some hurricane candle holders complete the look.

 Built in shelves on either side of the fireplace are the perfect locations for piano music and photo albums.

Fresh and clean and crisp all while pulling in the blue and green colors from the room - I'm loving it! The mantel makeover can stay.


  1. It looks great, but where did you put the tv?

  2. Thank you! We found a new home for the TV. You can read about it here: http://thewdesign.blogspot.com/2011/04/new-life-for-living-room-part-3.html


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