August 14, 2009
Dream On...It's Time to Redecorate
above photos - www.designersguild.com
This is a departure for me - a decorating post! We're thinking about doing a bit of redecorating around here; maybe rethinking our use of space.
Our living room's OK but we're getting a bit bored of it. (A glimpse of my living room can be seen about half-way down the side-bar). Mainly we have to do a rethink of the TV room (also known as "the study") and the spare room which was once the toy room.
I would love to do something like the above pictures from Designers Guild. Our room has good bones and new windows from Marvin are soon to arrive. I love the airy, almost ethereal, look to these settings.
I can imagine floating around in such a room in a long white dress, the breeze making the fabric flutter around my ankles, while the air wafts the scent of freesia ... Dream on...
The study has a fireplace with a ((charming)) burgundy tile hearth and a huge closet installation. It's never known if it's a den or a bedroom. Right now it's the repository for dated furniture from my side of the equation, his side of the equation plus Ikea. It's a mess. And it's papered in lovely (she said sarcastically) deep green vinyl wallpaper. It doesn't have mallards on it anywhere but it should.
My easel's set up in there and I bead at a tall table. Mainly, it's the room for lounging in front of the telly. We've tried various arrangements, but with many old houses (ours dates from 1892) the dearth of electric plugs hinders us. Whoever rewired the house in the 80s didn't-do-a-very-good-job.
The study houses the TV plus 2 sets of speakers and an old stereo. Is there anyway to decorate around these without putting them in an armoire? Stereo equipment is just one of those things that never appears in magazine photos. Most of us have them. Are they really always hidden away? I find them ugly and I would banish them but the living room also has it's quota of electronics.