new living room, in progress

As you may have noticed, I haven't been blogging a lot the past couple months. What have I been up to...? 


Just a bit of living room redecorating! The big project has been the built-in bookcase, and my guy totally knocked it out of the park. For the past three years, I've been staring at this weird in-set space running along our main wall - a 9 ft x 7 ft area that made it really difficult for us to arrange furniture. Finally, after way too long, the idea came to us - BUILT-IN BOOKCASE! 


We are so happy with the way it turned out! The storage and display space the shelves provide make a huge difference in our small living area. I love that I can store books, display pretty things, and have a permanent spot for our barware and serving dishes. There have been other changes too, such as a MUCH-more-vibrant wall color and a "new" sofa. By new I mean "new to us" because it's a antique store find from the 70's (here's a close up of the fabric)...


A lot more needs to be done.... new pillows for the sofa, chairs for the small dining table, custom framing for the otomi fabric, an area rug, maybe a comfy chair - but for the time being I'm happy with the direction of things. What do you think? Any suggestions for what should come next?


(All images by me)


Jackie said...

Amazing as always Elizabeth! The built-ins look great and that vintage sofa! Are you kidding me?!? It's perfect.

Life of Style said...

gorgeous, love the colors! I love your table and the print on your sofa. job well done!

Lisa said...

Wow, so much more space!

Arielle said...

UUUUGGGHHH it hurts. It's too good. Built-in bookcases are my major goal in life.

Angel Court Jewels... said...

The built-in looks great and I love your sofa. What great fabric!!!


Naomi@DesignManifest said...

What a perfect filler for that space! Love the green you chose for the back wall.

This will be such a selling point if/when you guys decide to move on.

Peggy said...

Hi! I discovered your blog from Apartment Therapy. I'm afraid they did not do justice to your absolutely delightful home. Perhaps you need to ask them to come and rephotograph? Your photos are so much better. The colors and patterns are fab. Love the built-in.

i suwannee said...

holy donkey i want that sofa fabric.