September 17, 2010

My Living Room

Kelly's Korner is starting up the "Show Us Your Life" series again, so I decided to join up this time. 

This week's theme is the Living Room, so here's a peek at mine!

It's itty bitty cozy, so 1 pic does the trick!  I need to learn to take better pictures of rooms.  We have beautiful dark stained floors, but this picture doesn't show them at all :-( and our rug is actually pretty small. ha. 

I loathe corner fireplaces (unless you have a snazzy flatscreen mounted above, which we obviously do not).  Corner fireplaces make it so frustrating to arrange a room around, especially a room with two very short walls and 2 doors.  I've probably tried a bajillion (yes, a bajillion) different ways to arrange, and just gave up.  The new coffee table did help make the space feel more spacious.  I just remember the Nester's motto: It doesn't have to be perfect to be beautiful.

These are a few of my favorite things...
  • the pottery pieces we've collected and received as gifts :-) especially our McCarty lamp...i love that thing.  Is it bad to love a lamp?
  • my drapes.  the first drapes/curtains i've ever bought/purchased.  My mom and I always sew them.  but these beauties were on $8 clearance at Wal-Mart.  You just can't buy the fabric for that cheap.
  • the new coffee table. that my husband built.  with his own two hands!
  • the "twig" table, as I call it.  in the bottom of the picture to the left of the couch.  it's such a quirky little piece, i like it.  since my photography skills of this room are far from stellar, here's a pic: 
 Hope you liked the lil' sneak peak inside! 


Pamela said...

So inviting and loving the surround detail on your fireplace!

Joey and Elizabeth said...

I looked through several of Kelly's links yesterday for ideas and didn't find anything that was my "style" .... until I saw your picture! You have such great taste, and it looks so cute!!

~Jamie Kubeczka~ said...

You have a very pretty home! Good luck in dental school, my brother graduates from A & M next May and that's where he is headed. I bet that's exciting to be almost done.

Mom of the Twinkies and Tot! said...

I think it's a gorgeous living room...even if it is itty bitty! Like you said, it's cozy and I'm sure very romantic for you and your hubb! I also love the table he made and the twig table!

Mrs. Carioca said...

It looks great!

Katie said...

I love your fireplace! The tiles and mantel make such a gorgeous combination of modern and traditional! The rest of the room is so warm and inviting! You always had a great eye for decorating!

Anonymous said...

What a great room. So pretty!