My oldest son has gotten one of those new fangled phones; you know, the kind that enables you to talk, text, take pictures, ask directions, do your taxes, and make coffee. He had no need for his old digital camera so he gave it to me. After he gave me a quick run through, I practiced taking some photos in the living room.
Now remember, there is not enough lighting in that room. And it was cloudy and dreary outside. So if the photos seem a little dark I will just blame that. I am still looking for vintage lighting for above the fireplace so we have made do with lamps everywhere. Click on the photos to make them bigger.
Here is what you see if you come in the front door:
Around the corner to the left is the fireplace:
Up close you can see the display of record albums which changes quite frequently:
Around the corner to the right of the entry is a repurposed bookcase that holds a display of bar items (something no Rat Pack era home was without):
The really cool 3 legged chair:
The view from the fireplace:
One of 2 starburst end tables:
The corner table and shadow box/mirror/curio shelf :
A few notes about this room and it’s furnishings.:
This room is long. It is also pretty large for a 1951 house. That is a good thing.
The only items that came from the old house are the sofa and the recliners. Everything else was picked up at garage sales, estate sales, thrift stores or IKEA. The big screen television is new and it’s modern stand is from Walmart.com. The large area rug was left here by the previous owners (dirty of course) but Hubby steam cleaned it and I think it looks fine for now.
The funny 3 legged chair was given to us by a dear friend who had it in his home growing up in the 50’s and 60’s. We had it reupholstered by an elderly gentleman who is retired from a local furniture company. He said he had never seen a 3 legged chair like that one. I think it is pretty unique 🙂 I had him make me 2 pillows for the sofa with the chair fabric reversed.
In addition to vintage lights for the fireplace I plan to add pinch pleat drapes in a funky bark cloth or fiberglass fabric.
How does it look so far? Other than too many lamps have I kept it simple but yet cozy? And what to do about the newish ceiling fan? I know they are not period but we want one here in the Midwest where it is HOT sometimes? Any ideas?