Hey! How are you? I hope you enjoy Lady Mary’s ‘visit”. She can be a little distant and cold but I am sure she means well.
So the mister surprised me Christmas and I was the blessed ‘girl’ to receive a new to me coffee table. I am very happy with his surprise! The round coffee tables have been calling my name for a good while now and I just resisted. But secretly I have been lusting over them and hoped eventually to claim one as my own.
While Lady Mary was visiting my home I took a few photos, so you can see the living room/family room with my newish table.
With the arrival of really cold weather I rearranged the living room. I placed this sofa in front of the double windows.
Lady Mary was cussing up a storm when setting up the coffee table. I am glad you couldn’t hear her. She was quite upset here.
I usually have it arranged like this except for the Winter when it feels cozier to move furniture in a little different way.
This is the offending coffee table I had before. It had seen plenty of use and I still liked it but I really wanted a round one. The sofa typically is situated like this most of the time except for our brief winters down here.
The living room can be difficult to take photos of because it is a long room. The other red sofa now faces the fireplace with the round table in front of it. My Marsala colored chair and a olive green chair sit to the left of the sofa there. The rocker stays close to the fireplace.
I talk a lot about color. Did you know you can use several shades of one color in the same room? Let’s take red, for example. I have at least seven, yes seven, shades of red in this room. We are all guilty of ‘Does this match”? Stop it! Stop it! Stop it!
Okay, let’s start with the foundation of the room. That would be the two red sofas. They are one shade of red. Then number two is my tablecloth by the fireplace. That’s a different shade of red. Number three are the curtains. I have two sets of curtains on each window for insulation. So I have the solid red and it’s a different red than the other two. On top are the floral curtains with another shade. Oh my goodness, even my Marsala chair is reddish in here. Where are we now? Do you see you don’t have to match your colors. It works here because I have so many versions of red. The trick is bringing in several shades of the one color. I do have warm reds and cool reds in here and it works because the room is large.
This is how I hope to leave it for the Winter.
When Spring comes and then Summer, it’s very hard to leave the sofa sitting in front of the double windows. We have woods next to us and there’s always something going on back there. The mister really loves to watch the birds and it’s almost impossible to with the sofa like this. That’s when I push it into the corner. It makes for a good conversation cluster like that.
So now I think okay, I have got it done for the Winter. But guess what? The mister says we are keeping the offending square coffee table and he’s sanding it down outside as we speak. Aaaauugh! Where am I going to put it??