living room reveal

we are slowly coming along on decorating the new apartment.  i am happy to report that the living room is complete, so i thought we would take a trip down memory lane before doing the big reveal.

first, let’s take a look at when we first closed.  the floors were a honey colored wood, and the walls were a weird yellowish white.

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yes the light fixtures were blue.

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you can see the paint sample in the shot below, and what a difference a brighter white made.

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no french doors.

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we moved these scones down to either side of the tv.

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adding the ceiling light.

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light fixtures in and walls painted.  floors covered up for protection.

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french doors in and floors uncovered.

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living room set up with our old sofa, rugs, and stools.

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AND THE BIG REVEAL

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i absolutely love the new sectional.  the living room doesn’t get tons of light (trade off for being very quiet) so it brightens everything up.  the coffee table, art, side table, and lamp are the same as from the prior apartment.

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the turkish kilim is from easy and the stools are from target.

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the throw pillow is from target and the blanket is from a random home store i visited in notting hill.

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ten through fifteen

i’m still working my way through my new year’s resolution. here are the next five books i finished off. the best was pachinko – so beautifully written and such a compelling story.

i did like normal people though i wouldn’t rave about it like others.

every book i have read by moshin hamid has been elegant and thought provoking, and this was no exception.