If you read my blog, than you already know about the Living Room Edition of my Designer Challenge starting next week. If you are new to The Shiny Pebble, welcome! Pull up a chair and visit a while, we have lots to share here. A few months back we started a series geared towards showcasing the design work of some fabulous designer bloggers. Eight such talented people came up with a version of my dated dining room, representing THEIR design aesthetics. Along with their design, they submitted the answer to some questions I posed to them. All very insightful and inspirational stuff.
Now the challenge has been re-issued for my Living Room. The designers for this challenge may be familiar to you:
6/30 Crystal (Plush Palate)
7/7 Kellie Cashon (Cashon & Co.)
7/14 Elie Fournier (Punctuation Mark)
7/21 Will (Bright Bazaar)
7/28 Laura Ingalls (Decor to Adore)
8/4 Marija Stephens (Holding Court)
8/11 Cassity (Remodelaholic)
8/18 Erica Cook (Moth Design)
Here is what the room currently looks like. We moved to this house eight months ago, and have not done a thing to the inside. I have, with the exception of a $10 dollar mirror, bought nothing for the house. All of the furnishings were transferred from a very different home in Tulsa.
This living room is actually our family room. It is part of a casual great room floor plan, with the breakfast room to the right and access to most parts of the house. We keep the furniture close to the wall of windows because of the weimeraners, who love to stand on the windowsills if they see something of interest on the other side.
When we moved into this house, it was time to replace the large glass top and wrought-iron coffee table with something more toddler friendly. So we just used the ottoman and chairs from my old bedroom.
Old bedroom - I had to add this photo so you all can meet Kitty Kate. She is very shy and doesn’t make an appearance very often.
You will find that many of the pieces from my old bedroom made it to the living room at our current home. I had a formal living room at the old house, but I also redistributed the furniture from that room because its Tulsa/French Country style and scale did not belong in my current Modern French home near the TX gulfcoast. I am trying to streamline the look of every room in the new place. My bed currently has next to zero pillows on it. :)
But back to the Living Room Edition…
The room configuration is open and uneven, which makes it for a challenge when placing the furniture. Add to that the fact that my husband insisted that we keep the dogs away from the windows, and we end up with this. A huge void in two sides of the room – which honestly works for us as the little man loves riding his tricycle in this room, unencumbered. You may have noticed the baby gates… mostly they are there (all 6 or so of them) to keep the dogs from going into the wood floors in the house. What can i say… I live with an engineer.
I can’t wait to see what the designers come up with. So come back Wednesday, June 30th and see what fabulous Crystal from Plush Palate has in store for us.