vintage cut-work tablecloth from my mother's
wedding trousseau. Flowers are in an antique footed vase
A wonderfully kind-hearted fella helped me switch out sofas this past weekend. I also "shopped in my own home" and moved some other furniture around. Here are some before & afters (comments and suggestions are always welcomed):
very bulky - beyond-hope upholstery stains
my mother's vintage Duncan Phyfe-style sofa (circa at least 1948)
reupholstered in early 70s (petit point roses on cream background)
wood coffee table and end tables that I have never liked
I'm retaining the loveseat & will use a cream linen slip cover
the tea table is temporary - I would like a large ottoman/table
eventually, I'll move this tea table elsewhere
in the living room
glass demi-lune table used behind the sofa
(this restricted the walkway through the living room)
demi-lune as bar/drinks area against wall
I plan on a mirror over this set-up
bar area detail
bar area detail
chair is now in my bedroom - see below for
antique chair in its place
illusion of more room
birdcage & antique chair/footstool
marble-topped end tables
(marble has a pink vein to it)
Waterford lamps - one of my mom's
shades are cream natural silk
center of mantel
my mother's wedding portrait
There is a lot more I want to do to this room. I may paint the walls a pale hue; I haven't decided yet. Since I have a lot of cream/white/pale pink, I am afraid of the room being perceived as "colorless".
I want to paint the birdcage and the antique chair, and perhaps re-upholster the chair. The footstool will definitely get a slipcover of its own. I may paint the sofa - I'm still undecided at this point.
I am fortunate that I have a lot of beautiful items that were chosen either by my mother or by myself. We must have had the same mantra - only buy things you love and things that make you happy.
As the Dave Edmunds said - from small things big things one day come.
PS - I apologize for the photo quality. My former camera is shot and I'm learning to work with a new one - hopefully my skills will improve.