Friday, May 4, 2012

Living Room Additions

Happy Friday! Hope you've had a great week. I had a sinus infection and strep throat, and I'm just now getting back to all the things I've let slide over the past few days. Let's just say I'll be spending a lot of time in the laundry room.

I'm still trying to pull my living room together. I have to make decisions on some big ticket items, namely a rug, art and window treatments. But since I seem to be dragging my feet on that, I thought I'd show you a few things I have added to the room.

I placed a pair of urn lamps on either side of the settee...

Since one table is lower than the other, I propped this lamp up on a stack of books to make it the right height.

On the other side of the room, I added a pair of blue and white vases.

Would have been nice if I put some flowers in them for you. It's so great working with white walls, because I can bring in lots of different color accessories.

I did temporarily commit to one piece of art. It's a print by Alaskan artist, Rie Munoz, called Sunday Service.

It might be difficult to see, but the painting is of a church in the Alaskan village of Tenakee, where several dogs wait outside for their owners.

It was hanging in a hallway, but I decided to try it out in here. We discovered Rie's work when we spent a summer on Bainbridge Island, Washington. You can see more of her work HERE.

So, that's it. Just a few additions to help me feel that I'm making some progress. I'm really hoping to stop hemming and hawing and order.a.rug.already. Sheesh!

Now... back to the laundry... (and I'd like to thank blogger for its technical difficulties which required me to redo this entire post twice. I assure you I was much more eloquent the first time I wrote it :))

Have a great weekend!


  1. Looks great! Love your lamps and the artwork looks perfect there - I really like the style of it. Have a wonderful weekend and I hope you're feeling 100% soon! xo

  2. Great looking lamps and I love that painting.

  3. I'm still in love with the pink ottoman, and I agree with you. When the walls are white you can really play with color, both in accessories and art.


  4. Carolyn, I love the urn lamps, and the mirror over your settee is beautiful! The room's really coming together.

  5. I still can't get over that pink ottoman. My eye goes right to it-it is so beautiful. Love the urn lamps and your whole room is gorgeous. Like the mirror there, too. xo Diana

  6. Carolyn LOVE LOVE the new additions!! That mirror over your couch is gorgeous! I'm lovin everything about this room!

  7. I agree with the comment that said they just can't stop looking at that ottoman! It's just fabulous!

    Love your new lamps. They look great in there.

    I keep hearing tales of all of the issues people are having with Blogger and so far, I haven't had any....but I'm just waiting....

    Happy Friday!

  8. That first pic is definitely magazine worthy! Ottoman, lamps, cushions, mirror - love them all. X Sharon

  9. That first pic is definitely magazine worthy! Ottoman, lamps, cushions, mirror - love them all. X Sharon

  10. It looked terrific before these new additions. But I love the lamps and the way you evened out their height with the use of books. And of course I'm jumping on the bandwagon and saying that your ottoman is amazing.

    Dont' think the vases actually need flowers, they are so striking on their own.

  11. I've been hearing about others having blogger problems too! That can be so frustrating. I really like your new additions. Isn't it fun putting a room together while giving it a new look? Good luck on finding that perfect new rug too.

  12. Oh I can so relate...I will never be able to decide on new pillows for my LR sofa.....I just can not commit! That pink ottoman kills me every time I see it. Love the art also.