All of the furniture for the living room is finally in, Dumplings! I'd love to show you around, but first let me say the wall-to-wall carpeting is not permanent. It will be replaced by wood flooring when we reno the adjacent kitchen.
The West Elm Petersen sofa took forever and a damned day to get here, and then it ended up that the end cushions are actually two extra middle back cushions (they have zippers and nothing to zip to). WE was such a pain in the tuchis to deal with just getting the sofa here, that I decided to call it done.
No such problems with the Zaha chair from Jayson Home. They were, as always, a delight to work with. This is such a Dude Chair - every man who visits makes a beeline to try it out.
The story of how I finally received the mirrored Fes chairs from Anthro is too long and aggravating to recount, but the lovely team at the local Cherry Creek store worked it all out. Bless their yarn-bombed hearts. The table in between is actually Anthro's tall Granary plant stand. The white Berber-ish pillow is from Urban Outfitters (NLA), and the floor lamp is IKEA's Tisdag.
Behind the sofa sits Room & Board's Slim media console in Natural Steel which I'm using as a bookshelf. Atop it is West Elm's Lubna Chowdhary tiled table lamp (NLA) and that lovely new Aerin candle.
In the far corner of the room is a big ole fab planter awaiting a tree. Dumplings, any suggestions on something wondermous that won't poison pets?
Looking back towards the entry are a locally-sourced burl root table and Anthro's Flokati Garvey chair with a Berber pillow from The Loaded Trunk. To the left is Crate & Barrel's Sadie drink table. In the niche to the left of the stairs is Pottery Barn's Clyde bar cabinet in Heritage Black.
At one end of the sofa is Jonathan Adler's Ulu convex brass side table. On it is a nearly burned through Anthro candle I can't bear to part with and Kim Seybert's beaded leopard coasters that I used to carry in my home store. Those crazy things retailed for $25 a piece in the late 1990s (no wonder I never sold them).
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Last week, I finished painting the fireplace bricks white. It was a job and a half because the mortar reveal is so deep. One poor paintbrush gave its life so that beauty may flourish.
Here you get a sense of the room's architecture, above is the loft where I have my office. On the mantel I have a small sculpture made by a friend, Nate Berkus' Hexagon tray, a 1950s toy buffalo, a photo of The Pea when Hers was tiny, the first drawing she ever did of LB, and a bust of her commissioned from a family friend. The walnut figure below was carved by my father-in-law.
The "before" photo from the real estate listing. *shudders*
The Little House on the Prairie fireplace will be replaced by a gas insert some time in the future. Just removing the brass trim was a big improvement. Also still left to do are new window treatments (those honeycomb shades are gross with a capital AWFUL) and a very large area rug, both of which will happen when wood floors (eventually) arrive. The seafoam posts and beams will get a coat of charcoal. And next weekend we will be hanging barn doors for the entry closet. Stay tuned!