Wednesday, November 14, 2007

House Tour: Living Room After

And now, in the autumn of 2007...
We swapped radiators. This one, which is a more suitable size for the room, was one of two in the dining room. The small one that used to be in the living room was the exact same size as the second one in the dining room. This falls under the category of: what were they thinking?

The curtains are down in these pictures. I can assure you the red thermal drapes are long gone. I did have golden sheers up- they matched the color of the wall, but they made the whole room just a bit too yellow. So, I'm in the process of choosing something new. Whatever I go with, they are hung inside the windows on tension rods, so that all the wood trim is still exposed.

Don't you just love that orange plaid recliner? It was my grandmother's and it is very comfy, but it doesn't really go with the carpet. Some day we'll have a nice recliner and loveseat in this room.
As you can see, Oli believes that all chairs in the house are there for his comfort.

3 comments:

Di said...

Great job! I hope my living room remodel turns out as well. Are the window hangings curtains or shades? I can't tell from the picture, but it looks like what I was envisioning for my windows. feel free to drop me an e-mail... tabbycat1264 AT yahoo DOT com Thanks!

Oliver's Bungalow said...

di, thanks, I'm really pleased with the end result. There are just cream color light-filtering fabric roller shades at the windows right now. I did have soft gold sheers up, but when we did the fall cleaning, I realized I liked the whole room better without the extra yellow they cast. I'm now thinking about getting some plain cotton cream color panels to replace the gold sheers.

Di said...

I'm going to have to pick some of those up. I've been window-treatment-less for 2 years now, and I'm sick of the neighbors looking in! I'd like to get roman shades eventually, but my aunt and uncle are going to make them, and they're backlogged indefinitely...