On Monday, I started to write about the living room re-design underway in my house.
The walls are a light taupe that tends toward grey; it's neutral but not plain. The floors are a golden oak and the woodwork in the living room (and all of downstairs) is walnut stained in a dark tone. The room receives lots of light in the mornings; it's darker in the afternoon. Even in the afternoons, however, the number of windows in the house ensures a good amount of natural light.
The windows have wood blinds which match the woodwork and valence curtains in a cheery blue gingham. They were made by my mom and she's agreed to make new ones, so those will be updated to coordinate with the new furniture and new color scheme.
linen embroidered by my grandmother, and family photos. Most of the those photos are black and whites running up the stairway and hanging over a red storage bench that was a garage sale find a few years back.
The new sofa and two chairs have been ordered. I've been looking at Waverly fabric and have settled on a pattern with dark red, cream, and brown for new window treatments and some pillow covers. When the room comes together, I'll post new photos. In the meantime, it's awfully pleasing to think about the changes that are coming!