This is our front room in the new house (Cottage #12). Its one very large great room, 700 sq feet. I stayed awake many nights dreaming of how to decorate this room, trying to use everything I already had. I also knew that purchasing new furniture was not in the budget.
Gary and I wanted to use every inch of the room and divide the room up into functional spaces. I was used to very high ceilings in our other home so getting use to a average height ceiling of 8 ft was going to take some adjustment in my decorating strategy.
I hope you can see the room well enough, it was hard for me to get a photo to show you, with all the windows in the room. I love all the windows and how bright the room is, also the french doors.
Gary and I still have a lot we would like to do with the room. But for now its comfortable for us and we love our new home.
Today I will show you the T.V area of the room. Gary wanted his T.V hung on the wall over the fireplace so we had to have the corner cabinet built to provide a place to hide all the stereo equipment and movies. We really debated over the decision to hang the T.V.
You can see Gary won this one. I really don't mind, because we are a family that enjoys watching movies, T.V. and listening to music. The new surround system Gary had installed can really rock this house.
Enjoy the tour of the T.V. room. In a later post I will take you around to each space.
Originally the home had carpet throughout, we replaced the carpet with wood flooring, as well as there were no window coverings, so I did have to purchase rods and curtains.
There was a gas connection in the fireplace and we wanted to do something different this time rather than the traditional log burning look, so we went with glass marbles, the marbles come in many different colors, Gary and I chose a sea green. We really love the look and at night its so pretty and fills the room with ambiance.(Great for cuddling)
When the fire is flicking and reflects off the glass marbles it seems magical and it looks so pretty to me.
The fire place had been redone with a glazing and wash technique. I think its really different and seems to be the center of attention in the room besides the T.V of course.
This photo was taken looking back towards the front door. As you can see all the rooms are open to oneanother and from every seat of the room there is something different to look at.
This is one of our favorite paintings, the colors are so pure and the rich red just makes me so happy. In one of our other homes we had a Tuscan room and this painting was purchased for that room. We had thought about selling it, but there's just something about it that sings to me. Maybe its the bottle of wine LOL.....
Well that's our little tour for tonight and this is how the room looks for now. Heheheh, for now! don't you just love those words, "for now". Things are always changing around (Cottage #12)