Well, it’s not perfect yet, but here’s an update on one of our favorite features of our home … the great room!
And here’s the same view after a little bit of cleaning. Oh, and new furniture.
Here’s the dining room portion of the great room.
And finally the office corner!
So, of course there’s still a to do list. Here it is!
- Hang our large clock above the bookshelf behind the desk.
- Find some sort of piece of furniture that can adequately hide the mess of cords hanging off the front of the desk. Ugh. Some thoughts. This (two side by side in yellow with rice paper or wrapping paper or fabric or something attached to the backside of the glass) or maybe this. One piece of furniture would be ideal. I know for sure I would prefer something with doors or drawers. I would have some room to display things on top of it, and room to hide ugly office stuff behind said doors or drawers.
- As you can see on the floor, I’m working on a little project for the wall between the picture window and the basement door. (The one the cherry poster is propped on in the first photo.)
- I also really want a wicker chair to put in the corner behind the desk. The papasan chair is filling that space nicely for now, but I’ll keep my eyes open when I hit up the thrift stores this summer.
- I want to find some bins to go on the square bookshelf behind the desk, so we can hide ugly office stuff in it.
- I need to find some sort of art to go between the tv and the sliding doors.
- Oh, and that stuff needs to find a new home via Goodwill.
- Switch out the yellow stripey curtain for a gray set that matches the rest of curtains in the room. (My dear friend Amanda picked a pair up last time she was at Ikea, and I should be seeing her Sunday! So that should be happening soon.)
- I’m not in love with the light fixture above the couch.
- Find some solution to hiding the cords hanging down from the TV to the outlet. The bookshelf there helps, and I plan to put some sort of curtain/fabric backdrop between the shelf and the cords, but as some of the cords come out of the back of the shelf, I am going to have to get a bit creative.
- Find stools to go at the breakfast bar that don’t break the budget. We’re leaning toward the stools they used in this blog. Not sure if we’d paint them or leave them in their grey metallic state.
- Hang tiebacks for the curtains on the patio doors and the picture window. The curtains now tend to get a) sucked out the door or to the screen or b) blown into the doggie bowls. We’re adding them to the picture window for symmetry.
- Find a new rug to go under the coffee table that matches the color scheme. Possibly DIY this from a remnant of carpet I own?
So that’s it, as it is now!
Want to see my inspiration for this room? Check out my Great Room Inspiration on Pinterest!