The book cases on either side of the fireplace didn't fit at first. I was so disappointed, having fully envisioned them there during the building process of the house. We stuck them in our dining room for a couple days until my brother came to visit and suggested we remove the baseboards on the wall around the niche and voila! They fit! The gigantor coffee table was originally a child's bed circa 1600 China. I don't know exactly how it must have looked as a bed, but you can see where the springs were once attached on the under side. The bottom windows of my cabinets are covered on the inside with cheapo kid art paper. Perhaps someday I'll think of another way to hide the c-r-a-p (I spelled it out so as not to offend you). Curtains are Ikea, Rug, Pillows, couches and curtain rods are all Pottery Barn. And shhhhh don't tell, we hung the curtain rods upside down. I don't know what we were thinking when this happened, but it turns out the matching rods in the dining room would not have worked right side up so .....whateva!
That's Dan, my wonderful husband giving me 'the look.' We recently switched over all the furniture from our family room into our living room, including moving our TV. So his hard work in setting up the surround sound and stereo wiring in the family room "was for nothin." Leaving our ceiling speakers in the family room for music, he is installing some older speakers in our living room so *gasp* we don't have to watch TV with out surround. He's been in and out of the attic wiring for about a month now. To the left of the TV you can see a rounded wall with a map of Death Valley....we love maps. The china hutch on the right is a piece I painted and have filled with old glass bottles.