The other day I was talking to the wonderful Sheila Hagar of the Walla Walla Union Bulletin, and she casually asked, “So how’s your living room looking these days?”
Egad! I thought. (Or something close to it.) Things have changed! Not too much, but still, enough for an update.
It was 2 short months ago that I thought I’d cracked the code on the art wall over my sofa. But the minute I pressed “publish” on that post, I knew the wall would have to change. Writing about Albert Barnes and his goofy picture-hanging tendencies got me all twisted up.
So we re-hung those suckers pretty quickly. (Once again, thanks, Uncle Jimmy. Also known as the bossy color serf.)
And what else do you see? That’s right! FINALLY! Accent pillows! (Best Christmas present ever. I did guide the giver, of course.)
The pillow covers are from Mi Casa Bella on Etsy. And please note that they’re not yellow and WHITE; they’re yellow and OATMEAL Big difference.
I originally wanted the pillows for the moss green sofette in front of the window. But then I remembered this mohair throw wasting away in the back of a closet. I think it’s a good substitute. (Plus I already had it. Always a bonus.)
Bottom line (and I know you’ve heard this before, but please keep the guffaws to a minimum): the living room is done FOR NOW. Sure, I’d love to do something w/ those darn chairs. And I’d like to replace the light blue lamp (which really belongs in my office) w/ a white one. And the peachy velvet on the tiny embroidered chair is wrong wrong wrong. But all in all, I can live with this for a while.
See? No pithy comment at the end. So you KNOW I’m serious.
Annie Elliott – aka bossy color – is an interior decorator and design blogger in Washington, D.C. She has been quoted in publications from The Washington Post to Real Simple and is considered an expert on color, residential space planning, and telling people what to do in the nicest way possible.