I bet you remember me promising to share more (and better) pictures of the tissue paper pom poms I put up right before a few weeks ago. And I'm throwing in some more shots of what our living room looked like before we took down the Christmas tree yesterday (sadface). On the house! Pun intended.
I don't have a mega fancy or hip home, but we have some nice and spacious rooms and I'm quite happy with the couple of rooms that I've manged to make more "me". A work in progress, but that's what you have to work with when you move into a home that was someone else's home before it became yours. If there's one single thing I regret about dating someone older than me, it would be that I never had the chance to really create my own space from scratch (going straight from the parents' house into my boyfriend's), but that's a small price to pay for spending every day of your life with the love of your life.
OK enough schmalz, on to the pics!
The table, chairs and dresser date back to the late '60s - early '70s and used to belong to my parents in law. I have to say they picked well as I absolutely love the furniture! The chairs are white leather, the wood is a gorgeous, warm, reddish brown, and the handles on the dresser are cross shaped like tiny little pluses. I'd definitely pick something similar myself.
The painting above the dresser was done by my brother in law, inspired by my boyfriend (his brother). Safe to say we're never going to get rid of it, but I actually think it's a very cool piece, so I'm not bitter.
The bronze leaves in the vase on our dining table are some eucalyptus leaves spray painted for the holidays. I got them for 3€ at our local supermarket and they still look awesome three weeks later. I think the spray paint mummified the leaves or something, and they work very well with the colours in our living room so I'm not complaining!
I'm not crazy about the rug, but do you have any idea how EXPENSIVE a beautiful rug is? Seriously expensive. And since this one is fairly neutral, it stays put for now. I'd like to find something like this, this, this or this, something that makes more of a statement.
So! That's most of our dining room. What do you think? Is there anything you'd like to change about your living spaces?