When I asked for help last week with a design dilemma, you guys did not disappoint.
I received many comments with some great ideas.
I still love the idea of adding a fiddle leaf fig tree here,
but until I brush up on my indoor gardening skills,
I have filled the corner with the table that was in front of the bay window.
Here's a wider angle of the new and improved corner.
I also made another small change by removing one of the pillows from the backs of the love seats.
I have a love hate relationship with these love seats.
I used to love them, now I hate them.
The arms are too bulky, the floral pattern on the fabric is not my favorite
and they are quite worn from my children using them as trampolines.
I do not hate them nearly as much after removing one of the giant back pillows.
They used to look like this.
And a reminder of how lonely the corner looked before the table moved in.
Ahhhh, much better, even if it a temporary solution.
I also addressed this area.
I took down the sheers. When we originally renovated the house, we did not replace this giant window. As soon as we moved in, we realized that was a huge mistake. After making all the other improvements and having everything freshly painted, the giant ugly window stuck out like a sore thumb. Three weeks after moving in, we replaced it. I had added the sheers to mask the ugliness of the original window and even after replacing it, I put them back up. We get a ton of afternoon sun in this room and I was afraid the furniture and rug would fade quickly. When I realized our windows are made from a Low E glass I realized the streaming sunlight wouldn't be as big of an issue as I had thought. Down went the sheers and I am kicking my self for not doing this a long time ago. I love the extra light we get in here now and if the brightness is a problem, I will just pull them shut a bit.
I also brought back in the dark stained table that was originally there.
I think I will paint it glossy black or dark charcoal.
You can see on the left where I am playing around with some trim options.
I pinned up some trim I had on hand. The first option is a navy/charcoal trim.
I also happend to have some deep blue velvet ribbon in my stash and I tacked some of that up.
I am loving this one. What's your vote?
At dinner tonight, I was intently staring at the windows in the kitchen.
My husband got scared and immediately inquired about what I was planning.
You'll have to wait and see......