Since graduating high school (7 years ago, yikes), I have lived in... (let me pause and count)...9 places and soon the 10th. For 2 years of the time, I had moved back in with my parents. So for the other 5 years, I lived in 8 places. I averaged a move every 6 - 9 months between school changes and roommate changes and city changes. My living room essentially stayed the same (or very similar) through out and I never had any dramatic changes with furniture or other big pieces. Things always just gradually changed when they did and it was easy to adapt to the change.
Because I'm a professional at moving (wink), I can always walk into a new place and visualize my stuff in it. With this new house, I'm having the hardest time grasping it all. Since selling all of our current living room furniture and looking to get new items for our new house, my living room will (for the first time) be totally and completely different. To help me organize my head and ideas, I started gathering photos of things I liked and of things I know in other rooms that I have that I can paint or change and add to the living room.
My style is definitely a little shabby chic, a little french country, and a little romantic. My bedroom is probably my most true to my style choice:
Here is what I'm envisioning for my new living room (while also trying to keep in mind that I'll have a little boy running around soon. grin)
I'm sure I should be giving photo credits...but I just started Google Image searching a while back and never saved where I got the pics from...Sooo, sorry about that!!
I can't wait to get in there and start. I think this is going to be my favorite move yet. :) I've already found a couple of these pieces and have ideas to make some of the others...
Drooling over the idea of having my crafting space again. :)