Living Room Tour
As promised, here’s a look of my newly-decorated living room. For the past four years, it has been a mess of Penelope’s toys and a mis-match of furniture that really didn’t represent our tastes anymore. So I decided to get rid of the clutter, move Pen’s toy into a different room that’s now my computer room and upstairs sewing room (don’t ask).
It’s a constant work in progress and I’m still looking for artwork for the rest of the walls. Additionally, I’m going to replace the glass Crate & Barrel coffee table with something I’ll hopefully find at Alameda next Sunday. I have a terribly time decorating rooms — they’re far more overwhelming than pulling outfits together. For the living room, I had to come up with a theme and shop around it. Basically, it’s decorated for a family in the 1950s who like to travel in America, particularly the West Coast. Kind of specific.
Here’s the widest shot I could get of the room.
We bought these chairs at the Candlestick Point Antiques Show. I believe we paid $30 for both of them. The step table came from Alameda and were $100 for a pair. In the background you can see the window box which I covered with some barkcloth I bought in Arizona.
I love this tiny piece of a sectional. I bought it at Alameda for $175. Maybe one day I’ll find another piece of the sectional puzzle.
At an antique store in Fairfax, CA, I found these wooden fruit pieces and tray for $27.
The bear painting, vase, bird, arizona bottle all came from stops on our Southwestern road trip. I’ve been collecting the cameras for Gatsby events.
I’ve had these souvenir tea towels for quite some time but had yet to frame them. While Florida isn’t exactly the Southwest/West Coast, I liked it too much not to buy.
The other step table and an awesome donkey lamp I bought at Alameda for $20.