Saturday, October 19, 2013

New Living Room Layout

From the start, I've been adamant that my bedroom be a 'for sleeping only' sanctuary but finding myself doing schoolwork there in the evenings and then studying in bed most mornings,  I finally caved and moved my desk there.  The room is still very much a work in progress but it is surprising how functional it is.  Because the kitchen door is my main entry, it's convenient to have my drop spot right there (as opposed to walking the length of the apartment).

Sorry about the crappy photos. My camera can't do anything but bright light.

This rearrangement really opened up my main room.  I pushed the loveseat against the wall, rearranged the chairs and brought out the bench that had lived in my desk's new home.  Looking at the photographs, I realize that I've actually done a ton of stuff since the last decorating post.

I framed the mirror squares with some molding from HD, took down the ribbon and added a 'sari-wainscoting' with an old Indian souvenir and painted the top of the table white.  The jungle has been culled (my watering time has halved!) and Sami, the sad lion lithograph that had watched over my great-grandma's house, now watches over mine.  The round Danish chair and the bar in the corner had also graced her home.

Overall, the apartment feels much larger and the space better utilized. An offering to the gods of procrastination well spent.

1 comment:

  1. It is different to see such pictures in Ikea Catalogs because I know that they are fictional and probably no one does it that way except the rich with maids.

    But, when I look at your pictures it comes flooding to me that this is real and the fact that you are a minion of the medical world just like me only helps push my longing for a beautiful living space.

    Some day I wish I can do this for myself.