Tuesday, January 21, 2014

decorating our home: phase 1

"Begin phase 1 of decorating our home" is one of my goals for January.
I drew a layout of our home with furniture as it is currently. For now I am focusing on the main living areas of our home and then moving to the bedrooms later.
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Our house was built in the 80's, so it has an interesting layout. When you first walk in, there is a space that was designed to be a dining area to the right.
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We didn't like that layout concept, so we made it a sitting area instead. These are the the pieces that are currently in there:sitting area
I really love this space because some of my favorite furniture pieces are in there like my expedit bookshelf and my armless chairs. Plus, I have plenty of plants in there, which I love. (The area rug is from Target.  The baskets are from Ikea.  I picked up the ampersand bookend at Michael's a few years ago).
I've shared a few pictures of this space before:
bookshelf sitting area510 things making me happy
To the left of the entry is the hallway leading to the bedrooms, which I will be sharing later.
hallway
Behind the sitting area is an unusually long space. We're not sure what the idea was for this long space, but we made 2 spaces from this area: the living room and a dining area.
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Directly behind the sitting area is the living room:
TV area
These are the current pieces in there:
tv area
We have a big sectional couch, which really defines this space.  Jesse and I both have big, extended families. It's nice to have a place for everybody to sit to talk or watch a movie together. Our entertainment center was put together with a TV unit, 2 bookcases, and a wall bridging shelf. We like it, and it was inexpensive compared to other units we had considered. I have several pictures in frames (mostly the inexpensive, white frames from Target) in the bookcases. Behind the couch, we have 2 expedit bookcases that make a long sofa table. I use the table to store my craft supplies.  I have two white lamps there.
I've shared a few pictures of this space before:
spider plant
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everyday workspace wednesday 
On the other side of the living room is the dining area.
dining area
We have long table, which sits 8 comfortably. This is a peek of our dining area, which I've shared before (obviously during the fall):
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And this one during my parents' anniversary celebration:30th anniversary party
Finally, next to the dining area and to the right of the sitting area is our kitchen.
kitchen
I love that my kitchen is so spacious.
May 2013 008
It has great counter space, plenty of cabinets, a kitchenette area with a small secondhand table, and a large pantry.  

I am excited to share our plans for our spaces and more pictures soon. 

See other glimpses of my home here.