It has been a very busy week here in Florida, I had so many boxes to open and stuff to put away and had company (John' daughter and SIL and 3 kiddos came just about 2 hrs. of our arrival and stayed for 2 nights with us), and planned a birthday party too, all at the same time. There was not time to rest. I could not sleep but I could not do too much work at night either, afraid of waking up the guests sleeping in 2 guest rooms.
Anyway, I got the house to a point where I can be comfortable. I am done with most of the house, except for pictures on the walls, which I do not have yet. But let me show you what I have done to the family room first. Understand that most of the furniture were left by the sellers and weren't my first choice of furniture but I wanted to work with them to save money. They weren't bad, just not my style and they were in perfect and clean condition. I do like the Italian leather sectional they left though cause the leather is very soft and is comfy.
I took the picture below when I was looking at the house for the first time, deciding if we want to buy it or not. My daughter and her family lives next door, which is the big bonus here. When this house went for sale, she called us and told us to come look at it and buy it. The sellers already had a cash offer by then but because they knew Tina and Scott, they agreed to wait for me to look at it before making any decisions. To make the long story short, they accepted my offer because June, the seller told me it warms her heart knowing the grandparents live next door to the grandkids.
I like how bright the room is but it seemed too cold for me.
They had the sofa pushed all the way to the back making the family room look very long and narrow. They also had the towers pushed all the way to the corners. They gave us their TV and Bose speaker system but I am still trying to figure out how to use the speakers.
So, the first thing I did was push the sofa forward and moved the towers closer to the TV. It immediately made the room NOT look too narrow anymore. I changed the picture on the right wall and moved the palm tree picture to one of the guest rooms.
I added more pillows and an area rug to warm up the area.
I added a wooden chest behind the sofa, which I might replace with a sofa table, eventually.
View from the breakfast nook.
See that huge mirror on the wall? They left that too and I still do not know what to do with it. It is just too big and too bulky. I was thinking of painting it white and distressing
it so it would not stick out too much. What do you think?
I bought the cabinet under it from Joss & Main and I love it.
The towers and this media cabinet were also left here. I will eventually want to replace the cabinet with a fireplace media cabinet. I think I need the height to balance the towers.
I brought the accessories below from our MS home.
The throw pillows and the rug make the space a lot warmer, I think. The sequined ottoman in the foreground is from One King's Lane, I think. This is the only one I forgot and was pleasantly surprised to see it when I opened the box.
All the glass tables that you will see around the house were all left here, including this coffee table. I love the colors of this Van Gogh repro painting.
I brought the bee burlap lamp, box and pitcher from the MS home too, bought the orchid from a roadside vendor we passed on our way here.
I love the tray ceiling! There is one in the master bedroom too.
The family room is really comfy now.
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