I did a bad thing. I'm not sure if you remember, but back in May we bought a blue and white chandelier from Ebay. During the installation of this little bargain, Sam got a bit, shall we say, testy after the dimmer blew and the sparks started dancing across the dining room ceiling. It was then that he mandated that no "antique" shall enter our house again. Don't get me wrong, he was completely justified; we have brought home some real clangers thinking that with a little sprucing we could have something really special, only to find that we what we had really belonged in the burn pile.
I've always had a hard time with our living room. It's a long rectangle with a bank of windows, a French door, a fireplace and two arches all of which are located in the most inconvenient places. See (at the moment, we are going for the lived in look):
Since moving in 5 years ago, the room has been like a used furniture store with things moving in, out and all around. We have made many attempts to get it right and it still isn't working. Last week, we decided to give it another try, which brings me back to the bad thing...I found this sofa on Ebay
With the yellow walls and blue and white everywhere, these are some of the Calico Corners fabrics I am considering for the sofa, wicker chairs and a French wing chair:
Wish me luck!