...this is what our house looks like. When I photograph our house I make sure it's cleaned up. Today I decided I'm through with the facade. The following are pictures of where we are today, how we live with a 2-year old, and commentary of what I'd like to change.
Over the past year I changed the hardware on the closet doors, added the rug and stainless, hooks under the mirror. I'm currently working on a bench for under the mirror. I'd like to find cool bins or baskets to hold our shoes. We would also like to change the front door. Not happy with our current one. A door sets the tone for the house and this one is not mid-century. But overall at least its clean and inviting and you get were into the more modern style with the mirror.
The living room.
Our furniture, as I posted before, is a blend of pieces my husband and I had before moving in together. We lived in a high rise apartment for three years before moving to this house. We never bought anything new because we've been holding out to redecorate for our new home. However, our current styling budget is zilch after the house purchase and a new kid all within two month's time.
The two couches are actually a sectional I split up because it fit the space better. The only new items in this space are the red clock and the play table. In the next 2-3 years we plan on knocking down the wall behind the TV(the big black box). I hope the living room will flow better with the dining and kitchen when entertaining. The two rooms on the other side of the wall will be the tv room and play room. As the kids get older, and even now, I notice they like having a space near us but of their own. When entertaining it would work better if the living room was more "adult" and the kids had their own open play area. The furniture I'd like for the space it will be is very different from the kind of furniture needed for the space as is, so I continue to wait.
So, here we are in our reality. Bags, shoes, sweaters a lot of mess in the hallway. Our living room has toys and clean laundry spread around on a daily basis. We have a training potty in plain view. I cringe but I know when my kids are off to college I'll look back at these pictures and probably wish for this kind of chaos again.
Labels: furniture, hallway, kid space, living room