25 August 2011

Family Room...

So here's the deal, I have the itch. The itch to "re-do" something. It happens all the time. But sometimes I obsess over it. Like right now, I can't get it out of my head. It starts with one bad photo.
I started critiquing the awful photos on Remax when I started looking for my house. They are BAD people bad. Just take a look. Some of those people don't even clean up, and the CRAZY listing agent takes a photo of the "mess". It's nuts I tell ya nuts. So I went around taking pictures of my house with my phone just to see what it might look like on one of those sites.
So here's the deal, I started this blog on a whim. I was searching the Internet one day for some pics and I came across a very popular blog. I decided I should start one too! It might be fun, its a way to get my talents out to the world. If you know me then you know I have this talent. So instead of giving people random advice when I see them now and then, I figured why not create a space for them to come and get inspired.
I get inspired to, hence the inspiration page. I get that a goal of a "magazine cover" style hose is impossible, if you want to live in it. But I can try right?
Anyhoo, Pottery Barn came out with there "pre" fall catalog. I am gaga over some of the pictures, as usual. It's dangerous people, dangerous.
Here's what's swimming around in my brain. My family room. I hate this room. Sure it looks good, but not good enough. Not magazine quality, I know I'm crazy!

Its like a hodge podge of a bunch of crap that I have accumulated over the last 3 or so years. Look even the picture on the wall is not even in the center of the couch??? Seriously.
I mean we got the new sofa, and I didn't want to just get rid of the pillows that came with it. But the focal point of the room is red, obviously. The pillows are blue and brown. Its not working. I hate it. I spend alot of time in here when I'm home. I want it to feel like the other rooms!!!
Here's what I've got in mind. I love, love, love all three of these rooms in the new catalog.

Here's the red inspiration. I will recover my old pillows, and add a few extras. Also get a red throw. I also love the oval wall sconces which i want to flank on either side of the round mirror below:

I love the idea of a table behind the sofa, against the wall, but I'm not sure I can pull it off. I am trying though.  Also, some new lamps.
So watch out, I'm going shopping tonight for some new "options". Lets see what i can pull off in one night!! O yea, I want to spend less than 200 bucks on this WHOLE room, think I can do it??  We will see... stay tuned

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