I really loved Debra's idea to swap our living room and dining area. She was so right about it solving most of my issues with the space. I loved the idea of a larger dining room, too! Of course I hadn't shared the dining room ceiling in any prior posts and it wasn't visible in the photos I'd sent her.
Even after I stood and stared at the ceiling and considered the challenge of moving the chandelier and sconces, I wanted to try the room switcheroo. I discussed the idea with my mom later that day. She is my go-to girlfriend when it comes to big decisions such as this! She assured me that although the idea made sense from a spacial standpoint, Debra would probably agree that the wedding cake ceiling reads "dining room."
It was a really wonderful thought, Debra! I just thought I'd show you why I've decided to keep the dining room where it is for now. Of course Debra gave me a lot of other fabulous ideas to ponder, as did many of you! Right away I started moving furniture around, taking into consideration all of the advice to create a "grouping" in front of the fireplace. Already I have an arrangement that I really love, and I even edited out a little end table based on some of the feedback I received. I now know that I need to invest in drapery panels and an area rug and I have some clear thoughts on slipcover colors as well! It will be a one step at a time makeover but I am truly inspired and excited to have a vision now! Special thanks to all of you who took the time to comment and share your wonderful ideas! I promise to give lots of updates as I fulfill my dream of transforming my "Creative Escape." Coming soon: photos of the new furniture placement!
It's beginning to feel like Fall around here and it's putting me in a "crafty" mood! I've been working on some things this week that I will look forward to sharing with you soon! Also, I hit the road with a couple of girlfriends last weekend and shopped the Coburg Antique Fair for the first time! We filled my SUV to the brim with goodies and I can't wait to share them with you!
Much more to come! Thank you for your sweet visit!
Have a lovely weekend!
Best Wishes and Blessings,
I will be sharing with these fun parties:
Vintage Inspiration Friday at Common Ground
Show and Tell Friday at My Romantic Home