BUT I wanted to share something so I thought I'd share inspiration for my future CLEAN living room! It's the room I'm most excited about and have the clearest vision for sooo here goes!:
Sarah's House on HGTV (LOVE!) and the first is from House Beautiful.
Here are some things I have picked out so far that I'm thinking can help acheive the look on a realistic budget (psst, the furniture is all pretty much from the Home Depot Decorator site and Overstock.com, and the fabric is from fabric.com) :
Love that this is actually grey, and can offset some of the more feminine patterns with nice clean straight lines:
Slightly rustic console table would give a nice contrast to our other furniture that's dark and new:
Coffee table Mike actually likes:
Rug Mike hates...and I LOVE (shocker):
Possible curtain fabric? (Katie, who is going to make these curtains? Since when do you know how to sew? Shh, it's fine! It's just a straight line! Oh... maybe I'll price out seamstresses):
Complimentary curtain fabric (Note to self, does bridesmaid magician seamstress make curtains???):
A great compromise couch for the hubs who "needs" to be able to flop around and watch tv (fair enough):
Some sort of a more formal loveseat, I'm quite obsessed with tufted back items - but they were deemed not flopsy enough for the main couch (see above):
Yeah, this chair or one like it proooobably isn't going to fly with ol' Marin, but I just want something with a fun but neutral pattern, maybe even a thrift find that the yet-to-be-found upholsterer/seamstress/livesaver could redo:
Best of all? The room is already painted a lovely greige color that is pretty much what I would have picked anyway! Just need to paint the bow window trim white:
So, wish me luck! On both doing these projects and convincing Mike...