A few months ago I put together a few ideas for the living room. This was my first attempt at using paint.net so it’s not very pretty.
Since I did this I’ve completely changed my mind about what I want in the living room. The items that actually exist in the room are the ugly green/brown sofa, the TV, an entertainment centre that looks similar to the one above, and a silver lamp.
A few things have changed since I did this. We got a new glass coffee table and hung two prints that my fiance had framed. How do I design a colour scheme around these things?
I’m thinking we keep Kennedy in the living room but move Whitlam elsewhere. These posters make it pretty obvious for visitors to determine which way we lean politically.
Designing by compromise is so difficult. When I lived by myself everything was just the way I liked it. When my fiance moved in he brought with him a few hundred (or thousand) books and big posters that he insists on displaying. I think I got off fairly easy considering what some girlfriends have to put up with. Thank goodness his love of Star Wars hasn’t translated into a collection of dork-related paraphernalia !
In my introductory post, I mentioned that I’d post on projects we’re doing around the house. We don’t have much time in our busy lives to take on large projects at the moment, so I’m starting small until that time magically materializes.
The latest project on the agenda is the hallway. I’ve been slowly gathering bits and pieces for the past few months and will hopefully be able to put them all together as soon as a poster is finished at the framing place. Here’s a poorly put together paint.net mock up of the items to be included.
List of items (clockwise from upper left)
- Dog Butt hooks for the dog’s leashes from IKEA (pink for Girl Dog, green for Boy Dog).
- F*CK print of a little girl from Loft in Tokyo. We bought it in a white frame with a light pink background. This is quite possibly my favourite poster ever.
- San Francisco and Boston posters from Ork Design. My fiance grew up in Massachusetts so I got him the Boston one for Christmas. It’s currently at the framing shop. The San Francisco one just became available again and is hopefully on its way across the Pacific.
- Glass console. At the furniture store near my work, they cost $400. I got mine on eBay for $60!!
- Storage boxes for sorting mail from Kikki-K.
So, what do you think? Too much? Not enough? I’ll try to take a photo when the posters are framed and hung.