Wednesday, January 26, 2011

My new TV/sitting room

Remember this room? The one that used to be Lilian's before the bedroom shuffle back in November? Remember those plans I had to turn the room into a TV/sitting room? Guess what? I did it!


A first glance from the door. (And yes, that is a Christmas wreath STILL hanging on the window. Sigh. I've got 8 wreaths still hanging on various windows and coach lamps outside. Can I pretend that they are Valentine decorations? They do have red ribbons!)

A piano in my TV/sitting room? Yeah. This is where Bryan and I decided to compromise. He's not a big TV watcher which meant that he was less than thrilled about my ideas for this room. This piano used to sit in our living room...and when the Christmas tree went up in December we moved the piano to the empty room to make space. He decided that having the piano in this room was actually kind of nice. I remembered that he'd said before how he wished he had some kind of screen up on the wall above the piano for his lessons and tutorials. Ding, ding, ding!!! I suggested that we mount a TV on the wall above the piano! It could be a TV room for me and a piano room for him. He agreed and the rest is history. :)

This is a love sac couch. We have another matching one downstairs. I originally pictured an entirely different kind of couch in this room but in the interest of saving $$$ we decided to use this one for now. We may swap it out in the future but in the meantime, I pretty much wrapped my entire decorating/color scheme around a black couch and a black piano.

Skinny little mission style bookshelf from Home Decorators Collection. I built it myself! Well, I didn't actually go out and cut the tree down or anything....but I did put the thing together when it arrived in numerous pieces. How cool am I?

The matching mission style table and cute little lamp from Target.

The past year or so I've been enamored of this whole "Keep Calm and Carry On" theme. Always liked the message of it all...especially in times when I am dealing with anxiety. Then I learned the history behind it. The British Ministry of Information produced these posters at the beginning of WWII in an attempt to raise public morale in the face of impending invasion. Which got me even more excited about it, being the history buff that I am. I decided that my TV/sitting room was the perfect place to hang one of these posters.
The pictures of London's Big Ben and Paris' Eiffel Tower also came from Target. I stumbled across them back in December, fell in love with them, and bought them on the spot...deciding that I would work them into my decor somehow. I think a good portion of this room comes from Target...the rug, curtains and square wall shelves are also from there.

And, of course, the craft closet....


And what about that corner of the living room where Bryan's piano used to sit? Now that the Christmas tree is down, is that corner just sitting empty and lonely? Nope! Check this beauty out:This is what I officially spent my Christmas money on. (Thank you, Lynn and Carol!!!!) Although Bryan claims that with all my other TV/sitting room purchases, I've spent his Christmas money as well. Hmmm.....
I'm still experimenting with what I want to put on top of it which is why there are some empty frames up there. But isn't it pretty?

8 comments:

Mindy said...

Everything looks great! I love how it turned out.

Mary said...

It turned out great. I love the rug with its punch of fun colors.

Greg & Dlora said...

My favorite thing is the tall narrow mission-style bookcase in the corner. No, not because it is a bookcase but because it is such a perfect fit for that jutting out wall section. Way cool! The TV screen looks smaller than I imagined that big flat screen TV you got from Bryan's work was going to be. Is it the same one? Great room!!
Mommy

Heidi Green said...

I love all of it! Way to go. I think the rug you chose for the tv room adds a lot of color and whimsy to the room. :)

I've looked at the Home Decorators Collection stuff before and wondered about their stuff. Do you like their quality?

Jill said...

Love all of it, Sarah! Great job! Plus, I love Target....can't go wrong there :)

MELISSA said...

hey, where'd my comment from two days ago go? Shoot, now I can't remember the whitty great comment I left. Um, I do remember saying that I loved your little room and I'm so pleased with how the apothecary chest turned out in the family room. I'm glad that it sticks out and doesn't blend in like the other choice might have. It fits perfectly.

Sarah said...

Your house is SO darling, I love it!! Can you come do my room?! :)

Liz said...

I love your room! I think the tv/screen above the piano is pretty fun, too. Nice compromise!