I'm still getting things putt away and finding new homes for some stuff but I thought I'd share where I am so far. The major reason I wanted to rearrange was because after posting this entry, and receiving all of your suggestions, I decided I definitely wanted a console with something above it for the empty wall. And with my desk so close...it just wasn't going to work. One commenter, Chic Modern Vintage, even suggested installation art which I am seriously considering - love that idea!
So anyways, some pics (click here to see before pics of the same area):
Soon, I'll be adding something large (artwork or mirror) above a console on this wall. Don't know if the tripod lamp will stay there but that's where it is now. The bookshelf that used to be on the wall to the right (& another near the window), have been cleared of books and moved to my bedroom to use as night tables - though they wont stay there.
My windows face south and while I absolutely LOVE the amount of natural light I get (look how bright the pics are!) it's always so insanely hot! Lolol.
Now I'm thinking I'll want something to go directly on that wall where the bookshelf used to be....no clue what though. We'll see.
And if you're wondering where the desk went...
I really love it there (excuse the stuff on the desk! still finding new places for things...). The silver shelving unit used to be right by the kitchen and housed extra dishes, wine glasses, cookbooks, the microwave and toaster....a bunch of stuff. It now holds all my magazines and a lot of my books and my printer (on the bottom shelf). In magazines like Domino I always loved the look of open bookshelves, eye-pleasingly, stuffed with stuff. Tons of books, magazines, accent pieces, pictures frames...so that's the look I was going for.
And all the dishes, cake stands, etc..that USED to be on that shelf. We'll I'm still packing them away but I put some above the cabinets...
I still have to figure out where to put the black club chair. It's simply too bulky for the space and too heavy (like I always knew). The next thing I want to pick up is a single wing chair instead for additional seating.
So that's pretty much it. I won't bore you with photos of the unfinished areas!