P90X or Furniture Rearranging...

Last night I got the urge to rearrange. You know, change things up a bit. It was rearrange or P90X....guess which one won?

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!


Unknown said...

Swooning over your caned/bamboo chair by your desk. In-love with it. Want it!

ashlina {the decorista} said...

love it all! P90x is the ultimate reason to rearrange things...

love the desk so much!


Mandy said...

I love how you always make things work. It all looks fabulous. I love that book shelf and how it looks with all your magazines and books.

Amanda said...

Your "desk space" (what I like to call those types of areas) looks really put together. I like it alot! I need a bookshelf for beside my desk to put my printer and things but I haven't found the "right" one just yet.

leatitia said...

I love the desk area. the bookshelf with the frames, books, magasines, very nice!

Tonia Lee Smith said...

CoolyO, you're considering my idea. I think I would have been doing P90X ;-), but your place is shaping up. Also, you could consider some square ottomans that could be placed at the foot of your bed and then when you need addtional seating can pull them from the bedroom. Not sure if that would work for your space, but just an idea. Oh and I love the things you have on the top of the cabinets. Very nice.

and Lindsay, I have a chair very similar if you want it..for real.

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Laurie from Laurie Jones Home said...

Decorating trumps exercising everytime!! Looking great!

Dreams of Perfection said...

Omgosh I heard p90x is killer...and I'm dying on the inside over your desk chair. I LOVE IT!

Anonymous said...

Don't put baby in the corner! I'm referring to your lovely lamp. I think you should move it closer to the couch and away from the wall. If there's one thing I've learned from all the decorating mags is that people tend to put all their furniture up against walls and that creates a bowling alley effect. So kudos to you for not shoving the sofa up against the wall. You're lucky you have such a big living room. My living room and dining room are one room and it is very narrow so difficult not to want to put all the furniture up against the walls. Especially with two dogs in the house as well.

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