I told you I was working on the fireplace, so here it is...A while back we got a new couch cover in dark grey and that threw off the balance of the room. I have added quite a bit more white to the room to balance it out because dark grey monster sofa across from screaming white fireplace doesn't feel so harmonious.
I also went downstairs and brought up the little rocker my mom handed down to us. I used it over here to bring white to the couch side of the room.
And let's face it - it brings super cuteness to that side of the room too. You should see it with my little sweetie rocking away. I was going to keep the rocker for the still-in-progress basement but the progress is slower than expected and the rocker was too cute to leave in storage.
I am also quite proud of myself for using the fan and samovar that belonged to my mother's two grandmothers. I love that fan but have trouble making it work in a display, although I see them all over the internet looking perfect. It's been pretty toasty around here so I figure it is certainly the season for such things.
this picture is from last time I tried it in the living room
Of course I moved the mirror I painted from by the top of the stairs to over the mantel.
And when I say "I" I totally mean Aaron. I just commanded it, he did the work.
Oh and the white vase on the left of the mantel? I am planning to use part of my Michael's gift card to find some greenery that looks real to balance that side. I also intend to paint the bottom "bricks" black to match the slate. And I might just pain those side cabinets white after all.
Ok, I think I am done rambling. So once more for fun:
Before - ish (for more of the fireplace evolution click here)