We have made a sort of major change in the living room since the last post. We took out a small farmhouse table that had been "stored" here for a few years, and rearranged the chairs. There is never enough seating during the holidays and family visits, so I have been looking for small occasional chairs to bring in that are also comfortable for a long visit. I was even thinking bean bags for the older kids.
What I found were these pretty cool folding chairs from Target that really fit the bill! They come in black fleece as well as this thick and cushy white cover, and they take up no room at all. Small enough to pop into a closet when folded. The room has so much more breathing space now!
It was also an opportunity to show the less photographic side of the room and how the chairs fit in.
The big screen commands one whole corner, but isn't seen from the room entrance letting the fireplace be the focal point. Easy to flip the chair for TV.
The other corner has just enough room for another small chair. The light is tricky for photos in this direction and I rarely show it, but the room screen peeks through now and then and some of you have asked about it. It is an antique leather oil painting of a clipper ship that once graced the fine home of my husband's grandfather. One of his siblings took it to her college dorm room decades ago, and it was still languishing in the family garage when we claimed it. Screens are so versatile, and this one makes for great privacy for an overnight guest on the sofa when it is pulled across the doorway.
The wing chair was placed next to the sofa and got a new faux fleece from Target as well.
I wish we had enjoyed this set up when the house was so full! (But, soon enough!)
Stay cozy and safe from the storm!
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