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Happy Accidents: A New View in the Living Room

01/09/2020

Living Room Delbert Meier House

When we first moved in and bought this sofa for the living room, we placed it under the windows, parallel to the fireplace. At the time it seemed like the only logical placement for the sofa in this space. The rug – a hand-me-down from a friend – came along a couple years later. With the sofa placed under the window, the rug seemed too big for the room. It sat rolled up like a gigantic wool sausage in the basement for the next three years.

Well, we temporarily moved the sofa when we started stripping the wood trim and windows. Not knowing how long the window project would take, we placed the sofa perpendicular to the fireplace so we could still use it … and suddenly it all made sense. The rug came up from the basement and bingo! the whole room suddenly came together. Moving the sofa and adding the rug not only changed the room, it has opened up our view through the gorgeous zinc glass windows. You gotta love happy accidents, right?

Here’s a quick peek of the room before we moved the sofa. Note how the tone of the room has shifted with the new/old rug.

Also, wow! The room looks SO DIFFERENT now that we’ve stripped the trim!

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2 Comments

  • Reply Keiran Murphy 01/10/2020 at 12:49 pm

    So, the rug really does ties the room together. I’m surprised you didn’t add the link:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_vGK008c_rA

    It looks good. Thanks for the update!

  • Reply Suz Kaprich 01/10/2020 at 3:59 pm

    It makes the room look bigger for some reason

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