It felt good to get the Christmas decor packed away (mostly) and start with a clean slate. Transform our living room to our Winter Living Room. All through the year I refluff here and there for a season or just to mix things up and redo. By Christmas I have the place decked out from floor to ceiling. Come January I pack it all away and start out about as minimalistic as I ever get. As the year goes on I’ll add more back into my decor because I’m really not cut out to be a complete minimalist. I’ve tried. Really I have. It just isn’t me!
I left the silver garland and the lights on my shelf. I just couldn’t bring myself to put the twinkle lights all away yet. When the evenings starts staying light longer I’ll pack them away till November 🙂
Here is the shelf all decked out for Christmas.
Here it is now. I took the nativity down and removed the white ornaments. Added David back to the mix and placed my rope knots in the brandy snuffer. The vintage framed print I got for Christmas – I picked it out at an antique shop and text my Mom to see if she needed something to give me for Christmas 😀 I need to get a close-up of it – it’s word art – and is written in German.
I also had my Mom give me the pillow cover with the deer on it. My friend Lucy painted that beautiful print and you can buy one for yourself here. You should also browse all her other great stuff! I just love the work she does – she paints all those great prints herself – go check it out!
Did you notice my new lamp in the corner? I just got it at IKEA and I just love it!
It’s so perfectly industrial, white and perfect!
This is what the piano side of the living room looked like for Christmas.
Now it looks like this. The tv was our Christmas gift to ourselves and the girls this year. The tree got packed away for the year and I gave the white bench to my sister. The dresser came down from upstairs so I would have something to store dvd’s in. The top 2 drawers hold items for Sew a Fine Seam. The basket on top of the dresser I bought at Home Goods on the same shopping trip I got the IKEA lamp. I put all our piano music in it since we still don’t have a piano bench that will hold music. The tree was also a Home Goods find – marked down to $10.
So it’s functional and it looks ok I guess. But I really think the dresser looks way too small beside the piano and under the basket. So it won’t stay this way for long most likely. Just till I find something that works better!
What do you use to hide all your dvds and cords and antennae?
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