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Let the Tour Begin!

Welcome to our new home!
I thought that doing some posts showing our new home would be some serious motivation to get it done!! You know the saying about the best way to get a clean house is to throw a party least that's what I always say!

So come right on in!

the front door/entryway

I'm planning some *mis-treatments* for my oh-so-bare windows soon

I love that my friend/decorator/helper Ashley talked me into using my antique drop-leaf table as an end table. I think it turned out great in that spot!

I also love that we decided to put the coffee table in the middle of the not-so-big room. It makes it cozy and pulls it together.

I {heart} this chair...I just wish there was room for its matching ottoman, too.

looking back toward the entryway

the love seat on the *short* wall, looking into the dining area

Aren't these baskets cute as an end table
(I only have one *true* end table, so I have to be creative!).
And see that lamp? It used to be an ugly bright brass. I got Vince to spray paint it black--
now I love it!!

Can you tell that we love, love, love to read?! And I still have boxes of books that I didn't have room for here. I need more bookcases!!! Below are some detail shots from the bookcases:

one in a pair of vintage prints picked up on the cheap while antiquing
Peruvian pottery
a small cork carving from Hong Kong

Well, I hope you've enjoyed your visit to my living room! More of the tour to come soon!
(Just as soon as I make more of those pesky boxes disappear!!)


Stephanie said…
Lora, I love your house! (Well, the living room atleast) It looks like you're getting everything settled in quite nicely.
Sherry Drennan said…
Nicely done, thanks for sharing!
comfy cozy homey, neat , clean.. all the words a home should be!! :)
Betsy Brock said…
It looks like you've been there forever! :) Very nice!
Lisa said…
Your home is beautiful! It does look very comfy and homey. I really like that you used the table as an end table. Great idea! I like the baskets as well & you gave me a great idea when you described your lamp. The black is really pretty. Thanks for sharing!
Kayren said…
Looks like you're getting unpacked and decorated quickly. I agree with Betsy...looks like you've been there forever.
Thanks, Y'all! It definitely helps one feel settled to start getting rooms all done:)

Lisa~did you think of something to paint? Spray paint is my *friend*! lol
Kari said…
It really has come together very quickly. =) Looks good!
kandis said…
love it! gorgeous. can't wait to see it for myself. :) k
does that mean you're coming to town soon?! I'd love to see you!!
Laura said…
Great job, Lora! It looks so inviting. I especially love the "unconventional" end tables.
Michelle said…
Your new house already looks so homey and inviting. Great job on everything. And, you have a whole new lamp thanks to black spray paint. Very cool!

Thanks for the tour. I enjoyed my visit.
Serina said…
Very beautiful!
Angela said…
It looks AWESOME, Lora! What a beautiful job you have done! It is warm and cozy and looks like you guys feel right at home already! I can't wait to see the rest!

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