The sun made an appearance and, as promised, I was able to take a slew of pictures showing the progress of our living room.
First, here’s an image of the living room from just a few weeks ago.
And here’s our progress.
The Fresca console table from CB2. I’d like to add a couple of stools underneath for even more seating.
The credenza consists of four 48″ wide and 25″ tall IKEA Besta units. Yes, the entire thing is 16′-0″ wide.
I’ve been most inspired by the living room of Derek and Michelle Sanders. They also sport a long, low TV unit. I originally wanted to copy their open shelves, but Rob convinced me otherwise. I also really dig their combination of sleek, modern items and primitive objects.
With the doors, were able to hide tons of electronics and cables that can lead to visual clutter. We also gained about a million square feet of storage, for what, I have yet to decide.
One necessary item that got hidden away with the electronics was a clock that could give us the time at a glance. We grabbed this unassuming digital clock while at IKEA. It seems to just disappear into the console table.
We’ve never owned a coffee table and obviously didn’t know what we were missing. A place to casually set a drink or remote that isn’t the arm of the sofa is an attainable luxury.
We feel very much more like grown ups than college students with our Christmas gift to ourselves. What great stuff did you get for the Holidays?