Anyway...here we go, round five! I wanted to center the arrangement on the fireplace and also bring the couch and two chairs closer together to make for a better conversation area.
Here's a reminder of how the furniture was situated just last week:
And here we are with the furniture pulled together and centered on the fireplace. Notice my little DIY X benches peeking out behind the coffee table!
I added a few new pillows to the room this fall as well. Scott claims I have purchased a pillow a week since we moved into the house. I said to him, "That would mean we had over 450 pillows by now," to which he replied, "Sounds about right." Hilarious.
I made a little reading nook for Ada and Ellie in the back of the room, to the left of the tan chair, with a vintage toy chest, their book basket, and the two little-person rockers we have. The green leather one is an exact replica of the chair my upholsterer great-grandfather made for my mom's first birthday. My parents had it made for Ada when she turned one. The patterned rocker was a thrifted chair I pulled apart and reupholstered.
The big dilemma remaining in this room is what to do with the couch, which has a gigantic hole in the leather on the center cushion. I've been toying with the idea of reupholstering it but am a bit overwhelmed at what I think the time commitment would be. Have any of you ever reupholstered a couch? Am I nuts to be considering this?
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Update - I did it!! You can see the reupholstered sofa here!