It's worth noting that the white rug and white sofa are relatively protected here by the living room door, which we keep closed most of the time. Otherwise you can be sure our dogs would be perched on the sofa keeping lookout for the mailman. Edward and I use this room when we have company, or when we want to play cards and have a cocktail before dinner. (We. Are. Old.) The library is on the second floor, directly above the living room with a very similar layout, and that's where the book reading, TV watching, and couch potatoing happen.
As a side note, I'm off to Charleston tomorrow for Thanksgiving, which means I'll be posting a bit less than usual this week. I'll probably be all over instagram (I can't help it! I love a beach picture. And an old house picture. And a food picture...), but I'll be back in full force on the blog next week. I hope you all have a happy, safe, and love-filled holiday. I for one am grateful to have found this little corner of the internet and to be sharing it with you all.