I'm generally pretty happy with the furniture in here. The lines and feel of our white velvet sofa are just lovely, and I'm quite proud of my little navy leopard x-benches. And the statue on the coffee table. Love that little guy.
I've already lamented my painting skills, but I'll repeat that the painting above the mantel has to go. Also, if ruglessness is a thing (autocorrect says no), then that too needs to go. In other words, we need a rug in here.
WHAT TO DO?
We currently have curtains from Ikea in here, and they're fine. I actually love Ikea curtains, because they come in long sizes, which we need for our high ceilings, and the quality of the fabric is fantastic for the price. I've spent a lot more on curtains, only to return them when I see how cheap the fabric looks. That said, I'd eventually like to invest in some custom curtains in a bold print. There's enough neutral in here (yes, navy leopard is a neutral) that I think the room can handle it. Another option is to have a trim added to the curtains so they have a little something extra. Or we could leave them plain white and let the stained glass do the talking.
Well, you know I love my Milo chairs. And Hugo! He loves the chairs too. That pair of brass and glass tables are still a favorite. I picked up the Indego Africa bowl a few weeks ago, and it adds some much needed earthiness to the space.
Nothing is screaming at me here. Am I missing anything?
WHAT TO DO?
Those throw pillows are a hold over from the old apartment, and I'm not sold on them. On the one hand, I like how they echo the stained glass windows in shape and color. On the other hand, they feel a bit too pretty. I feel like the area needs some heft.
The sconces! Oh, the sconces.
Again, I got nothing. Or do I?
WHAT TO DO?
That pendant is still here, and I'm still undecided. Also, the Jasper Johns Flags print is in kind of an awkward spot on that wall, and it deserves better than that. If we move it down to be closer to the Milo chairs, that leaves a lot of empty space above. It could be moved to over the mantel, but then we still need something above the chairs.
So there you have it. It's a pretty room that is maybe a bit too pretty. I'd like to ground it some, and add some bold elements that bring it down to earth. I'm thinking it needs more earthiness, such as leather, wood, and plants. Perhaps some more navy to talk to the x-benches. Are there any other obvious solutions I'm missing? And what about that damn pendant?!