Whether the "professional" is a therapist or interior decorator I'm not sure. Maybe I need both :)
After looking at the photos in my last post, I realized I didn't like the new living room arrangement. So I've continued with my game of musical furniture and done a little more moving. I put my desk up against the window, so now I have a view while I'm "working".
I brought the old zebra bench out of hiding
So the view when you walk in the front door looks like this.
I moved the new love seat (not sure if I went too small with this purchase) under the window
and have the chairs flanking it.
The new/old chairs are at the upholsterer.
with this arrangement I have plenty of room for drinks tables.
This is what my book shelves look like today.
As always, this is subject to change at any given moment.
I pulled this bench down from hiding too. I felt like I needed some weight on this side of the room.
And, it can serve as a little extra seating if we need it.
When the upholsterer came I got some bad news (or good news depending how you look at it). My dining chairs would cost way too much to fix. He said they needed to be completely taken apart and reconstructed and suggested while were were at it I should get new fabric too. I only paid $20 for them to begin with so I'm not going to have him make the repairs on the dining chairs. Now I'll have to start a new search for MORE CHAIRS!
In the meantime I did a little dining chair switch-a-roo and I think I like like the white slipcovered chairs in the dining room better.
While the slipcovers are easy enough to wash, I needed to do it way too often since we were eating most of our meals in the sunroom (on those chairs). I think they balance out the old mirror and chandelier with a little modern/clean lines.
I think I'm done moving furniture for a while. Unless you have some suggestions...