so i did something drastic… if you recall the living room was the only downstairs flooring that didn’t have wood it was a gray shag style carpet. it wasn’t bad but it wasn’t really my style and the first thing i wanted to do was rip it out. we got a quote from river valley carpet in newago to get wood floor installed into the room but it was going to be pretty pricy and would never really match the weathered oak of the old floor in the next room. plus joe was a big advocate to at least have carpet in one room. so i went with something a little drastic. if i’m going to do carpet i’m going to do crazy.
this is what the room looked like when we bought the house. it was very neutral and light. we usually sit in here in the winter because it usually stays pretty toasty. ready for the after?
yea that’s right i went with a red plaid carpet. it’s bold, it’s durable and i’m obsessed with it. its a very low pile and meant for high traffic areas which is good because the doors to the right lead right out into a deck by the pool. i’m not going to lie i was a little nervous to go with something so drastic but you know what? it’s one room. in a few years if we get sick of it it wasn’t that expensive to have installed and rolled out. we had river valley carpet in newago install and order it and i have to say 2 weeks from me saying “lets do this” it was installed. very impressed and highly recommend. if you can get a square pattern in an unsquare room to line up you get an A+ in my book.
i have to be careful with the furniture and decor in this room because it can take a sharp turn to lodge golf world really quick. especially when joe wants to put in giant book shelves..um no. this is going to be ralph lauren meets industrial farmhouse glam. lots of brass and rustic to kind of calm the lodge look down a bit.
The chairs sadly to go back to west elm. you can’t see it in the photos but the legs are cracked off and they are kind of resting on the base. i wanted to see what they looked like though. bad news: they do not make this chair anymore. 🙁 so the search continues. i will say they are coming to pick them back up and did not give me any hassle when i called in to say they needed to be returned. very happy with the customer service. just really wish the chairs could have been saved.
so now just coffee table, accent furniture, new chairs, decor and hanging those chicken pictures on the mantle up. the room is really coming together! oh and don’t all the paint that now needs to be touched up. that will most likely be done in 2020. i hate touch ups. the only good thing about winter coming some day is that i’m going to be able to decorate this room like crazy for christmas. so what do you think?