This was the view from the kitchen and into the living room at my sister Elizabeth’s house. The ottoman covered a pile of wires that stuck out out of the wall from the last owners’ stereo system. The flat screen is mounted above the fireplace on the right (not shown).
When I found this small entertainment cabinet (all of this–except the books– is from HomeSense) I also arrived with the lamp, art and accessories for the tablescape on the top. It has looked exactly like this (below) since the day it arrived. My nephews are three and five years old.
It’s simple but so much prettier than what was there. A few colourful kids’ books, a carved, wooden turtle and a plant pot with a faux green ball. Easy maintenance!
If your kids are even younger it would be easy to find a plastic pot instead of a ceramic one.
Photos by Maria Killam
Simple and easy! Using books as a pedestal always elevates (literally) what’s sitting on top.
A great way to decide where to start decorating in any room should be whatever you see first when you walk in.
When you walk into any room and see something that bugs you, that’s the first area you should focus on.
It’s an easy way to decide what to do first.
My sister’s living room is full of black leather furniture which will stay for awhile longer because of the kids, but at least this most visual corner of not only the living room but the kitchen is now happy!
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