Good morning! So here I am with another post on our new home. If you missed the 2 previous posts, click here. I am going to take you into the living room today.We are settling in really well and are actually incredibly happy here. It feels like home. Not something neither myself or my husband expected to feel so soon. Last time, I shared mostly the foyer and the small changes we have made, strictly cosmetic. Everything here is a work in progress, we are doing very little, anything we are doing is strictly decorative since our renovation will take place if all goes according to plan in early fall. We are being very mindful of what we want to do and taking it slow and steady. Hired our old architect (who built our old home) and is a architectural genius who happens to also be an architectural purist especially when it comes to renovations. The good news is that we have narrowed down the objectives and have a fairly complete floor plan for the changes we want to make. Renovating the baths is simple, but a renovation as some of you may know can be tricky. We are really happy with the progress of the plans and have the first floor done, now working on the new section of the second floor. We hope to wrap up our plans in the next 4 weeks and then we can file for permits! So the living room is a large beautiful space with elegant moldings and fabulous window casings. This is the same size as our old living room but a little over a foot wider. The ceilings are 10 vs 12. I really like this room, the gold tone chinoiserie grasscloth though very pretty, will come down when we begin our work. It’s been here a long time and there are several areas where its deteriorated, but of course you have to look for it. Plus its too gold of me, I am visualizing a beautiful tonal Gracie chinoiserie or something from Paul Montgomery. The furniture is for the most part temporary but some pieces came from our old house and we will incorporate ways to use them. Overall though, the color scheme that I foresee is that of pale blues with a touch of green. We will keep the mantle, want to add sconces (4 total) and hang two chandeliers. We will do this when the renovation begins. We will also keep the moldings and window casings as they are but eventually paint them to compliment whatever wall treatment I do.The beautiful herringbone floors have some areas that need to be touched up but for the most part are in excellent condition. So likely we will just recondition them. Here is a before of the living room (before we closed) Very elegant and old world. They created 3 separate sitting areas which is we have done for now as well. Here it is now as things stand now – Above and below is the far right end of the room, one of three conversation areas Above is the other end of the room Walking into the living room from foyer, to the right is one conversation area and to the left are two others The middle conversation area (will eventually do a gallery wall of paintings here) The trim/moldings are just spectacular This will all stay as is we will just repaint to match whatever I do on the walls French doors opening to the living room with an entrance to the sunroom beyond We had just moved about 6 weeks before Christmas but it felt like home when we put up a tree:) A peek into the sunroom ____________________________________________ Click here for our deal of the day So, this is how things stand as of now. It is very comfortable and elegant. We are limited with what we can do since the house will undergo a renovation in early fall, but I am having fun starting to plan the various rooms with how I envision them. It is definitely a process and one we need to be patient for, but since this really and truly is our last hurrah as far as building/renovations goes, getting it right is most important. The positive thing about the living room is that there is very little that needs to be done, so once I add the new paper new paint, get the floors retained, some electrical fixtures added, its really all about furniture. Will be sure to take you along for the ride! Thanks for stopping by, next time we will go into our sunroom. Wishing everyone a great day, until next time…..