You get the point. So when I asked Pete if we could start stripping the banister the other day he just looked at me with the widest blue eyes and said, "How about we finish the living room first. Please?"
Technically we have two living rooms: one downstairs at the front door entrance and another on the second floor in what was once the parlor. We're making the parlor our main living / TV / entertaining room. From the moment we purchased the house I knew that I wanted this room to have some serious design cred. Like a teenager on summer break by the beach, I fell deeply and passionately in love with the idea of having peacock colored walls. And -- bless his little heart, open mind and patience -- Pete was completely on board with the idea.
Here were a few of the inspirations images we pulled:
So here's the real estate listing BEFORE of the room:
I had seen a peacock chair there at one of my other visits and I couldn't get it off my mind, especially after pulling together Pete's "terrifying" inspiration board based on the Addams' Family. And it was still there! I snatched it up for a price that seemed like a dream.
The owner (also named Peter) scratched his head and said, "How about $75?"
Before I could even open my mouth, Pete screamed, "We'll take it for $80!"
And that, my friends, is how we wound up with this couch:
Plus, I'm not going to give up the goods all at once. You know, I'm not that type of girl. You gotta wait for it. (Now, I just have to make sure the wait's worth it.)