This is (part of) my living room.
Yes, that is a nude on the wall. No, it is not me.
I scored the chairs on eBay five or six years ago. They once occupied a hospital waiting room, and arrived covered in a nubby, well-worn orange polyester. I actually dug the orange, but they were, (1) in desperate need of recovering, and (b) clashed mightily with the living room rug.
In the end, I decided to upholster them in brown microfiber fabric, mostly because, between the boy and the dogs, it seemed like the most sensible choice.
This was clearly a mistake.
The room is just so brown now. Brown chairs, wood coffee table, tan couch. And I’m not a brown fan. I prefer glossy white things. Clearly, I would have been better off picking a zebra print or maybe a cowhide for the chairs.
Anyway, I have decided my living room is in desperate need of a cream Barcelona couch.
(Yes, I know, the couch in the photograph is tan. Picture it in cream. Or white. Better, right?)
The problem is that one of these beauties costs about $10,000. Which makes it a very expensive solution to my too-much-brown problem.
Also, I’m officially tired of the West Elm capiz floor lamp. It seemed hip and edgy when I bought it. Plus, it reminded me of a stunning capiz chandelier I one saw. But now? Not so much. It, too, needs to go.