LIVING ROOM (viewed from the front entry):
although it may just as easily return to this lay-out:
The Den (off the kitchen):
(furniture rotated and TV came in this space as it can be shut off from the rest of the house)
The Eating Area:
Kitchen (viewed from the den looking toward the rest of the house):
Guest/Furnished Rental Room:
(Eventually I might like to find a used silver metal bedframe for this space.)
My Master Bedroom:
Love, Love, Love this finally completed space.
Of course, in the back of my mind I have LOTS of grand ideas for how to upgrade the actual spaces if it was a purchased home and not a rental (wood floors, tiled kitchen, rotate kitchen, darken kitchen cabinets and upgrade counter tops to concrete or recycled glass, redo bathrooms, upgrade windows, stain fireplace & add a mantel/built-ins, remove gas stove in den, add external vent to kitchen, create "open" concept), but I've seriously come to love the easy comfort the dogs and I have created in the space. The house is now a home that is every bit representative of who I am and how I want to view the world: full of light, soothing beachy colors, bits of texture and pattern, international components, simply furnished, functionally organized, inspiring art and wall hangings, mixes of old, organic, used, and newer elements, but most of all, well loved and lived-in.