Today finds us in the dining room area and Bevo's Den.
These two locations are probably more the true hub of the home as this is where most of the entertaining occurs.
Both are directly off of the kitchen.
The living room is to the left. Bevo's Den is to the right.
I believe Nate Berkus would be proud of the two different ways I brought the outside in. The branches in the floor vase and on the table were picked up in the front yard after a windstorm.
In my old place this used to hang above my bed, flipped the other way.
I chose to hang it horizontally versus vertically as it's congruent with the lines carried over from the entertainment center and free standing bookshelf.
I even said congruent to Fiwa the day she helped me hang it. Big words are part of my vocabulary y'all. *sheesh*
Speaking of carrying over, this is one of the best parts of the house in my opinion.
The kitchen, living room, dining area, and Bevo's Den all open up to one another in the, um well, open floor plan.
Yup, another blanket draped over a piece of furniture. I'd rather snuggle under a blanket than run the heat all the time. Therefore, you'll find blankets here, there, and every where . . . obviously. If you're counting, that's blanket #3.
More are laid out in the fall and winter but trust me when I say spring and summer nights require blankets and Snuggies too.
Back to the tour.
A nice little love seat, which is ever so comfortable too. A couch would have been too big for the room.
I picked this picture up from JoAnns. It cost me all of $11.00 dollars with coupons and a sale. Normal price? $65.00! Um, no.
These are framed pictures from Ikea as are the candlesticks and bud vase. The floating shelf is from Fred Meyer.
I was very proud for hanging the shelf all by myself. With the mounting mechanism it took me a couple of tries but I did it.
Wait, I should clarify. The roses were prints from Ikea. The frames were picked up from Bed Bath and Beyond + Michael's. Coupons and sales people, coupons and sales!
See the reclining chair in the corner? Yeah, first come first serve baby. It is a coveted location.
And ta da - the reason this space is called Bevo's Den. The cowhide is affectionately named Bevo. With all of the leather furniture, from Big Lots by the way, and the cowhide, the name Bevo's Den came to be.
The ottoman between the chaise and the recliner can be used as a seat or a table and opens up for storage too.
I found that bad boy in the clearance section of Burlington's and it matches so perfectly you wouldn't know it wasn't purchased with the chaise lounge, recliner, and love seat. Go Mo.
Are you seeing a theme here? I do sales. I do coupons. I do discount stores. I hardly ever pay full price for anything. Frugalista checking in *raises hands in the air*.
I don't buy many hard copy books these days. Kenny, my Kindle2, receives that kind of love.
The curtains are black out ultra suede in chocolate brown. They cover the sliding glass door, which opens to the deck and backyard.
Look who took care of putting the table upright and removing the umbrella you saw earlier in the week laying on its side? *pats self on back*
The white things you see are from yesterday's quick hail storm. They froze overnight and since we have not gotten out of the 30s yet today, frozen they remain.
Bevo's Den gets amazing light from the skylights and windows covered with bamboo shades/curtains.
The skylights also provide a relaxing soothing sound when we experience a little bit more than a drizzle.