Sunday, May 15, 2022

Stow Bungalow - Living Room Reveal

In my home, the living room is the room that gets the most usage. If that's true for you as well, you probably spent the most time picking out the furniture, the rug, the throw pillows, arranging everything to maximize seating and comfort. The living room in the Bungalow, when we purchased it was... I don't even know how to describe it... odd? A particleboard partition wall had been erected to create an office with a closet cutting the living room down by a third. There was nothing particularly inviting about the space. And let me tell you, as I was the one who tore up that carpet, it was DIRTY. And beneath it were gorgeous hardwood floors!

So immediately the partition wall had to come down. It wasn't even to the ceiling! Then the carpet came up and we quickly realized that as big as the space was, there was nothing particularly special about it. So, my dad created a coffered ceiling to add some character and I think it feels like it should have been there all along.

There is so much that can be done with this space to entertain guests or just create the coziest living room with bookshelves and a sectional, etc. But at least how I staged it gives you an idea of what can be done.  And anything is better than how it was five months ago. At the bare minimum there's no longer a carpet harboring 50+ years of detritus within its fibers.

~ Stephanie

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