They say less is more. However, I love seeing my pretties about the house.
I have been very busy taking small pieces that can be considered “too much” in
the room and taking them to the storage unit ….. or should I say the hubby
has been taking them to the storage unit.
So with some difficulty, I am in the mindset of
Less is More, the Staging Begins!
Welcome to the Great Room.
In keeping with my Staging and Re-Design experience and certification,
I know what I must do. But some things tug at my heart strings and I
must have certain things about that make me happy.
And, heaven knows you need happy in the moving process!
I know I had to make more space in pathways, so I relocated a long narrow
table and replaced it with this demi-lune table that was in the stairwell.
Now you are probably wondering …… hmmm there’s a lot of stuff under the table.
Well, that large antique box is actually a shoe shine kit.
A shoe shine kit that my dad made when he was a young boy.
It is so very well made and it just makes me happy to see it throughout the day.
The table looked a little lonely, so I brought out the antique bamboo chair
that was in the sunroom to tie into small antique french bamboo table
on one side of the demi-lune table.
By placing this demi-lune table on this wall, it did make the pathway from the
Great Room to the Kitchen more roomy.
Did you notice the plant stand in the background of the above photo?
There used to be an antique settee in that space.
That settee went to the storage unit. I placed the black chinoiserie plant stand
that was in the sunroom into this area to allow more pathway space.
I removed the previous vignette that I had on the coffee table in the Great Room
and created a more simplistic one. I still went with a little coastal/summer theme
by placing some sea glass in the hurricane candle holder and a simple starfish on the book.
Oh, and I cannot forget my signature pineapple!
I am using an orchid on the table vs. flowers, as it lends to a great tropical look
to compliment the summer/coastal look. My sister gifted this orchid to me about 4 years ago
and it keeps blooming over and over again.
There was an antique French commode table behind the chair below the window.
That table was relocated to another room to gain more floor space and to create
attention to the trim detail around the window.
I had a tall tea table next to the sofa. It did take up a good amount of space,
so I banished it to the storage unit and replaced it with the Venetian stacking tables.
The Venetian stacking tables were in the dining room and taking
them out of the dining room was a good way to lighten up the room.
Hmmmm…..I may lose the boxwood topiaries on the sofa table.
The garden stool that was next to the chair was removed
and taken to another area. You will see what I did with that area soon.
Lots of things happening around here ….. a revolving door should I say.
And this is the view of when I open that revolving door!
I must say that I shall miss my park-like, living in a tree house feel.
However, we shall try and make the next house have the very same park-like feel.
Off to purge, pack and stage more rooms!
In the meantime, I wish you a most beautiful day!!!