The decorator, Christine, says that she answers design questions that people email her, so I thought, hey why not? I sent her a picture of my struggling living room. I am currently trying to redecorate. My furniture is literally in the middle of the room as I wait to paint. So, she responded to MY questions and gave me a whole long list of things to try. Check it out, my living room picture is on her blog!
I can't arrange my furniture like she suggested because the couch would catch fire against the fireplace, but I am going to try her other suggestions. I don't know how in the world I am going to convince my husband that I should paint the couch red. Any conversation that starts with, "Honey, I am thinking of painting _____ red," does not go well. It's not that he is a nasty, mean husband. He just doesn't care for red in decorating.... or in clothing he has to wear.... or in cars he has to drive.... He is actually a wonderful, fantastic husband. I'll play to his strong suits: "Honey, instead of bugging you about buying a new couch that is not in the budget, I am thinking of painting our 35 year old hand-me-down couch that was free and we don't even like.... um, red."