I wanted to share with you one of my favorite things about a recent great room re-design that I did.
This couple has a beautiful home in a terrific setting, with a horse, sheep, a goose, a chicken (not a rooster... which is what I originally called it... cause I'm not exactly a country girl...) cats and dogs.
They love nature as you can readily tell when you look around their home.
But a lot of the items they have collected are little, and they were lost in this big room. Do you see the eggs on the mantel in the before photo? They were up much too high to be appreciated.
So, I took a cabinet that was filled with glassware and situated near the dining table and instead moved it into the living area. I took all the little artifacts from around the room and displayed them there instead.
It's kind of like a miniature museum of natural history. Now you can really appreciate each item.
For the rest of the room, I focused on using large objects that wouldn't get lost... such as the mirror and plants on the mantel and the birdhouse on the console table.
Here are a few more before and after photos I thought you might like to see...