Definitely moving the living room to more of a surf/beach theme than I had originally planned. Strike that. Originally, I had planned to do a full Mrs. Robinson a la The Graduate theme... but then things started to come up.
First was my mom letting me know that my Back To The Beach movie poster that I had for some reason begged her to buy from The Edwards Theater in Huntington Beach back in the 80's for $50.00 was wearing out its welcome in her house and she was ready for it to make the trek to mine.
It's amazing. Wait until you see it. This image doesn't even do it justice. I mean...it's a REAL LIFE MOVIE THEATER TRAILER POSTER.
Then came the phone call from Nate while I was in Miami last week that Captain had triumphantly decided to color the white cushions of the couch green with his Key Lime Pie flavoured Pip Squeak marker.
Damn you Key Lime.
Finally, the realization that my vintage circle coffee table that lived in my Papa's mountain house for decades was a little too large for the space between the couch and the media console made me come home and want to change things up.
So I began testing things out:
First I moved our mid century modern coffee table from the office back into the living room. The cleaner lines and the rectangular shape definitely worked with the space better.
Then I tried using our Pendleton National Park blanket on the sofa acting like a slip cover for the bottom cushions. I wasn't sure if it was going to work, but my theory was this would be easier to dry clean than taking off the couch covers and bleaching them every two weeks. And it worked. Really well.
Baby steps, especially since this room isn't even close to being completely furnished, but the surfer lodge idea is happening and I couldn't be more stoked about it.
See what I did there?