Just on the other side of the entry point, a table under the window makes a good spot for eating and for dealing with mail and bills.
Earlier this summer I started redecorating my living room. While it's far from finished, here it is mid-makeover.
The Eames-style chair I inherited from Rebecca was the piece of furniture that started the ball rolling. It reminded me of the (real) one a good friend's stepfather had growing up. In fact, her family's sleek and modern 70s living room is the inspiration for my makeover though, inevitably, my organic and footloose hippie side rears its head when it comes to accessorizing.
There's still lots to do (paint, sell the old couches and lamps -- email me if you're interested! -- hang the television and, perhaps, swap out the credenza for something sleek and, perhaps, white), any more changes will have to wait until I get back!
Resources: The rug, Rolly table and Ikea Docksta table were found on Craigslist, the Thonet chairs are hand-me-downs and were formerly in my dining room, the wooden chair's frame and the ceramic pot that holds the magazines were found at the Pasadena and Irvine flea markets, the large round table was found on eBay, I bought the grey couch and the green lamps from The Brick House, the small table was found at a thrift store in Indiana.
Images: Abigail Stone; before images from Abby's Cozy Boho Pad