It makes the most sense to start in the room that everyone sees: the living room. D and I have thrown around the idea of buying a new couch, and he is dying to have his own comfy recliner. Currently we have this dreadful ivory colored, hand-me-down, couch and chair. Those bad boys have followed us through college and four pets; you can imagine the hell they've seen. A new couch is first on my agenda (and probably second on D's after his recliner). Since I'm not too picky, nor one to search forever for anything (I'm pretty committed to the first thing I fall in love with...shoes, a particular dress, etc.), I fell in love with a couch at Ikea the other weekend.
[Ektorp, Gray, $699]
I'm not committed to the long end on one side since eliminating it will save a bit of money, but I actually love it. If D gets a recliner, shouldn't I have a method of reclining as well?! I've sat on it and know it's comfy.
I'd love to use this piece and build around it. I can't imagine what color/kind of recliner D could find to match this theme, but I hope we can try. Aside from that, I'd love to work our living a room around darks and lights.
[A little table for throwing our keys on...only in black or white]