This is the view coming in from the foyer. The blue piece of furniture on the right is actually intended for a buffet. I love it! It is large and giving me some great storage.
Next is the mantle and the really high windows that flank it (there is also another window directly above the fireplace - up high - that you can't see). Someday I want window treatments for there but, for now, it's on the to-do list. I posted my Great Room on Rate My Space one time and had a lot of comments about getting rid of the iron piece that is propped on the mantle. As you can see, I didn't take that advice. I love the piece as I needed something tall there which is hard to find (at a decent price) and this was $25.00 at a Yard Sale (I did add the finials).
A close-up of one of the arrangements on the mantle. I love these (Rate My Spacer's didn't love these either). I had them done on top of some candlesticks that I already had and I bought the pheasant pelts on Ebay...you wouldn't believe how much razzing I have taken for that.
This is a view across the room into the kitchen. I like this little cluster of mirrors but when I look at this picture, they look too low. I'll have to check that out a little further. My wall color also looks pinkish in these pictures and it's not. Must be all the sunlight coming in.
I really like this rounded sofa although it's not too comfortable to lay on.
...and I'm sneaking in a picture of my boys just because it's Mother's Day weekend and I can.
Last but not least, these are some examples of the type of panels I'd like to eventually do in this room. I like the hardware for the first ones and the fact that they don't cover up the shape of the window. They're just wide enough without being too overcoming. The second one I wondered if they could be done by buying already made panels and sewing them end to end. The ceiling heighth in this room is 20 feet and that's a lot o' fabric. Just an idea....what do you think?