The Bold and Going-to-Be Beautiful



I've heard it said before if you love interiors, your home is always in a state of flux. There's always something new and inspiring, something to switcharoo for a change of scenery. I certainly fall into that group.

Truth be told, I'm least content with our current home. I imagine it's because our homes in the States were ones we selected and loved, while our home here in Brazil - nice as it may be - is one that was assigned from a housing pool. There's a lot I would like to change, but can't. **Is there anything more nerve-wrecking for a design junkie than having a lot of decorating roadblocks???**

Fortunately, we were able to bring all our own furniture, so I have some flexibility to work with and change it.

Hence, my obsession with redoing our TV/Family room.



I really, rullly cringe at the thought of posting this pic (my husband even said, "aren't you wanting to show your best work?", but I'm. Keeping. It. Real. (eek!)



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Try not to be jealous.



So, on my agenda is:


* Possibly replace, or certainly reupholster the couch. (Velvet ranking very high on my wishlist)

* Camouflage all the media components. (Possibly a tailored skirt situation)

* Bring in more/better assortment of art for the large wall

* Buy new curtains that aren't expecting a flood (these are Ikea - washed after installation)

* Change out rug with one more size-appropriate

* Manage the kiddo epicenter



The room is very shallow, so I can't commit to an ottoman or coffee table option for flow purposes, but we would definitely appreciate something to prop our feet up.



In trying to round up a style aesthetic, I culled some of my fave Pinned images - and whadya know? Velvet couch takes the lead! But first:

I considered doing something like this - keeping the couch in a neutral, and working in lots of color and pattern elsewhere, but really, a fug couch is a fug couch, and must be put out of its misery.



Since our room has so much natural light, I would love to go really dramatic like this room BUT all walls must be white when we leave. *Arrggghhhh













Can you get OVER that peek of stripe inside that skirt corner? No? Me Neither.



This room is looking a bit too Trad for me, but I've made mental notes on the greatness of velvet + animal print.



Jewel-tones and a cacophony of ethnic pattern. No harm, no foul.



Again, honing in on my tireless love of ikat, and wishing I knew where I stashed my Indian wood block, so I could recreate those curtains.



That's two pics with humongo lumbar pillows! I love the pattern play they allow, but think they would do very little in terms of comfort.



Where there's a will, there's a way, and I have will to spare.



*Please don't harass me for photo creds, Pinterest made me do it.