FR take 3
Well, the good news is that I am plugging along on this so soon you will be rid of this project. Here is where I am - purchased the major furniture items (sofa, loveseat, and chair). Today I ditched the fancy perfectly coordinated pillow look and just went to Pier 1 and got some inexpensive and happy pillows. I had also been shopping for an ottoman, but actually am not hating my existing coffee and side table in here. Yes my tastes have changed sincet their purchase, but they are just so darn durable and the colors look good. It's a project I am going to tackle at another time.
So, here is where I am now:
Floorplan: I was using this floorplan originally (minus the coffee and side tables it is to scale)
But helpful folks made some suggestions so we did a little rearranging today and the photos are below. Seems a little closed off but I have to admit it is growing on me.
Color: I have disliked this color since we moved in but wanted to get the bigger elements in before repainting. I think I am ready. Current color is Behr Raffia Cream. The other main areas in the house are Behr Gobi Dessert (it is the darker color on the color strip). It's an OK color. Easy thing would be to paint it this color but I am open to suggestions.
Drapes: I don't even know if I want to open this can of worms, but suggestions for drapes? I would like panels. We currently have blinds and I like the functionality of them so don't want to switch to shades. I don't want to spend a fortune and fortunately have pretty simple tastes when it comes to WT so hopefully won't have to. If I can find a fabric I like, my MIL can sew them for me. I'll attach a pic of the nice and simple panels that I personally see in here (style, not fabric).