Welcome to the Burbs

This past summer we had some dear friends move away. 
They were only here a few years but they became a big part of our lives. 
When we found out they were moving, everyone prayed that a family 
just as great would buy their house.

Guess what?
It happened. 

The new family moved in and called me after a few weeks of living without furniture in their great room. They had moved from their city dwelling and now had room to spread out in the suburbs. 
We met and they shared some ideas. I listened to their wishlist. 
Their great room had some challenging angles and an outdated paint scheme. 

Here is that first day (and the photo above):

Do you love the free weights just hanging out in the middle of the room?
I think at one point there was a camp chair or two. 

The angled fireplace is always an interesting challenge. 
We had to balance it out with a built-in for the TV and all her favorite family photos.

All the new space gave the owners some heart palpitations and left them perplexed as to how to "style" the built-in. A few quick shopping trips and voila! Styled Living.

Styled Serenity in the Burbs.