Living Room Update
Posted on September 29, 2016 Posted by John Scalzi 34 Comments
Last week I showed all y’all the living room all torn up, as we were getting rid of an unused fireplace and replacing it with shelves and electronic heater. Well, now (most of) the shelves are in, so I thought I’d give you all a status update picture. This is not the final state of the living room, I should note — there are more things to be added onto the shelves and also things to be put on walls, plus a few fiddly bits to be added to the shelves (including a shelf below the TV, where the cable boxes, etc will be added). But it already looks better than it did. The dogs seems to like it, at least.
Is it a trick of reflections, or does the flames match the carpet?
New carpet too, probably? If so, any trouble matching the adjacent floor?
Wow, that purple rug reminds me of the 1970’s!
New carpet, yes, and no. It’s pretty much the same color as the old carpet. And the flames are orange and blue.
But does the carpet match the (missing) drapes? ;)
Where ever will you get enough books to fill all those shelves? Hmm.
did you say your gas fire place was inefficient? i’m surprised, usually it’s wood burning ones that are heat wasters.
What, no cats on all those empty shelves? Mine would have staked one out as a fine napping place!
What model is the electric heater?
Are you worried that heat from the fireplace will bake the television?
Is that a set of encyclopedias? How very old-school of you.
The snake seems at home too.
Dogs plural? Is that a stuffed dog in the corner? Do stuffed dogs count? Number of verb does not agree with number of subject, error suspected, typographical, no doubt.
Being a Texas son, I have to tell you it made me irrationally happy to see you open with an “All y’all”. Living Room looks great, by the way!
Woohoo! Party at John’s house in his new living room! Is it BYOB(ooks)? … Be mindful of heat on those liquid crystals and over stimulating those other hovering persnickety electrons. ;)
Wow, that was fast! We are four weeks into our bathroom project and have just reached the point of having tile on the walls around the new shower. Still no actual “facilities” (you know, the ones you actually visit the bathroom to use) though we’re hopeful those might appear next week.
Really looks nice, and I wish you much enjoyment from the increased functionality and space to store all your award-winning books!
Cozy! Now, when are you coming over to redo my living room?
Rj beat me to my joke.
Looks nice and cozy. You’d better get those shelves properly bebooked soon, though, or your cats will claim them forever.
I see a book by Tom Tomorrow and a rather large collection of betamax tapes. Maybe time to upgrade to laserdisc?
Snakes on TV: my wife would be so happy; I’m more like, bleaaaaah! We have three actual snakes in our living room. Feeding time is bad enough. When one of them takes a dump, it’s “Katy, open the windows” time! I, personally, prefer dogs and cats. Furry, warm creatures that can actually make you think they love you. Instead of looking at you like you’re just a big piece of food.
Hmmm… nice, I guess. There is no way you’ll fit in the bowling alley and tournament size pool table, nor rhododendrons … oh, wait. This actually ISN’T Snoopy’s dog house, is it?
Those shelves! I wants them, I do.
OMG I WANT THAT SNAKE OFF THE TV!
Ahem, I mean, hey, nice renovations! :-)
It looks nice, but I really don’t like the entertainment system over the heater. It’s fashionable these days, but regardless of how much shielding there is inside the wall you are still getting heat rising and I just don’t believe that it won’t do any harm to your expensive tech-toys.
Scott, interior decorators have been abusing electronics for decades. It used to be big solid entertainment units with no ventilation, keeping the heat in. The latest fad of literally cooking the electronics over the fireplace is even worse. Its almost as if they were in cahoota with electronics companies trying to make equipment fail as quickly as possible so people have to buy new stuff faster.
We thought of this, which is why the wall is designed to protect the TV from excessive heat, up to and including insulation in the wall itself (which will also, you know, help keep the house regulated in temperature.
You get the same fellow to build your shelves as did your stuff upstairs? Mennonite carpenters, as I recall. Very handsome.
Purple? Oh well…at least it’s not orange.
There have been some skeptics here about the carpet color but I am a big fan of color, in general, and say go big or go home! Nice.
Looks super cozy! Just in time for winter. :)
Soft red, bright purple and white walls!! No,no,no. The colour contrast values are so harsh, you’re gonna get a headache. And we don’t want our favourite author getting headaches. Have a look at Casa del Largo on SfA Architects (Dayton) website for balanced strong colours. And yes I am an architect and no, I don’t get paid by SfA.
All the best in the spirit of good colour theory.