Views when you enter my apartment and first look (from left to right) into the living room.
Looking (left to right) towards the back wall of the living room (with the space that looks into the kitchen).
Looking (left to right) towards the fireplace (with the last shot looking towards my kitchen doorway and apartment door). PS - the black bench thing under the cuckoo clock was rescued from the basement dumpster - score!
A few things to note: I bought a second matching rug this week (in the 'as is' section at ikea - discounted and therefore justified right?) to help the shag fill the space. I plan on sewing the two together so they don't separate every time my kittens attack them. I wish I could centre the rug in front of the fireplace, but the kitchen wall that juts into the living room prohibits that. Also, I've tried the dining table against the back wall and the couch closer to the fireplace, but it really makes the room feel small - plus, I like having something centered under the windows (used to be the couch). Okay, let the advice flow...thanks!