Here was the... what should I call it... parlor?... before we painted it pale gray. Wait, it looks even fancier if I spell it "parlour."
Now the parlour looks like this. I'm delighted with how much better the stained glass window shows up against paler walls. I took photos at two different exposures and pasted the stained glass back into the shot above so you could sort of see. The window is way more vibrant in person. Oranges and aquas.
I've had orange chairs on my mind, as you saw yesterday. But then I found this:
On sale, too. I ordered it last night. The Cloud Blue Abigail Loveseat from World Market. Doesn't it scream parlor? There ought to be something tufted and pretty in there. And also something a little crazy because we can't have it getting too stuffy— this thing has some sort of brocade fabric on the back side. I bet I could change that pretty easily whenever I want to switch it up. Also the legs should probably be stained darker. You see how I couldn't resist it, right? And on sale? I hope the quality is decent! I'll keep you posted.
Update: It's here! I love it. It arrived in perfect condition and looks exactly like the picture. The cushion is fairly firm, so don't expect it to be like sitting on a teddy bear or anything. The fabric is soft and pretty. Lovely for lounging, and I feel happy every time I look at it.