This is what it looked like about six months ago...
Not a huge difference but we've added some pictures to the walls, moved "Jezebel"- our big blue chair- from the office into the living room, and added a ruffle skirt to the ottoman. We've been doing without the rug for the past two weeks. I took it up while I was spring cleaning to wash it and just kinda liked the openness of not having the rug down. I'd love to get a rug that is actually the right size for the space that has some blue in it. I'm thinking something like this:
Too bad this one is well over $1,000 via Pottery Barn :)
I did see a few similar rugs at Home Goods for $199, so I'm thinking of saving for one of those.
There is more to see on the other side of the room, but it wasn't totally clean when I took this picture, so that will have to wait to another day....Part 2 to come :)