Thank you all so much for your wonderful comments and suggestions about the living room! I am loving your ideas for a reading nook or desk area in the back of the living room. At first I wanted to keep the room free of any other bookcase-like furniture because of the built ins (I can't tell you how excited I am to be able to stick the television on the shelf and avoid having one of those huge tv stands), but now I'm on the hunt for the perfect pieces for that spot. A few thoughts...
Because clearly I'm obsessed with Urban Outfitters' furniture:
Or what about a desk like this one:
I did decide to try this mirror over the fireplace (the reviews say it's not quite as gold in person, but I will let you know when it arrives!):
The hubs has big plans to start refinishing the dining room floor this weekend- so it's HELLO dust again around here for sure. Happy Friday!