I often have design ideas with no real thought as to how to implement them. I knew that I wanted the mirror to lean against the wall rather than hang on the wall. After a lengthy discussion (read borderline argument) with my husband over why this was necessary, I took to the Internet to find a safe way to attach the extremely heavy mirror to the wall. Leave it to the folks over at Young House Love to have the perfect solution: Furniture Safety Brackets (see post here). Simply attach two to the wall (either screwed into the stud or using wall anchors) and two to your mirror, fasten the mirror to the wall with the straps and TAAADAAAA!!!
Another shot of the sofa and finished windows. We previously tried having a separate sofa and love seat but the whole fam just ended up crowded together on one sofa. A comfy sectional fits our lifestyle perfectly!
Still looking for a side table for between these chairs. It has been challenging to find a table that is toddler safe and stylish.
Where we got it:
Sofa, ottoman and chairs from American Signature Furniture
Entertainment units, mirror and sofa table from Ikea
Ceiling fan/light from Lowes
Curtains and Pillows from Crate and Barrel
Furniture Safety Brackets from Amazon.com
Other miscellaneous objects from West Elm and the Mommy Esq archives
A big bonus feature you cannot see in these pics is the surround sound system. We had it installed by Guardian and the speakers are in the ceiling. I must admit that I was extremely skeptical about the entire thing (especially the price). But even I agree that it was well worth the investment! It sounds like you are sitting courtside when watching the NBA finals!!! Maybe I can convince my husband to write a post about the specifics...
Well, I am calling this room done but there are still a lot of personal touches needed to make it complete. The cabinets need to be styled and I plan to add more family photos to fill up the space. But enough decorating for today....off to the pool with my little one :)