Re-doing the living room is going to be a slow process. Last summer I painted the walls gray and M's brother made the built-in shelving unit for us. I've been watching the price on a new rug, waiting for it to drop, it did. So now the rug is in place. Next I need o get the wooden blinds and then keep looking for new tables. This coming summer I plan to take a picture of the sunset over the Pacific, to counter the shot of the sunrise over the Atlantic that hangs above the fireplace. That should be close to finished then. I was really happy the colors in the rug match the colors in the baskets. It's hard to tell when you're looking at them on-line.