Evolution of Family Room

So I think I am finally starting to make some progress in my family room…

A year ago part of the family room started like this…

Then I made a skirt for the table (click here to see the makeover) to give it more substance and it looked like this…

Then I got two chairs for the space that looked like this…IMG_4325

Then I took your through the reupholstery process here and then the space was transformed to this…IMG_1565

The table wasn’t working anymore because of the busyness of the pattern on the chairs.  So then the table was replaced by this (click here to see table revamp)…

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I made some new pillows (click here and here to see those) and attempted to decorate the table here.  When you all screamed, “Egads! too much!”  Plus the lamp hidden behind the chair wasn’t working for the space.

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Back to the drawing board I went.  A few of you suggested a lamp on the table.  I decided to move a lamp (check out the before and after of the lamp here) that I had in another part of the room to the top tier of the table and removes the floor lamp from behind the chair on the left.DSC05956And I like the lamp on the top.  I know many of you will say the lamp shade is too busy with the chairs.  But I like it…and it is all about me, right?  HA!  But, seriously, keep your “yuck on the shade” comments to yourself, because it ain’t changing.  Now I know I need to work on the hanging cord on the lamp.  I will get to that soon.DSC05958However,  I took everything off the bottom tier.  Now people can set their drinks on the table but it still looks naked too me.  So I need your input people. 

What should I do with the bottom tier?  Leave it naked? Dress it up?  Suggestions? Honest, constructive feedback needed. But be nice, be kind, and be gentle I can be a little fragile at times 😉