A good solution would be to close in the garage and use it as the living room. It would definitely give us more space. It already has paneling on the walls (it will need to be painted) and two nice windows.
Then the current living room with the fireplace can become Bruce's office with my dream feature - a library spot. Since Bruce already has a mission style desk and shelf, I can envision this space with a western flavor. Here's what I'm thinking:
Mission style furniture
Bruce has a really cool Texas map he bought from a artist. It's big and will make an nice focal point. (Sorry for the awful picture - I couldn't get a good one of it)
I would use western accents I already have like my grandfather's saddle,
a cowhide rug,
and cowboy boots.
Here, I placed my boots on the fireplace and styled them for the 4th of July.
I added a flag, wooden Uncle Sam with a rusty star, windmill painting, antlers and a shooting star garland.
The boots add the perfect touch, don't you think? If you're wanting a pair for yourself, you can find some nice ones here.
The office/library is just a dream for now. Once we move to the farm full-time, we can make it a reality. Then you'll find me snuggled up by the fireplace in my comfy chair, enjoying a good book.
Until next time,