These are pictures of the living room now (take a look here to see what the living room looked like when we first bought the house):
The picture above is of the wall next to the vestibule. It is full of pictures and some paintings. I love sitting on the couch and looking at all the pictures.
This picture is of the wall opposite, also next to the window. That is my rubber plant peeking out from the window. I planted one stalk from our bigger tree one year ago and it has already grown into a tall tree.
Because of all the work going on in the kitchen the house is not in picture-taking state. I will post more pictures of the living room when things get a little more organized. For now you can see that the mantle, is up. It is being used as a bookcase. The picture below is a close up of the mantel and books.