Monday, October 16, 2017

Chair Love ❤️

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Remember when Tom Cruise went nuts on 
Oprah and jumped all over her furniture?

If he comes to my house and jumps on my furniture, 
we will have BIG problems.

Several weeks ago I set out on a quest 
to refresh my living room. 

It involved picking things out 
and scratching my head
and fretting.

Now that the room is complete, 
I might jump on the furniture myself.
That's how much in love I am with all these changes.

On Friday, I picked up the last project.
It's a French chair I bought for a steal
at a local antique store. 

She was mighty sweet
just as I found her.

She is even sweeter now, however. 

Several weeks ago I worked with a Calico Corners
home designer. 
It was totally worth it. 
Not only was he nice and funny, 
he was also talented.

The consultation is free, too!
You pay for the fabric and labor, 
not the expertise.

I love how everything has turned out and then some. 

I have no intention of letting someone else
call the decorating shots around here. 
I love the whole process too much for that.

However, it was so wonderful to have a different 
set of eyes!

Here's to a happy week! 

Linking up with Kim at Wow Us Wednesdays!
Savvy Southern Style

Friday, October 13, 2017

Summer in Fall

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It has been feeling more like summer around these parts!
I can't believe I'm saying this, 
I'm actually in the mood for cooler temps. 

There are a few touches of the season in my home. 
Nothing too dramatic.

Mums and my little wooden pumpkin.

Some real pumpkins, too.

I stopped by Between Naps on the Porch 
not long ago, and saw a post about
JAMES T. FARMER's new book,
A Place to Call Home.

It arrived a couple of weeks ago, and I have
thoroughly enjoyed studying the images.
Classic Southern design!

This is a book I'll go back to again and again.
I love blog land and all the pictures here, 
but sometimes there is nothing 
like an actual book.

I hope you have a relaxing weekend
filled with good sleep, good food, 
and good company.

P.S. The new chair is finally finished.
I'm picking it up tomorrow. 
Hope to post pics on Monday.


Monday, October 9, 2017

Colorful Living Room Decorating

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I'm so excited to share some changes in our living room. 
After weeks and weeks of waiting, 
the new pillows, table cloth, and topper
finally arrived last week.

I'm still waiting for a chair, but I'll save that for another post.

I had no intention of getting into anything big. 
No new sofa or chairs.
No major reupholstering projects.

Really, it all started with a gorgeous pillow in our den.
I loved this fabric so much and fretted over its care, 
especially after the dog pounced on it 
one too many times. 
The new pillow was promptly moved 
to the living room.

It was perfect with the sofa,
so perfect in fact...

Oh, boy.

Pillows multiply like rabbits around here.

Not an optical illusion.
That's two pillows you see there on my sofa.

You know where this story is headed.

Yep. I kept going.

So far, I am loving these changes.
Decorating really is in the details!

Here's to a peaceful week
and color in the living room!


Linking up with Kim at Savvy Southern Style
Wow Us Wednesday!

Friday, October 6, 2017

Living Room Drama

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For a while I've wanted to add some drama
to the rooms in our home. 
Better to have drama in your rooms than drama in your life.
I am NOT interested at all in life drama. 

This will be a slow process, 
but I have a plan. 

Here's a teeny-tiny peek at what's happening
in my favorite room.

OH, and that sweet, fat baby?

She's the beautiful young woman you see there on the left.

A few weeks ago I shared some fabric choices.

Like a kid at Christmas, I have been waiting and waiting!
This past week I got The Call.

"Your order is in!"
Good thing there were no speed traps. 

I'm so very pleased! 

Little touches of fall here and there, too. 

I hope you enjoy the weekend!

Monday, October 2, 2017

Make It Pretty

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Sometimes I find myself taking pictures of pretty spots
around the house.

Sooner or later, I'll post the photo here on this blog, 
provided I make time for blogging.

I was cooking dinner the other night, and
I walked into the dining room to set the table.

There's a pretty spot, I thought.

Decorating isn't all that important in the grand scheme of life.

But I like to think the beauty all around affects us on a deeper level.
Maybe it makes us stop and look around once in a while.

Whether it's fading roses or the smell of a nice meal or a glass of wine, 
we wake up and smell those roses.

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