Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Our Home ~ Living Room

I am joining in with Kim again on her newly named party, Boring to Better. I am going to finish showing the entry to our home, which is the living room. When you open the front door, you step into our living room. It's not the layout that I prefer, but you deal with what you have. In a perfect world this room would hold a beautiful, shiny black baby grand. But, even though my girls and I all took piano lessons for many years none of us still really play. Kind of silly to buy one just for show, especially when I have a lot of furniture!

The room has lovely high ceilings, but is pretty small. Again, this is the previous owners "stuff", included to show the paint colors and tile colors. We removed the 2"blinds and swags on this window and installed plantation shutters.
A really nice fireplace surround.
This shot looks down the hall to our library and guest bath and room. It's a long skinny hall.
Back to the front door and the pretty trim around it.
This shot was taken right after we moved in, with the painting completed, {same yellow and white as the staircase} but not the window treatments. I also included it so you could see the tile on the fireplace. It's not a very big change, but I just didn't like the tile and so had absolute black granite tile put in. This picture is with the old tile.

The fireplace painted a crisp white with black tile. I like it much better now.
A shot of our floating sofa. I tried to put a sofa table behind it, but the room is just too small.
Some fun little red polka dotted china sits on a shelf. I found it in an antique store and I am always looking for more pieces.

Thank you Kim for hosting this fun party. I love checking out all of the transformations. I imagine from here on out there will be a lot of Christmas posts and I can't wait. It's such a special time of the year and there are so many good ideas in blogland! I tend to do the same thing over and over, I am pretty much a tradionalist ~ but it's so fun to see everyone else's ideas.

Please check out Savvy Southern Style for more ideas.


Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Sue, thanks so much for linking up this beautiful room. I love the new black tile on the fireplace. We changed what we originally put in too a few years ago. I adore your red and yellow color scheme.

Pat said...

Gorgeous room, Sue!!

The Inspired Nest said...

Sue, you have a gorgeous house and I have enjoyed visiting your blog. I can't seem to get enough.

Debbie said...

Sue, GREAT transformation on the fireplace. I also think your colors are really beautiful. I love the picture with the plaid tableskirt and the two cozy chairs. It's all pretty, but that is my favorite part. That toile chair is sharp too.

Just terrific all the way around, in my view.

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Hi Sue, Your home is fabulous! I love the fireplace and the tall ceilings.
Hugs, Sherry

All That Glitters said...

you have a super cute blog!!! your living room is gorgeous!

Happy new follower!

ButterYum said...

I absolutely love the changes you made. Very well done!


Pamela said...

Looks lovely and inviting!

Bonnie@Creative Decorating said...

Stopping by from the Boring to Better party!! I love your furnishings! Great color scheme and I really like the fireplace!

Farah Muzaffar said...

Your sense of colour scheming is superb... With very creative mind you have done it.... very inspiring...
I would love if you please have a cup of tea with some crispy cookies with me at

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Gorgeous. Love the fireplace, so pretty and the high ceilings are wonderful. Beautiful home. Hugs, Marty

Kim said...

What a spectacular room! I love everything about it - so French Country. You definitely have a gift for decorating.