Thursday, March 22, 2012

A Few Shots Of the Living Room

Hey all my friends.

Hope you are all well!

We are doing wonderful and still enjoying beautiful weather here in Tennessee.

With pretty weather comes spring cleaning, and that’s just what I did all day yesterday.  Can I just tell you that I had a blast?  I am one of those people who really loves to clean.  I love cleaning, organizing, decluttering, and prettying things up.

And, you know what we do when things are clean, right?    We take pictures.

I know I have shown you shots of things in my living room before, but I thought I would try to show you all of it while it was clean.  Smile

fireplace 1

Our fireplace sits at an angle in the room, which really helps in furniture placement.

   See my ceiling fan…I know ceiling fans aren’t a decorator’s choice, but I like having a fan in our rooms.  To us, it’s practical and practical is good.

ent ctr 1

Yep, big dark fireplace and big dark entertainment center.  Nope, neither one of them can be changed.   This TV is my hubbies baby and he actually would love to have one that’s even bigger.  OH MY..

I made a little paper garland that hangs at the top of the entertainment center, hung some burlap behind the TV and filled the cubbies with linens and blue ball jars.  Can you tell that I am trying hard to soften that baby up?  I also covered the big old speaker with burlap.

couch 1

I love old doors, windows, and ladders and  incorporate them wherever I can.  I think they add so much personality and dimension to a room.

couches 1

Our brown leather sofa and love seat are wonderfully soft and comfortable.  Love them and love that they will just keep looking better as they get more worn.

coffee table 3

I had a burlap grain sack on the coffee table during the fall and winter, but added this beautiful vintage white runner for the spring and summer.  It made such a difference in lightening up this table.

coffee table 4

This great big chair and a half  is mine.  Yes, I know, usually the man gets the recliner, but we bought this chair right after our youngest child was born and she and I have sat  together in it for almost nine years now.  It’s just kind of a gimme that she and I get the chair at night and hubbie and other daughter get the sofas.  Our son prefers the floor, so everybody is happy.

We are fortunate to have a big living area.  Thankfully, our children tend to hang around me and my husband and don’t go off to their bedrooms.  A big living room enables us to all be able to spread out comfortably.

Enough living room talk…hope you all have a wonderful Friday and fantastic upcoming weekend.

May the joy of the Lord fill you to overflowing!  

Linking up at Common Ground, 2805, and Funky Junk


Corn in my Coffee-Pot said...

Love your room.
I love how you've added the soft touches to the natural (wood, leather,glass, metal...)

Looks so comfortable.

Patty Sumner said...

Its beautiful and looks so welcoming. I love that you kids hang around you in the evenings. You can come clean my house next. Blessings!

Korrie@RedHenHome said...

So pretty, Amy! I think it's funny that I have some children who seem to prefer the floor as well. Oh well, more room for the rest of us!

chateau chic said...

You do have a very large and comfortable living room for the family to hang out together. I'm loving all your architectural elements....the fabulous ceiling tin on the mantel, old window, great door, love that ladder!
BTW, the little jars on my rack are baby food jars with thin wire around their tops to hang them.
Thanks for stopping by, Mary Alice

Debra @ Common Ground said...

Amy, your living room looks so comfy and how fun that you and your daughter have that special time in the big chair. Nothing can beat that!! LOVE leather sofas, and your touches really make it all just lovely and personal! What a happy place to "live"! xoxo


What is it with men and their televisions???? Oh well, at least if they are plunked in front of it in your living room, you know where they are, right? :-) Have a wonderful weekend Amy. Your room looks beautiful!


Debbie said...

I think the burlap is a wonderful way to soften both the big TV station and the speakers. They allow him to have his manly stuff but give it a definite touch of Amy.

You were the first one to make me start loving burlap. You are also the first inspiration for me to slowly (and I do mean slowly) make my rooms more color neutral so I can change them more.

Now, I'm thinking how much a coffee table like yours would help me marry some of the darker pieces that I can't change in our den to the whites that I want to bring in here.

Anita @ Cedar Hill Ranch said...

Great room, and we have a big leather sofa too in our office. The room looks very comfy, and I am glad your family gets to spend lots of quality time in there together. Our house is full of ceiling fans. That's right decorators may not like them, but they are necessities in the south.

Kristin said...

I love how cheery and bright your home is!

Enjoy your cleaning and Spring-licious weather!


Becky C said...

Amy!! I love your living area!! It is so springy with the blooms on the mantle. LOVE the mantle vignette! It is my favorite, ever! The whole room is so cozy, warm, and inviting. Your photography looks amazing. REALLY great photos.
Love how you & your little one get the chair. Too sweet!
See you SOON :) YAY

Susan said...

It all looks beautiful and so comfortable here Amy! I love how you've decorated, and I sure wish I shared your enjoyment of cleaning. :)

Barbara said...

It is beautiful, and so clean looking, I can almost smell the paint, very lovely.

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Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Hi Amy! Your room is beautiful and I love your style.
Hugs, Sherry

Elizabeth (Blue Clear Sky) said...

Your living room is such a nice size and so nicely decorated. Functional and lots of relaxing spots for your family (love that you both share the chair and a half), and so many pretty decorative touches. Did you share a photo before of the decor behind the loveseat? It looks so interesting. I love the two little chairs too. I definitely need to add more architectural pieces to our home. We have a leather sofa in our living room too and I love it.

Elizabeth (Blue Clear Sky) said...

Ah yes, I found the Spring Fresh Farm Table post with the lovely decor.

A Primitive Place ~ Tammy said...

Oh Amy,
So pretty!

Special 'K' said...

A gorgeous room. I love your style. Thanks for sharing. Cheers SpecialK XoXo

Keeping it Cozy said...

Love all your pretty touches. It says a lot about you as parents when you say your kids like to be with you. That is the loveliest thing of all!

PattieJ said...

Love the way you have your home decorated! Your leather furniture looks great!your such an inspiration.

Sharon @ mrshinesclass said...

Your living room is so light and spacious. I love the welcoming. I can see why your kids choose to hang out in there with y'all..which I think is great. Not everything should be's refreshing to see brown wood still exists. ;) And even though they aren't the decorators choice, I think that ceiling fans are charming and soothing. Not to mention they are not an option in southern climates.
Sharon @ mrs. hines class