Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Sweetbriar Home: Living Room

Linking up with View Along The Way
I'm also linking up with Gussy Sews for Inspiration Workshop!  

For more of our home check out these posts: Entryway/Foyer, Master Bathroom, Guest Room

The inspiration for this post is our family room.


We don't live in a magazine.  All of these photos are "as is." 
Toys, children's books, train table and crooked frames are how we really live! 
I'm surprised I didn't catch any furry wagging tails in these photos.

 
Our living room during remodel - Sept 2009
Wall color is Sherwin-Williams Techno Grey!!! (in all common rooms in our house).
It is a lot "taupier" than it appears in most of these photos.
Trim color is Sherwin-Williams Alabaster.


Our living room - Sept 2011
What I want: glass coffee table and
built-in bookshelves next to the exterior door.
Sofas (herringbone tweed fabric) and coffee table from Home Furniture
Grey Paisley Rug from Home Decorators - $289 (I'm allergic to wool so I buy cotton or synthetic)
Antique secretary from my friend's grandfather's antique/refinishing shop Recollections



What I want: new art for above the sofa
Framed prints from Z Gallerie 



Lamp from Home Decorators
Brown pillows came with sofas
Blue-Grey floral pillows $29 each from Overstock (also avail from Home Decorators)
Red bouncy ball (under end table) from Target - "as is" remember?
Check here for full view of the photo of my lil sweet potato - worth the click!  :)


 Collection of old and new family photos, wedding photos, framed wedding invitation, mirrors. 
I didn't want matchy matchy frames so it's a mix of colors, textures and finishes.
Mirrors from Target - on clearance for about $10 each!



What I want: something different under the window...maybe bench or updated console
I may also add these drapes  to match the throw pillows from (you guessed it) Home Decorators
Antique secretary from my friend's grandfather's antique/refinishing shop Recollections
Console from Target - 8 years ago (time to go!)
Bamboo shades $32 each from Overstock (Note: these are not privacy shades)






10 comments:

  1. What a beautiful room! That secretary is gorgeous, and I love the paint color! Thanks for linking up to the roomspiration party! :)

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  2. Thanks so much! I need to work on my photo skills...lighting is so difficult sometimes! :)

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  3. Love this room! I especially love your mirror/picture wall :) Stopping by from Gussy's!

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  4. it appears we have the same Antique secretary. i found mine at a tag sale in our neighborhood and i couldn't turn it down at such a good price.

    you have a great living room space :)

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  5. Oh wow, Elizabeth, how cool is that?!?! The finish on yours is beautiful! Ours needs some TLC! Thanks for stopping by and commenting!

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  6. Thanks, Sarah B - I left a comment for you on your blog. :)

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  7. I love the wood floors and natural light from those windows!! Your room is beautiful!! :)

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  8. Beautiful house. I love how you mixed the mirrors in with the frames! very classy!

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  9. beautiful! truly! and, seriously, if that's "as is", you don't want to see my family room right now. :)

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  10. Thanks for the comments, ladies!
    Anna - well, I did straighten the pillows...we only have 1 kiddo and we help him put everything away when he's done playing, so it keeps the toys/books craziness to a minimum! :)

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