February 27, 2016

Family Room Tour

Hello Everyone,
In my last post I shared how we finally finished and installed
a mantel on our family room fireplace. 


 I have been making some smaller changes as well so I though I would
 show you a tour of how the room looks now. It's mostly just accessories and
little tweaks here and there that are making this a room I am much happier with.


I finally found some checked pillows in my favorite shade of blue. I have been
looking for pillows like these forever and I'm so happy I finally found them.
I just love checks and to me, they really embody the cottage style.



The long wall behind the love seat is always a challenge for me.
I knew I wanted to use my old window but I needed more to fill in the large space.


I finally came up with this arrangement (after much trial and error) using things I already had.
I really wanted something interesting and a little different to look at.




A new lamp on my round side table gives off so much more light than the lamp
I had there before.  We really needed that in this room and it makes such
a difference at night and on gray Ohio days.




Looking past the lamp, you can see this little arrangement on the wall.



I think the corner by the fireplace looks kind of sweet with the stool, old
books and rustic pitcher.



Below you see the wall with the required big black TV.
I struggle with what to put on the walls next to it.  Sometimes I kind of drive myself crazy 
trying to come up with a solution for a problem area when I should just say it's good enough.

Also, you can see how this room flows with the entryway and kitchen.



Thanks so much for taking my little tour.
Now I'm going to refill my coffee cup and enjoy a little snack.


38 comments:

  1. JoAnne, everything always looks so pretty at your place. I love the colors, such an elegant, serene feeling! I have that same white pitcher with the flowers in it...have tulips in mine right now! Love the handle!

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  2. Very pretty. I love all your artwork and accent pieces.

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    1. Thanks so much, Rebecca!

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  3. Love the checked pillows! Where did you find them?

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    1. Hi Jackie - the pillows are from Ballard Designs.

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  4. It looks so cozy and inviting! I love anything with checks, and especially that lovely shade of blue.
    Brenda

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  5. JoAnne, you know I love your style. The whole room is so clean and beautiful. The way you decorated around the TV is perfect. Just enough to make the TV fit in but not too much. The pillows make your leather couch fit right into the cottage just right.

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  6. It looks so nice. I miss my lighter walls. The walls in our new home are darker than I would choose but I will have to wait. I really like the arrangement behind the sofa.
    Seeing your blue makes me feel better about my addiction to teal. Do you ever go to the little vintage store in New Albany. Vintage Restored.....I think. I found some really cute things this week. She was having a sale.
    Have a good rest of the weekend

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  7. I just love the way you've integrated a leather sofa into your cottage decor, JoAnne. Your new blue checked pillows are the perfect accent in the room with your pretty floral curtains. Your wall arrangements are very pleasing- can't miss with blue & white plates added to the mix!

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  8. I love your family room JoAnne! The checked pillows are perfect on your sofa and I love the new mantel too. You've created a beautiful room that is so inviting.

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  9. JoAnne, I love all of it. Good job! Your checked pillows are nice. I love the colors. Blue and white are my favorite.

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  10. Coming from Cozy Little House/Tweak It Tuesday... Your space is so pretty and charming! Love the soothing color scheme and attention to detail! Great job decorating the space! ~Rhonda

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  11. What a pretty room JoAnne. Love the color and your awesome fireplace. I have a tv wall similar to yours, which looks great BTW, and it took me 2 years to figure it out. Great tour!

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  12. This room is so peaceful and calming. I would love to just relax with coffee and a book in this space.

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  13. What a pretty room...you've done so well decorating it with the brown leather...that is not an easy thing to do....may I take a photo of yours home with me to use in an upcoming post, linking back to you, of course.?
    Here from Tweak It...

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  14. Oh what a nice cozy place you have!! I could sink in to that couch...:) Or the chair/ love all of your pretty colors and touches that make a room into a comfortable place to rest and relax.

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  15. I can see why you are happy with your room. I love your blue and white cottage style. Enjoy!

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  16. Aww, one of my favorite homes right here on Thoughts of Home on Thursday. So happy to see this, JoAnne. :)

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  17. JoAnne,
    Good morning!
    I am so enjoying your lovely cottage style home and decorating style.
    Thank you for sharing your inspiration, time and talents with us at Thoughts Of Home On Thursday. We hope to see you next week too!
    Jemma

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  18. Your home is lovely-
    it looks so welcoming.

    Thank you for sharing this with us at Thoughts of Home on Thursday!

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  19. This is a darling cottage style room! Your window is wonderful and all your touches are so pretty!

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  20. Your home is lovely! The perfect mix of masculine and feminine. I know your whole family enjoys it!

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  21. Lovely tour. Your home is beautiful. You have some wonderful collections. Thanks for sharing.

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  22. Oh my, I love this room. The blue is so fresh and cottagy. Love your pillows and the cute round end table. Just perfect!

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  23. The cool, soothing blue in your home is so serene...blue has always been a favorite of mine! Lovely.

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  24. I absolutely adore those blue checked pillows! Pillow envy. :) Thank you ever so much for linking up at Thoughts of Home on Thursday. Your presence adds such a ray of sunshine!

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  25. Jo Ann,
    Absolutely gorgeous Family Room, dear one!
    Love the tranquil color palette!
    Fondly,
    Pat

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  26. Joanne, your family room looks inviting, so warm and welcoming! You do cottage style very well!

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  27. Joanne, Checks scream cottage style to me as well. I love them and yours are a gorgeous shade of blue! Your room is filled with sweet touches and certainly is warm and cozy. I too struggle with the big black box in our family room, but what's a girl to do? lol! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  28. Your gallery wall is great - I love the 3 dimensional piece with the bird inside.

    Yes, the stool looks perfect in the corner. I have one in the corner of my living room and I love it.

    Thanks for sharing with SYC.

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  29. This is such an inviting and serene room, you did a great job making it cottage-y. I think decorating around the TV is very difficult and I have no idea what to do with mine, I love the sideboard yours is on.

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  30. I love the blue you chose. Your accessories are so pretty and have been placed in excellent taste. Love your new mantle.

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  31. This is such a pretty room, Joanne. I love the color of blue on the walls. It's lovely with all the white. Great mantelpiece. Love it! Nancy

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  32. What a beautiful family room! I love your color palette! The mantel came out just perfect! I love the way your created beautiful displays of art in your walls using different things! Very pretty and creative. Have a great weekend!

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  33. Hi, dear one...thanks so much for coming by with such sweet words/
    just to say that I have my post ready using your photos and was going to join in with BLUE MONDAY and feature decorating with leather...but then, Sally, the host, passed away and we are all heartbroken...I am not posting a tribute to her on Monday. Hoping to do the leather one later in the week. xoxo

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  34. oops...."I am NOW posting a tribute....."

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  35. Your family room looks so pretty! I love the pretty blue walls and the cottage accents you've added.

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