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Sunday, February 20, 2011

Have a Seat, Won't You?

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Greetings!  What in the world is that I smell ... and feel?  Dare I say that it's SPRING?!  We are being teased with beautiful temps this weekend!  My husband is outside painting our pergola as we speak, and I'm catching up on a few projects I missed doing while down with the *icks*!

So, you may remember me recently sharing the new furniture in our great room not to long ago.  We bought a sofa and love seat set; however, I had already moved the love seat out of the great room (surprise, surprise).  I thought it'd be fun to see what it would look like in our sitting room, which, ever since we moved here, has only had two chairs in it.  I was okay with that, as the room is only 10x13; however, it was lacking a bit of a *cozy* feel:


NOW, with the love seat!  I'm really enjoying how the space is coming together!  It seems a bit more of a comfy spot to curl up with a good read!  Even though, I've never been a fan of putting a large piece of furniture in front of a window, I think this might actually work here:


I moved one of my patterned rugs back in here, along with a wing chair, and brought in colorful pillows from World Market.  The narrow accent table against the wall (from Kirkland's) holds a pair of lamps and a cream pedastal bowl, all from Home Goods:



I filled the bowl with orbs, sea shells, a bound stack of pages from an old book and a cute nest filled with robin's eggs (from Pottery Barn):


I added one of my faux fur rugs (from Tuesday Morning) to the top of the ottoman for some fun texture, along with a tray filled with books and a gold ring box (also from Tuesday Morning):









As for the bookcase, I decided to lighten up it up a bit, too, by adding cream fabric to the back. I'd love to find wallpaper or contact paper instead that is a bit heavier, but this will do for now (please excuse the wrinkles, which I need to steam out):





Of course, I had to play around with the accessories, too.  Love bringing out my shells:


And, while a soup tureen is an unexpected piece for my sitting room bookcase, I love bringing in lighter pieces:


Love the wrapped glass vase:


This wall arrangement remains the same ... for now:


I've ordered a few new things for this room (that were on SALE!), and, if they turn out like I'm hoping they will, I'll be so excited!

I hope you like what I've done.  I *think* Eden approves of the changes.  It's either time for a nap or she's extremely bored watching me move things around.  ((*BIG yawn*)) ... LOL.


I can't wait to see what Spring projects you all have!

I'm going to pop on over to some of my favorite blogs to join their fun parties.  Come on over:

Under the Table and Dreaming/Sunday Showcase Party



Coastal Charm/Nifty Thrifty Tuesdays

A Stroll Thru Life/Table Top Tuesday

Thanks for stopping by! 

Becca

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45 comments:

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Becca, that room looks great. Of course it was beautiful before, too. Can't wait to see what your ordered.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Both rooms are gorgeous. I love your decor and all of your accessories are just stunning. Such lovely spaces. Hugs, Marty

Dear Sweet Home said...

Looks very pretty. I like the pillow in the wing chair. Also, the shells really brighten everything up :)

⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜ said...

Looks so fresh and ready for Spring Becca!!~ I love the little touches you have added. I have been doing a tad here and there too:) XO

Gypsy Heart said...

Really, really nice! You always do such a beautiful job with everything...does your back ever hurt? :-) My daughter has always been one to move things around, etc. and yes, she does have back problems. You creative genius type folks amaze me!

xo
Pat

Jemsmom said...

Glad you are feeling better! I think the room looks beautiful! It is so cozy and now you could have someone over and curl up on the couch and chair and just chat! When should I be there? :-)

Allyson Pecilunas said...

Love it Becca. It looks good with the sofa. Looks so light a bright love it.

Carrie @ Dittle Dattle said...

Becca, you must be feeling better, with all the moving and lifting you been up to! I love the look of the fabric paneled bookcase (wrinkles and all =D). I so adore the small table that you have in your den. It's so slender... and I've been looking for something similar for to place at the top of the stairwell. I hope you link up your Den make-over to "Amaze Me Monday" blog party :D

Nancy said...

It's that time of year :) I'm ready to gather all the silk greenery that made the home cozy and wintry feeling and give the rooms a clean, fresh look. Love the way your room is coming together!!

Liz said...

Hi Becca,
I love all the new changes. This room has always been one of my favorites. I really like how you display things on the wall...love that clock. Your pillows are WONDERFUL and the spring touches are precious. Well done! XOXO ~Liz

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Hi Becca! That loveseat does look like a cozy spot to read a book! I think it gives the room a whole new look just by moving your furniture around and bringing in a few things.

At The Picket Fence said...

Hey girlie! I "love" the room with the loveseat in it now! hee hee! Everything you touch turns out just beautifully and I love the fabric on the bookcase. Thanks so much for your sweet comment today about the Labor of the Heart post...I know it is even more significant to you having been there yourself and I can't wait to hear more about your sweet boy's upcoming bday! I have an email waiting in draft to be sent to you! :-)
Blessings friend,
Vanessa

Kirby said...

Your room looks fab! I can't wait for Spring, I'm scared to decorater for it just yet, it seems like it always snows in March here! Blahh...

Blondie's Journal said...

I love this room, it's so warm and cozy. The love seat looks fantastic! I am loving the little birds nests. I have a few and have been stumped on how to display them. Very nice!

XO,
Jane

Stacey said...

LOVE it...everything you do in your home makes my heart go crazy...before or after...lol! Your kitty cat looks just like our sweet baby Tigger!

LC said...

Becca, everything in this room looks beautiful. I like how you lightend the back of your entertainment center with fabric. Good idea!
Cute kitty cat!
have a great evening~L

kara@elements-interiors.net said...

YAY!!! Well there you are! So glad you are back...missed you! Ok, there is just TO MUCH PRETTY goin on in this room i dont know where to start, so im just gonna say its all picture perfect! Becca, there are NOT a lot of people who can do GREAT bookcase arranging...so many do TO MUCH! Yours look FABULOUS! Come work with me at my store!!! LOVE THEM!
Glad you felt well enough to do this post!

xoxokara

Picket said...

The room is beautiful and looks so inviting and cozy! I love the sofa in front of the window like that...we are having beautiful weather here for a few days also and we hope to get out and plant some shrubs in the backyard...hope you have a fantastic week girl....Picket

Mama Zen said...

I love the rug on the ottoman! What a great idea!

Emelia DiCarlo said...

Becca, All your decor is just elegant and gorgeous and so detailed. Your colors are great and rich looking and classy. You and other blog ladies are so talented and sweet. Thanks for sharing your works. Emelia.

Melissa Miller said...

Wow! This room really looks fabulous Becca. I didn't know you had a cat? Precious!

Karena said...

Becca so lovely!! Everything is coming together beautifully!

xxo
Karena
Art by Karena

Debbie Moore at Slice of Pie Entertaining and Cookbooks said...

Very nice ... love the books ... and the cat! Thanks for sharing.

Honey at 2805 said...

Your room looks so nice-very fresh and Spring-like.

mississippi artist said...

Very pretty. I like the loveseat-it does make the room very inviting.

Pat said...

Becca your room looks fabulous. Love the changes!

CAS said...

The room looked good both ways, but I really like the addition of the loveseat. It just makes it even more cozy. Can't wait to see what other accessories you have planned.
CAS

Simone @ Doberman's by the Sea said...

Very cute, like the coastal touches.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Your home is so beautiful and your vignettes are gorgeous. Thanks for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

Connie Wallace said...

Wow,your rooms looks so inviting and cozy. My boys love your kitty picture. We will be back to see more ideas.
Connie the crafterbug

Petie@inspirednesting.com said...

Your room looks great, Becca! I love all your accessories, the bowl filled with goodies on the accent table, the rattan wrapped vase, the tureen, and the gold box on your ottoman. Great idea covering the ottoman with the faux rug too....nice touch.

Tks for your nice comments on my family room.

Paige @ The Wandering Cottage said...

I love the bowl fillers!

Rene said...

We must be on the same wavelength about lining the cabinets. I am working on a similar project myself. Your looks great.

-Rene

Moogie said...

Lovely rooms. I'm your newest follower.
http://moogieland.blogspot.com/

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Hi Becca~ Your room looks beautiful- I love the birds nest with the eggs- I just did a post with very similar eggs!! We are all thinking Spring!! Can't wait to see what you ordered :)

Cozy Home Scenes said...

Your room looks so inviting and homey. Love the use of all the accessories in the room!

Paul said...

What a great job you did. I think you need to help others with their homes, show them how to use what they have and get a hole new look.

Maggie said...

becca,
beautiful room, luv the earth tone colours.
Maggie
http://passionatelyartistic.com

Jessica said...

It looks great!!

I am blog hopping today and I am happy I found your blog.

Please head on over and visit my blogs as well and become a follower if you aren't already:

Jessicas Lil Corner is where I blog about family and life at http://jessicaslilcorner.blogspot.com

So Stylilized is where I am currently offering FREE Custom Blog Designs at http://sostylilized.blogspot.com

Have a blessed day!! :0)

Gail said...

Becca, your rooms are gorgeous and I love your design plan for the little nook at Dittle Dattles.

Have a wonderful day,
Gail

Karen said...

Your room looks great! I love your mirror, all your different pillows, and the paint color you chose for your ceiling but I have to admit I am most attracted to that adorable kitty in the room!! He's the perfect accessory!

Emelia DiCarlo said...

Becca , not sure where to post my comment but wanted to say what a beautiful job you did on the design board.The client will have a dilemma picking all the wonderful elements and decor ideas from you all!I love the Pier One curtain panels and bookshelf with the shell was so pretty. Love your blog and wish I was back in my hometown of Charleston SC. My parents and extended family is living there!Love the colors you chose and designer notes.

LC said...

Becca, I wanted to leave a little note about the Design Board for Jessica's nook. I think you did a wonderful job. All of you ladies did a super job. I love the "Stay Calm Carry On" poster. The idea of covering part of the door to make it appear as a window was such a great idea!

have a nice evening~L

Kristens Creations said...

Becca, this room is just beautiful!! Love the board you came up with for the nook...it was perfect.

Valerie@chateaualamode.typepad.com said...

I love your touches of seashells here and there. Everything looks beautiful.