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Monday, September 19, 2011

Fall Sitting Room

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Come on in to our *Fall* sitting room! 

Soooo, I've recently changed things up a bit in here to welcome the new season.  For starters, I painted one coat of Old White on top of my recently painted bookcase (BM White Dove).  I then distressed it and added clear wax.  I also removed the ottoman and replaced it with a super inexpensive higher table, which I then covered in drop cloth and then added a piece of burlap on top of that:


A simple Fall floral bunch sits in the red pitcher on the table:


I also added a bit of warmth and contrast to the bookcase by lining it with craft paper that I had on hand (pretty pumpkin courtesy of Pier One):


A super inexpensive pillow from years past was added to the white slipcovered sofa to spread a bit of warmth over there, too:


A leaf married a book page ... moved into a frame I had on hand and now they lay comfortably on an itchy piece of burlap:


In my IKEA pots, I replaced the greenery with pumpkins and raffia, and then I painted little discs "AS Old White," hot glued glittery brown numbers on them and then hot glued those onto the pots:


Love the afternoon sunlight streaming in:


And, off in the background, two leaf placemats (purchased a few years ago from Home Goods) have been attached to my mirrors:


And, LOOKIE, at my new piece de resistance!  I've been looking ... and looking ... and LOOKING for a mirrored chest, withOUT the expensive price tag.  So, I was more than thrilled to have recently spied this beauty at Tuesday Morning, at an affordable price ... couldn't get it home fast enough! 


Isn't she perty ... angles and all(?) ... bounces the light beautifully!


And, there you have it ... for *now,* anyway.  LOL!


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70 comments:

⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜@ Debbiedoos blogging and blabbing said...

Love every spec of this room Becca. How clever to add the leaf to the book and then the burlap. Cute idea with the leafs and mirrors too. LOVELY, just LOVELY girl~

Kristens Creations said...

Hi Becca, Wow! Everything is stunning!! I love that skirted table in the middle..and the leafs on the mirrors...and the pumpkins in the metal containers...and and..lol. You get the picture!lol..Awesome job on this room!! Kristen

CosmoGirl Carla said...

Just gorgeous! What a beautiful room, and with just the right amount of fallish touches. I do love the shot of the afternoon filtering in and onto the bookshelf.

Thanks for sharing your fabulous talents.

Andrea said...

Wow, you decorate beautifully for fall! I am going to use a side table with a drop cloth cover for a bedside table =)

Kristens Creations said...

Left out that stunning mirrored piece. love it!

Melissa Miller said...

Becca that is one gorgeous piece of furniture! You must have been fighting them off to get that in your car. Lol! You created a beautiful fall room down to every stunning detail. Love it!

Shelley said...

GORGEOUS!!! This is just what I needed to get me inspired to start decorating for fall :)

Thanks for sharing!

Shelley
www.westermanfam.blogspot.com

Ramblings of a Southern Girl ~ Rhonda G said...

Beautiful! Especially love the pumpkins in the tins and the mirrored pieces on the wall, with the maple leaves. :)

Liz said...

S P E C T A C U L A R...that is what your sitting room is! WOW!! You just blew my socks off. Becca, this sitting room is TOTALLY "magazine worthy"...AMAZING!! I love every little detail. The fall leaves on the mirrors are a great touch. I love it all! Goodness gracious,girl,you are on FIRE!! Thanks for sharing! XO ~Liz

ourlifeinaclick.blogspot.com said...

Love it all! You have so much great decor for fall! What a deal on the mirrored chest!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

This is such a pretty room, Becca! I love the idea of the craft paper on the bookcase backs. It really shows off your accessories nicely.

Linda said...

Becca everything is stunning! Love this look. Must get busy fall decorating since fall comes on the 21st.

sissie said...

Your room is stunning! I love everything about it.

The mirrored chest is on my wish list. I love yours.

hugs
Sissie

Gail said...

Hi Becca, your sitting room is just gorgeous! I love how you added the skirted table in the middle and I just love the pumpkins in the tin!

Wanda said...

Lovely Room! Just Great! There is not one think I do not like in this room. I love the leafs on the mirrors, and the leaf, bookpage, and burlap framed is perfect!
Thank you for sharing your beautiful room!

Pam - diy Design Fanatic said...

So gorgeous, Becca! Way to score on the mirrored chest! It is stunning!

Cindy said...

Oh, such a beautiful room and your fall decor is perfect! Love, love your mirrored chest...GREAT find!

Marianne said...

Oh so beautiful Becca. Loving the orange and white. And that is one gorgeous mirrored chest you got there. This room really needs to be in a magazine. My favorite is the white pumpkins in the silver tins but honestly, it is all just perfect.
Marianne :)

Allyson Pecilunas said...

Becca, You never cease to amaze me with your decorating talents! This room is absolutely GORGEOUS!! Where did you find the bigger table? I have smaller ones but have yet to see bigger ones. Love it all girl! That chest is gorgeous!!

Sharing Shadymont said...

Your decor is absolutely lovely. I like everything you've done!

Blessings, Kathy

Jemsmom said...

I took one look at your picture and saw the placemats on the mirrors and thought, "BRILLIANT!" Your new mirrored chest is absolutely dreamy. There is nothing that I do not love about your room. NOT ONE THING!!! I swear, you should be doing this for a living!!!!!

Lauren@ "Happiness is..." said...

I'm IN LOVE! This is absolutely gorgeous! I hope one day when I finally live in an actual house...that it looks like yours! I especially love the leaves on the wall!AH... gorgeous!

723.home.plain & simple said...

Pretty!

CalypsoInTheCountry said...

LOVE that room! Do you hang out in there all day?...I definitely would! I love all your details. Everything flows together so well!
-Shelley

At The Picket Fence said...

Totally love it all my friend! I think the leaves on the mirrors are just so clever and I love that you added that tall table. It gives the room so much drama and that mirrored piece is fabulous! You knocked this room out of the park! :-)
Vanessa

Shelia said...

Oh, my Lord, Becca! This is so gorgeous! I love your room and how you've added all of the Fallness! Your table in the middle all dressed in the tablecloth and burlap looks wonderful! You really have a wonderful decorating touch.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Gypsy Heart said...

LOVE it all! Now, that mirrored chest is something I've looked & looked for too ~ without the high price tag. It is absolutely beautiful! I really like the skirted table too and your decorative touches in the room are just perfect...as usual. I adore the photo with the afternoon light streaming in! So much beauty ~

xo
Pat

Gypsy Heart said...

LOVE it all! Now, that mirrored chest is something I've looked & looked for too ~ without the high price tag. It is absolutely beautiful! I really like the skirted table too and your decorative touches in the room are just perfect...as usual. I adore the photo with the afternoon light streaming in! So much beauty ~

xo
Pat

Mommyblogger said...

That room is gorgeous. Such a beautiful space & decorated so lovely for the Fall season!

NanaDiana said...

Becca- That room is gorgeous- I love it...a bit of glitz and a bit of glamour and a bit of homebody all mixed together- A perfect room! xo Diana

Okie Chic said...

So pretty I love it all!!

L said...

This room is gorgeous, Becca. I love.. love that mirrored chest. I think every little detail in this room is great.

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Becca...

Ohhh my...you dressed your sitting room for autumn sooo beautifully, my friend! It truly is gorgeous and sooo perfect! I love the tall vase of fall florals...sooo pretty! And...I love the autumn table coverings too! Girlfriend, your book shelves are gorgeous...love the pretty paper that you used! Ohhh...I had so much fun looking through all of your pretties...love the three white pumpkins in the pails!!! I love it all...I would love to spend time in your beautiful sitting room, my friend!

Wowzer...you scored big time with finding your mirrored chest! It's FABULOUS!!! I really would love to have one but I'm not sure where I would put it...I'm running out of room at my place! Hehe! Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful home with us today, dear lady! What a treat!!!

Warmest autumn wishes,
Chari

Gina said...

This is beautiful! You brought fall in just perfectly. I would love to sit in your sitting room!

The Decorative Dreamer said...

Your sitting room is just so pretty! I love all your fall touches. I also love, love, love your mirrored dresser. I would love to find one of those at a great price too. Not sure where I'd ever put it but I love them! Most of the ones I see are so small but yours look perfect. I bet it does reflect the rest of your beautiful room tenfold! Gorgeous room!

Cricket said...

Oh Becca....as always it is beautiful!!

Pamela said...

Looks amazing Becca! Now can you come do my house while I am at work today!?;)

Creative Decor by Brooke said...

You just keep amazing me! Love all the fall decor. How clever to add the leaf to the mirror on the wall, so cute. I absolutely love the mirrored chest! I want it! Looks amazing.
Brooke

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Girl you did it again, GORGEOUS!! These pictures should be in a PB magazine! Love Love the round skirted table in their and love the old white on the bookcases! GORGEOUS!! Martina

Francine said...

Very tasteful & pretty. Great job!!!!

Sandra said...

Oh she did it again! and again! and again! SOOOO BEAUTIFUL, Becca! I just saw that mirrored chest this past weekend and thought about getting it for my daughter's room...I'll have to go back...love how it looks! :)

sabrymagic said...

Ciao Becca,complimenti sia per la casa che per i tuoi lavori,sei bravissima....
Tutto meraviglioso!!
I colori dell'autunno sono fantastici!!
Baci
Sabry!!

Denise said...

I love the cream colors (my fav) and it all looks so warm and cozy for Fall. Fabulous Liz.

Dear Sweet Home said...

Oh my goodness, girl! That is beautiful - it looks like it is straight from a magazine! I love the cream colors...pretty, pretty!

Kathysue said...

Becca this looks so nice. A perfect place to sit!! Now you have me inspired!! Kathysue

PS thank you for your visits and sweet comments on my blog. I so appreciate your visits! xo

Youaretalkingtoomuch.com said...

LOVE this! Thank you so much for posting on my "newbie" linky party! This room is perfect! Love, Your new follower.....Me
www.youaretalkingtoomuch.com

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Becca,
I love it all! Some of my favs are those darling IKEA pots...I just got some on Sunday and thanks for the great idea:) I also love the idea of using the craft paper...so very thrifty...pleas be sure to share all your great ideas over at my NIFTY THRIFTY TUESDAY party.

Blessings,
Linda

Cozy Little House said...

This looks better than a magazine shoot!
Brenda

Carrie @ Dittle Dattle said...

Finally.... enough with all the teasing you have done lately. LOL. I'm such a bad blogger friend. I am so sorry it's take me this long to stop on over.

What a great space! I hope you take time out of your crazy beautiful life to enjoy the fabulous space that you have created. I love you bookcase! I am not surprised to hear that you painted it out in ASCP, but the greatest thing that stopped me in my track was the paper backing. I love the contrast. So spill.... where did you get the love chocolate brown craft paper and how did you attach it? Is it awful that I knew you did something. I feel like a peeping tom that I spotted all the changes you made right away. Maybe I'm a little too obsessed with your beautiful home and your amazing talent for decorating. Jeesh I hope that doesn't creep you out.
And girl, that mirrored chest is amazing! There would have been a fight over it if I was in the store with you. ha ha

After all this time, studying at the feet of the great decorating master (yes, that would be you), I now am able to think like you..... I am referring the felt placemats!!! Great minds think a like.

classic • casual • home said...

Looks beautiful....party ready!!

Pat said...

Loving your fall changes, Becca!

Julie Taylor and Danni Greenwalt said...

I love what you did to your bookcase. Your house looks so festive. Just found your blog. I am going to post bookcases on my blog soon.

CAS said...

I'd be very happy to sit down and have a cup of tea or a glass of wine with you in that room -- so cozy!
:) CAS

Connie @ Salvage Savvy said...

What a gorgeous room! I just love all of it! And the understated fall decor is perfect... you are very talented, I am your newest follower :)

Jenny said...

This looks so great -- love it!

Jenny
www.simcoestreet.blogspot.com

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Becca, what a gorgeous space! This is totally amazing! I love the pumpkins in the galvanized buckets; and the mirrored chest is BEAUTIFUL! Great job!

Inspired by you said...

I seriously want your room! It is beyond lovely. I love the white pumpkins in the little buckets.

Tammy @BeatriceBanks said...

As always, just gorgeous! Love the mirrored chest. I've been spying one too.

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Becca, This room is absolutely gorgeous!! Your Fall decor is stunning and what a beautiful mirrored chest. Thank you for sharing this at the Open House party.
Hugs,
Sherry
ps: Thanks for your kind words on my post about nasty comments.

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

Really, really pretty. I love the taller table in the middle. You are so smart to have all your basic pieces neutral so you can switch things up when you feel like it. I'm trying to do some of that...loved this post. Have a great week!

803momof2boyz said...

I love your style!

Kristens Creations said...

Becca, thanks so much for your sweet comments on the dining room! What are you working on now?? Can't wait to see it!!! Kristen

ReFresh ReStyle said...

Congrats to the leaf and book! You really know how to create a wonderful space!
Debbie

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Absolutely beautiful Becca!! What an inviting pretty room and LOVE that mirrored chest!! I have been searching for one with a nice price tag too~ I'll have to check Tuesday Morning! Thanks for sharing at Feathered Nest Friday!

Val said...

Serious Gorgeousness!

Alison @ The Polohouse said...

Becca,
You really need to open a store.
Seriously, your displays make me want to come to your home and shop!
You are a natural!
xx
A

Alison @ The Polohouse said...

Becca,
You really need to open a store.
Seriously, your displays make me want to come to your home and shop!
You are a natural!
xx
A

Miss Kitty said...

What a great idea to put craft paper in the bookcases! I love the pots redone with pumpkins and raffia AND the cute numbers you added also. I saw your post over at "Autumn Arrives" party.

Hibiscus House said...

I love your room!

Brandi said...

You have such a gorgeous home! I love all of your Fall decor!