Saturday, October 15, 2011

The *Rest* of the Story ...

Since I shared our Fall mantel the other week, it occurred to me that I haven't shown the rest of the great room in quite awhile!  Of course, things have changed a bit in here (I know you're shocked) ... feel free to take a peek around.

Here's the *new* look.  When we added crown molding throughout our home, we REALLY wanted to add it in this room, but, because of the vaulted ceiling, it just wouldn't look right (so they said).  Bummer:

In my lighten and brighten *lollapalooza* that has been taking place in our home this year, I replaced our striped accent chairs with two slipcovered wing chairs that were in another room:

Pillows on sale from Pottery Barn add a splash of Fall colors ... the French pillow is from TJ Maxx:

I placed my old faux fur rug from IKEA on the ottoman for added texture and coziness.  Oh, and I totally copied my buddy, Carrie, at Dittle Dattle and raced to Big Lots to buy two of these rusty/orange pillows after she featured them in her fabulous Fall great room.  Thanks, Carrie:

Leftover fabric that has been sitting in my closet forever is now scrunched up and serving as a base for my coffee table vignette (created with things I already had ... I LOVE free decorating):

Of course, I had to mix in a few feathers:

Here's the Fall mantel a-GAIN (that I recently added one coat of Annie Sloane's Old White chalk paint and distressed a bit):

Another painted piece (AS Old White/Chateaux Grey) has a touch of Fall on top:

A-NOTHER victim of my paint brush ... fun seeing the reflection of the mantel in the mirror:

I picked up these fun envelope prints from Marshalls this summer:

Love the vibrant pumpkin from Pier One (so much so that bought three of them on sale), which is paired with a lamp I recently scored at a consignment shop ... only $19!  I saw a lamp very similar to this one at Home Goods for $49!  And, hey, who says you can't use your remote as part of your vignette!  LOL. 

On each side of our French door, I replaced our humongo prints with smaller ones ... I also scored these mirrored tables this past summer at Tuesday Morning.  And, for an inexpensive touch of Fall, I added burlap bows to the lampshades:

 Yup, another Pier One pumpkin, this one nestled in greenery and feathers, all of which is perched on a small white pedestal:

View from the breakfast area ... it's funny how the afternoon light makes the paint color (Sherwin Williams Restrained Gold) looks so much darker and gold than it truly is ... I plan on continuing the Manchester Tan in this area, as well ... SOMEday:

And, since it's Fall, you *know* what that means in this house ... time for the Fall "Family" tree, which I'll share next time:

Thanks so much for stopping by and have a fabulous weekend!

Come on over and party at these fabulous blogs:

Dittle Dattle/Amaze Me Monday
Liven Things Up/Itz Festival Time
My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia/Tuesday's Treasures
Coastal Charm/Nifty Thrifty Tuesday
A Stroll Thru Life/Tabletop Tuesday
DIY by Design/Fall into Fall Party
Savvy Southern Style/WUW
Savvy Seasons/Autumn Arrives
No Minimalist Here/Open House Party
At the Picket Fence/Inspiration Friday


Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said... Reply To This Comment

Wow! Love the changes to your family room. Each touch is wonderful.. I'm loving your "new" lamp, bargain!!! And the horse statue girl I'm wanting to find one of those.. love the pumpkin topiary.. hugs ~lynne~

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said... Reply To This Comment

Oh Becca, your home is so beautiful and all of your fall touches are fabulous. I love everything. I drooled over every picture. We just got home last night and I wanted to thank you for being such a fabulous guest host while we were gone. You are such a gracious and lovely person, thanks tons. Hugs, Marty

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said... Reply To This Comment

Looking good, Becca. Thanks for sharing and I still love that chateau gray chest.

At The Picket Fence said... Reply To This Comment

Ahhhh!!! I had those postcard prints in my cart at TJ Maxx and then put them back because I wasn't sure where to hang them in my house! I'm kicking myself now after seeing them on your wall!:-) They look so pretty as does everything else about this room. It all looks so gorgeous my friend!

Karen said... Reply To This Comment

I love the changes! That room is so cozy, and your eye for detail is right on. About crown moulding~ we have vaulted ceilings throughout our home and we backed off with moulding because of that fact. One of my neighbors had hers done, and all I can say is it looks amazing. You would think it would look weird, but it doesn't. I am bummed that we didn't do it. I've had many "men" tell me things like "that wont work or look good", but they just can't always visualize the end result. I remember one telling me hanging my curtain rods high above my windows would look awful. With 5 or 6 ft of space above. Those rods needed some height. Have a great weekend!

Gypsy Heart said... Reply To This Comment

Outstanding!! Love it all ~ and the feathers are so fun. Love me some feathers and bling ~ :-) Hey, I really need you to come visit and decorate...I'll provide the wine!

I took down all my fall & Halloween decor yesterday evening...except for 2 pumpkins. I'm not crazy...I promise! I think I've been clearing out so much and tossing/donating that it was making me feel claustrophobic. I have a small space so I think that makes a difference. I will enjoy yours from afar!

Hope you're having a fab weekend ~ why don't you put that paint brush down for a bit? LOL

P.S. LOVE the Chateau grey and white paint job!

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Gypsy Heart said... Reply To This Comment

P.S. Sorry about the dupe posts ~ problems with Blogger this morning, even using Google Chrome.

What I wanted to say is, forget what "they" said (prolly a man) about the crown moulding in a vaulted area. I've seen it done and it's gorgeous!


Blondie's Journal said... Reply To This Comment

You've worked your magic touch again, Becca! I love all the changes and your fall decor. And you really know how to get a deal...I really like the lamp and the prints. And I love how you add your own touches with the fabric and the burlap bows! Lovely!!


Savvy Seasons said... Reply To This Comment

You certainly have the decorating touch! All your fall touches right down to the new "brighter and lighter" look is brilliant! I love the mirrored table from Tuesday morning. I just saw those there yesterday and was debating about getting one. Your mantle is dreamy, LOVE it!! I can't wait to see your fall family tree, great idea!

Have a wonderful weekend! XOXO ~Liz

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said... Reply To This Comment

Beautiful as always my friend! I love those envelop prints and how you added the burlap bows to your lamp shades, nice touch! Can't wait to see your fall family tree! Martina

Anonymous said... Reply To This Comment

Wow! Your home is really Beautiful, you are quite the decorator! Thank you for visiting my blog!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said... Reply To This Comment

Really lovely, Becca! You got some great deals in there! I was thinking along the lines of Restrained Gold {or similar in BM} for the sunroom. I've tried to live with the existing green, but it's just not working for me. It looks great on your walls; would you recommend it?

Ramblings of a Southern Girl ~ Rhonda G said... Reply To This Comment

Beautiful and cozy space! Love the drapes and the way you have them hung! :)

sabrymagic said... Reply To This Comment

Becca sono bellissime le tue decorazioni autunnali!!

Emelia DiCarlo said... Reply To This Comment

Just so elegant and very dreamy and beautiful Becca. You have creative spirit and endless wonderful ideas you are blessed with and sharing with us.Thank you.

Judy said... Reply To This Comment

love it all becca, especially your fireplace/mantel. can't wait to see the fall tree, i would love to do one but not sure the hubs will get mine out of the attic until christmas....maybe next year!


Sweet Tea said... Reply To This Comment

Love all the pretties - touches of Fall and color and texture everywhere. Good job!

Debbiedoo's blogging and blabbing said... Reply To This Comment

Looking gorgeous! I can't wait to see your Fall tree! You have everything looking so warm and cozy the tree will be a wonderful added touch.

Pam - diy Design Fanatic said... Reply To This Comment

Becca, your home looks absolutely gorgeous with all your fall decorating! I love your new pillows!

Shannon@FoxHollowCottage said... Reply To This Comment

Hey, we have to keep those remotes handy. That way, the hubbys let us decorate whatever we want, right? ;)

All looks devine~Shannon

Pamela said... Reply To This Comment

Becca it all looks so warm and inviting! I love your pottery barn pillows and your lam with the burlap bow! I am working on adding lighter colors as well but it is taking awhile. I have one slip cover down and now the couch to go. I HATE ironing things that large.

Sheets on the line, love in my heart. said... Reply To This Comment

Hi Becca!
I am rebecca :) you house looks to it's WAY PAST's stunning! My favorite thing is the mantle!! such wonderful ideas you have given me!!

Gayle Page-Robak said... Reply To This Comment

Everything looks fabulous, Becca...loved seeing it! Hugs, Gayle.

Gail said... Reply To This Comment

O'Becca, your home is beautiful with all your fall touches. I remember your fall tree from last year and can't wait to see it again.

Enjoy your evening,

CAS said... Reply To This Comment

It looks so pretty, Becca. Although my home is on kind of a "color high," I love the look & appreciate the beauty of the all the whites & creams. I had to laugh when I saw your feathers. Love that added element, but every time I bring some into the house, my cat goes nuts! Yeah, Abby the mighty hunter who's aftraid of her own shadow. It is a funny thing to watch!
:) CAS

Cheryl said... Reply To This Comment

Your room is beautiful...I love all of the colors and textures you used. I enjoyed seeing your mantle but seeing the whole room was a special treat. Thanks for sharing it with us.
Cheryl at My Sister's Cottage

Cindy said... Reply To This Comment

What a beautiful room! So warm and inviting! Love your pillows and all the fall touches. Your mantle is gorgeous!

Sanghamitra Bhattacherjee(Mukherjee) said... Reply To This Comment

Fantastic fall post!Your home looks great and gorgeous colours. Thanks for sharing.
Hope to see you on my blog:)

Emreen said... Reply To This Comment

Love the fall decor at your mantel... Love the window frame , the pumpkins... !! Beautiful... And that lamp is a gorgeous find ...!!

Would love to see you at the blog party for festival / seasonal decor at my blog :

Carrie @ Dittle Dattle said... Reply To This Comment

Becca, Becca, Becca.... I am so honored {{blush}} that you mentioned my name on your fabulous blog and that I could inspire you!

Girl, I didn't know you picked up two of the mirrored side-tables! I am doubly jealous of you now. I love love love the artwork above them. Do you remember where you got them?

I see Mr. Rooster likes to travel around in your house. ha ha And thank you for keeping it "REAL" by using accessories that you already have like the remote!

Everything is gorgeous as usual!

Marianne said... Reply To This Comment

Hey Becca, beautiful as always, love all of your autumn touches. Crown molding on vaulted ceiling is a tough one. We haven't done ours yet but my neighbor had her entire house done and its just gorgeous. Was definitely the work. Where did you get your slip cover for the wing chair. I'm looking for one and can't find it.
Marianne :)

Ivy and Elephants said... Reply To This Comment

OMG! I love everything! What a gorgeous home you have and all your ideas for fall are amazing! That burlap on the lamps...genius!
New follower here!

Decorating with Cents said... Reply To This Comment

I absolutely love your fall colors, everything looks great especially the new lamp!

THE FARMHOUSE PORCH said... Reply To This Comment

Thanks for following me Becca! What a gorgeous house you have. I'm following!♥Linsey

Rosemary@villabarnes said... Reply To This Comment

Can't single out one thing. I love it all.

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said... Reply To This Comment

What pretty rooms! I love your gorgeous fireplace! So glad you came by! I'm headed for your "follow" button too!

ReFresh ReStyle said... Reply To This Comment

Becca, I love your decorating style! Everything looks great, even that remote:) I am lighten things up around here too! I'm so slow though! Have a wonderful day!

Patricia Torres said... Reply To This Comment

This is simply amazing.. What a beautiful home you have... Do drop by to Colours Dekor.. and join the linky party as well..

Teresa@oursoutherncountryhomeandfarm said... Reply To This Comment

You have everything looking beautiful as always, Becca. I would have such a hard time picking a favorite. I still haven't shown all of my fall, and haven't even taken pics! Oh well, have a great day.

Jenny @ Simcoe Street said... Reply To This Comment

Thanks for your visit and sweet comment. i absolutely love your style and am following :)


Alison @ The Polohouse said... Reply To This Comment

I LOVE your home!
There are so many things I wanted to comment on and now I cannot remember them all!
Love your mantle!
Looks terrific! I love the feathers you have added to your vignettes and the pillows on your sofa.
That fur throw on your ottoman lokos great, love the texture.
You made me laugh about the remote control in the picture! A permanent fixture all over our house too...until my hubbie walks in and it becomes an additional appendage to his person!!!

Oh my. Said too much.
Love it all. You have a gorgeous place there. Thanks for sharing it all.

Designs By Pinky said... Reply To This Comment

Your room looks fantastic, Becca! You should do a tutorial on the stacked pumpkins near your FP! Love that! The whole room looks wonderful. Love the new mirrored tables!!! XO, Pinky

Honey at 2805 said... Reply To This Comment

You are always working your magic, Becca. The changes so all so nice, and the lamp is such a great score! The fall touches create a welcoming and festive look! I'll be waiting for the tree post!

And I'll be wait for the creative magic you are up to in the bathroom too!

Elizabeth (Blue Clear Sky) said... Reply To This Comment

What a pretty room! I am extremely intrigued by the Fall famiily tree and can hardly wait to see more photos. Thanks for stopping by and becoming my 500th follower (actually there were 2 500th as numbers sometimes go up and down.) I'm following you now too.

Debbie@Mountain Breaths said... Reply To This Comment

I can't wait to see the Fall Family tree! I stashed away your idea last year ;o) Of course, I haven't even starting printing the photos. LOL

Karen said... Reply To This Comment

Becca, such great fall decor. Love your coffee table - the red apples are eye-catching.

Sally said... Reply To This Comment

I love it! I think I have the same disorder...just when I think I have it how I want, I feel the need to change it again! Love your blog & thank you for following mine!!

Kelly said... Reply To This Comment

I really enjoyed the tour of your family room. I love all the lighter color touches you've added. The mirrored chest is beautiful! I'd like to have one of those. (Although, I have no idea where I'd put it. Ha!). I really like your new lamp from the consignment store too. That's a great buy! Your mantel is gorgeous as well. All that trim around it just sets it off so nicely. You really have the knack for decorating.

The Brewers said... Reply To This Comment

Love it! Just a thought- we had a vaulted ceiling in our old house, and we thought about adding crown moulding just on the walls that ran the length of the room with end caps on either end. It was something that we had seen in a mag and really liked- but we ended up selling before we got to that project !

Val said... Reply To This Comment

Becca, your style speaks to me!! I love it.

Emreen said... Reply To This Comment

Thank You so much for linking to the party ( ... Hope to see you in with more and more entries... The party is open upto 5th Jan that you can link in your christmas posts too... ;-) ;-)

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said... Reply To This Comment

So many pretty things!! Your mantle is magnificent!!
I think your post should be entitled Great Fall Room rather than Fall Great room!! LOL!!

I see you have a fall tree. I have Holiday trees up year round for every Holiday and season!!
And 14 trees at Christmas time!! I know....I am crazy!!


Alicia @ Sweet Ava Kate said... Reply To This Comment

I ADORE your decorating style. Your home is beautiful! I especially LOVE your fall mantel. I hope to create a ceiling to floor mantel similar to yours. I pinned it in my Pinterest! I'm your newest follower too! Hope you stop by @

Glamorous Mommy said... Reply To This Comment

I've featured your mantle on my blog. I would love for you to visit and take a look!