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Sunday, May 5, 2013

Symmetry Rules My World ...

Happy Cinco de Mayo, friends!  I hope you're all out enjoying a tall margarita to celebrate the holiday! If I were a fan of tequila, I know *I* would be.  ;)

Thank you for making me feel better about my crazy *self-inflicted* OCD rules of decorating that I shared in my last post!  I'm glad that I'm not alone (lol)!  It also makes me feel a bit more comfortable sharing one of my latest projects!  

In our house, which is an open floor plan, our dining and sitting rooms sit across from each other, separated by our foyer.  When standing in our great room, you can see into both rooms at the same time.  And, for 7 years, one thing that has bothered me is that the lighting didn't match ... crazy, I know (see, there again my OCD rears its head)!

We finally solved the problem and added "this" beauty in here, which is just like the one in our dining room:  


My crazy self also added the same fabric that's in the dining room in here, as well:


What do you think?  Is this a place you might like to "GATHER?"


Here's what the other chandie used to look like: (I'm really enjoying the "presence" the new crystal one has over this one!)  


The new fabric is a fun change, too. Another matching pillow (made by my neighbor) helps to tie it all together, too:


Of course, coastal accents are still splashed around: 







And, so easy to even add a bit of coastal to a simple frame of my sweet boy (a few years ago) by resting a starfish on the corner:


Sufficed to say, having these matching elements now makes things okay in my crazy little decorating world ... for *now* anyway!  LOL


Is that wrong?  Probably ... but, just please play along with me, okay? :)

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36 comments:

Sabrina@loulousucre said...

I love the change. It's beautiful!! I absolutely love a crystal chandelier.

Susan said...

I LOVE the new chandy. It was made for that room and the way you have it decorated. To be honest, I wouldn't have waited as long as you did to replace it!! Gorgeous and I love the color scheme!!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Just lovely, Becca! I like that you've brought the same things through to the next room. I think it helps with the "flow" of your house.

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Love the new chandy and the whole room.

At The Picket Fence said...

I think the new chandy is just perfect Becca!! Frankly you need something to reflect your sparkling personality, right girl? ;-) Love the entire room so much and now I'm itching to get going on my summer decorating!
Vanessa

Stacey said...

Hello beautiful room! The new chandelier is perfect. Love how light and bright the room is.

Eclectically Vintage said...

Love the bling chandelier! And I love symmetry too - makes our homes peaceful in such a crazy world! Sharing on my FB page now!
Kelly

Betsy@ coastal-colors said...

Becca, I love the matching chandeliers too! Your room looks stunning and so inviting! Great choice!

Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said...

Oh, the crystal chandelier really looks amazing! Your little fella is precious!!! Hope you'll share at Amaze Me Monday!
Blessings,
Cindy

Tammy Henderson said...

The change is just beautiful...love the colors and everything is decorated perfectly!

Designs By Pinky said...

LOVE the new chandy, Becca and your coastal accents make me want to get my shells out too. BUT, I will be patient and wait til Summer. XO, Pinky

Jemsmom said...

I love it!!! Everything looks so beautiful! You just send those old curtains to me if you need to get rid of them!! :-)

Petra said...

What a charming room. I love the two paintings on the wall - really sweet.

Suzy Handgraaf said...

I think the new chandy is beautiful and just makes the room! I was amazed at the difference between the before and after. Have a great week, sweet Becca!

Jennifer O'Brien said...

Love it Becca!!! I am the exact same way! Your home looks so warm, light & pretty. A place I would love to visit, great job! Love the lighting(new). Have a great week, jen

Gypsy Heart said...

Perfect! I love that fabric...looks beautiful with your furniture, etc. Jax is so adorable, regardless of age!

Have a wonderful week ~
xo
Pat

Carol said...

Well, definitely, you needed to have a matching light and fabric to tie everything together. Makes perfect sense to me!

Zolane said...

Beautiful! Each detail is perfect and looks so fresh and inviting. Would you share where you found the chandelier and the name/manufacturer of your drape and pillow fabric, please?

Lauren TheEndearingHome said...

The room is so pretty Becca, and your chandelier is GORGEOUS! I also love the fabric you chose for your curtains and pillows!

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Becca, everything is so fresh and light and sooooo well put together! The chandy really lightens up the room! Perfect choice!!
Becca, you need to come and help me decorate. LOVE your style!

Oh So Shabby said...
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Oh So Shabby said...

I just LOVE the chandelier- i bought one on craigslist that was just so nasty in the pics but i had faith it was a beauty. I bought it for $100 and had a friend pick it up for me. scary sight when it arrived... but oh my gosh........ a little tsp on the crystals I swear i almost cried, it is the most amazing thing i have ever seen, i was going to put some pics on my blog but the pics do not do it justice so i didn't post any. I just wanted to say hello - i see that you are going to haven. looking forward to meeting you. Your house is simply beautiful!!
Lynda- www.ohsoshabby.com

Traci said...

So pretty! I like both chandy's but the new one looks like it just belongs in that room!

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Love the new chandy Becca! The whole room looks FABULOUS...it's my favorite!!

Rooms by Ann said...

That is a beautiful Chandy, It looks lovely in that room.

chateau chic said...

Your gorgeous chandelier makes your living room a real show stopper!
Mary Alice

Lynn @ UpCountry Olio said...

Amazing what just a few changes can do! That chandy just tops is all off. I really love your neutral color scheme, so soothing. A great place to "Gather"

Lynn

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh my word, your new chandy is stunning. I think it is totally magnificent. I love this room, the cowhide rug and the leather ottoman, are such great accent pieces. Beautiful. I would love it if you would like this to my Inspire Me party that is ongoing. This is definitely inspiring. Hugs, Marty

michele said...

love that fabric! the space looks so tranquil and calm.

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michele
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Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said...

Had to come back to thank you for sharing at Amaze Me Monday! Hope you'll add it to your Monday party list! :)
Blessings,
Cindy

Pamela said...

Everything is just gorgeous Becca!

Dorothy Sue and Millie B's too said...

I love your blog. You have an amazing sense of style and I really love that Chandelier!!!! Thanks for sharing.

Kim said...

Hello Miss Becca!!! You continue to amaze me with your decorating skillz!!!

Love everything about this room!
xoxo,
Kim

Angela Betlewicz said...

Beautiful! I would love for you to share this at my new linky party! http://hickorytrailblog.blogspot.com/2013/05/efforts-and-assets-linky-party-1.html - Angela