Sunday, September 28, 2014

Our New Great Room ...

Greetings, friends!  

Here we are ... in an empty great room ... just as it looked right before we moved in:

And, here we are AFTER!  Welcome to our new great room ... all ready for Fall!  One of the first things we did was to have the hardwood continued in here.  It's all throughout the rest of the first floor, so, we decided to bite the bullet and had it done right after we moved in (by the same company who installed the hardwood on the rest of the entire first floor) ... this way, we knew we were getting the same "dye lot" as the rest of the rooms.

Do you ever let your rooms "speak to you" to let you know how they want to be decorated?  Well, I do ... annnnnd, apparently, this space told me that it wanted for me to trade out our wheat colored sofa for a white EKTORP sofa from IKEA ... to add white/beige buffalo check curtains (also from IKEA), along with bamboo roman shades ... and to throw in black accents!  

Colorful "Fall" pillows from Kirkland's (mixed with white/burlap trim pillows and a single burlap pillow from Pottery Barn) warm up the sofa.  An inexpensive throw (from IKEA) adds just a little bit of texture (and warmth on our now chilly mornings).

Simple Fall stems in a glass demijohn stand loud and proud on the sofa table.  And, I couldn't help but flank it with two chunky matching wooden corbels from Home Goods.

I traded out our gold and glass coffee table for our wooden one (from Pottery Barn) to help with the warm and cozy feeling I was going for in here.  (Again, the room "told" me to do this)!

And, here's our "revamped" Fall mantel (yes, I changed it again)!  

I love how crisp the black and white are together, paired with the beautiful colors of Fall.  And, because of this new color palette, I have a feeling I'll simply have to try my hand at a Halloween mantel this year, too!

Moving on around the room, you'll spy our TV ... the builder added an outlet and cable box above the fireplace, BUT, I'm just not a fan of having the TV over the fireplace if I can help it ... you guys know that I "need" that space above the mantel to be able to decorate!

I covered our torn up ottoman top with burlap and threw another comfy throw from IKEA on there ... it's all about the layers during the upcoming months, isn't it?

After looking and looking and LOOKING for nice black and white photos to frame, I turned to one of our "coffee table" books, which had pictures that I love!  Yes, I removed certain pages I wanted to frame (shame), BUT, I look at it as though now I'm showcasing the beautiful pictures instead of hiding them.  

I carried the buffalo check pattern to the other side of the room by folding extra fabric over the back of one of the wing chairs ... of course, I had to add an orange faux pumpkin and black book to balance the colors around the room!  

And, when you're sitting in that wing chair, this is your little ol' view ...

Of course, I had to mirror the photos that I did on the other side of the room on each side of our window.  It's all about "OCD balance" folks.

Just for grins, let's look again: 


Thanks for stopping by!

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Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said... Reply To This Comment


Melissa Miller said... Reply To This Comment

Wow, it's gorgeous Becca! It is warm and your "room" spoke to you well. The pillows are fabulous as well as the new framed book prints. Love it all!

Lisa said... Reply To This Comment

Hi Becca! Your family room looks so warm and inviting! The fall accents really add a nice pop of color! Your new home is beautiful! Happy decorating!!

Shannon Fox said... Reply To This Comment

Beautiful, beautiful Becca.
So you!
It really came together wonderfully!!
Happy first Fall in your new home :)

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

Oh I love it Becca. I have beige and white check drapes in my familyroom and I love how I can add so many different fabrics and colors with them. Great room, I love it all.

Gee Singh Newbanks said... Reply To This Comment

Your room sure knows how to talk. The room is beautiful Becca.

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

Love, love, love it.. I especially love the piece your T.V. is sitting on. The room is so welcoming.
fondly ~lynne~

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

Love, love, love it.. I especially love the piece your T.V. is sitting on. The room is so welcoming.
fondly ~lynne~

Patty Wiles said... Reply To This Comment

What a lovely room Becca.

Donna Erickson said... Reply To This Comment

What a beautiful room. Thanks for the tutorial. I have a hard time pulling my room together past just matching colors!!!

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

Love it all, Becca and I may need to go to Ikea for those drapes!

sandra said... Reply To This Comment

I really love it all!! Even though I'm not an orange girl, your room is fabulous!! I saw a picture that you would like for Christmas (ha-I'm that one that loves Christmas). It is at Kohls and it is a winter scene in black and white, just a thought!! Enjoy your room, every view is gorgeous!!!

Shelia said... Reply To This Comment

Hi Becca! Oh your room is just stunning! Love the white and black and the drapes look perfect! I haven't been to Ikea in so long and now I see a trip in my future. Love your beautiful decorating style.
be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Elizabeth BlueClearSky said... Reply To This Comment

What a great room, Becca! I love the size and those gorgeous new floors too. The colours are very pretty and you are great at balancing everything. That was a great idea to use the book for your photos, especially if you really like them. Love the beige and white check. I have the same check pillows from IKEA but mine are grey and white. I didn't see the beige and white or it would have been a tough choice.

Judi said... Reply To This Comment

My rooms talk to me too. They keep saying "Copy Becca, copy Becca!" Think it's time I started listening.

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said... Reply To This Comment

Becca,, this is so pretty! When your rooms speak, you listen! Love the black and white with the pops of fall color. It is so crisp and fresh; yet, very cozy! I am sure you are having a fabulous time with your decorating!

Stacey said... Reply To This Comment

Just beautiful! I love how light and bright everything is. You chose wonderful furnishings and accessories for your room.

Pinky at Designs by Pinky said... Reply To This Comment

Becca, it looks beautiful! Love the drapes and all the COLOR!!!! Happy Fall!!!!

Shannon said... Reply To This Comment

I love everything about this room! Love the Fall colors, the black and white pictures on the wall and those curtains. I'm off to find them online to make sure they are in stock by me ;)
Thank you for sharing, can't wait to see the other rooms in your new home.

Paige Rose said... Reply To This Comment

Becca, your home is so cozy! The curtains are amazing along with the all the accessories !! <3 it!


kksmom said... Reply To This Comment

Becca, I would love to know where I could purchase that orange throw! LOVE YOUR ROOM!

Becca said... Reply To This Comment

Thank you, kksmom ... I found the throw at Tuesday Morning last year, but, they may have them back again this year. I've seen similar ones at Home Goods, too. :)

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

Hey, Pretty Lady! I've missed so many of your posts and I didn't even know you had moved! I'll be sure to go back and see what I've missed. This is a beautiful room, done in "Becca Style"! It's so big! I am so loving buffalo check and I think the black adds a nice balance. This is such a chic but cozy room, I just love it! :)

Jane xx

Josh, Austin and Kaleigh said... Reply To This Comment

I ADORE your decorating style!! Would you kindly tell me the name of your drapes?? Those are absolutely perfect and I'm unable to find anything but the Berta Ruta fabric. Did you make them with just fabric? Thank you!!

Sally @DrinkingFromMySaucer said... Reply To This Comment

Another beautiful room, Becca! Can you tell me where you found your Roman shades? I think something like that might work in my room...

Kelly said... Reply To This Comment

Oh it's so pretty! I love your new sofa and the crisp white and black colorscheme that you have. You'll have so much flexibility with that. Your pops of orange in the room are perfect for Fall.

Carol said... Reply To This Comment

Amazing, Becca, just how knowledgeable, albeit rather bossy, that great room is! I think it's been reading your mind behind your back, because this looks so much like a "Becca Original" to glad you listened to what the room told you to do, because it is glorious! I love everything!

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

It looks fabulous girl!

Maria Elena said... Reply To This Comment

Sooo pretty, Becca! Your new home looks so beautiful! You sure know how to make a place warm and inviting. I love the drapes! I have been looking for exactly those ones for my home library. I didn't know IKEA sold them. Very pretty! Have a good week. xoxo Maria

The Tuscan Home said... Reply To This Comment

WOW!!! Your Great Room is so lovely, you did a fabulous job putting it altogether. I love the basket that says warmth, such a cute idea! Gotta tell you, I love your floors....pretty, pretty, pretty! The colors and arrangement of the furniture is top notch, my friend! I wanna see more....:) xo, Liz

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

Your family room is gorgeous Becca! You've done a great job.

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

It looks great, Becca! Love that you just went with what the room was telling you. The curtains are great. Love the buffalo check. I'm not a fan of televisions over the fireplace either and was glad we didn't go that route here. I'm sure it looks wonderful from any angle, but that certainly is a pretty nice view from the chair!

Anonymous said... Reply To This Comment

Love the wall color. What is it?

Holly Austin said... Reply To This Comment

Beautiful room! I love the wall color, I'm actually going in the morning to pick out the perfect neutral. Do you mind sharing what the color is? Thanks :)

Martha Hinkle said... Reply To This Comment

Love your room; looks so welcoming and comfy. I've been looking for a coffee table and sofa table; where did you get yours?

Shannon said... Reply To This Comment

Becca, this is great! Did you buy those curtains recently? I don't see them on the IKEA website anymore! :(

Becca said... Reply To This Comment

Thanks, Holly and Alicia! The wall color is Ben Moore's Manchester Tan.

Becca said... Reply To This Comment

Shannon ... it's actually fabric, not pre-made curtains. Here's the link:

The only "bad" thing is that they don't sell it online ... so, if you don't have an IKEA near you, hopefully, you have a friend or family member who is who would go grab some for you! (At only $8.99/yd, it's worth the shipping fee!) :)

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

BEAUTIFUL Becca...I love every single detail!! I have the matching duvet in my master like your the buffalo check!

Pamela said... Reply To This Comment

Everything looks beautiful Becca. Enjoying watching you transform the new place.

Betsy@ coastal-colors said... Reply To This Comment

Becca, your family room is lovely! I love all the pops of color you added for Fall! The Buffalo checked drapes are a fabulous accent in this room! The Pottery Barn table is perfect; I love the natural wood top! Your revamped mantle is great! Your family room is ready for a magazine feature!

Minda said... Reply To This Comment

The room is great! Did you use the IKEA fabric for the curtains or does IKEA have panels ready made? I didn't see any on their site. :-(
Your room has made me seriously consider switching from my cool grey/blue colors to nice warm colors!

Minda said... Reply To This Comment

Oops! I just noticed I wasn't the only one curious about the curtains! lol

reFresh reStyle said... Reply To This Comment

Beautiful Becca! Love it all :)

Anonymous said... Reply To This Comment

Where did you get your demijohn vase from? So pretty! Love your blog and home!

Ji Yeon said... Reply To This Comment

Thanks for sharing, nice post!

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