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Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Our New Sitting Room ...

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Greetings, friends!

Thanks again so much for your kind comments about our new foyer!  Since we're still hanging out here in our entry, I thought I'd share our sitting room.

While we appreciated the builder "upgrading" the sitting area off of the foyer by enclosing it and making it a "study," we decided to somewhat undo that upgrade by opening it back up a bit.


TA DAAAA!  We had a local contractor widen the opening and add columns:


You see, because we have a two story foyer, we just felt that having one simple door really didn't do anything for the space ... we wanted it to have a bit more impact to balance the soaring ceilings.  


THERE, that's better, isn't it?! We're LOVING the change, and it made me excited to really get going to finish the room!  So, come on in our little sitting room, already splashed with Fall!


I've loved the 4 chair configuration for a long time and was happy to be able to do that in this space!  Of course, I have to thank IKEA because of their extremely budget-friendly Ektorp Jennylund chairs!  


They're really comfy and the additional slipcovers (in a variety of colors) are beyond reasonably priced, as well, making it easy to change them out to suit the seasons or your mood!  And, because you're saving so much moola, it makes it easier to add new curtains in a pretty fabric, without the guilt!  



You might remember our bookcase from the sitting room in our old house.  We thought about putting it in the office upstairs in this house, BUT, it's such a great focal point, that we decided to go ahead and keep it downstairs in this room.


Plus, it's a great place to add our Fall goodies!



Our postcard art still flanks the bookcase, with added sconces this time around:


Another piece making an encore appearance from the sitting room in our old house is our accent chest (from Kirkland's):


We look forward to eventually adding art to each side:


A cute, Fall printable added to a frame I had on hand (am locating the source):


Finally, a simple vase full of cotton (from Kirkland's) completes our seasonal look:


And, there you have it ... our little sitting room!  I look forward to continuing our new home tour with you soon!


Thanks so much for stopping by,

I'm partying with:

Savvy Southern Style/WUW

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58 comments:

Betty W said...

Simply beautiful and elegant!

dresselfamily.blogspot.com said...

Oohh.. Ok where.are your.curtains.from??.and if they are custom made, how much do u pay fir something like that lol
Love it becca

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Beautiful, Becca! Love the four chair configuration. My BFF did that in her sitting room, as well. It makes for a nice conversational area. Love all of your fall accents, as well! You are doing an awesome job on your new home...as I knew you would!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

What a great transformation y'all made. That looks so much better. I love how you decorated the room and the four chairs are a great idea.

Judy said...

i love using 4 chairs...always wanted to but don't have a place to do that (yet)!

guess i'm going to have to break down and get out the fall decor...you always inspire me!

Pinky at Designs by Pinky said...

WHAT a beautiful difference!!! It all looks gorgeous!!! So happy for you and I know how much fun it is to decorate a new house!!!

Andrea at Opulent Cottage said...

It's so fab :) I too have always wanted a room with four comfy chairs for conversation! And the columns are yummy! Love love! xo, Andrea

Sherry @ Thrift My House said...

So pretty! I love the 4 chairs too. Opening up the doorway was perfect! Your new sitting room is gorgeous Becca!

Donna Erickson said...

What can I say? Just beautiful!!!

Susan said...

I love the room!! I didn't know I could get branches of cotton from Kirkland's, so now I'm going to head over there and get some!! Also, where did you find the fabulous drapes!? I love them!! Thanks for sharing!

‚Ą≥artina @ Northern Nesting said...

You did good girl...love the new opening!! Love the way the whole room looks...the 4 chairs...that pretty chest and mirror...and I love your postcard art!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Oh my gosh, Becca, it looks so much better open and with the columns! What a big difference. I love the room! It's so great to see your familiar pieces in the new house. I'm sure you are thrilled to be using them here, too. It just looks wonderful and I love the chairs.

My Cozy Casita said...

Hi Becca! I found your beautiful blog true Polo House Blog, I love the way you decorated your home
so cozy and beautiful
Your sitting room is gorgeous!!!
Blessing
Isora
XOX

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

It looks exactly like you and so pretty. I love it and I love the opening wider with the columns. Stunning.

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Beautiful, Becca! I love the wall gone and we are wanting to do the same thing. Love the sitting room.
xx,
Sherry

Leslie said...

You didn't mention the lighting. Is it new, is it staying? I love seeing your items reinterpreted in your new home.

NanaDiana said...

Hi Becca- Just getting back from a long blogging break. That looks just GREAT. You were smart to open it up- it looks SO much better. Beautiful job- xo Diana

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

There you go again creating a gorgeous room, Becca Style!....what a great idea to take that wall down and add the columns...love the 4 chair configuration and those drapes are beautiful....Great job all around from the new chairs to the great accessories!!...Love, love it!!

Christy James said...

Gorgeous as always!!

Shana Franks said...

Love your idea for opening that space up, Becca! Beautiful fall touches as well. Cant wait to see more :)

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

I love it! The 4 chairs are great and what a wonderful idea. Everything is terrific - great job!!
Mary

Carol said...

Wow, another room has gotten "The Becca Treatment!" The room is so lovely, Becca, and is very charming and welcoming. I really like that you opened up that space and added the columns. I think you are having way too much fun.....heehee!

Betsy@ coastal-colors said...

Becca, this looks gorgeous! You have certainly put your signature style on this area! I love it! What a great idea to add four chairs to your seating area! Your splashes of Fall are a perfect accent color too! Your new home is lovely!

Paige Rose said...

Delightful & Fresh! It's your specialty :)

Paige.Rose

www.TheQuaintSanctuary.blogspot.com

Gypsy Heart said...

Love the chairs! I think the sitting arrangement makes for a cozy setting and conversation. Everything looks beautiful!

xo
Pat
P.S. Do you ever sleep? ;)

Vesna (HOME CHIC CLUB) said...

Beautiful, Becca!Your room looks so much better and elegant!
Hugs,
Vesna

Judi said...

Love it! Every single thing is beautiful. Also think the 4 chair grouping is just a wonderful idea... and the bookcase is perfect there. I could gush more but will just sum it up with" spectacular"!

Melissa Miller said...

What a wonderful idea to open up the space. It looks like it was always that way. Gorgeous room Becca!

Gee Singh Newbanks said...

Beautiful. I have always luved the 4 chair grouping, but alas the Mr. luvs a sofa :/ Going back for another peek :)

Sonny Gianetti said...



you get my vote for Greatest Decor Queen eva~!!!!!
I've never come here and seen you do anything I wouldnt dearly love to have in my own home.
If I ever win the lottery could I buy your home with all the decor intact- pretty please..
I'll be Dreaming of that day.
Sonny

Cynthia said...

What an amazing job and love that postcard artwork. I also love the columns. Adds so much

Cindy

Tina C said...

Wow! Opening that doorway up really makes such a difference. Love the four chairs and the decor is beautiful.

sandra said...

This is just stunning. It looks so much better open and with those columns!!! Love the chairs also!!!

Margaret Pereira said...

Gorgeous!! Love everything you have done to this room Becca!

Dining Delight said...

Stunning! The opened up space is so much more inviting and you've styled it wonderfully (as always!) The chevron pattern in the back of your bookcase adds so much to the look of the room - glad you kept it downstairs. Looking forward to seeing more of your new home.

DD

Tender Heart said...

I'm anxious to see what you do with the columns when decorating for holidays! I have columns between my foyer and sitting room and always do the same thing but want something different and I love everything else you do!!!! :)

Sandra said...

What did you do about the floor where you took the wall out?

It looks wonderful!

Kathy said...

Beautiful. Yes help us out here , we all want to know everything from paint colors to lamps . :)

Maria Elena said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous! What a huge difference it made taking that wall down. Your new home is beautiful!

Calypso In The Country said...

Such a great idea to open that wall up. It really looks like it was meant to be that way! Love the way you decorated the room with the 4 chairs. I have one of those in my office and it is so versatile! Can't wait to see the next space!
Shelley

Elizabeth BlueClearSky said...

Your room looks great and the new entrance is a great transformation.

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

Becca I know moving must have been so hard...but your new home and new life are beautiful! Can't wait to see what you do with the rest of that house. Stunning so far for sure!

Debbiedoos said...

Looks as beautiful as can be Becca. Score on the chairs. They are perfect for that room. I like how you opened it up for sure.

Pam - @diy Design Fanatic said...

Looks gorgeous Becca! Great transformation opening the space up!

Lauren TheEndearingHome said...

Love your sitting room Becca, especially the four chairs, so perfect for the room! Can't wait to see more of your beautiful new home, you must be having so much fun decorating.

Suzan Sweatman said...

What a gorgeous room - wow - it's just perfect !
I'm thinking of doing 4 chairs in a small den - so I'm thrilled to see it here !
XOXO

janet said...

Love the curtains! Will you share your resource info on them please?
Thank you!

Chrissie said...

Beautiful room!! I love the cabinet!

Stacey said...

Your sitting room is perfect and so you!! Love the 4 chairs and all the decor..old and new. Great job. :)

THE FARMHOUSE PORCH said...

I LOVE the change! And you have it decked out beautifully!!

Maria said...

Love everything about this room and love the way you opened it up. I have been searching high and low for curtains...and you have the print and colors I've been looking for like crazy. Can you provide the resource on them please.

Nancy Roberts said...

I love the four chair seating arrangement…makes for such a cozy place to chat, and the way you've decorated everything looks gorgeous! It really made a big difference opening that door up…a really big difference! I bet you love walking in and seeing that first thing!

Nancy

Angie Kasuske said...

The curtains are so perfect! I, too, would love to know where they came from???

amelie larsen said...

Those floors! I love them! Your whole house is beautiful. Thanks for sharing it!Browse Home Decor

k8t said...

Love the curtains! Please share about them!!!

Jim Peters said...

I really would like to get into decorating more. My house just seems so plain everywhere. I think that I need to start with painting the walls. http://www.giftsforthat.net/dept-50030

Scatter29 said...

You have done a great job of decorating this house. I am smitten with the sitting room all opened up. The four chairs are perfect. The room is so inviting!

Jasmyne Martinez said...

Love your house! I was also wondering about the curtains, and after some searching have found the beautiful fabric you used. For anyone else interested the fabric used it is Kravet Latika Paisley In Festival Red Blue Yellow Tan Linen.