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!

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Dittle Dattle/Amaze Me Monday
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A Stroll Thru Life/Tabletop Tuesday
DIY by Design/Fall into Fall Party
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Savvy Seasons/Autumn Arrives
No Minimalist Here/Open House Party
At the Picket Fence/Inspiration Friday