Sunday, September 27, 2009

~Family Room Re-Do AGAIN~

This is what the family room looked like with the red curtains. Since this photo was taken I have added the cream curtains, changed the pillows, added the yellow wing back chair that was in our bedroom and changed the lamp shade from cream to the red and white toile. You can click to enlarge any photo if you like.
The floral pillows you see on the plaid couch were on the cream couch that is in the front room and since I just made the blue and white toile pillows for the cream couch, I thought the floral pillows would look like nice with the plaid they also match the ottoman. I have been wanting to change the curtains and wanted to tone down some of the red although I do love red and always will, but it was time for a change. I still have a lot of red accents through out this room and throughout the entire house.
I still need to have a stain glass window made for the window in the corner. I hope by Christmas so the room will be complete. The walls are the same light butter yellow as in the kitchen, but they didn't photograph well with all the light that filters into the room.
We do most of our living in this room since the T.V is here and we can see it from the kitchen.

I made the cream afghan a few years ago, we have afghan's in every room of our home.
You can see the new french blue wall that was just painted, it picks up the blue in the floral fabric.

I had to take most of the pictures with the curtains drawn unless I held the camera to the side as to avoid the glare. Some of the color might be off a bit because of all the light. I think I need to take a photography class. Really I do.

Enjoy your week and keep creating,


BECKY said...

Hi Elizabeth! I think this looks wonderful! So clean and fresh, and I love how the new floral pillows mimic the stained glass...which is gorgeous!! My breakfast nook and kitchen are that buttercream and I just love it! You did a beautiful job! Isn't it just so much fun to "play house"?? I've been puttering around with fall and having a good ol' time!

Blessings to you sweetie!
Have as joyful week!

Traci said...

Elizabeth,The room looks very cozy and inviting. LOOOOVE the pillows! Of course I'am a flower finatic. I also like the french blue wall very nice splash of colors. Traci

The Cutest Cottage Lamps said...

Your family room looks just fabulous Elizabeth! I love the florals and plaid together! Especially the red & yellow colors - and your windows! I can't wait to see what they will look like when you get the other one done! So pretty! Thanks for stopping by, and don't be afraid of that flu shot...we have had one every year and haven't gotten the flu yet (thank you,Lord!)

Penny from Enjoying The Simple Things said...

I love all of the changes you are making! It is really fabulous....

Melinda said...

Hi Elizabeth--
Nice changes you have made. I like the curtain change and the yellow chair addition.
Sometimes photography is hard to get just right but you did great!


Connie said...

Ohhh, Elizabeth, I love it, sweetpea! Yes, I could live in that room very easily. I love red and yellow together but also plaids and flowers fabric. Just lovely.


Like what you've done here - really inviting and comfy looking.

Mami said...

It must be wonderful Cristmas at your living room.Lovely pink roses pillows. Stained glass is nice!! Thank you for shring.

Connie said...

Elizabeth, I used Simplicity 5154 and McCalls 5505 and combined them together to make my own. I just needed some kind of "measurements" to know how long and wide to make them, sugar. Now I have to make a small one for a 3 year old so she can bake with her grammy! I love doing these more than anything. Gives me a great creative outlet!

My son's dream job is gold pro, but he's actually a nurse! He went back to school to get a nursing degree this time so he could work nights and get off early and go golfing! He lives in Moreno Valley - southern Calif. We were in northern before we moved here.


blushing rose said...

What a charming decor. The changes are perfect. I love the rose fabrics.

Have a lovely autumn week. TTFN ~Marydon

Barb said...

Hi Guys,

Love the changes. I liked the "before" as well.


Unknown said...

Hi, The room looks great I love the new cream curtains, such a warm looking place, Have a sweet day! x

Kathy @ Sweet Up-North Mornings... said...

Hi Elizabeth!... I do like your living room redo...really like the new curtains and we do have the same white round tables!!! I could kick myself...when I bought this one a couple years ago $65.00 at a furniture storage place there was also a larger one for $80.00 and I just wasn't thinking!!! I only bought the one...sigh. Yhey were such a deal, I should have taken them both. When I finally came to my sences and went back there...gone! Procrastinating...not a good thing! Your room looks so cozy and inviting it's no wonder you spend most of your time in there! Your couch is charming too...You take great pictures by the way... I have found that every photo looks better in the house when you don't use the flash. Turn on all the lights you possibly drapes and then turn your flash off and click away! Hope your week is wonderful, xoxo~Kathy @ Sweet Up-North Mornings...

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

I absolutely LOVE the new look. Extrememly warm and inviting! Great job!
Also, I scrolled down to see what you did with your 8 yards of blue toille. Oh my goodness...I loved it all. The slipcovers, pillows, lampshades. Kudos to you. : )

nannykim said...

Hi--thanks for visiting my spindle cottage blog. I agree with you that it is fun to change up things and to mix things around. I like those pillows on your couch--a really pretty touch. I also like the yellow of the walls (and I agree it is hard to capture the right colors at times!!). I love red, yellow and blue too! I know what you mean, about changing curtains. My house needs a lot more light than it gets so I usually don't cover with much...but then it is a bit frustrating because it does need something! Sometimes I tuck the ends of the little curtains that I have at the tippy top of some of my windows up into the hardware to make them shorter so more light will come in....hmmmm, ah well.

Shirleyanne said...

You have a lovely living room.
Looks truly inviting & homely.
I need to change mine abit.

Many thanks for your kind comments you leave on my blog.

Take Care!

Connie from Beverly Hills California said...

Elizabeth, Your room looks beautiful. Great job!! Hugs! Connie

Vee said...

It's beautiful and cozy. I could happily spend time there!

sandy said...

wow, looks beautiful, thanks for letting us peek in. Love the new look.

joyh82 said...

Love the re-do and love that stained glass window, how pretty!