Friday, March 18, 2011

~Finally Finished~


I think I'm finally finished with my Living Room makeover. My husband thinks I should leave the same things in every room forever......that's what he would do. Every time I asked him to help me hang something, all he would say is "didn't we just put this up?" Yeah, six years ago, I would reply. I love changing it up and my style seems to change quite often....I'm obsessed with so many things.

When looking back at these photos, the words that come to mind are "rustic elegance" with lots of chippy architectural pieces mixed in with mirrors, glass and chandeliers. I'm not so thrilled with my furniture in this room. It's more practical than anything. I love the white slipcovered look in other people's homes, but it would honestly drive me crazy. Maybe when my kids are grown, but for now brown is a great color for my family. Next stop.....the kitchen. Enjoy! xoxo, K.



I decided this new shelf was too busy, so I simplified it with just a few items.

I'm linking at Common Ground for VIF tonight. Thanks for being such a gracious hostess every week Debra.

74 comments:

  1. Your home does not look like "kids" live there...truly...too neat looking for "youngin's" running around in it, or teenagers leaving things all over the place.
    Such a pretty home.
    Really like your lighting and wood floors.
    Rose

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  2. It looks so lovely Kathleen! You have such an artistic eye with furniture and accessory placement! I love my slipcovered white furniture...but it does drive me crazy! I am pretty much constantly washing those slipcovers and thinking of how much easier my life would be with brown upholstery!
    Have a wonderful weekend!
    Best Wishes and Blessings,
    Amanda

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  3. Your living room looks wonderful. I especially like the stacked benches by the stairs!

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  4. Ohhhhhh I HEART your big cherbus in front of the fireplace!!!!! Everything looks lovely! I know what you mean about all white, I have to have some color in there too but I think all white looks lovely in other people's homes:)

    You did a wonderful job, it's gorgeous!

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  5. I love the finished look. It has kind of a beachy feel too, along with the rustic elegance :-)
    Blessings,
    Marcia

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  6. GORGEOUS!!!! What a beautiful job you did Kathleen. I can see all of your touched throughout. Happy weekend my friend.

    xo
    Kate

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  7. Oh my...those stacked benches by the stairs...love, love, love! I was at Monticello this week...love your space there too!

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  8. I love your living room, it just beautiful, and I'm also loving the table's stacked by your stairway, it looks great! Thanks for sharing!
    Hugs~~~ Daphne

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  9. Hi Kathleen, I think this is the first time I've seen wide shots of your rooms. Your spaces are gorgeous, and I so agree about the sofa and chair covers. If I had white, they'd be in the wash every week! Your white armoire is so pretty, thanks so much for showing us around and for linking up with VIF!!
    big hugs,
    Debra

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  10. I love it ALL!!! I wish I lived there. My husband says the SAME thing~

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  11. I'm not there yet. I wish I were finished "for now" with my living room. Still dink'n around with it.

    I off to find any previous post with before pix...
    you living room is beautiful
    ~making mine beautiful, Pat

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  12. I think your makeover is wonderful! I especially like your architectural pieces...they "draw me in" everytime. Thanx for sharing and keep junkin'...Tiff

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  13. Kathleen you have some really great pieces here.
    I totally agree with you about the white slipcovers. Maybe in a fairytale land where pets and kids don't exist...wait who am I kidding I would last two seconds in a white room. LOL
    Hope you do get a chance to come down our way please let me know if you ever do, I would love to meet up!
    Amy

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  14. Your home is beautiful! I think your furniture looks just fine.I tried the white slipcovers and it didn't work for me.Way to much work & worry! I love the two benches together.Thanks for sharing~Cheers Kim

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  15. BEAUTIFUL!!! ♥♥♥ :) Just lovely!

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  16. Your living room makeover is gorgeous, I've also been a little frightened by the white slipcover look although I love it, so my sofa is vintage and falling to pieces :-) I absolutely adore your hall table/stand against the stairs - just divine!

    Jem xXx

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  17. Oh, sooooo pretty! Love your stacked benches and well, I could list everything in the room...you have great taste! (and your furniture looks so cozy...gotta' live in the midst of things being pretty, and you've done an excellent job!)

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  18. Your living room looks lovely ~ love that mirror

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  19. Wow....your rooms are absolutely incredible. I love all of the great finds that you have perfectly placed. You have got to be loving your new look. You have inspired me. Thank you....and my hubby thanks you too.....not.
    Hugs
    becky

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  20. Wow....I love it!

    My favorite is your stacked benches by the stairs...oh and of course the mirror and...well everything!

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  21. Its stunning, I love love love it. I dont know where to start the beautiful mirror, the cabinet, the clock, the cushions...oh its heaven. You have made it ook amazing, great job...ill stop gushing now have a fab weekend x

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  22. I love that coffee table! Everything is gorgeous! Thanks for sharing.8>)

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  23. Kathleen,
    Your details are always so lovely and beautifully placed!

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  24. Wow! Your changes look great! I wish I could finish my house! To many irons in the fire right now!
    Theresa
    aka:tot

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  25. It's gorgeous. Magazine-worthy gorgeous! My husband is EXACTLY the same way as yours AND would say something very similar. Clueless. I always say "why do you waste your breath" LMBO! Gotta love him!
    Great post. Happy VIF
    Roselle

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  26. Kathleen your place is GORGEOUS! I am now ready to move in with you. lol.

    I love the look of the white furniture as well , but not at all practical for us. Happy weekend!
    Blessings~

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  27. What a gorgeous living room, Kathleen! I love all of the wonderful architectural elements, and your coffee table is amazing! I also really love all of your mirrors, and the brown and white palette is perfect!

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  28. It looks gorgeous! I love the neutral colors. My favorite is the two tiered shelf you've created by the stairs. Amazing!

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  29. That is absolutely gorgeous!!!
    I am cracking up at what you said
    about your husband because that
    is exactly like mine ~ The totally
    don't like change and it drives me
    nuts!!

    Thank you for sharing your beautiful
    home with us ~

    xoxo
    Lori

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  30. Hey Kathleen,

    You did good, it looks wonderful. I have to say that my fav is the stacked benches with the architectural elements (be still my heart)!

    Let me tell you about white couches... I don't care what anyone says, they are hard to keep clean, and I don't have little ones around except for my grandson on weekends.

    I had to laugh when you mentioned your husband...mine is the same way. In fact yesterday (while he was at work), my son was off and he helped me move cupboards, electronic and hang shelves. I'm lovin it, but I still need to 'fluff'!

    Have a wonderful weekend..hope you have good weather...it's hot here!

    Blessings,
    Susie

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  31. oh, its gorgeous!!! you have the BeSt treasures ever!

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  32. Kathleen, it's really beautiful. I would love to see your home featured at The Old Painted Cottage. It's wonderful, xoxo tami

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  33. Such a *gorgeous* room. I like all the architectural antiques and the stacked benches vignette (my very favorite). Your homem is so welcoming and pretty!!! :D

    (((hugs))),
    Ricki Jill

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  34. Oh, its gorgeous!! Love the muted colors, the big mirror, the natural elements, the soft lighting.... just all of it! Thanks for showing us!

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  35. So stunningly lovely! There isn't one thing that isn't gorgeous! I adore that round table, but also love so many other elements!!!

    What a great eye for beauty you have! And I love the contrast with the beige...I'm slowly starting to go from earth tones in my home to an eclectic mix that will wind up being simple rustic elegance.

    Thanks so much for sharing, and for how you inspire me!! :o)
    Have a joyful weekend!!
    Becky

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  36. Wow!! Everything looks wonderful; something you would see in a magazine!! I too like to change things up a bit, as it helps to "freshen" up the look of your home :)

    Warmest hugs, Brenda

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  37. You have such a beautiful home! I love the living room decor and think it has enough white and the browns warm it up. I really like the paint colour on the walls. Could you share what it is please? Is it quite sagey or more blue? I am planning on painting our interior and that colour really interests me. I also love the double benches next to the stair well. Beautiful! Have a great weekend. Pamela

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  38. what a stunning home you have, I've given up decorating for the time being, my grandson has kinda taken over
    hugs

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  39. Everything looks wonderful. I love your choice of accessories. Beautiful room. Hugs, Marty

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  40. Kathleen, Your home is so pretty with lots of unique details. Love the mirror and the urn on the hearth.
    Hugs,
    Sherry

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  41. Yum, yummy! I love it Kathleen!!

    Sheila

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  42. it's absolutely gorgeous. so many wonderful touches everywhere. i could easily spend lots of time in your lovely room! can't wait to see the kitchen makeover! Bonne chance! TFS!

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  43. You have a wonderful variety of unique things in your living room. It makes it all jsut beautiful and interesting!

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  44. It looke perfect, I LOVE your coffee table! Fantastic pics, Janna

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  45. Love the stacked benches and the pretty vintage white mirror!

    Sharon

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  46. AS usual, I'm always just a little late catching up with everyone. I guess "the store" takes a bit of energy out of me but in a good way. Love the makeover, and am totally in love with your coffee table and the two stacked benches as shelves. Like you, I can never pass up a chippy, old architectural piece. They always call my name!

    Take care, Sue

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  47. Oh Kathleen,
    It is all breathtaking! I love all the furniture and the color palette--it is timeless and so beautiful!!
    XO

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  48. Thanks for hosting Kathleen. I loved looking at your living room pics. Our homes are almost identical in layout with the staircase and the french door etc. It was fun to see how you have your furniture laid out.

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  49. Kathleen, you are so tallented! Your living room is beautiful! And that mirror!?! I am in love with that mirror! Well done as usual :-)

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  50. Kathleen, this is absolutely gorgeous! I love all the detail and of course your fabulous architectural pieces... I tried to see what your coffee table was made of, but the pics wouldn't enlarge. It is all Beautiful!
    Blessings
    Rebecca

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  51. Kathleen,
    I am so loving those stacking benches in the entry way!! They wow me!
    I may have to take from what you inspire over here and add a little of it over at my home!

    Thank you friend for the beautiful comment you have left me, I love sweetness comeing for you :)
    xoxo
    Dore

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  52. Wow! You have done an amazing job. It's so beautiful.

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  53. Your home is so pretty. I really love your entry tables and all the pretties displayed so lovingly.

    hugs
    Sissie

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  54. I love your living room..You have so many beautiful architectural pieces..Simply stunning..

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  55. So cozy! My favorite element is the two long stacked benches

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  56. Jeez what a beautiful room! It looks so cozy and warm and restful, like the perfect place where you could sit for hours talking to a good friend over tea! Love everything about it. Good job!

    Best,

    Kimberly

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  57. So happy I discovered your blog, Kathleen! I laughed reading what you wrote about your husband wanting to keep everything the same forever ~ might he be related to MY husband?! Your results are lovely. Looking forward to following your future posts. ~Cindy

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  58. Oh your living room is absolutely lovely! It looks so peaceful. Great job!

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  59. I love your brown furniture! I know everybody says white slip covers are easy to care for....just throw them in the wash...but honestly, I have enough laundry as it is! I don't want to have to wash my furniture too! :) Your white accents are beautiful and just enough white to the room. Love it!!

    xoxo
    jenny

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  60. This looks wonderful! I love your wall color, in fact all your colors are so pretty together. The mirror is to die for!

    Cindy

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  61. It really looks wonderful! I love all the architectural details. I especially love the stacked benches. Thanks for sharing.

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  62. I absolutely love your home! I just discovered you and am now your newest follower!

    Andie

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  63. Your living room is so beautiful! I thought I was already following you but turns out I was not so now I am your newest follower!:)

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  64. I keep going back just to find something else I did not see, so beautiful and comfy looking!

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  65. Fabulous!!! I love your Living room ...:)

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  66. Gorgeous! Love your room...could you share the wall color?

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  67. I would also love to know the wall color!!

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