Friday, September 28, 2012

~Living Room Revisited~

I want to start this post by saying that I was overwhelmed with all the encouragement and support that I received from all your comments on my last White Wednesday post.  You don't know how it helped me to realize that the difficult decision I made was for the best and how much doing it had really touched each of you in your way.  Thank you from the bottom of my heart and this is really what I enjoy about blogging.  I'm still in the process of replying to all your comments as time allows:-)

I have been wanting to paint my living room walls for some time now and I can finally mark that off my "to do" list.  I completely rearranged everything in there as well, using only things I already had.  I'd really like new furniture, but that will have to wait for now.

I was a little rushed to get photos in time for Donna @ Funky Junk's Picture Perfect Room party tonight and my camera does not have a wide angled lens, but I think you can get the idea.  I love how it turned out and the walls and new curtains make it bright and airy allowing more light in.   Enjoy!  xoxo K.

The basket is french and makes the perfect coffee table.

This cupboard is where we keep our TV and stereo.

I moved my stacked benches to another wall and added two lamps for more lighting.

  

51 comments:

  1. This is so beautiful! It looks comfortable and inviting and there are so many little vignettes to enjoy! I love those large cherubs by the fireplace! Your Virgin Mary is lovely too! Thank you so much for sharing! Hugs, Leena

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  2. I can hear the sigh of relief in this post.
    Enjoy your blogging now, I know all of your followers will still be so inspired by your touches.
    My favorite thing I spied is your bowl of antlers.
    Now to me that is Charm :)
    Amy

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  3. Beautiful ! You did a great job. It's always nice to change things around a bit and keep it fresh.


    Kristen

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  4. Lovely livingroom--so glad you got so many nice comments on your last White Wednesday. I think bloggers are the greatest! I have met so many really good and kind hearted people:)

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  5. Hi there
    Your white wensday was cute,,,but this post is even better...Just Lovley :)
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  6. looks gorgeous Kathleen! I am in deep love with those lamps!! very Restoration Hardware-ish!

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  7. Your living room is beautiful..I am going to copy I mean borrow a few of your ideas..Have a great weekend..

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  8. Your living room is just gorgeous! Your vintage accessories make the room shine.

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  9. Love the paint and the curtains and the styling it is so airy and beautiful!! Aaah so much fun to just post when you feel like it!!
    Sherry

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  10. oh my..can someone say "magazine-worthy?" wow....your living room is beyond beautiful! so many jeanne d'arc-inspired details! adore it all mon amie! well done! ;)

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  11. Your room is lovely as always. So calming and inviting. Hope your weekend is just as beautiful!

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  12. Kathleen your room is beautiful! Love that basket too! Thank you for always inspiring me! I know I say that allot but I truly mean it! Have a wonderful weekend!!!!
    xx
    Anne

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  13. Your living room is so serene and beautiful, Kathleen. Something as simple as the hydrangeas hanging on the ladder adds such charm. I'm in the process of painting my living room too.

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  14. How pretty, Kathleen! I love the mirror above your fireplace, and the cherubs, too! The Madonna is beautiful, what a peaceful sanctuary you have created:)

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  15. Just LoVe the space by the CHiPPy Shutters!.!.!
    Jeanine Burkhardt

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  16. It was so lovely of you to respond to the comments by email.
    Your living room looks great. I like how your TV is concealed in the pretty armoire rather than hanging over the mantel.
    The chippy corbels, the shelving, the stacked shelves, and the rest of the details really make your living room!

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  17. Your living room is gorgeous Kathleen. I love everything in it. it looks so incredibly comfy and welcoming.I'm drooling over your frenchy white cupboard.
    have a great sunday
    rita

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  18. Hello there Kathleen,
    I like the color palette...I think you could save your furniture and get is slipped covered? loving the metal piece behind the Madonna and your mantel is simplistically delicious! I hope your weekend is action packed with fun things.

    Smiles,
    Sheila

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  19. Your living room looks great. I chuckled a bit over the couches...when we say we need couches, trust me they don't look as good as yours!! I think the room looks like a designer did it and it should be in a magazine. Enjoy!

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  20. I wouldn't change a thing...it's perfect! All the shades of whites and beige bring depth to each image. Love it!

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  21. Very pretty, Kathleen! I love the wall color and your pillow collection is wonderful! Everything looks comfy and cozy!

    Happy Fall Weekend!

    XO,
    Jane

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  22. Hi Kathleen,
    Everything turned out beautiful. I especially love your ladder with the feed sack! I just entered my "Rustic,Shabby Glam Washstand" re-do in Donna's Sat.nite special in case you haven't seen it, yet.
    Have a great weekend!

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  23. Magazine worthy! Well done,Kathleen.

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  24. You have a beautiful home. Thanks for sharing.

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  25. I'm happy to hear that you will still be blogging. :) Your living room looks beautiful. You have so many beautiful and interesting pieces and have decorated it with such style!

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  26. What a lovely visit too. I have that same vintage table beside your fireplace, it was old when I found it 30 years ago. Mine is crackled green and the tips of the legs had to be repaired. Love all your wonderful pieces in your living room.
    Joy

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  27. Looks great! I'm going to channel my inner 'Kathleen' to get my living room done too!

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  28. I LOVE, LOVE this room Kathleen! Your new wall color is so serene, and you've decorated beautifully. So peaceful...those stacked benches are to die for. It reminds me of the Vintage by Nina book - I don't own it, but have just seen photos on blogs. You're the American Nina! :)
    So glad to hear how supportive everyone has been about WW. We can still post our whites anytime and visit with white fanatics. Hee hee!

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  29. I love it. This is exactly the look I would like in my house. I am working at collecting all the pieces. Love you ladder and the stacking benches. O also love the french basket you are using for a coffee table.

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  30. You have touched and inspired so many of us Kathleen! Your living room is gorgeous...I'm so excited about your Etsy shop, can't wait to see what treasures you'll have in there:)

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  31. Funny..I went gaga as soon as I saw the basket and then kept reading and thinking, "I have to ask her about the basket" and scrolling and reading and then ..the basket it's French ... I knew i had good taste lol
    Looks so delightful and welcoming :D

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  32. Kathleen,
    Your living room is so very pretty...love it all!!

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  33. Such a beautiful room! I so hope you enjoy some free time now.

    Have a wonderful Sunday!

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  34. I don't know what it is, but I like that battered, surty piece of metal you used to make an alcove for Mary.
    Rita at Cashel1916@yahoo.com

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  35. Every little detail is perfect Kathleen, your 'new' room is absolutely gorgeous! I can't wait to be able to tear off some wallpaper and paint my living room! t.xoxo

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  36. You have a very comfortable style, can I come visit?

    big hugs
    cindy@stitches

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  37. What a lovely, lovely room.

    x,
    Sarina

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  38. I could move straight in and live happily ever after, what a charming, peaceful room!

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  39. Hi Kathleen,
    your living room looks so beautiful and inviting.Beautiful photos and I love your pillows:)Have a wonderful week.
    Hugs,
    Marie

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  40. This is a fabulous room!!
    Loving that last photo...must pin it to my wish list!

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  41. One of the little pleasures of life painting a new color on the walls and redecorating a room. Your living rooms is lovely. Love the new look.

    ~Emily
    the French Hutch

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  42. Hi Kathleen,
    Wow, you have some amazing treasures in your home and you have such a way of putting them altogether to make a beautiful statement!! I love the Madonna statue with the vintage architectural piece framing her, just wonderful!!
    I hope your doing well and thank you for the super sweet comment that you left on my blog today, you are truly a lovely lady!!
    Have a great night.
    Sincerely,
    Melinda

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  43. Can I get you to decorate when we build our new home??? I love your style so much! :)

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  44. Kathleen, it looks amazing, and huge too! the wall color is perfect. Love it all Ciao Rita
    pinning on my pinterest from your blog

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  45. Ohhh just love your living room! Such an inspiring place- I see so many things I love!! Beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing it! xoxo

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  46. Kathleen your living room is so lovely! I just LOVE your style and the warmth that the room exudes. Of course, I have to tell you that I am dying over the concrete cherubs!
    I love all of the unique 'found' pieces in the space--BEAUTIFUL!

    sending hugs...

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  47. Your home is gorgeous! I love every room. I love the way you use all the faded whites browns and rustic woods in your decor. You really possess the art of display. Each photograph draws me into the room and I want to study each detail. You really have made Faded Charm an art form. So glad I discovered your blog.

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