Sep 26, 2008

Raspberry Paradise!

Last week I posted the story behind the chaotic redecorating of our family room, after giving my husband a retirement gift of a large screen TV. You can read about the trials and tribulations that seemingly innocent and heartfelt gift created here! The pictures below are of the nearly finished product. Keep in mind the new sofa and chairs will not be here for at least another month, I haven't hung all the pictures yet, and some of the lamps and tables will change.


The culprit!














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33 comments:

Earthmommy said...

Hi, I really enjoyed visitng your blog. Nice job on the redecorating to accomodate the new TV. : )

Chez Nous said...

The room is coming along beautifully. There are so many special little touches and the autumn decorations in the room look very festive.

Great job!

Hootin' Anni said...

Love this whole area. First gorgeous wall color, secondly I LOVE the dark chest with the rose etching! [gorgeous] and the two photos aligned ---simplicity at its finest. And the crystal apothecary type jars in your last photo. Beautiful, warm and inviting ---all of it.

My Show n Tell this week is entitled 'BEE CAREFUL'....stop by if you can find time. And, have a glorious weekend.

Grandma Faith said...

Your room is beautiful. You have it fixed up so pretty. I would feel right at home there. Take care.

grey like snuffie said...

Wonderful. I love the color--I'm thinking the true color is shown in the picture with the two adorable kids. Beautiful. I want a red wall SO BADLY---and have heard the same horror stories from friends who went through up to 7 shades trying to get the right color. I wonder if it's just certain colors or anything as you go darker. Some day I'll have my red---funny thing is I've never really thought of myself as a red person. Your raspberry is beautiful.

Penless Thoughts said...

It all looks so very lovely.
Susan

LBP said...

Wow! Your home is beautiful. We are getting a new TV for Chrismas that will require some sprucing up in our family room.

Thanks for sharing

Linda

A Hint of Home said...

It's coming together beautifully, Kathy. I know you can't wait for the new furniture.
Have fun with Ceekay next week.

Jan and Tom's Place said...

Great re-do for the new TV...

Thanks for visiting today!!

~Blessings,
Jan

Carrie said...

I loved seeing your decor...it looks so beautifully arranged and accessorized.
Thanks for stopping by and for your lovely comment.

Donna said...

The raspberry looks fabulous against the white! It's a great color contrast. It all looks quite cozy and I'll bet you are enjoying it immensely!

Manuela said...

I love the wall color you used! That room looks like a cozy place to hang out! You have lots of beautiful little touches, love the plates!

Manuela

Dianne said...

Your family room looks so warm and inviting. We too, just got a flat screen and had to get one to fit in our entertainment center. I agree with what everyone else said too. : )
Thanks for stopping by my blog.

ivoryspring said...

Kathy,

I love the room color --- so homey, and yet so rich!!! I love just about any shade of red... so, anything remotely red has me wooed! :)

Cookie Sunshine said...

Oh what fun! I can tell that you are having such a great time pulling this room together. It is looking very cozy and inviting. I am looking forward to seeing your new sofas. Great job!

Charlotte said...

Everything is beautiful. I love the wall color. Boy lighting does make a big difference. I've noticed it even in buying clothes. Sometimes after you get them home they look entirely different in a different light.

ceekay said...

let's see...painting - check, check and yep, check...
hang artwork - check
order furniture - check
hang curtains - check
bake yummy food - check
get ready for Ceekay - check

Collapse - check!!!

Pink Slippers said...

So warm and cozy.
Wendy

Lisa Ann said...

It looks great so far. I can't wait to see the finished room.

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Beautiful photography, lovely home! I've enjoyed seeing your fall decorations, I'm still trying to get mine done, will start posting this weekend!

Katherine

Kelli said...

Everything is gorgeous, Kathy! I love the wall color and you have your special things displayed so nicely!
~Kelli

Mary said...

The photos of your home are absolutely beautiful. Thanks so much for sharing.

Kathi said...

Your room is so lovely. The color is so pretty and warm. Thank you, Kathy, for visiting my blog. I'll be back to see you again. Kathi

Heather said...

i love the new tv stand and book cases! thanks for checking out my blog earlier. take care!

Melissa Wertz said...

Kathy, I love what you did! I wonder what people do with those large tv's. we have an old tv. And It is inside an nice American Drew Armoir I saved precious $$$ for to purchase. In other words, I am not getting rid of it.

Since the TV is so old, and not very big, (the one previously in the spot just died.) we have almost decided to get a smaller wide screen TV. DH promices we will be able to see it from a cross the room. LOL!

You have done a beautiful job!

Hadias said...

I really enjoyed seeing your fall decorations. I have not decorated by seasons until this year so my stash is still scarce.

I would love to add some pretty pumpkins to my livingroom and kitchen this year.

The wreath that you had featured in your last post is so cute with the little scarecrow.

Enjoy your weekend.

Sweetie said...

I am spending a little time catching up on blogland. We are getting ready for my in-laws' estate sale next Saturday and it is really hectic. I must say that your husband certainly deserves a gift after giving of himself to students for 40 years. You can tell that there is a lot of "you" in the room. Everything is arranged nicely and there is so much attention to detail. Beautiful!
Hugs,
Sweetie

Elizabeth said...

Beautiful! :) I love your Fall Decorations!

Scooterblu's Whimsy said...

Beautifully decorated room! I know all too well about that snowball effect...do one thing in a room and the projects grow from there! LOL! Your fall decor is so pretty too! Everything is so cozy and welcoming! ~Rhonda :)

ROXY said...

Love your family room! It's so cozy! PS my honey and I just got that TV stand for our living room TV. We love it!

Lorrie said...

Your room looks so cozy - a perfect place to snuggle with someone you love and watch a movie on that new television!

Thanks for stopping by my blog so I could come and find yours.

Lorrie

Cori G. said...

Men and their TV's...I guess after a long day at work who can blame them. Your family room looks so toasty and inviting. Great color choices.Are the walls burnt orange or red? I can't tell but its gorgeous anyway.
Oh, Sunday we had a guest speaker and he talked on your passage about Faith, the mustard seed, and the mountain. While his was good I liked your interpretation better. So many of our trials are huge mountains that need to be moved, but sometimes God chooses to move us instead of the mountain.
Your letter J stayed with me all week and I was blessed as a result.
XO Cori G.

SweetAnnee said...

What a lovely home....and I adore those apothecary type jars..woohoo.
deena