Feb 20, 2009

Show & Tell Friday

Last Fall I posted about the redecorating project in my family room. Most of the work had been completed but I hadn't gotten my new furniture yet. So I thought I would show you that today. I've never had anything green in my house. But when Love and I went shopping for our new furniture the first pieces we gravitated toward were upholstered in a sage-y green textured fabric. We still looked other places but we always went back to the green at the first place we looked. We needed small pieces because furniture in that room can really only be arranged one way - the person who designed our house should be throttled! As you can see, the fireplace is huge. It looks impressive but it leaves very little wall space for furniture...the fireplace takes up almost all of one long wall, a full size door wall to the patio takes up an end wall, and the wide entry to the kitchen takes up half of the other long wall. We ended up ordering a sofa and two chairs with ottoman's in one style, upholstered in the green textured fabric we found on another set in the showroom. I was holding my breath during the 8 weeks it took for the furniture to arrive because of the green. If you go back and look at the first posting I did about the family room project you'll read about how many times my poor husband had to paint that room! I simply could not ask him to do it again! So the green really needed to go well with the raspberry on the walls - without looking like Christmas year round! I think women usually know immediately when something is a go or not. As soon as the first piece was carried in the room I know I loved it - whew! As you can see in the pics, I have gradually changed over to all white wood pieces in that room. I still have a drop leaf oval stained coffee table in front of the sofa and it seems to go ok in there. I also still use a stained wicker stand and a stained antique secretary in there. Our mantle is also stained oak. I bought the big screen for my Love when he retired in June - so naturally we had to get the entertainment unit and book shelves too! It's all an eclectic mish-mash, but it somehow seems to go together anyway.

I found pillows and lamps with the perfect shades of green and raspberry AND the roses I love at Home Goods. Don't you just love Home Goods? We'd never had a Home Goods near us until last Fall. Now a Hobby Lobby is opening in March right next door to Home Goods. Now, if a Steinmart arrived over there I'd simply have to be revived! I'd just have to take my pillow and blankie and hide out under a counter!

After all this time I still need to hang some more things on the walls in the family room - just can't seem to find the right things. We also want to remove the carpet in there and replace it with wood like the rest of the house or perhaps tile of some kind. Other than those things, I'm happy with the way the room turned out. I've already moved on the the living room -as we speak!

Before moving on to the pictures below, I want to remind you of my one year blogging anniversary giveaway. You'll find the details here.

I'm on my way to Kelli's House in search of links to many wonderful Friday Show & Tell posts. Have a wonderful, perfect weekend everyone!


pam said...

It looks so beautiful...that fireplace is awesome BUT INDEED HUGE. You are very talented in creating a peaceful home.

Tardevil said...

I like your green furniture. It looks really comfy too! I'm jealous that you're getting a Hob Lob! I L-O-V-E some Home Goods. I know they will NEVER go under - I'll personally see to that! :O)

~CC Catherine said...

Kathy, Your family room looks so cozy, and even though the fireplace takes up much of that wall.....it is oh, so gorgeous at the same time! Especially with the mantel lit like you have it. The color of sage that you selected for the furniture looks very nice with all your other colors in the room, especially the raspberry! The lamp shade color and pattern is especially sweet! I also love the fact that you can see the fireplace from your table...how romantic! ~CC Catherine =)

SmilingSally said...

The soft green works! Thanks for sharing. Happy Show and Tell Friday.

A Hint of Home said...

Everything came together really well, Kathy. Looks very pretty. I love the colors.
I have all those stores by me and frequent them all too often.LOL

A Hint of Home said...

P.S. Hi again and congratulations on your one year anniversary!!

Ceekay encouraged me to start a blog also. I was very unsure at first but have come to the it.

Heather said...

WOW! it looks awesome! i love it all together. i love your white lamp with the green & roses shade too! the new furniture looks so comfy!

Linda said...

BEAUTIFUL!!! Thank you for sharing.

Neabear said...

The room turned out great. I love the look of the lamps against the walls. You did a good job picking out the furniture. It looks like a great place to relax and hang out. I can see myself relaxing in there.

Kelli said...

Such a cozy and beautiful room! I love the colors and the couches look perfect for curling up with a good book.

Technonana said...

Oh so pretty!!! I don't think it looks like Christmas at all!!

Old Centennial Farmhouse said...

Oh, it's all so so pretty! I am liking green lately, too and I have a bathroom with lots of this color with tan. Thanks for showing us, I'm glad you liked what you waited for, it's always nervewracking hoping that it will actually look good in the space you've chosen it for!

Danette said...

Oh Kathy!!!
What a gorgeous home you have!
Can I come over?
WARNING ~ you may never get rid of me!
Please include me in your 1 year drawing. Owning something you've made would be a pure delight to me.
Danette at:
Thanks & Happy Day!!!:)

JudyBug said...

Love your pics! I really love the lampshade!


Belinda said...

I love green, and isn't it amazing what a versatile color it is? I suppose all "nature" colors are versatile, but green is a real chameleon! I love what you've done in this room...and the raspberry is a striking, yet also cozy and warm complement to the green...gorgeous! Thanks so much for sharing these photos...what an inspiration! :-)

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

Looks like my second home! Very pretty Kat.

~Becca~Bluebird Rose said...

It looks great!
A perfect blend of cottage~cozy~comfortable!

Lois Christensen said...

Love the color on your walls!!! And I love the way you have the lights on your mantel. What are they?? Just Christmas lights?? Everything looks really pretty! I'm heading to the giveaway next!!!

teachermomof2 said...

YOur home is cozy and romantic! Thanks for sharing today!


fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

raspberry & green is a good combination! love how your living room looks now.. I also like your green lampshade and the cushions.. and the sofa looks comfy too! have a great weekend!

Cass @ That Old House said...

Lovely post, and lovely makeover! I LOVE the colors you chose. That room looks good enough to eat.

Lady Farmer said...

Hi Kathy~
Thanks for droppin' by to see my show and tell.
Your green furniture is the perfect color. Sage green is one of my favorites. I love your huge fireplace and the lovely floor lamp.
I need to get in and do some redecorating myself. Thanks for the inspiration!

Elizabeth-Plain and Simple said...

Your room is beautiful. I love everything: furniture, fireplace, colors, decor....Great job.


Anonymous said...

Oh my
I would never ever have put the sage with the raspberry but they were made to go together. Just perfect
That fiureplace may be huge but it is stunning. It looks beautiful

Anonymous said...

Hi Kathy! Yes, your furniture and walls look wonderful! LOVE the two chairs and ottomans. I have had a "thing" for ottomans for years---we also have two in our family room.
Your white accents look terrific with your new furniture and walls. I know about that repainting thing--I had our basement room repainted three times--it still isn't right, but I couldn't afford one more color!
Have a good weekend. Dana

Kimberly @ Raising Olives said...

Hi Kathy,

I really like the color combinations. The room looks so welcoming and homey.

Thanks for sharing.


GratefulPrayerThankfulHeart said...

Well no wonder you gravitated toward the green... you those beautiful eyes in your profile picture! They jumped right out at me :) Your home is lovely and I have enjoyed stopping by.
Kindly, ldh

Elena said...

Your room remodel is just beautiful. I love, love, love the colors. We have green in our house and I really like it. The rasberry walls go so well. Thanks for sharing with us!

Jane said...

You have a beautiful home and my eyes got stuck on the pretty lampshade. I will have to look up the store as I have not heard of one before.

Sweetie said...

Kathy, you selected an excellent choice for your furniture. It looks great. I love the ambiance created by the candles on your mantel. I understand what you mean about the fireplace taking so much space. We have one (which I love) and it really eliminates variations of furniture arrangements. The roses on the coffee table are so pretty. Also, your tableclothe is the perfect color and your table setting is wonderful. I would say that you rate an "A" for a job well done.

Lady Katherine said...

I love the two chairs! Pillows, the white unit, the doily on the table, those lamps are lovely!!!! You have a great make over! So pretty!

Molly's Art Designs said...

Dear Kathy,
Thanks for your sweet comment about the fairy glass I posted for show&tell. I really love your decorating style--the colors work so well together. Your living room looks so inviting--I am working on our living room and kitchen right now! Bless you and thank you for sharing the pictures!

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Ooooh, everything is sooo pretty! I really like the color combination! Love the lampshade!

Thanks for showing us!


Susie Homemaker said...

OOOH, I love the green...great pieces!


Susan @ The Good Life! said...

Your family room is beautiful! The fireplace is impressive!

Rechelle ~Walnuthaven Cottage~ said...

Love the shade on the furniture and I'm so happy to hear that it's all pulling together for you...just the way you like :0)
Have fun "dressing" it all up. If you're anything like me, you'll keep playing with it, over and over again...just because you can. lol!
Enjoy your weekend

The Old Parsonage said...

I love the mauve and sage together!Please include me in the anniversary contest.

Mrs.T said...

How beautiful! I like the green furniture and the lamps especially. You have done a beautiful job of making this room look elegant and homey at the same time.

Thanks for stopping by my kitchen table to see my show & tell as well. Stop in any time!

God bless,