Tuesday, November 12, 2013

New living room


I'm so excited to share my new living room with you.  Please come in!



I shared a glimpse into the room during my Fall Home Tour.


At that time I didn't have things finished up enough to share the whole room then.  The truth is, it's still not finished, but I've accepted that it's not going to be completely finished for awhile.  And it's finally finished enough to share!

Before going any further, I'll show you the Design Board for this room created by the incredibly talented Darlene Weir of Fieldstone Hill Design:



Starting at the entry, I'll give you some views around the room.  These were taken at various times over several days, so the light varies from photo to photo.  (Lots of pictures here; lots of details and sources listed in this post.)


















This room is tricky to work with.  It's a large room, but it has six French doors and windows, three built-in bookcases, three doorways leading into other rooms, and a fireplace.  With all that, there's only one solid wall in the room!

Darlene was able to see past all the challenges and design a floor plan that works with the room's difficult layout.  I'd always loved the idea of having twin sofas facing one another, but I never thought it would work in this room.  Darlene made it work!



Darlene gently probed into our family's desires and tastes, designing a room that's reflective of what we like and how we use this space.  This room is at the center of our house, so we wanted it to be lovely.  But it's our living room, and we use it for everyday living.  In fact, here's how the wing chairs look very often:


The room still isn't completely finished.  The right artwork for the end wall has eluded us so far.  But it's not hurting us to live with some blank space while we wait.



Click here to see all the details and sources!

What do you think?

I'm joining these wonderful parties:

Amaze Me Monday at Dwellings
Inspire Me Tuesday at AStroll Thru Life
One Project at a Time at A Bowl Full of Lemons
Wow Us Wednesday at Savvy Southern Style
Open House at No Minimalist Here

32 comments:

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

It looks terrific... its all ready for its holiday decor and for the fun to begin.

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Richella, your living room is gorgeous! I love the colors; and it feels so warm and inviting. I can imagine it all decked out for the holiday season!

Pat@Life At Lydias House said...

Don't you love it when a plan comes together! You did a great job executing the design! I know that you and your family will enjoy using this beautiful new room!

Little Bitty Damn Houze said...

Very charming! Those 3 floor lamps, are they Better Homes & Garden? They do look familiar.

Thanks for sharing even though you say it's not completely finished! :)

{darlene} @ fieldstonehill said...

Richella! I am so thrilled at how you pulled all of this together! It was a joy to work with you, and meet the needs of your family. I pray that you will fill this room with joy and memories and lots of laughter!

Shelia said...

HI Richella! Oh, your living room looks gorgeous! Your home is so beautiful. Hope you and your family are doing well.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Carol said...

It's absolutely beautiful, Richella! I really like the two big sofas facing each other, and I adore floating furniture when you have the space to do that and you definitely do. Wonderful!

Debby Ray said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous...I see there is still someone out there who like symetry :) I especially like the way the pup knocked the pillow off the chair so he could lay down...happens all the time at my house!

Lisa @ Texas Decor said...

It looks lovely, Richella! I love the two sofas facing each other and the pops of blue on the mantel. I also adore that little table between the two wing chairs. So pretty!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh Richella, this room is totally stunning. I love the two sofas and the wing chairs are fabulous too. Gorgeous and such an inviting room too. You did an amazing job. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me. So Beautiful. Hugs, Marty

Ralinn J said...

I love it. I also absolutely love the leather sofa.

At The Picket Fence said...

Oh my word!!! Richella this is an absolutely gorgeous room!! It makes me traditional style lovin' heart go pitter-patter. :-) The sofas are fabulous and it has a timeless and classic yet still so fresh feel to it! And most of all, it is warm and welcoming and reflective of it's owner.
Vanessa

kristinwithani said...

Love!

The Pennington Point said...

It's beautiful! It has your classic, elegant style. Lisa~

Leanne said...

Beautiful Richella! It feels so warm and welcoming!

Susan Jeffries said...

Gorgeous Richella! I cant wait to see how you decorate for Christmas! Susan

Nellie's Cozy place said...

morning Richella,
What a lovely and cozy room full of beauty and warmth............
Hope you truly enjoy it............a great hub of the home.
and Happy Thanksgiving to you!
Blessings, Nellie

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Richella, I love it. I want your sofas. Art is so hard to choose, but it is good to wait till you find the perfect pieces.

Robin said...

Absolutely gorgeous friend! xo

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Just stunning!….and I love the wonderful size of the room…such a beautiful room to gather in!….and Darlene is such a great talent!…I so love traditional spaces!!!

Patti@OldThingsNew said...

Your living room is gorgeous Richella. The two sofas look so comfy and I love the idea of having two of them facing each other. Every element is posed to perfection! The best part . . . being a dog lover I love the little decorative dog on the couch! Thanks for sharing your lovely new room and big blessings to you dear lady, Patti

Tonya @ Love of Family And Home said...

Gorgeous Richella!! Love the colors! Every last detail is just perfection!

Stacey said...

Wow it's beautiful! I was recently wondering if I had missed the reveal.

Love the facing couches and they are so practical but lovely for a family.

Diane | An Extraordinary Day said...

It's beautiful Richella! It gives such a welcoming and cozy feeling. I can picture you getting cozy with a good book, a throw, and a cuppa. How nice have been able to work with Darlene. You too made a great team! Congrats on a room so well done!!

Jen said...

I love the new look. Large room but it looks very inviting. Can't wait to see it all decorated for the holidays!

Jeannette

Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said...

Beautiful Richella! I love how you were able to have the room full of furniture but it didn't have to be against your wall of windows, which is so pretty on its own! Love the blue in your built-ins and the wing chair with pup...so cute! That's what home is all about, throwing off the pillows and getting comfy...
Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY!
Blessings,
Cindy

betty p said...

Absolutely Beautiful! You did an amazing job. Those gorgeous windows bring true character to the room.

Thank you for the inspiration. Come check out my blog at Maddiebellahome.blogspot.com when you get a chance. I look forward to visiting you again for more inspiration.

Hugs,

Betty

betty p said...

Just became your newest follower.

God Bless.
Betty ( Maddiebellahome)

Laura said...

It's beautiful, Richella! Thanks for sharing!

Talia said...

Beautiful!

Nicki Parrish said...

That is a gorgeous room! I love all of the color choices.

Ling Wang said...

Ah! Very nice, very helpful for me, I will be ready renovated my living room, I can learn

Post a Comment

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a comment! I read every one; they make my day. If you have a specific question, please be sure your email address is attached to your profile or leave your email address in the comment; I'll get back to you as soon as I can. Every blessing!