Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Updates in the Living Room


 I've been tweaking the living room a bit the past few months, most recently replacing our two bulky club chairs purchased 10 years ago for our previous home with two smaller matching wingback chairs.  I was so excited - and so nervous - with this purchase, but couldn't be happier with the updated look.  (Not to mention the sigh of relief when Justus said he liked the chairs and declared them comfortable.)

The two new chairs are much more proportional with the size of this living room and I love the lighter look.  The room feels much so much larger now, yet still cozy.  The club chairs were moved to other rooms in the house - one in the guest room and the other in the master.


 Previously we had a 5x8 wool rug in here and I liked it so much I replaced it with an identical one sized 8x10 this time.  It's nice to have a large soft area for the girls to play, which was the reason for replacing it.  I moved the smaller one in our upstairs office/schoolroom, which was a perfect fit.  


The drapes are also new, although anybody else wouldn't be able to tell.  I purchased this linen to use in the guest room, but ended up liking the nubbier texture better than the linen I previously had in here, so I just swapped the curtains around.  It's taken nearly four years, but I now have curtains sewn for every room in the house (smile).  

I hope you're having a wonderful week so far and are staying warm and well! 
 

30 comments:

  1. Love the simplicity of this room and the nailhead on the chairs is so classic.

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  2. Andrea I love the wing chair and your changes. Very pretty. Did you see my book came out? Your mom is so sweet she always comments on my blog and is so supportive. I am very lucky to have such great blogging friends.
    xoxo
    Lisa
    Leeshideaway.blogspot.com

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  3. Beautiful chairs, perfect with the red sofa. And the white rug on the hardwood floor is gorgeous!

    Esther

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  4. Love your new chairs! They look great!

    Judy

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  5. Love your cozy style, love the pale of naturals.

    Xx
    Doré

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  6. Gorgeous living room! Fresh yet cozy all at the same time.

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    1. Andrea - I love love love those chairs. The nails going down the side so pretty. I love it all paired with your red couch! You need to be an interior decorator in your "free time"! Love ya!

      ~Beth

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  7. These are wonderful Andrea...I love wing chairs! You were lucky to find some that nice high backs and that nail head trim! Would you share where you got them?

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    1. Thank you, Ann! I've been on the hunt for the perfect wing chairs... having a high back was high on my list and nail head trim! :-) They are from Home Decorators, but purchased them on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B006Q83NV8/ref=oh_details_o01_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
      P.S. And the pillow you made for me matches perfectly! ;-)

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  8. Cozy and beautiful style! Makes me want to move right in!

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  9. Your new chairs are amazing! I love the form, the color and the detailing with the nail heads is wonderful. I'm so happy you found something you like.

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  10. Love the light and soft elements the rug and chairs add! Would you be willing to share brands? Thanks!
    Anne

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    1. Thank you so much, Anne! Yes, the chairs are by Home Decorators, but purchased on Amazon here: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B006Q83NV8/ref=oh_details_o01_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
      The rug is from Target here: http://www.target.com/p/threshold-diamond-area-rug-ivory/-/A-14218200#prodSlot=medium_1_2

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  11. I can't wait to see your new chairs! When I saw your blog post I almost cried I'm so lonely for you and the girls! Be home in 7 or so hours!!!!! Not staying away that long again! ~ Mom ~

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  12. love your living room. I am on the search for the perfect wing chairs. would you mind sharing where you got these. they are lovely.

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    1. Hi Lizzie, and thank you. I too was on the hunt for the right wing chairs - I love the dimensions of these and the details, like the nailhead trim. Here is the link to the chairs: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B006Q83NV8/ref=oh_details_o01_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

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  13. What beautiful chairs - your living looks so sophisticated and inviting at the same time - what a gorgeous space !

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  14. I love them in your living room! They do look very comfy, perfect to curl up with your girls and read stories! One of these days I will get some wing back chairs...

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  15. They are so beautiful and look extremely comfy…love the nailhead trim…the room looks fantastic!

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  16. I'd say you have that room pretty much perfect now!

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  17. Love the thinner legs on the chairs!

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  18. I love the chairs with those beautiful wood walls. I looked back at some of your previous post and all I can say is WOW. I love it. Mary Ann

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  19. Beautiful chairs, Andrea! The lighter color really brightens the room, and I especially love herringbone fabric. I have the very smallest area rug like yours that I use at my kitchen sink, it's very cozy and surprisingly it's still clean :)

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  20. What a cozy room! Those chairs were a great choice…I love the color and fabric! I've been on the hunt for a pair of chairs for my porch. So far, I can't seem to find something that feels just right :)

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  21. We've been changing our living around this last week as well. We have a rectangular shaped living room which really is difficult to work with because of the limited wall space. I'm really happy with how it looks now. We paid a visit to Ikea yesterday and bought a new coffee table and area rug. Some photos on the walls and it'll be finished!! : ) Your living room re-do looks wonderful, btw!! Have a happy Sunday!!

    ~ Wendy

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  22. Love your new chairs. They look like they would be very cozy and I think the nail head detail is so classic. Did you scotchgard them? I love all this white decorating that is trendy, but I remember when my kids were small and I had a blue and white awning stripe sofa, it helped to keep it clean. Your home is just lovely...enjoy them.

    Debra















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    1. Thank you, Debra! I have not yet.. but will... so far I've been encouraging the girls to play on the couch instead until I get that done. :-) Have a wonderful week!

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  23. I love the chairs! I have to ask where you got that rug, though! I love it!

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    1. Thanks, Jill! The rug came from Target: http://www.target.com/p/threshold-diamond-area-rug-ivory/-/A-14218200#prodSlot=medium_1_2

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