Tuesday, November 4, 2008

My Living Room

Here is my living room, the place I spend a lot of time in whether I'm reading, watching T.V., or spending time with my family. I think it reflects the kind of decor I like - some french country, a little vintage, pretty colorful, warm and cozy. I know I feel happy when I'm in here and that's what's important. I have such a love affair with my home as most of you do too. That's why I enjoy blogging so much because I can relate to you out there who love to try to create a pretty home for your family and for yourselves. And most of you - like me - try to do it inexpensively and put your own hard work into it. I don't want a house that's all matchy matchy and looks like a model home or something out of a catalog. I want my home to be a collection of new and old things I have gathered over the years that I just enjoy being around and looking at. I will never be "done" with my house because I always have something up my sleeve I want to do. Do y'all know what I mean?










59 comments:

Chris said...

I so love your home, I would sit in that chair by the fireplace for hours and watch the fire.

Hugs,
Chris

Ruby Red Slippers said...

I love the wall of crosses-I have so many different ones, and this could work at my house!
Thanks for the glimpse into your life!

~The Robin's Nest~ said...

It is just beautiful...I love how you painted the bricks red around the fireplace and the hall of crosses! I love it all-So warm and cozy~!

Debbie @ ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com said...

How warm and comfortable. I can just see, sitting with a warm throw, a good book, cup of hot apple cider...perfect afternoon! Love your colors! Those are some of my favorite. I just love that red checkered lamp shade! Tooo cute!!!!!
Debbie

Michelle said...

Your home is so cozy. I could be comfortable there for a long sittin' spell. Thanks for sharing.
Michelle

Jess said...

Wow! I love, love, love your living room!!! I think it looks like it belongs in a catalog. The type that I would by anyway!! I don't like the 'matchy-matchy' stuff either! Can I have your living room?? :)

Heather said...

My great grandma had a table just like the red one in your home only her's was mint green. I total forgot all about that table until I saw it in your pictures. LOVE the crosses!!!

Jill said...

Ooo, I love it! It's go fun to put random photos you've posted all together into an entire room! And, I'm with you... matchy matchy is boring and uninspired, I think. Love the warmth of your home. I'd feel cozy here anytime!

Julie said...

Angie wow great job I love the colors and that fireplace looks great! I know how you feel about things matching to much.
julie

Christy said...

Your living room looks so welcoming and cozy. You've done a great job of bringing it all together, without it looking all matchy-matchy!

Thanks for sharing!!!

Nichole said...

Love your living room. It looks so warm and cozy.

julie & joe said...

I love your living room. You even gave me an idea for the big blank wall above my fireplace. I had a major brainstorm looking at your room. I have to complete my monthly report for work tonight but maybe I can get on my idea tomorrow and show it off by the weekend. Your colors are so great!

AndreaW123 said...

I love your living room. I could curl up on that couch and read a good book anytime. Your mantle is my favorite! So pretty.

Sue said...

Your home looks like it came straight from a decorating magazine...yet warm and comfortable. You have done a wonderful job decorating!!!

Buzzings of a Queen Bee! said...

I love how cozy your family room is! I bet you are sitting there right now watching the election results! (So are we!)
Carrie

Tracey said...

I am a new visitor to your blog, and let me say...Your living room is wonderful....So inviting!!
Tracey

Miss(es) Canadian Pie said...

I just love your living room! I am especially inlove with your coffee table and entertainment unit. You've got such a wonderful way of displaying your treasures.

Kim~"HomeIsWhereTheHeartIs" said...

Your living room is so beautiful...I'm not sure what my favorite part of it is...thanks for sharing it with us!

squawmama said...

What a lovely home you have... I could see spending a great deal of time there too... Love the fireplace... Hope you had a wonderful Tuesday...

(((HUGS)))
Donna

AJ said...

Very pretty. I love all the little details:)

Sidney (Sixy Mama) said...

Oh my gosh...love it all! And I especially love your painted brick fireplace...painted brick is one of the best things in the world, along with architectural "stuff" - I have a whole wall of window frames, grates, and iron fence pieces!

ThriftyDecorChick said...

GORG!! Ohhhh, I love that red fireplace brick!!!! It's all so homey and pretty.

Candy said...

I love the many nice touches you have in your home. All coordinated nicely, but not matchy-matchy.

Anna said...

Oh my...I am drooling! This is "my" style. Now I have a picture in my head of what I want for our living room. I love those colors. French country is definitely a style that makes you feel cozy while at the same time keeping a certain level of sophistication. I totally agree about the "matchy-matchy" stuff...blah!

Thanks for sharing this!
God bless you!!!

~Anna

Em @ Bunch of Scrap said...

Your home is so cozy... I love seeing all your pictures :) I want to just curl up with some coffee and my laptop in your living room :)

Wendy said...

Really lovely! You have such a warm style!

Betsy said...

So warm and inviting.

Erin said...

Oh my gosh Angie! I love love love your living room. It was so fun to see all your ideas. It is such a beautiful cozy room! I absolutely love your style, colors, furniture...I could go on and on! I love the shudders on your wall. What a great idea! I might have to use that! Your red fireplace is AWESOME! Hey thanks for showing all your neat stuff! -Erin-

Martha (aka Yvette) said...

I am in love with your home and love love love the colors you use. That wall full of crosses is beautiful to :)

mishebe said...

Very cute and happy room. Charming. mishelle

Manuela said...

I love your living room! It's so me! LOL I could live there. I love how you painted the brick on your fp red to tie in the red of the toiles (and you know I love me some toile)! It's just beautiful!

Manuela

Tricia Anne said...

I adore your living room!! I love how you have decorated your whole home! Thank you for inviting us in.
Sincerely ~ Tricia Anne

Katie said...

Can I come over and maybe live for a while (: I love it! I want to see every room now!

Mrs. Trixi said...

I love it!!!! I would emulate it exactly if I could.

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

Your living room looks so cozy and inviting. I use all of the same colors in my home and have the same fabric in my dining curtains.

Shannon said...

I totally konw what you mean! My house will never be finished. :) Your living room is perfect! So warm and cozy. I love it!

joelandbecca said...

I just love all of it! I love the colors and the feel of everything! I totally know what you mean about not wanting your home to feel all matchy. There is nothing that bugs me more than feeling like you went into someone's home and the just went to the furniture store and bought the whole vignette. No creativity! But you my friend have creativity oozing from your fingertips!

Tricia Anne said...

Hi Angie! Me again. :o) I was curious, do you have a finished rug on your wood floors or a remnant. I want a run for our kitchen and living room (I have wood floors) and can not make up my mind!!
Sincerely ~ Tricia Anne

Brooke said...

Perfect! It looks so warm and inviting...perfect for a cozy blanket and movie watching! What is your wall color? I have been looking for a "buttery tan" if you will. Not yellow but not brown either. Your wall color looks similar to what I think I want.
Thanks for sharing your room!

Jenni @ nest to keep said...

Oh.my.goodness! Your living room is absolutely gorgeous! I love it all~ and the colors are beautiful! And I do know exactly what you mean...I will never be done with our house either! I love changing things around, and improving it!
Thank you for the inspiration! I love your blog! :)

Bugzmommy said...

I love your family room...I agree about your home always being 'a work in progress.' Isn't it grand to feel so much pride in home and family that you want to beautify your nest for yourself and those you love!

Darlene said...

You have a BEAUTIFUL living room!! It looks like it is out of a magazine! So comfy and cozy and I LOVE the colors you have used....just fabulous!

Sandy Toes said...

Where do I begin....I love that entertainment center..I love it all..it's wonderful!!!

In regards to my post on the 3rd...yes, I did take it off...I was getting such awful email that since it was over...I decided no more. It was not from my regular readers but it was getting too much!!!

-Sandy toes

Wendy said...

Your blog is so wonderful. I love every picture of your living room. The details are amazing. Ü

nikkicrumpet said...

OH MY!! I could move right in here and not change a thing! You've done a fantastic job...and it doesn't look one bit like you did it on a budget...there are sooo many things to love in this room! WOW very well done!

Daphine said...

Totally know what you mean! Your home is absolutely beautiful!!! Great pictures!

Mrs. U said...

Hi there!!
LOVELY blog!!!! And your home is very pretty, too!!

May I ask what the name of the paint color is that you have on your walls? It's just the right shade!

His,
Mrs. U

Cynthia's Cottage Design said...

Hi Angie!

Your room looks scrumptiously gorgeous!! I love the colors and the coziness too! That dresser next to the sofa is to die for! I love every angel of it, fabulous job !!

~ Cynthia ~

Rechelle ~Walnuthaven Cottage~ said...

What a fantastic room! So warm, welcoming and done in my fave color scheme. I was reading "all about you" and we've much in common. I love, love, love Def Leppard and have seen them to many times to count. Just saw them again earlier this year. What a blast that was! We seem to like the same movies as well & I'm also in the process of reorganizing my laundry room! How funny! Oh! and I'm a happy homemaker too! To fab!
Come and say hi anytime! I enjoyed my visit here very much.

Screaming Meme said...

You have a great space...I love the last pic the best....those crosses are awesome! And the dresser with fleur de lis....Very nice....

Debbie said...

Your living room is very warm and inviting. Our family room is my favorite spot.

Debbie in Florida

rockytopmom said...

Oh How I want a home of cuteness like this! I have no idea who you are but I could lay on your couch for hours. I know that's WEIRD!I just heart it all, every square inch!

Pink & Green Mama said...

Your home is lovely and I adore your new laundry room. I'm a big fan of small accent lights, it makes a house feel so cozy at night especially as we head into the darker days of winter.

Laurie - Decorating Fanatic said...

Hello!! Sorry I have been away for such a long time...but just in time to see your living room and laundry room! I love them both, so happy, friendly, warm & inviting. A cheerful place to be and makes you want to smile. That's the best type of decorating! And your laundry room is so well organized! How do you do it?! With mine I usually have to force the door open with all the piles of laundry my kids throw in there when I nag them to clean their rooms! And some of it's still folded! agh! I posted a little project that I nagged..er..begged..er...persuaded my husband to help me on. Not sure if you have already attempted one yourself with your handy hubby but swing on by and take a look! It's a few posts down on my blog. I will be stopping by again real soon! Have a great weekend! ~ Laurie

Kristens Creations said...

Thanks for visiting me! I'm adding you to my blog list. I've visited you before but I don't want to miss anything. Your home is Gorgeou!!! Kristen

Kristens Creations said...

Gorgeous!

Corinna said...

Are those window shutters behind the couch? What a cool clever idea! I think I might have to steal it! LOL


Corinna www.myscrapbooklife.com

Envoy-ette said...

What a peaceful place! Anyone would feel welcomed there and not scared to move!

Nicole @ BugaBoos said...

Your home is so beautiful! I have been scrolling through all of your old posts and it's so inspiring! I have red walls only I went and painted all of mine red in my adjoining dining and living room, but now I am thinking I need to paint a couple of the walls another color and would love to know that creamy color on your living room walls with the red, It's awesome and looks so Great!