My friend, Nancy at A Joyful Cottage hosts a monthly party called Every Room in the House.
For the month of September we get to choose and share any room we want.
I decided that I would share a room that I’ve only shown bits and pieces of before.
The family room. . .the room where I love to hang out. The room where we gather.
It has cozy, yet comfortable seating. I have to give the makers of our sectional (Sam Moore Co), a shout out. We special ordered this from a furniture store in the S.L. area, “The Black Goose”. It took about 3 months before it arrived. After only having it a short while the cushions started to ball up. Similar to what happens to sweaters. They call it peeling. I was sick about it and it continually got worse. The store sent a cushion to the company and they replaced the entire sectional. I had to go pick a different fabric. It took a couple months to get it replaced, but I am so pleased!
It wasn’t until after our original sectional arrived that I realized that the trunks I had up in the bonus room matched the fabric on the pillows so well. Happy accident!
The coffee table was scored at a damaged goods store. A rustic wooden box holds a book bundle and a couple of finials. I can’t junk the table up to much because we like to put our feet on it. lol!
This room has a large window with a gorgeous view of the mountains. It’s what sold us on this home. You know how hard it is to photograph a window. This is the best I could do. I love my smocked burlap curtains! The little sewing box is a recent thrift find. It holds my stitching projects. Thinking of painting it a color.
I bought wooden curtain rods, painted them blue and sanded them to let the wood show through.
I love this bucket I found at home goods to house some of my books.
I bought this sofa table at a yard sale for $20. I painted it to coordinate with my green houndstooth chair.
Favorite magazines are handy for browsing through.
And quilts and blankets for wrapping up in on a chilly night.
Now here’s the thing that I am wanting to change in this room. I am tired of what I have on this large 20 ft. wall. I’d like to mix things up a little. I would like to take the large peace art down and replace it with a gallery style of a few smaller things. I’m in the process of putting something together. I love my large window that we added the colored glass to. It was not fun to hang so it will NOT be coming down.
I usually have things hanging from the wire on the small window frame. Haven’t gotten around to do that for Fall.
A few months ago I created this pegboard out of old molding. Love the chippiness!
The red clock is very large and works well on this monstrosity of a wall.
I have a gathering theme going on for Fall. The hearth ladder holds a bundle of sage and a herb stitching I did a long time ago.
Fall is when I harvest my Limelight Hydrangea blooms. I will be showing my mantle in a separate post.
Do you see the other monstrosity that I don’t love? Yup, that would be the t.v. Would love to disguise it somehow.
I bought the large suitcase on our way home from Napa. Hoping to find more to add to it. I have three small ones, but need some inbetweeners. (ha, ha, is that even a word?) I think not. I usually put my large lantern in the entry or out on the porch. Brought it up from the storage, sat it here and it hasn’t moved yet. May not, who knows?
You can see that this room and the kitchen are very open. The French doors lead out to our deck.
This room is definitely the place where we love to gather. It showcases my love for mixing the old with the new.
p.s. I want to thank Nancy for featuring my Laundry Room and My Clothesline in the Playhouse Under the Stairs from last months Every Room in the House Party!
This post was featured at A Joyful Cottage for Every Room in the House. Thanks Nancy!
I will be sharing with these lovely parties:
The Dedicated House for Make it Pretty Monday
Kathe with an e for You're Gonna Love it Tuesday
Savvy Southern Style for Wow