The Gathering Room. . .

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


Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

You've created a beautiful family room, Jann! It looks so cozy and to have a mountain view put it over the top! I love the idea of adding colored glass to an old window and I've got tons of glass in my stash to pick from. Now you've got me thinking....

Thanks for the tour and have a great day!


Stacey said...

Good Morning Jann. :)

Happy to see this whole room. I often wonder where your pretty vignettes are in respect to the whole room. Looks like a wonderful place to hang out. And...we all wish we could hide the TV.

lynn cockrell said...

Jann, I can see why this is your favorite room. It is wonderful and it must be extraordinary looking out at those mountains in the Fall. I am such a sucker for old suitcases and trunks and I love the one you found. Everything in the room is just perfect!

Di said...

Love this room Jann it has really come together.

Rose L said...

I love the 2 trunks at the end of the couch. When fabric starts getting little balls on them we call it PILLING (cuz they remind us of pills).

NanaDiana said...

Jann- I am just back from my blogging break. Your room looks just great. I love when those happy accidents occur (with your trunks). It is a nice, comfortable looking room. I can see you sitting here sipping a cup of something hot and perusing your magazines.

Happy Labor Day to you- xo Diana

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

Love all your vignettes and decorative things! Very pretty rooms! Thanks for sharing the link to the month long room party. I want to join that one! Sounds like fun.

Micupoftea said...

Welcoming and cozy- like the stacked boxes! I find country decor so comfortable :)

Rita C at Panoply said...

Definitely a cozy family room - and I love the smocked burlap curtains too! Thanks for sharing the entire space, Jann!

Charlene said...

LOVE your warm colorful room! The colors you chose are divine! And that window treatment is darling. HOW do you keep that sofa clean? My hubby/puppy would have it dingy in no time. Thank you for visiting me & leaving a comment of encouragement. I have been away from blogging so long & it's hard to get back in the groove but, I LOVE it & missed it. Happy fall!

cynthia lee designs said...

Love, love, love your gathering pretty!!

Doreen@foxdenrd said...

This is my kind of room Jann! Lots of texture, comfy, stylish and a WITH A VIEW!!

Jeanette@Creating a Life Studio said...

What a great room, Jann. So cozy and cheerful. I love your gorgeous sectional!

Adorned From Above said...

I love this room. It's beautiful.
Debi @ Adorned From Above.

Art and Sand said...

I love all the details of the room, the colorful boxes, the legs on the sofa table, the ladder by the fireplace ... I could go on and on.

CD Loken said...

Oh my goodness, Jann! I love this room! It is so cozy, I feel like I could sit down and spend the whole day there relaxing! You did a wonderful job! I especially love the color palette you chose! Perfect!

My thrift store addiction said...

Jann, what a cozy inviting room! Love the coffee table :)

farmhouse-story said...

lovely, cozy room, jann! i love the big wall, esp. love the colored glass you added to the frame, big windows, and big sofa! the burlap curtains are wonderful, too! have a great day!

Deborah Montgomery said...

Just beautiful Jann! I hear you about the TV. I think that's the ugliest thing we own. I'd love to get it in a big cabinet! I love your curtains with the blue rods and the table you painted. And all the luggage too.

camp and cottage living said...

I can easily see why you love this room, Jann!
It is just so cozy with it's many vintage pieces and that chunky fireplace too.
I can't wait to see how you re-do the large wall.

karen@somewhatquirky said...

I wish I had a gathering room! I love your coffee table. your home is lovely!

Kathryn Ferguson Griffin said...

Such a lovely room! Thank you for sharing! You are one on of the features at the Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Here is the link to this week's bash. I hope to see your prettiness again at the party! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

Anonymous said...

everything about this room is me -- love that bucket -- gotta have one - wink!


A Joyful Cottage said...

Jann, this is a room right out of my dreams. I'd be so happy here. Thanks for sharing at ERITH, and for the very kind shout out. I'll be featuring your Gathering Room tomorrow at the new party. Hope you'll join us. It wouldn't be a party without you, my friend. xxx ~ Nancy