January 13, 2010

New Year, New Decade, New Living Room

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When we moved to Texas,
I decided to decorate our, first ever, brand new house

with the popular Tuscan / Texas / Old World look.

The walls were already painted a color called pecan . . . translation: light golden brown.
It looked OK and I didn't have the heart or energy to repaint over brand new paint.
So I worked with it, putting in a new brown couch, 2 brown chairs, brown and gold drapes

....you getting the picture?: BROWN

Steve installed several can lights overhead, helping make up for the lack of natural light,
which is very important to my psyche.

It looked stylish, I guess, but all the brown was a little depressing

As it turned out, in my effort to be trendy, I lost my personal style.

. . . . I like lots of natural light, neutrals and classic lines, with splashes of color and shine, mixed with a few trendy accessories.

Come to think of it, that's how I like to dress too.

So, after 2 1/2 years of feeling like my living room just wasn't right, it was time for a change.

I have 2 red couches that have been in my office and bedroom.
Steve helped me exchange them with the brown couch and one brown chair.


I am still playing with accessories, but this is what I have so far

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For the first time since we moved into this house, it feels like it is MY living room

I love my home. I love the change. . . . . and it didn't cost a thing!


7 comments:

Lynnie said...

Beautiful! Love the red! (Of course red is my favorite color. I love and need red around me). But more importantly, red is part of you, that splash of personality, surprise, and excitement! When you make your home your own, with your own colors and style, if feels good. One's spirit feels 'at home', inviting you in, and saying, " Come be with me, and stay awhile; feel relaxed and inspired." Your living room says it all! Good job!

Stefanie said...

So gorgeous. Your house is beautiful! I LOVE the red couches. Love red! It looks VERY You!

Cheryl Joy said...

The red couches are lovely!

I love your fireplace!

Brittany said...

Wow I love it! The red accented against the brown does look so much more "you"

Jennifer Gibbs Kambourian said...

Beautiful!!! You have such a gift. It just looks like "you."

Kayley said...

I love your house too!

Andry said...

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