Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Livingroom Fluffing

Hi Bloggerettes!  I need your opinions on my livingroom.

I have show my livingroom many times on my header and side bar. It was looking a little tired to me.  I started thinking about color and pattern to give the room a more cottagey, warm feeling.

 So, I brought in the chairs from the bedroom to add a floral punch.
Here's the livingroom before......

And here's the after....

I had to remove some stuff from the bookcase on the left, it didn't look right.  Now, I need more stuff!!

I just can't get enough mercury glass and shells.

I want to know what you think.  Is it too much, too busy?
Do you have any ideas or suggestions? 

Maybe it has something to do with the changing of the seasons, but I have been wanting to declutter, move things around and add some new pieces.  Do you get like that too?

You can see the entryway here.  My home is wide open and you can see from one room to the next, so the flow of color is very important.

Okay, time for me to go blog hopping and see all the beautiful, inspiring photos and dream!



Lisa@Pickles and Cheese said...

Perfect! I'd keep it all....cozy and beautiful.

La said...

I like it a lot! The chairs look great. Have a great evening! La

Cathy~Mille Fleur said...

Oh Sissie! I love the changes! I am a shell lover too! They remind me of when we lived in California!

I want to come hang out with you in your beautiful room!


Mary Ellen said...

Sissie It looks so very you which is wonderful by the way!! I do love all the mercury glass candlesticks.! I am so much a more is more girl I would have to fill those shelves with all kinds of more goodness!

The chairs are lovely!
bee blessed

Sharon Wengel said...

Sissie , It was beautiful before , and it is beautiful now ! A change does make you feel good though , doesn't it ?

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Sissie I love the chairs in there. Just gives it a nice perk up! Of course it's beautiful either way but I like to change things around. Give my eyes something new to look at. Love the shells and mercury glass in there. I am ready to change out summer to fall.

Nice and Easy Antiques said...

Shells, pretty chairs, mercury glass...they have a way to arrange themselves and always look pretty...just sit back and enjoy them!!!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Sissie, I think it looks better this way, but of course I am drawn to color. I have to have color. I have tried to go more neutral or with less things and it just doesn't work for me. So I love it.

Debra@Common Ground said...

Sissie, I'm so in love with those floral chairs! Just gorgeous, Just the right amount of pinkness!
Every once in a while I have to go around and edit, so no one will report me to Hoarders! yipes...

mariondee-designs said...

Hi Sissie, I think it looks beautiful! Love the armchairs.I think we all like to change things around every now and then, it keeps things interesting! take care, Maryann

Blondie's Journal said...

I never thought your living room would need changing, but I admit, the pretty pastel chairs look fabulous!! Now maybe you can add a few pops of pale yellow and pink to your bookcases...


Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

I love it Sissie , it looks perfect to me!
But I understand our need to change up just for the fun of it!
And the mercury glass sure is beautiful!

Shelia said...

HI Dear Sissieness! Oh, I love your pretty living room with the floral chairs - which are gorgeous, by the way. I just love me some color! :) I think I'd leave it just like it is - it's so pretty!
I hope you'll come to my Heart of the Home Party. I know your kitchen would be the most romantic one! :)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Donna said...

Hi Sissie,
I just adore your floral chairs! Their little skirts are adorable! And your room is accessorized perfectly, not cluttered in the least! Have you thought of adding a large area rug? I think it would really cozy it up for the cooler weather ahead. Placing it beneath the couch, coffee table and your chairs would help anchor things and might give you that warmth that you are after. Love your living room as is, though!

Pamela said...

Hi Sissie!

I love the floral chairs in this room! It really gives your living room some punch.
Your home is beautiful either way.
Pamela xo

Ruth said...

Love Love the chair! Looks perfect!!

Mari said...




tracy mooney said...

Hi Sussie,

Love it, love it, love it, I just love the way you did the room. Love the chairs the little green table all of it. It's so cozy! Did you paint the green table? If so can I ask the name of the paint you used and would you by any chance know the name of the fabric on your chairs? I'm not much of a yellow person but I love how subtle the yellow is on your couch is. It's a beautiful room.

The Inspired Nest said...

YOur home is so pretty and welcoming. I love the floral chairs. I am also wondering about those fish plates on your shelves? I love them! It is gorgeous!

Amy Kinser said...

I think the floral chairs look lovely. I think it's nice to change things up periodically to keep us from getting bored. I also decided to change up and declutter some with the changing of the season. I think sometimes that my rooms are too busy. I don't want people's eyes to get tired when they are in my rooms. Know what I mean?

Your home looks just like you, Sissie. It's so pretty and feminine.

Polly said...

It's lovely and sweet and oh so YOU!!! Love every inch...don't change a thing!!


My Shabby Roses said...

I love the change! I think the chairs balance out that side of the room. Your living room looks so nice and inviting Sissie. You've done a beautiful job decorating.

Sharing Shadymont said...

It's so beautiful....just right!!!

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

sissie the floral chairs are so pretty and look great in your room. I agree with jane that a few more pops of pink or yellow would be good. Seeing the color in other places makes the chairs belong.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Love the chairs. I think they give it a great change. I would go ahead and fill up those shelves. All of your things are just so pretty. To add even more color, I would add a couple of really soft green things to the shelves. Maybe that will make you think the chairs go. How about a couple of plants or even a soft green candle. Just a thought. However, I think it is gorgeous. Hugs, Marty

Rebecca said...

Love the chairs my friend. Be still my JEALOUS HEART!


Rhonda said...

I am liking those flirty floral chairs!
Yes, I too have tried to go through and declutter, but it is pointless. I guess I just love that cluttered look!

I think your room is fabulous.

Anne - Fiona and Twig said...

Stunning, Sissie!

Sares said...

I love the added color! I don't think it's too busy at all. I am in a definite mood to clean and shift things around too. You have such beautiful things, you can't go wrong!

Allison said...

Sissie - Your home is stunning! I love your living room this way. The chairs you added are great...very sweet and feminine and bring a pop of color in. Very pretty! You have exquisite taste. I keep eyeing your toile pillows and that yellow/gold one on your couch is gorgeous.


Hello from germany - the room is now nearly perfekt - it has more cottagecharme now - but I dont like shells with roses. I think, shells are maritim for an maritim room like a bathroom and the roses are perfekt for cottagestyle - I love roses and have many of it in my garden.
Best regards and I hope you are not angry about my comment

Dorthe said...

Sissie, the rosy chairs looks wonderfull, there, and gives your room, that cosy cottage feeling, I love-so beautifull, all.

Nancy's Notes said...

Oh Sissy, I love it just the way it is, it looks gorgeous and your chairs are so pretty in there! I love all of your photographs, your home is so charming, cozy and so very inviting! I have to say, I love your silver candle sticks on your mantle, stunning!

Enjoy your day!

Olivia~ said...

Hello sweet Sissie,
The chairs to die for...now, if you really want color...you could add it on those bookshelves, your mantel, centerpiece floral on table or with window treatments. Just a warning it may be shocking at first. Use cheap items paint a mirror, try candlesticks, a pretty garland across mantel. Use soft colors so they blend. If you don't like it stick it in your booth. Change is fun and so is color! Oh, I can't wait to see what you have up your sleeve...

Lululiz said...

I absolutely adore those floral chairs, they look stunning in their new setting. You know, I could move into your beautiful home without changing a single thing and live happily ever after. Well, I may have to add one or two of my own collections, lol.

CollectIn Texas Gal said...

Hey Sissie Gal...you got it goin' on with those floral chairs, glass and shells. Don't touch a thing....it's gorgeous!

My name is PJ. said...

Oh my gosh, I love it! Small changes make it look like a brand new room and we gals know how enjoyable it is to go shopping in our homes and create new spaces with our finds!

Time to hunt for more treasures....Miss Minnies....thrifting...and etsy......

Janean said...

beautiful before & after. not too much at all because it doesn't have a myriad of colors. those chairs look FAB - like they belong in a cottage located in an enchanted forest.

Claudia said...

I like it very much! I think these changes warm up the room and give it just the punch it needs.


Nancy said...

Your home always looks beautiful. I have been wanting to declutter for quite some time now and I'll get the chance once we move into our tiny little apartment! I'm really looking forward to it; seeing how it'll be with limited pretties setting out. It'll be a change, that's for sure!


Debbie said...

Oh Sissie, I just love the "softness" of your room! It's just beautiful!

Cabin and Cottage said...

Well I love a change too! Both rooms are somethings to love! Your change is so sparkly cozy and cheery!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Well, my dear Sissie, seems most of us like your chairs and mercury glass. I love all the white of course and especially your coffee table. You have a wonderfully cozy room!



Hi Sissy, I love how you added the floral chairs to your living room, just looks perfect! I'm so into all the seashells and glass too! Can't wait to share pictures of our new home. Miss you bunches and bunches!

Karen said...

Plain and simply put - that about covers it.
:) HUgs. Karen

Sandy~Romantique Inspirations~ said...

WoW, the chairs looks beautiful in there.... a whole different look. I think I would go a little bit further and add some pinks on the shelf too. I mean what the heck you can go on and on in this room creating all kinds of style just by adding different things because of the great units you have in there.. You definitely have a marvelous room to play with and I want a room like this too, darn it! I also want those pretty chairs.... Listen to me I want I want I want- This space is gorgeous either way Sissie.


Bringing Pretty Back said...

LOVE the chairs! I love your home!!I am your newest follower!
Have a pretty day!

The Tablescaper said...

I love the chairs! And I love them in the living room!

- The Tablescaper

Alaina said...

It is hard to say I love the room both ways, but I do understand the need for change once in a while. I hope you like your new look, but then again it is fun to reaarange.

Theresa said...

Hi Sissie! Wow I have missed out on so much! Life has been to crazy to blog... hope to remedy that very soon! Your living room looks so inviting, very pretty. but ofcourse it would, you have 'the touch'! Have a fabulous day! Theresa xoxo

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

Ooooooooooooooooooh Sissy! Those delish floral chairs would be soooo perfect in my living room... I love that room no matter what you do to it. I always sigh when I see it. It's a SPLEN.DID room. I wish it were mine.


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