Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Working on a new room....

Workin on it!  I'm starting with the basics...nothing can make a girl smile more than a brand new sofa.  This one is upholstered in a creamy/oatmeal linen fabric and the cushions are down filled for extra softness and comfort.  The pillows that came with it are just perfect for a soft off white decorating theme.

So here's the beginning of the room.  New sofa, little thrifted side table that I painted and a mercury glass lamp from Home Goods...

I haven't shopped for new upholstered furniture for several years and was surprised at the prices....ouch!!!  Quality is a must but you are definitely going to pay to get it. 

Still working on it....I added some of my favorite ornate picture frames.....

I know, I's looking all very neutral....

 But remember....I'm still working on it!



Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Your new sofa looks very comfy, Sissie! Upholstered furniture is usually one thing I have to buy in person. I need that "sit" factor to test to make sure it is actually comfortable. I've heard from a lot of people who buy online that it looks comfortable, but when they got it and sat in it, it wasn't.

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Pretty gorgeous. I'm looking for a sofa too. Love the linen. Fabulous start!

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

Beautiful new sofa!! Love it!

Patty Sumner said...

So happy Sissie you are settling into your new home.. I know you are much happier.. Your room looks "Sissiefied".. You have such great taste.. Blessing to you on your new move and Home!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

The sofa is really pretty! I am so afraid of even looking at new furniture!
It is looking wonderful! hugs, Linda

20 North Ora said...

Your new sofa is beautiful. Your room looks so comfortable and restful. Enjoy!!


Susan said...

Sissie so far your room looks great! I love your new sofa. The frames are gorgeous!!

Debra @ Common Ground said...

Oh my gosh, Sissy, that sofa is fabulous, love the legs!! can you let me know where you found it?

White Weathered Hutch, said...

Oh I love your new sofa...
I hear that down cushions are a great investment. Is the fabric a nylon or a synthetic!! I know that we are in the market for a new sofa and I am definitely moving towards fabric as well
The old get what you pay for!!

Shabby chic Sandy said...

I love the neutral--it is very calming. Love those frames!

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Lovin your new sofa Sissie and i love those pretty frames too!

sweetvintageofmine said...

Evening Sissie, Oh, I know it's neutral but it's beautiful! LOVE IT! The pillows are perfect and so are the frames...LOOKIN GOOD! Have a wonderful and blessed week! Roxie

Blondie's Journal said...

No, not too neutral at all! If I didn't have kids and dogs I would have all neutral furniture. You can add so many different colors to change things up or just do white on white like you did. The couch is gorgeous. We bought s couch, love seat and chair for the family room last year and I nearly had a stroke over the prices. But if you want it to last, it's best not to skimp. I love your wall arrangement, too...very pretty.

Thanks for your sweet compliment today. I really don't think I take good pictures so I rarely post them. You made my day! ;-D


Sharing Shadymont said...

Add a dash of pink or aqua and I'll know it's about ready! Lookin' great!

Rust: Vintage Inspired Design said...

An empty canvas.......what FUN Sissie! :). LOVE the sofa u chose, but , then again, I LOVE everything YOU do!

The Polka Dot Closet said...

I have no doubt that you will get it perfect...Great start! Oh, i have not shopped for furniture in a long time...It sure looks comfy!


Bente said...

YOur new sofa is beautiful and I love all your gorgeous frames.

It seems to be fantastic in your new home.


Sweet Posy Dreams said...

I love your new sofa. It looks like it would be heavenly to sink into!

Curtains in My Tree said...

Beautiful color tone , makes me want to redo my entire house to softer tones

I bet the price was ouch LOL that is why I haven't redone my house, right now just down sizing

I like the dinning room also, oh heck I like everything you have

Mari said...

Hi Sissie,
Love your new sofa, it looks sooooo soft and inviting....
Love your frames just beautiful ;)

Big smiles~

Cindy said...

Well, that all sounds pretty darn fun! I love your sofa... it's gonna be so versatile! I'm curious what brand sofa you decided to go with. Great lamp too! This is fun, seeing you pull together a room. I know you're gonna make it awesome...


Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Nice sofa, Sissie! Love the cushions! The frames look wonderful too. Little by little, it will look like a Sissie room. Thanks for sharing.


Linda@Coastal Charm said... sure do have some good taste...LOVE your new sofa!!


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