If you’ve ever wondered if I read all the comments on this blog?
Every. Single. One.
There is gold in those comments.
It’s like having an army of decorators helping you plan out your design.
If you’ve ever commented here—I just wanted to say thank you.
It means the world to me.
And my family room.
Because sometimes a comment makes all the difference.
Here’s the before on the family room.
It is a work in progress.
Always and forever.
All the rooms in this house are. If it isn’t nailed down, it’s probably going to be re-decorated.
And even nails are subject to change.
Someone commented that I needed a little greenery.
Here’s after I added a little greenery and some baskets.
Then another friend commented that they thought the lamps blocked the pictures.
Brilliant idea number two.
What is that random wire thing behind the couch, someone else commented?
Here’s the same view of the space with only six pictures instead of eight.
It allowed me to move the lamps over.
There are two small tables behind the couch that the lamps are sitting on.
(total aside: that’s for the commenter who asked me if those were floor lamps).
Someone else commented (it may or may not have been my mother) that there was too much blank space to the left of the seating area.
Brilliant idea number three.
Enter this piece.
It came from this amazing shop downtown called Dumpster Diva.
She has the finds of the century.
I brought a dresser in to her to have her refinish with a new stain and saw this piece.
I bought it.
I had to.
I always listen to my mother.
It came painted this color–kind of a creamy oatmeal.
I just added a few books and a little blue and white.
It’s the perfect place to hold cards and games next to the card playing table on the left.
I brought this rug in from the dining room and switched out the gray one that was there to bring in a little more color.
I’m planning on adding blue and white roman shades to the window between the built-ins and on the french doors on the opposite side of the room.
Here’s the view of the room into the kitchen.
This rug is seriously so pretty.
Here’s a close-up.
It’s a darker navy with a layered pattern of cream and khaki.
I commented to myself that the artwork over the couch was too dark for the room, so I made the artwork over the couch for free.
Brilliant idea number four.
It’s just pressed leaves from the yard on thick foam core board.
I used the existing frames that were already there.
It’s getting closer to cute.
I still need a few more things for the space.
And it’s all due to you and your comments.
Keep them coming.
I love hearing your voice and your talent and your ideas and your suggestions.
Together we decorate. 🙂
PS If you are looking for any sources of things in this space—you can find them over on my Shop My House page.