September 7, 2015

Lots of Changes in the Living Room

I love fabric and will typically use a fabric as my starting off point for decorating any room. And I did that this time again - only my fabric was just a solid drop cloth.

I'd been feeling like our living room had gotten a little neutral for my liking and when I spotted this faux silk blue plaid at warehousefabricsinc.com, I thought it was perfect!  When the fabric arrived it even matched my robin's egg blue linen perfectly!

I knew that I wasn't satisfied with the slipcover I had made for the round ottoman in this room and thought this faux silk plaid would be perfect to reupholster it with and add some pattern.
I also ordered a beautiful fringe that had all the colors in it to match.
This new plaid also has all the same shades that's in the toile in this room!
With a little bit of furniture rearranging, I feel like I have a whole new room!
I replaced my floral door picture with some French Country cows for Fall.  They've been living in the basement for a while and were ready to come back out.  I didn't like my Blue and White with this new fabric so I gave my secretary a library feel, which I also like for Fall.
I made an overstuffed pillow for the couch out of the same fabric and added the matching fringe.
I put a mix of glass pumpkins and a beautiful teal glass vase filled with dried hydrangeas on a rustic basket tray.
 I've also moved another end table into the room and the mercury glass lamps that were in the family room. I'll probably paint the base of this table the same color as I've painted the others.  I just want to make sure that these changes are gonna stick! ;)
I reupholstered this ottoman with very little sewing.  I'll post later this week how I did it and how you can get perfectly spaced pleats without doing any math! :)

Hope your Summer had a great ending!

love and blessings~
"For all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ.  There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free man, there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus" Galatians 1:27,28

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43 comments:

  1. It's beautiful Lynda. That pattern and the color is perfect for your room.

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    1. Thank you, Stacey! Always amazing when you order it online without seeing it!

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  2. Lynda,
    Gorgeous fabric, dear friend!!!
    I love how the blue plaid fabric incorporates all your color palette!!!
    I'm lovin' those silver mercury glass pumpkins!!!
    Lovely subtle Autumnal vignette!!!
    My beloved Father~in~law would have loved your Cow Print!!!
    He lived his life as a Cattle Rancher / Farmer and only had Heifers!!!
    Thank you for sharing and inspiring!!!
    Fondly,
    Pat

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    1. Thank you, Pat! My dad had raised cows for a while too. Thanks so much for visiting and commenting. Blessings to you!

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  3. What a perfect plaid you've chosen! So pretty with everything else.
    The white faced cows are called Polled Herfords. They never grow horns! In winter they are fluffy and curly and their faces always stay white as if freshly scrubbed. My dad had that breed on our farm in Georgia. Love your picture.

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    1. Thank you, Connie, and thank you for in the information about my cows. I love their curly faces! Thanks for your sweet comments!

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  4. Hi Lynda,
    That is really a beautiful plaid fabric and you did a pheomenal job on the ottoman and pillows, Also like your glass pumpkins
    and the whole vignette, just beautiful.
    Great job,
    blessings, Nelie

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    1. Thank you, Nellie! Hope you're having a great day! Thanks for your sweet comments!
      love and blessings~

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  5. Such a beautiful find. This new fabric just pulls the look together I think. OOhhhh, I am quite taken with your cow picture.
    Happy today.
    Hugs, Gee

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    1. Thanks, Gee! Hope you had a great end-of-summer weekend!
      love and blessings~

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  6. So beautiful and I LOVE your cows!
    Thanks for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY!
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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    1. Thank so much, Cindy!
      love and blessings~

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  7. It is all so beautiful! I love all the blues...my favorite decorating color! The cow pictures looks great too ;-) I am your newest follower.
    Lori from LL Farm

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    1. Thank you, Lori! Thanks so much for your sweet comments and for following!
      love and blessings~

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  8. I looooove your cow painting! The blues in the room are nice and relaxing

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  9. It is all so pretty...love the blue plaid. And, the cow print looks so great on your pretty mantel....

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  10. Lynda, I love the fabric and the ottoman is gorgeous. Your beautiful home is one of my favorites and every time I see those fabulous shutters it reminds me of France.
    xx,
    Sherry

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    1. Oh, thank you, Sherry! What a nice compliment!
      love and blessings~

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  11. Your changes look so pretty and I love it. Your home is lovely.
    Hugs,
    FABBY

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  12. I love the arrangement in the tray on top of your lovely ottoman! I forgot to mention it, I got a message, lol..
    FABBY

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  13. Awesome post! I would love to invite you to my new link party The Beautifully Creative Inspired. The party launched on Friday and will continue every Fridays at 9AM eastern time on 5 BLOGS! It runs until Wednesday night :D Hope you can party with us!

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    1. Thank you, Shanice! I will do my best to join this Friday. Thanks for the invitation!

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  14. What a gorgeous ottoman ( actually what an over the top gorgeous room !!! )
    xxx

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    1. Thanks so much, Suzan! Hope you're having a great week!

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  15. Love the new plaid! Of course blue and toile are some of my favorites.

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  16. What a beautiful room! Such gorgeous color with pretty touches of autumn.
    XO Barbara

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  17. Your new ottoman fabric looks great with the other colors in your room. I love how just moving furniture and accessories around can make a room feel new. Love your glass pumpkins!

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  18. I love that ottoman. Do you know the name of the fabric, I didn't see it on the website. The colors are perfect for my bedroom.

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    1. Thank you, Yvonne! The fabric is Windsor Plaid Truffle and here's the link: http://warehousefabricsinc.com/US90-2-4.html

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  19. Oh, how I love that plaid fabric and the ottoman itself (and the pillow too!!)!! I have a silk plaid in my mind's eye that I hope to someday find, and this one reminds me of it! Your living room is lovely. My post this week is of changes in our screened porch, and I found, as you did, that a few tweaks make the space feel so new and different! Thanks for sharing! ~Zuni

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    1. Thank you, Zuni! We love to tweak our houses! I'm heading over to see your screened porch!
      love and blessings`

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  20. It looks so welcoming....great fabric....
    Nancy
    wildoakdesigns.blogspot.com

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  21. Love the color scheme - so welcoming! I have a lot of blues in my home so I love seeing Fall decorating ideas with non-traditional Fall colors. Saw this on "Something to Talk About" link party!

    Ashley @ Vintage Refined

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