Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Cottage Comfort

Hello everyone!

As you know, nothing stays the same around here too long.  One thing remains constant though.  White slipcovers adorn most of my furnishings.  I can't help it.  It's just what I love.  I decided I wanted a more balanced look using my slipcovered furniture in my family room.  So, rather than having them flank the fireplace (that already had large pieces of furniture beside it) I moved them adjacent to the sofa instead.  That meant I had to move the distressed chest of drawers out of the room entirely.  It is now residing in the master bedroom.  I really like it there.

With the furniture in new places, I made a few changes with the pillows and also the accessories on the coffee table and mantel.  

Doesn't that always happen?  

I even moved my bench in here to put in front of the fireplace.  I draped a throw over it for softness.

The bench used to be in the dining room.  

I'm liking the way the room feels more balanced now and the fireplace isn't so crowded.  This is a challenging room to arrange furniture in due to the many doorways, windows and fireplace.  

My mantel now has purple flowers and candles with crosses on them.  

The green topiaries relocated to other places.  

Everything I like to decorate with can fit in almost any room on the lower level.  I like that it flows easily from room to room.  

Yesterday was my husband's birthday too.  We had a fun filled day of going to the pool, seeing a movie and going out to eat.  Here is the birthday cake I made for him.

I am recovering today from all the activities!  LOL!  

Hope you all are having a great week so far.

Thanks for stopping by!

~ Kelly ~


Deserae said...

I love the new furniture arangement and the little bench looks great in front of the fireplace too!!! Beautiful as always :o)

Olive said...

I love little benches Kelly and the lavender on the mantle is pretty. Now I want cake-heck I want all the cake as I am on prednisone. xo, olive

Becca said...

The new furniture arrangement looks great, Kelly! I'm *this* close to ordering a white slipcovered sofa myself. :) And, I love the pop of lavender on your mantel, too!

Gee Singh Newbanks said...

Very nice new layout Kelly. Luv your white slipcovered furniture!!
Pretty pop of colour with the lavender on the mantel.
Happy Birthday to your Mr. Yummy looking cake.
Hugs, Gee

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

I love the new furniture arrangement Kelly...your family room always looks great!
Happy Birthday to the hubs:)

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

The new furniture placement looks great! Your mantel looks so pretty! Where did your clock go? I think it is great when you can move furniture ad accessories from room to room. It keeps things interesting. I'm glad you hear your hubby had a happy b-day! The cake looks yummy!

chateau chic said...

No matter what changes you make, your home always looks lovely, Kelly!! It is nice to be able to use your furniture and accessories in almost every room.
Mary Alice

Anne said...

Kelly I can see why your room is a challenge to decorate with the window and fireplace.I have that same issue too.Unfortunately for me I cannot change that room much because of my challenges.But you did a beautiful job as always! Love your beautiful family room and you styled it perfectly too!Looks like a magazine cover!

Blondie's Journal said...

I love this room no matter how you arrange it! Your furniture and fireplace are so pretty, but I get you on the windows, doorways, etc. I have that problem, too. Love the flowers on the mantel and the bench looks perfect in front of the hearth.

Happy Birthday to your husband, the cake looks delicious!!


Elizabeth (Blue Clear Sky) said...

The arrangement, and your room, look great Kelly. It looks like it would be good for gatherings and conversations grouped like that. We really need more seating in our family room and although it is long and narrow I'm hoping to add some extra seating before too long. The white slips help unify the separate pieces too.

Sherry @ Thrift My House said...

Wow! What a gorgeous room. I really like the arrangement. I'm all about balance myself-sometimes too much. I like that the coffee table is wood. It really looks pretty among the light colors.

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Cute and cozy. Happy Birthday Jimmy!!

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

Your room looks stylish AND cozy, Kelly. The last time I tried moving furniture around, a leg fell off my 23 year old sofa! It's now my never ending list of things to replace. :)

White Weathered Hutch, said...

Your room always looks amazing!!
Happy Birthday to your hubby!
Your cake looks yummy!!

NanaDiana said...

Kelly- I love your house and I love how you can move things from room to room and not really interrupt the flow. Loving all your white slipcovers, too.

GREAT birthday cake-it's beautiful. Happy birthday to your hubby- xo Diana

Stacey said...

Everything is beautiful Kelly. How do you keep it all white with your littles?

Shelia said...

Hi Kelly! I love the look! Your living room is so pretty and the lilacs are gorgeous.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

Christine Vandormolen said...

Kelly, now that you are done moving stuff around in your house, I assume you have plenty of time to do the same at mine, RIGHT??? LOVE IT

Junkchiccottage said...

You are a girl after my heart with your lovely home. I am so with you on the white slipcover furniture. I love it too. Your room is gorgeous. I love every inch of it. So so pretty. Love the touch of purple on the mantel. Draws your eye right there. Beautiful.

cynthia lee designs said...

All your changes look great!! I just got a slipcover for our sofa...went with taupe instead of white, because my little Yorkies love to lay on it.

Bliss said...

You can't just show a photo of a cake and not tell me what is under the frosting!

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

You've got your style down to a science so moving things about your house is so easy! Your room looks great. I make my husband a birthday cake every year too. It's a recipe from his family and the frosting has to be cooked. I'm glad I only have to make it once a year!

Victoria's Vintage Designs said...

Everything looks great! Wow - fab job on the cake!!

ImSoVintage said...

I love what you have done, Kelly. It is so light and bright, bu definitely cozy. Pinning!!!

Happy belated birthday to your husband.


Chrissy...The Apothecary Shop said...

What a pretty room..could spend the day there no problem! We like a lot of the same things that's for sure..all the best,

Lady Pamela said...

I really love how the room turned out. I am all for symmetry in a room, I think it brings balance. I also like how your TV cabinet matches your china cabinet. I think that is really missing in my space. Now that I see it in a photo, I will try to work on mine.

Amy at Ms. Toody Goo Shoes said...

The new room arrangment looks terrific. I'd plop myself into one of those chairs and never get up! Are those lilacs on the mantel? They really "pop" against the white. Happy Bday to your husband…and that cake looks delish!

Lisa @ Texas Decor said...

I love white slipcovers too, and yours look great! Are those white Ikea planters on your mantel? I sure wish they would sell those online so I wouldn't have to drive there to get some. :) Your hubby's cake looks delicious!

must love junk said...

Love the changes! Such a serene, beautiful room! :)

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