Sunday, June 22, 2014

Romancing the Family Room

Hello everyone!

It's no secret that I love romantic style furnishings.  I love white slipcovers, candles, flowers, mercury glass candlesticks and white dishes on display.  I also love decorating books and magazines.  So, why not combine them all for a fresh summer look in my family room?  


It all started with a new vignette on my coffee table.  I changed it up by adding a vibrant purple orchid, some decorating books and candles.


The orchid is new.  It's actually real too!  I have faith that it will do well because of the other one that I've had for years and successfully re blooms.  I love this bright purple color with all the white and grey in the room.


I also decided to change up my mantel again by using only mercury glass candlesticks.  I like the collection together.




Of course, I have plenty of decorating books to browse though too.  I brought some of them out of storage for easy access too.


The family room is always a place to relax and unwind at the end of every day.


I think that's why I like it so soft and unfussy.





Do you have a favorite room to relax in?

Thanks for stopping by!

~ Kelly ~

37 comments:

Susan Newbigging said...

Your family room is gorgeous. It looks so inviting.

Stacey said...

Beautiful! I love the collection of white candles and books. You can't go wrong with those elements.

At Christmas I gathered all of our mercury glass candle sticks on the mantle. I liked it so much, they stayed there. Love the sparkle they add.

BlueClearSky Elizabeth said...

Your room is so very pretty, Kelly. I love love your coffee table with the rustic board top and painted base. I need to find one like that. The mercury glass pieces look great on your painted fireplace. I really like the china cupboard with all the white pieces. Such a calming room. My living room is my favourite relaxing place. We hang out in our family room or even our master bedroom and pile on our king bed and watch tv with the teens on occasion. But, my favourite quiet spot just to read or visit is our living room.

Junkchiccottage said...

Kelly,
Your family room is so pretty. I have always loved that wonderful coffee table and the vignette looks so great. I have always wanted to try and orchid because of how pretty they are. I have heard you just put an ice cube in the plant once a week to water and that is it. Is this true? Yours is gorgeous.
Kris

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

Your family room looks so relaxing and cozy, Kelly. I really like the mercury glass candlesticks on your mantel and the addition of the orchid on your coffee table. Very pretty!

Penny @ The Comforts of Home said...

Your family room looks very inviting. Love the color of that orchid.

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

What a beautiful orchid. I seem to have no luck with them. Yes, my sun room is my fave.

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Kelly, You've done a wonderful job in this beautiful room. Amazing how that orchid pops - what a GREAT addition to an already awesome space. Well done, ma'am!!

Betty from My Irish Cottage Home said...

I love your room. I wish I could do things with our coffee table,but Hubby likes to put his feet on it and whatever is on it gets moved over. I also love those books, I will have to put them on my to buy list.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Love the pretty orchid and the purple color is perfect for your room. So pretty.

Art and Sand said...

soft . . . un-fussy . . . perfect.

Moni - Zuhaus at Home said...

Love the fresh look of your family room and the orchid adds a nice pop of color! Beautiful!

Susan Hawthorne said...

so pretty and soothing to the soul. Love your fireplace surround. A relaxing room to be in- Susan @ Romancing the Home

Deserae said...

Love your coffee table vignette....my favorite room right now is any room that has air condition!!! LOL
~Des

Lisa @ Texas Decor said...

I really like the idea of using one type of item on the mantel, with varying sizes and shapes. It's a nice, clean look and I like the sparkle it adds. Good luck with your orchid. I've never been brave enough to try them. :) My favorite room to relax in is probably my little reading corner in my master bedroom. I love sitting there by the window with a big stack of magazines and a cup of tea. And if it's raining outside, that makes it even better. :)

At Rivercrest Cottage said...

Your room looks so serene and comfortable. I'm trying to get there, but have to justify each time I paint another piece of furniture white. Hubs likes dark wood, I like painted. Mars and Venus for sure!

Katie Mansfield said...

It looks wonderful. Light and fresh for summer.

chateau chic said...

Beautiful orchid! And I like the platter of candles, even for the summer. Lovely room to relax in!
Mary Alice

Wendy McDonagh-Valentine said...

The pop of the orchid looks so pretty against all of the more subdued colors!! Such a pretty vignette on your coffee table. I so wish I could incorporate more white into my decor, especially in the warmer months, however my two dogs and two cats and four year old daughter make that a little difficult right now. Maybe someday. : )

~ Wendy

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

This really is so pretty, Kelly...perfect for summer...the perfect place to relax!

Debby said...

So pretty and peaceful and I should say cozy.

Ron said...

I love my den. Love your coffee table vignette.

Cozy Little House said...

I have considered getting an orchid because of how well yours has done. Isn't it in your bathroom?
Brenda

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

So pretty Kelly...this room always looks so comfy and inviting!

cynthia lee designs said...

Your family room is so pretty...and comfy. We have a lot of the same books.
~Cindy

Sherry @ Thrift My House said...

Gorgeous room! I still love that mantel color. And the mercury glass and candles are perfect! I really LOVE your living room Kelly!

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

You had me at orchids!!!...Love how you always so beautifully change the moods of your room...definitely so very romantic Kelly...great job!

Missy George said...

Very pretty Kelly. The orchid adds a nice touch. Have a great week.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

How beautiful. We spend most of our time in our lanai here in Florida. Enjoy your week! Hugs, Diane

Olive said...

Love that you have live orchids in your beautiful home Kelly. I actually kill them.

Cynthia said...

Kelly gorgeous changes. I am a huge fan of mercury glass. I many pieces myself. Love that coffee table.

Cynthia

Christine Vandormolen said...

Hi Kelly, I just changed my email address in blogger to a gmail instead of yahoo. Please let me know if you get this comment ok?????
xoxoxo Christine

Heaven's Walk said...

You created such a simple, sweet, cozy space to relax in at the end of the day, Kelly. It looks simply beautiful. The pop of purple in the orchid adds so much to the entire look of the room. :)

xoxo laurie

Jann Olson said...

Hi Kelly, I read about you on both Carol (art and sand) and Christine's (Little Brags) blogs. I love your style and am happy to be a new follower. The slipcovered furniture is gorgeous!
hugs,
Jann

Laura @ Top This Top That said...

that color purple in the room is so pretty. Yes, I think i would have no problem relaxing in your family room.

Anne said...

Beautiful room....love your books...some of my favorites too....<3

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

Kelly, you have such a great way of creating a peaceful room. Everything is gorgeous, just really so very pretty!