Friday, November 13, 2015

An Early Christmas Present and Gifted Artwork

Hello everyone!

This post should probably be titled "How Many Times a Family Room can be Made Over".  Ha!  I keep making changes and it's getting hard for even me to keep up!  However, this time I made a BIG change and it will probably not get changed up for a long time now.  The reason it probably won't be changed up as often is because of a new piece of furniture I got as an early Christmas present from my husband.  I have been wanting a new sofa for a long time.  I wanted one with a custom slipcover so it would be easier to live with and one that was comfortable and well made.  So, I went to Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams and found one.  Let's take a peek, shall we?






Now, you may be thinking it is a sectional.  But upon further inspection, you will see it is not! 



You see, I got a new sofa (83") and just added it to my existing sofa (which happens to be the same size).  Now, it looks like a sectional and gives us plenty of room to stretch out and relax in the evening.  Plus, when I have company, there is more seating than there was.  

My old sofa is very well made by Sherrill and is still comfortable and sturdy but just isn't pretty without it's slipcover.  So, I decided to keep both of them.  Whose great idea was this?  Well, my 14 yr old son suggested it!  Can you believe it?  I had already planned on just replacing it but I tried his idea and loved it immediately.  So, now, I may need to get ANOTHER matching Mitchell Gold sofa to replace my old one.  Because I love the extra seating now!

I mentioned that I received something from my sister in my last post.  She surprised me with this beautiful extra large cow picture from Antique Farmhouse!



I wasn't sure where I was going to use it at first, but then it ended up on the mantel and set the tone for the whole room.  It makes a great focal point and the soft colors are perfect in here. 



I made some changes in the glass cabinet as well.



A few new pillows and a black pharmacy lamp got added to the room too.


I moved this chair over to the corner and another floor lamp was placed beside it.



So, I'm loving my new sofa and artwork and feel like this room is almost complete now.



Oh, and let me tell you something funny.  I ordered a slipcovered sofa but when we set this one up, I noticed how perfect the fabric was and wondered why they suggested that a salesperson come out and steam it etc.  Then, I lifted up the cushion and saw there was no slipcover on the sofa.  It was tailored! So, I called the salesperson I had been dealing with and she apologized profusely.  They will have to come pick this one up and replace it with the correct one.  They will not charge us for that either.  So, I'm back to waiting on a sofa to be delivered again.  It will take several weeks but in the meantime they told me to keep this one while I'm waiting.  I'm keeping a cloth over the seat cushions to keep it clean.  

If you are interested in a great sofa, you should try Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams! Did you know they used to make furniture for Pottery Barn?   Their furniture is made of real wood and is eco friendly.  It doesn't let off harmful gases into your home (like some do).  Also, they offer a lifetime warranty on all of their furniture so if something should happen to it, they will replace it at no charge!  Love that!   I am not being compensated for this.  These are my own opinions.

I hope you enjoyed my LATEST change up in this room and managed to get through this "wordy" post without falling asleep.  

Have a great weekend!

~ Kelly ~ 



30 comments:

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

The cow looks so good there and I love the two sofas! Good for Will for thinking of that. May have a designer on your hands. :)

Junkchiccottage said...

Kelly,
Sooooooo awesome. Love your new sofa and how it matches so well with your other one. The room looks so bright, fresh and inviting. Great job. The cow pic from Kim is gorgeous on the mantel and I love the whimsy and beauty it brings to the room. Ahhhhh just want to curl up on that sweet new sofa. Beautiful.
Kris

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Very pretty Kelly...I love how the two sofas look in the room! Great gift from Kim too!

Deserae said...

Love your new sofa....what a great idea your son had to use two sofas!!!! The cow pic looks great on your mantel too.
~Des

Gee Singh Newbanks said...

The sofas look great together. And the art work... such soft colours. Luv!

Linda said...

Oh what a beautiful addition! Love your new sofa and that Cow Painting WOW!

Simple and serene living Laura Walker said...

What a sweet sister you have. I love the look of your room with the two sofas. Very cozy and inviting. xo Laura

NanaDiana said...

That is a GREAT picture! Your seester--did good---
It really does set the tone for the whole room and I love how it all is coming together. Now to wait for another sofa, huh? It's always something, isn't it?
Have a great weekend..and your son's suggestion was perfect. xo Diana

Cynthia said...

Kelly, I love it and I am wanting to replace our furniture in t he great room. Not in the budget right now. Now I am thinking of doing the same thing with two couches. Great artwork that Kim purchased for you. I also notice that crown in your cabinet, so pretty. Enjoy!

Cindy

Penny @ The Comforts of Home said...

That cow picture looks great on the mantel. Love your new sofa too.

Poppy @ With a Dash of Color said...

Wow!I love how the new sofa fits in so perfectly with your living room setting...beautiful soft colors, make the room look so inviting and cozy. The new picture goes with the room decor very prettily! Have a great weekend!Hugs, Poppy

Little Farmstead said...

Looks great Kelly! Tis the season to add more seating! :) That oversized cow painting is the perfect piece for your mantel. Love it! I really like the lamp and also the overhead lighting in the peek of the hallway...

Doreen@househoneys said...

The cow photo is fabulous! Don't ever think about replacing it Kelly! Seriously, it's great there and I can't imagine anything better. Kim done good.

We have a Mitchell product and have no complaints. Your sofa is perfect, and what a great gift from hubby! Lucky lady!

Cozy Little House said...

Kelly, your room looks complete and quite elegant to me! And I love the cow. The couch was a great present, one all of you will enjoy. Who knew what a teenaged boy could come up with?
Brenda

Stacey said...

Oh that room just couldn't be any prettier, Kelly. Your new sofas are amazing and the cow art is perfection!

Lisa @ Texas Decor said...

Love the new sofa! It's so much fun to get new furniture! I remember how happy I was to get rid of that dark leather we used to have. Your son had such a great idea too! Extra seating is always a bonus, especially during the holidays. What a nice gift from your sister too. She knows your style well!

Holly @ Down to Earth Style said...

Kelly,

The new sofa looks so great with your other one. It looks slip covered and I like that it is a little loose. I enjoyed having two sofas in one room at our last house. It's more flexible to change, for people like you and me. :)

Your whole room looks so fresh.

Holly

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

Congratualtions on the new sofa! That is very exciting! That beautiful cow painting looks like it was made for your home! Its perfect!

Sally Somervill said...

What a sweet hubby you have- congratulations on the new sofa. It's beautiful! I love all the recent changes you made. Your new cow looks just right on the mantle, it's a fun unexpected touch! Xo

Charm Bracelet Diva {at Home} said...

Love your choice to keep them both! We broke down last year and actually got a really large sectional for our family room and we've been loving it, having family movie nights,etc. Still, I miss my old white slipcovered couch and love seat! So I totally get why you love this look! The artwork works great on your mantel, just the right size. Have a great weekend! xoKathleen

Amy Chalmers said...

The room looks nice, I think the artwork is a winner!! And of course having two large sofas is always a good idea with teenagers and parents alike wanting to stretch out while watching tv. xo

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

So very nice Kelly....I loved that artwork when Kim presented it....looks great in the room!...Love the two large sofas in the room...great for your family!

Burlap Luxe said...

The cow art looks like it was painted just for that space, it really is a perfect fit with your grey's and whites.
The cabinet I have loved for some time now, I fact every visit I have one of those awwwww! Moments seeing it.

Love the design of your relaxed space in white, perfect holiday entertains addition to seating.

A room to love.

Xx
Dore

Missy George said...

Love the cow..Looks great in that room..Good idea with the sofas..Your room can handle it..Lookin' good..Have a happy weekend..

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

I love all the changes you've made Kelly! With your new seating arrangement you've got a nice cozy conversation area. Maybe they'll let you keep the sofa you've already got....dream on, right?! Your newest artwork fits in nicely on your mantel, too. Enjoy!

cynthia lee designs said...

Love the cow picture!! Love your sofa's too...we have been looking at new sofas and are thinking about getting 2 sofas instead of a sectional sofa.
~Cindy

Amy at Ms. Toody Goo Shoes said...

Well, Merry Christmas, Kelly! You got two awesome gifts! The sofa is great looking, and the cow picture from Kim is fantastic! I think it's great that your son had the idea - he must feel great! All of your changes look terrific. Enjoy your "new" room!

Christine Vandormolen said...

Oh Kelly it looks wonderful!!! How lucky that the 2 sofas look so perfect together...ok you are torturing me with that heart pillow ??? LUV THAT!!!! Where did you find it amiga?

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Kelly, I have always loved this room, The new sofa is wonderful and I love the cow print.
Hugs,
Sherry

Rustic Maple Elizabeth said...

I often listen to my guys opinions on things decor related. Good call Will! I love the look of two sofas and you are right that the extra seating is great. My sister/bff has our same heritage leather sofa but chose two of them in a different leather plus a large chair. Love the cow surprise from Kim, and she picked the perfect pallete for you. Hope you have a great week, Kelly.