Monday, August 22, 2011

~ Living Room Reveal ~


Well…..our living room furniture finally arrived!   I’ve been working to try and freshen up our space.

Here is how our living room before…..


We installed the wood floors and built the fireplace surround last year. 

You can read about it here

This is what our living room looks like today~


Another view…

I’m currently looking for a small table to put between the chair and sofa…


The fireplace surround…I still love it.  ♥


This large chair now sits in the left corner of our living room.  I put an old Singer sewing machine behind to act as a sofa table. 



The plan was to make our living space feel more open…..I think we accomplished that…..the view outside to the deck and gardens is no longer blocked by a love seat… choosing the chair & ottoman….we didn’t loose any seating. 

{ That’s Cooper, peeking in….he is very much an inside dog. I hid his bed for this photo shoot } 


I plan on building a new coffee table and adding a rug, very soon….I’m thinking sea grass or something along that family….I think we need some texture in here.  I would also love to add some add some curtains….maybe?  But I’m not sure. Any opinions? =)


I’m linking to

BNOTP for Met Monday


Savvy Southern Style Wow Us Wednesday

Please let me know what y’all think.  =) 

Thanks so much for coming by!

Have a beautiful day~  Jessica


Shelia said...

HI Jessica! Oh, I love your new living room furniture! Your living room is gorgeous and you have such style! Love your fireplace surround too. A very comfy pretty room.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Darla said...

It's so nice Jessica!!

Elizabeth and Gary said...

Hi Jessica,
How pretty! I love your room...We have our TV hanging above the fireplace too. I also love the arch way into the hall. Your home is beautiful!!! everything about it is perfect.
Have a sweet day, Elizabeth
visiting from MMM.

Elizabeth and Gary said...

Hi Jessica,
Its me again I just became your newest follower..
Hugs, Elizabeth

onlymehere said...

An old Singer sewing machine?! Good thing I don't live close or it would rust from all my drooling over it, lol! Now doesn't that plant a horrible picture in your head! My grandma used to have one and so I think of her when I see one. I loved Grandma Annie and anything that reminds me of her brings back fond memories.

I really like what you've done in the front room. It looks so crisp and inviting and clean! Amazing what we can change up when the kids move out isn't it? Great job!

I had a mini meltdown in Hobby Lobby today. I don't often go in there but I've been waiting for the "metal" to go on sale to buy Kaje' a fancy bird cage as one of her wedding decorations. As I walked around to the other aisle I saw a ton of summer things on clearance at 66% off. Things that said, "Aloha," etc. and I just was overcome with feelings for Trav coming home and Kaje' leaving and getting married. I had to hide around the corner as tears filled my eyes so the other lady on the aisle wouldn't see me. I can't believe how hard it hit me. They even have the Christmas balls to make for a project that isn't Christmassy for Kaje's wedding and Trav's welcome home. I bought things for table toppers at Trav's welcome home and things for Kaje's wedding. I'll buy the Christmas balls/ornaments next payday so I'm sure to get enough and plenty of the right color. They may not be on sale then but better safe than sorry! Oh well, I'll let you go bz I do tend to ramble on (tell Mister to quit nodding his head at that, lol!). Hope it was a good day today for you.

Jessica said...

hi princess this is your mister and just want to say i am so lucky and i love you so much

Lindsay-ann said...

Hi Jessica
It looks GORGEOUS.
Thanks for sharing pics.

mississippi artist said...

Beautiful. Love the new furniture, and I think your idea for a seagrass rug is great-or maybe bamboo?

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Looking much better...I'm thinking about getting some new pieces too...maybe after baby girl gets out of college:) I’m having an awesome GIVEAWAY…enter to WIN a $40 POTTERY BARN GIFT CARD!


Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Looking much better...I'm thinking about getting some new pieces too...maybe after baby girl gets out of college:) I’m having an awesome GIVEAWAY…enter to WIN a $40 POTTERY BARN GIFT CARD!


Janette - The2Seasons said...

I had to smile when I saw the television over the fireplace. Ours is being installed this week. Sometimes we have to give in to our husbands' needs to watch their games.

Something Nice and Pretty said...

Found you from WOW, love your new furniture and also the fireplace surround! Very pretty!

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Hi Jessica, I love your new furniture, so bright and airy. I think a rug to anchor your coffee table is a wonderful idea. I'll be anxious to see what you find...hugs ~lynne~

onlymehere said...

Guess what? I just found out Larry's dad has his mom's old Singer sewing machine! It's in beautiful shape. He said his mom tried to give it away many times but he told her he wanted it (he's an only child). Now I can go drool at it where it's hidden in a closet in their basement.

I hope life is treating you well and that you're doing great. I think of you often. Larry's been on vacation this week so we've been busy doing nothing! He so much has needed a week to regroup his strength so I've not asked of anything except for on Saturday he's putting breaks on Kaje's and Travis' cars. Big job but only one day out of seven that I'm asking for anything. Taking care of his parents is exhausting him. I've worked all week (saving time off for when Trav comes home) so we've just stayed around home.


Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Hi darling, thanks for swinging in, it's been a week around here, I love your new living room furniture.. opens things up a lot.. I can imagine sitting here for hours and visiting.. hope things are going well for you all. hugs ~lynne~

onlymehere said...

I know you have a birthday coming up soon and I don't want to miss it so.............Happy Birthday! Hope things are going well in your little corner of the world.

Queenie said...

What a gorgeous transformation of your room Jessica! Girl, you and hubby did so good...I love your new furniture and the wooden floors and those pillows and how fresh this looks...I want this room girlfriend lol! I think the rug you have in mind (seagrass or something along those lines) will be perfect too, but I love this room just as it is too...5 stars from me :)
Hope you are doing well friend...I think of you often...stopping by here is always like catching up with a friend :) Talk to you again soon..Happy Thanksgiving!'ll be here before we know it.
Big hugs,

onlymehere said...

How's the office coming along? I've been moving furniture and unloading totes most of the day. I "made" Brianna help me and get his totes of clothes out of the crawl space. Time is flying by right now and I'm surely not complaining!

Hope all is well with you and the family. I think of you and your Genius often. One day we'll have to have a chat as we do seem to have the same experiences. For right now, it's more washing clothes so they're fresh and unloading totes. You know how much I love laundry!