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Sunday, November 14, 2010

Changing LR and FR

I am so thrilled, the plaid sofa in the familyroom is gone, so I could switch all the furniture around. I gave it to a friend, a blessing for him and for me. Yip-Skip!!!!
This is what the living room has looked like for a while with two sofas.  A little crowded and mismatched for such a small room.

Ta-Da, this is what it looks like now.  So much better and it looks so much bigger.  Love it.


Now the leather chair isn't angled  back to the entrance door, and the ottoman isn't in the middle of the room.

This was the family room with the plaid sofa. 

So much better.  I love having the beige sofa in this room.  It is also a small room and the sofa color is almost the same color as the walls, so it just seems to fade into the background.  Much better.

I am joining Susan @ Between Naps On The Porch for Metamorphosis Monday, and Kim @
 Savvy Southern Style for Before and After  Be sure to visit these lovely ladies and see all the wonderful inspiration and eye candy everyone has to offer.

Thanks so much for stopping by, I always look forward to your visits.






88 comments:

  1. Marty, I love the new arrangement! I bet that throw on the ottoman is super cozy and warm. And the couch in the other room blends in absolutely perfectly with the walls. Great idea!
    Brenda

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  2. Beautiful...I love getting more space when I delete something...lets you breathe more!!! Your leather chair is gorgeous also!!!

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  3. It really does look much better. Isn't it funny how changing one or two things make such a difference? We just gave our couch, chair, bookcase and freezer to our painter and it was such a blessing for him and for us. I am happy that you did the same thing to bless someone.

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  4. Your home is beautiful. That was a great idea to mix it up some. Came out very nice.

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  5. Marty, both rooms turned out great. Love the arm chair in the living room with the ottman next to it....I want to come sit and visit!

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  6. I love that plaid sofa, but your new arrangement is so much better. Thanks for sharing.

    Be sure to come to Seasonal Sundays!

    - The Tablescaper

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  7. You must be running from room to room smiling! It really makes a difference in your living room. It looks like a magazine picture now! Love it!

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  8. Marty, your two *new* rooms are beautiful !! You're right ... your front room looks so much bigger now ... brighter, too. And, your family room is so yummy with your cream sofa in there now. Love it !! *Becca*

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  9. I love it Marty! Both rooms look so much bigger! Plenty of room for the Christmas tree:@)

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  10. I love what you've done with your rooms! Do you want to come help me? My house is completely torn apart because new carpet is coming tomorrow! And when things are put back I may come up with a new plan. Some things will stay - and some may go. Your home is an inspiration to me. I've spent a lot of time looking and enjoying and oohing and ahing!
    ~Adrienne~

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  11. Hi Marty.. so nice look . change are always good and when it gives you more breathing space. it is very welcoming. like you rooms new look.. its great looking now... Love you chairs very much. I love chairs more than a sofa because it gives independence. very lovely and beautiful .. and by the way Ilove your windows very much. a family is so much cozy and friendly when natural lights comes in...
    http://craftaworld.blogspot.com/
    Love
    Farah

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  12. Great changes. I love how you opened up that one room.

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  13. I love the new arrangement. Doesn't it make you feel so great to move everything around. It feels like a brand new space. It looks so much bigger. Love it.

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  14. Both rooms are beautiful.. Lovin all the neutral tones..
    you always do GREAT~!

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  15. A perfect change around Marty, you made the right descision :o)

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  16. I love the change, Marty! I know you've been looking forward to this day!

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  17. What beautiful transformations those two switches made in the feeling of the rooms! Its amazing, honest! Both appear more open & airy & light...just perfect. Well done!!!

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  18. Oh, wow, Marty. It looked good before, but now it is simply marvelous!! So much roomier and the colors look better in both rooms now.

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  19. Greetings Marty, I always love everything about your home but I think the changes you made definitely work. I haven't ever seen one thing you've done that I haven't loved.
    Hugs today.
    Noreen

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  20. Looks wonderful...love the new arrangement in the living room! Just beautiful :o)
    Kristen

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  21. Your room looks wonderful, Marty! I love the arrangement. I love moving furniture around and I know from experience that it's hard to do in a small space. You did a great job! So happy you like it!

    XO,
    Jane

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  22. Isn't it amazing when we go shopping in our own house how we can perk up us and the room. It all looks great and I am glad someone you know was able to use and enjoy the plaid couch.

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  23. I love your new look!! Very inspiring as I like the same colors and style.
    Have a wonderful Sunday.
    Karen
    Ladybug Creek

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  24. I suppose it does look better, but for some reason that plaid sofa speaks to me--it is so homey and inviting. I like it with the leather chair......Did you get rid of it or is it somewhere else instead? Just curious.

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  25. Both rooms look wonderful Marty! The new arrangements are perfect.
    Hugs,
    Penny

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  26. It looks great! And it does look bigger. Rearranging is so much fun. It's almost as much fun as buying new ;)

    Karen

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  27. LOOKS GREAT, MARTY. I always enjoy your posts.

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  28. Wow Marty, everything looks great!

    Jocelyn
    http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com/

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  29. I love it Marty, the room does look bigger.It looks beautiful.

    Kathy

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  30. Your changes look so nice! I know that you are happy to have more space with that extra sofa out of your way.

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  31. I know you have been waiting for this change to happen. It was definitely worth the wait - both rooms look great. Sally

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  32. Marty, You have such a lovely home. I really like ths changes and addition of the two chairs. The love seat looks perfect in the family room too! {I just love your mirror ever time I see it!!}

    I bet it feels so refreshing to change things around!

    Hope you have a wonderful week! ~ Stephanie Lynn

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  33. Marty, you are right...the room grew! It's very warm and inviting with those changes and you can see everything better. Great makeover! Linda

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  34. I just love the way your room looks now, Marty!! Such a beautiful room!
    You're always so inspiring.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  35. Don't you just love the new feeling when you make a switch and it works better for you? Marty, it looks great ~ hope you did not over do - getting all this rearranged! :) Have a great week enjoying the two "new" rooms.

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  36. Your rooms look so much brighter and airier...I love the chest between the 2 chairs in your LR - its beautiful...now you are all set to decorate for the holidays!!

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  37. Marty what a gorgeous change to your beautiful rooms! Love it all!

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  38. Marty, I love the changes in both the rooms. Isn't it wonderful when just by making small changes we can make such a large impact in our homes?

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  39. So pretty Marty!
    How come your home always looks like it should be in a magazine?
    You inspire me to try harder!
    Hugs Dear,
    Cindy

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  40. Who would think that just eliminating something could make such a difference in the look and feel of a room. Thanks for sharing Marty.

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  41. So nice Marty! I bet you just want to sit in there with a good book, or blog read from the laptop. Looks great, I really like that leather chair and so would my husband.

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  42. Both rooms look so good. That is one of the next big purchases I want to make is for new furniture. We have one couch in the living room and a rocking chair and that is all the seating we have right now. Yours look so nice and comfortable.

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  43. As always...Beautiful Marty! So your switch at Met Monday and had to leave a comment ;)
    ~Jenna, SAS Interiors
    www.sasinteriors.blogspot.com

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  44. It looks elegant Marty. You always do such a wonderful job. Teresa

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  45. Howdy Marty
    I love the new look !
    It's simply amazing how a room can change by moving things around .
    You are so awesome Marty :)
    I just love coming by and finally blogger and google have allowed me to leave comments Yippee !!!!!!!
    Until next time
    Happy Trails

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  46. Everything you do Marty is always "PERFECT"... I also thought the before picture were gorgeous! AND the after pictures ARE gorgeous! You are a perfectionist, I can tell...Love it all... and the new owner of the plaid sofa is VERY LUCKY!!!
    Hugs to you, Donna

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  47. Great job, Marty! I love the difference. Your home is beautiful.

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  48. Marty,
    I love your "new" rooms! Everything looks so cozy and warm :)
    Hugs,
    Donna

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  49. Hi,

    Yes...you are right...although both of the rooms were lovely before the changes you made make them even better. Really very pretty and so warm and charming.(-:

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  50. The room looks so nice and inviting. I liked the before with two sofas, but it looks even nicer now!

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  51. Love your changes! The rooms looked great before, but they are roomier now, especially your family room :-)

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  52. Love your new arrangement! Isn't it funny how sometimes just moving things to different places can make such a huge difference??

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  53. HI Marty ~ Wow!!! That beige sofa looks absolutely sooo much better. Although, the plaid is pretty nice too - but the beige does make the room seem airier and brighter.

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  54. HI Marty ~ Wow!!! That beige sofa looks absolutely sooo much better. Although, the plaid is pretty nice too - but the beige does make the room seem airier and brighter.

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  55. I love the changes you made. It all fits so well now. I could see how it might of felt crowded before. I just love the big round mirror above the sofa!

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  56. Marty!! You rock!! Those are the smallest changes you've made.. that made a world of difference.. Love how both your rooms look now!! I'm amazed!!

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  57. You have many inviting chairs to sit and visit in. Your home looks so welcoming! Happy Thanksgiving season. PS In case I haven't told you, I love the new pillows you put out for Fall. The tapestry one is especially gorgeous and just my colors!

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  58. Your place always looks great Marty! I love that just these simple changes made such a difference. Great job!
    Linda

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  59. Great work, Marty. The two rooms look so inviting & I love the more open look.
    CAS

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  60. I love it! Looks a lot lighter now without that other couch in there! Very nice!! :)

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  61. I like the new arrangement and I bet that friend is excited about their new sofa too.

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  62. Your spaces are just gorgeous! Enjoying browsing around your lovely blog. Thank you for following me back. I'm honored.

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  63. Just found your site and I LOVE IT!
    I have an Interior Design Blog and I am doing 14 days of christmas trees...would love for you to visit! And a GIVEAWAY!!!

    *ENTER PAMPERING Give-Away Here *

    xoxokara

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  64. Another beautiful Marty elegant creation ... such peacefulness to the room, Marty.

    Have a great week!
    TFN ~ Hugs, Marydon

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  65. Marty,

    I love the changes you have made. Little changes make such a difference sometimes. Both rooms look larger IMO.

    Carolyn/A Southerners Notebook

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  66. Oh Marty it looks beautiful! You did an awesome job but that shouldn't come as no surprise.

    Enjoy your day.
    Gail

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  67. It looks much more open--I really like it! How nice of you to bless someone with the plaid couch :-)

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  68. Wow... It seems thats' not only me that loved your idea!!! :-)

    This is great!

    Marty, today I post about a "Country Home in The Hamptons".. I would love to know your opinion on it.

    Have a Blessed Week,

    Luciane at HomeBunch.com

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  69. Hi Marty,
    Your rooms look great. They have very clean lines but also looks inviting and warm. Love that big mirror.
    Hugs,
    Carey

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  70. OH WOW Marty!! I love the changes especially the Family Room - that looks SO nice. Crisp, clean & classic! Love it!!

    :D Lynda

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  71. Hi! Me AGAIN! Thank you for visiting...you are so sweet! I love making new blogging friends!
    Im gonna go hit your Follow and Im gonna Grab your Button! Would LOVE it if you wanted to Grab my Button back! Either way, im so glad to have found your post! We BOTH seem to LOOOOVE Design!
    xoxokara
    Have a blessed day!

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  72. Looks great! Love the leather chair and that cute little chest between...

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  73. Beautiful Marty!! It looks so cozy and inviting!! What a great idea to move everything around!

    A true metamorphosis!

    Lou Cinda :)

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  74. I love the changes! The change up of the sofa for the chairs made a huge difference.

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  75. You sure can mix elements with style, Lady.

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  76. Marty, thanks so much for linking up these wonderful rooms. Just love the new look.

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  77. Oh Marty, I wish you lived in the neighborhood... you could help me tweak my rooms. I love that changes you've made to both spaces. That leather wing back is calling out to me... let me know when you're ready to let it go too.

    :)
    ButterYum

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  78. Marty,
    YOur transformation is so warm and just has the most beautiful soft glow. I love the leather and that fabulous faux fur throw.
    You said your space is small, well this new arrangement makes it look cery spacious.
    Wonderful transformation!!!
    xo Yvonne

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  79. Marty
    I love the change - both of your sofas are great. Both rooms look wonderful.
    Rhonda

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  80. Both your living and family rooms are gorgeous. Great job! I absolutely LOVE your tufted leather wing chair... it is special!

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  81. Marty,
    You have such a beautiful home with truly gorgeous vignettes through out it!! Thanks for sharing!!

    Warmly,
    Debbie @ A Debbie-Dabble Christmas

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  82. Hi Marty, great job! Isn't it fun to make changes that do really freshen up the look, it is such a pleasure.

    Happy Thanksgiving!

    xoxo
    Karena
    Art by Karena

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  83. Hey Marty,

    I've got a suprise for you over at my blog Finding Fabulous! Come check it out. I seriously LOVE your room, it totally inspired me...thank you!

    Jane
    Finding Fabulous

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  84. This is fabulous Marty!!!
    The room is gorgeous!!!
    Happy New year to you friend!
    XO
    Kristin

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  85. I know this is an old post but I was roaming around your side bar. I love your living room. I have almost the same coffee table. I am interested in your window treatments. Are they custom? Also, I was wondering if you were ever tempted to join the "paint everything white" club? I love the white look but EVERYTHING I have is stained wood. You have made a lovely home for your family. Well done.

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