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Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Everything Old is New Again-The Beginning of a Room

This is a picture of what our living room looked like when we first moved in 5 years ago.  I had just finished making the drapes, pillows, table cover and redoing the ottoman.  It's amazing that not much has changed except the addition of another chair and some different accessories.  (I wasn't blogging then and the hubs took the pic, so not the best, but it shows how we started.)


As I've said, with such a small house leaving the walls and carpet a soft camel colored beige kept everything very neutral and allowed me to add color and interest with accessories.  I loved these two fabrics for the drapes, and wanted a third one for some accents.


Then I saw this and knew it was perfect. So the ottoman got recovered and a tableskirt was made. 






I used remants from the drapes and ottoman to coordinate with some other fabrics for the pillows.


I've always loved to mix a ton of fabrics together, and I really liked the bright deep peach color for accents.



Tassels gave this one a little extra bling.




This was the color I was looking for and couldn't find it anywhere until I went to Anna's and there it was as a drapery panel.  For $9.99 I had a ton of fabric to use.  One panel gave me enough for two pillows and a table runner.  Not bad.  Always consider all options when you are looking for fabric.


These have all been packed away for a while, then recently while going through all my decor tubs and fabric stash,I rediscovered them again.  This sparked an idea to use them for the basis of my Thanksgiving and Christmas decor.    


I am having a ball recreating this color scheme and decor, and updating it to fit my room today.


So fun to see all these old pillows again and of course the mink goes with them too.


The dark peach roll pillow is perfect for the white chair.


 I created a new vignette for the end table, and love that the orange frame goes with the color scheme.


 The urn is a soft camel color, so I kept all the florals in the same camel tones from dark to light.  A few feathers and berries finish it off. 


So as you can see, I'm busy tweaking my accessories.  Check back later on for the final reveal.  Just playing and having fun.

I am linking to the following parties:


Wow Us Wednesday @ Savvy Southern Style
Fall Into Fall @ Diy by Design
Transformation Thursday @ The Shabby Chic Cottage
Open House Thursday @ No Minimalist Here
Feathered Nest Friday @ French Country Cottage
Home Sweet Home Friday @ The Charm Of Home
Inspiration Friday @ At The Picket Fence
Potpourri Friday @ 2805


62 comments:

  1. You sure pulled it together nicely Marty. I love all your warm color choices too.

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  2. Marty,
    you are a genius with fabrics and always choose and coordinate so well.
    Its lovely

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  3. Always fun to look back at the beginning and to keep changing and tweaking our homes.

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  4. I love that you used what you already had to create a whole new look. You are amazing with tweaking rooms. Everything coordinates beautifully. Hope to see you to my party tonight. I'd love to have you link this up. I open it at 8pm EST.

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  5. Hi Marty...

    My friend, I have had so much fun watching your beautiful home evolve into a fabulous space! Loved getting to see the very first photo of your living room that your honey took! Oooh...and I just love all of your beautiful sewing projects...from the drapes...right down to all the beautiful pillows! Hehe...I bet it seemed just like Christmas...rediscovering your pretty pillows! They really are gorgeous...can't wait to see what you have up that awesome "design sleeve" of yours! Hehe!

    Love ya,
    Chari

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  6. That is such a beautiful color scheme. It was good that you kept the background of the room neutral so you could change the accessories so easily. I saw a Christmas tree on a soap opera last year decorated in colors of peach and cream with white lights. It was so elegant! That would work perfectly in your room too.

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  7. The soft peach colors are my favorite. It's a great color scheme and I love your choice of fabrics.

    I'm hosting an everything Thanksgiving party next Tuesday and would love for you to join. Please stop by!

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  8. Love the look back and the look forward. You are an amazing decorator. Your color choices, your accessorizing, and fabric/furniture choices...top notch, my friend. =) Love it all! xoxo ~Liz

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  9. Beautiful updates. i love that rich, warm colors are coming back. Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier. Liz

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  10. Everything looks just beautiful. I love all the detail...and if I could only sew!!!!

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  11. It is absolutely lovely, Marty. You have taken a good basic room and "dressed" it. Love your choices and those draperies are as beautiful today as the day you finished them. Wonderful!!! xo Diana

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  12. Beautiful pillows and everything goes together so nicely. I love the arrangement in the urn.

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  13. Marty, Isn't it so fun to "shop your house" and find such beautiful things! Gorgeous! Your damask patterned burnt orange pillow is one to take out and show off! YOu have a way with textiles!!!!
    xo Yvonne

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  14. Marty your living room looked just as beautiful back then as is does today!! But it's always fun to change and tweak a little:) Martina

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  15. Marty, you're room is absolutely one of the most warm and inviting rooms I've ever seen! You've pulled it all together with coordinating fabrics and layers so beautifully! Clearly, you've always been ahead of the game.

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  16. Love seeing all your tweaking in you home- You are so good at it!! Wish I had some time for some tweaking here. Did get a surprise down day today as the snow kept everyone in but used it to just try and catch up on some much needed cleaning around here!

    Miss blogging a bunch but guess this is just a season that I need to accept and be glad for the moments I can visit my blogging friends!

    Hope all is well with you friend!

    bee blessed
    mary

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  17. You are so clever using such lovely, toning fabrics and colours Marty. Your room is warm and welcoming :o)

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  18. So pretty, Marty! It so fun to change things up a bit :)

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  19. OH so pretty all the coordinating trims and fabrics.... gorgeous! Don't you love using things you already have for a whole new look! I do! Beautiful Marty!!
    Miss Bloomers

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  20. Such pretty pillows, Marty! I love the mix of fabrics! It's fun to rediscover things you've packed away and see them in a new way. I think everything works so well together in this room. I'd be looking to curl up in that chair, throw the mink over me and get lost in a good book!

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  21. What a gorgeous, classy room, Marty. Everything you do is beautiful and sophisticated yet very cozy and warm.

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  22. Isn't it fun to find something you already have to inspire you. It looks warm and cozy for the coming Holiday seasnon. You make the most wonderful flower arrangements. Love the little orange frame and the little one in it is precious.
    Great inspiration to start holiday decorating.

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  23. Your colors and fabrics are all so pretty, Marty! Shopping the house for your tweeks is such a fulfilling thing to do, especially when it looks to good!

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  24. I love your fabric choices & you're such a wiz at pillow making!! Your room looks wonderful, yet comfy & warm. Your personality shines through.

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  25. Love all your fabrics! Your room is beautiful Marty!

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  26. I love th fabric on your cream chair Marty! Everything looks so beautiful!

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  27. You are the pillow and drapery queen, Marty! No doubt about it!
    Brenda

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  28. Marty,

    You have such a wonderful eye for color. Your fabric choices are fabulous!

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  29. So beautiful and I love that mink throw, and the lettered fabric on the white chair, and....well, you get the idea, I think it all beautiful. Can't wait to see what you do for Christmas.

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  30. I love how you've pulled everything together with the drapes and pillows. The neutral background really works for you! Beautiful!

    XO,
    Jane

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  31. Those are beautiful pillows! Can't wait to see your Christmas decor.

    Smiles,
    Carol

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  32. Marty,
    Those pillows are gorgeous!!! The floral arrangement has me swooning...so very elegant! You have a gift of using famiiar things in new and interesting ways with your decor! You truly inspire us to "use what we have" and in this economy...that is a great find!!!
    Fondly,
    Pat

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  33. I get rid of some things but not some others . . . and it is fun to pull them out after a period of time, isn't it! I do love those pillows and that color is just perfect for November!

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  34. My poor home. I am giving it the evil eye after seeing yours. :) Funny! The grass is always greener, isn't it? Such warm colors..I love it all.
    Mona

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  35. Marty, this room is breathtaking! The colors of the pillows and tableskirt and floral arrangement gives a warm glow to the room. These colors look like you could use them all year round. I really like it. Is that a new sofa? Nice fabric to the sofa. Is this a "look me" room or do you use it a lot? I want to do something new with my living room sofa and chairs but it is just a thought now..haven't gone out looking for any alternatives.

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  36. I love it all Marty! You have such a creative flair, and such a great eye for vignettes!
    Also the colors are very warm and inviting!
    Hugs friend,
    Cindy

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  37. So pretty Marty. I can't wait to to see the final reveal!

    hugs
    Sissie

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  38. The fabrics you chose are so lush and beautiful. Perfect for Fall and I'm so impressed each time I look at your curtains and pillows.They are gorgeous and everything is beautifully coordinated.

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  39. Beautiful Marty! I love color and this really sings to me! You are so talented to be able to sew like that! I can sew but I've never been willing to take on draperies or pillows with piping! Kudos!!

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  40. Hi Marty! You certainly know how to pull a room together beautifully and in so many ways! Love seeing your home.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  41. I'm glad your having fun Marty, everything looks wonderful and so pretty, I love the mink throw, have to get one of those! I think I'll add it to my Christmas list!
    Have a wonderful day!

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  42. What fun! All of your fabrics would go well in our home..Great taste you have there!
    Blessings,
    shug

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  43. HI MARTY!!!
    OF course you always do such an amazing job changing a room with just a few things......I am in need a few changes and I bought some things, now maybe having second thoughts......I at first loved it, now thinking I am crazy!!!!!SO now I am sitting back and re-evaluating how much Other color I really want. I love how you add subtle color changes, not drastic......I was going for subtle but somehow it appeared to be drastic...so HOLD on and I may do it and MAy NOT!!!
    HUGS,
    jamie

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  44. Hi Marty!
    Such a classy looking room. I love the layers of fabric and rich colors. :) You have a great eye for the mixing and matching. :)

    ~Liz

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  45. I think it is fun to rotate things. I love it when I find something that I've almost forgotten I had, and it works now! I love the pillow colors, so rich looking!

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  46. Hi Marty, your room is so warm and beautiful. Love that mink throw!

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  47. I love your choice of fabrics. Your home looks so warm and cozy, looks wonderful.

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  48. Marty, I love the warm feeling your living room gives off. The colors are very soothing and the textures of the fabrics are really nice. You have done a wonderful job creating a lovely, warm room that says come sit and chat awhile.------
    Shannon

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  49. Marty, It is fun to pack things up for a while. When you bring them out again it is like having new things to play around with. Love the pillows and the way you have added the color to your room. Thanks for linking to the Open House party this week. Take care!
    Hugs,
    Sherry

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  50. Marty everything looks so beautiful! I love your pillows and you made them yourself? I bow to you my friend! *winks* And that's a great idea for fabric too. Vanna

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  51. That is simply an amazing room! Marty you're a genius!

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  52. This pillows are lovely - perfect fall colors! What fun to find them at just the right season! Hugs, GraceinAZ

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  53. Love your changes. The mirror over your sofa is such a great scale!

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  54. Hi Marty,
    I have always admired your living room. In fact I have a pic of it saved in my "Decorating Ideas" file! Your neutral color scheme is perfect for seasonal changes. I will be looking forward to your final reveal.

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  55. Very beautiful ,just beautiful once more! Love tassels! Have a great weekend.
    FABBY

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  56. Your room is lovely! All of the fabrics you chose compliment each other so well. Very warm and welcoming. :)

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  57. Marty those pillows are so beautiful and I love the colors and textures! Your room is so lovely and warm and we are so glad you shared it with us at Inspiration Friday this week!
    Vanessa

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  58. Hi Marty! I'm stopping back by to say thank you for linking to Potpourri Friday! Hope you are having a wonderful weekend!

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  59. Really pretty! All of the colors blend and can be changed up, that is nice! Thank you for linking it up to Home Sweet Home!
    Sherry

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