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Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Snuggling To A Little Mink

They say that copying something is the sincerest form of flattery, and boy, I really do want to flatter Design Indulgence.  She posted the redo of a room that is so stunning it took my breath away and one of the things I absolutely loved is this picture.

Isn't this beautiful and look how casually she threw her mink throw across the back of the sofa.  Be sure to go see the rest of the room, it is fabulous.

Well, I have a mink throw too, so I thought maybe I could copy this and create something different on my sofa.

  I love the way the fur just looks so squishy and cozy.   I didn't change a thing except the pillows and add the throw. Totally different feel.

 Oh yeah, did you notice, I got out my brass lamps and I bought some drum shades.  Kind of fun for a change don't you think?  Now I don't totally love drum shades, but since they are the "trendy" thing now, it is an inexpensive way to join a trend.  I needed 15 to 16 in which is hard to find, but I did get these at Lamps Plus and for $30 each, they are perfect.  Plus when I bring the white lamps back they will look fabulous with the drum shades too.

 They add some extra sparkle as the sun goes down.

So do you ever see something and then copy it.  You guys are always inspiring me to try something new, and especially when it is free.

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  1. The new throw looks gorgeous on your sofa, I love your style. I also bought a faux fur throw for my guest bedroom and Poppy can't resist lying on it, its so snuggly but I will probably have to put it away for Summer as it is Spring here now and bring it out next winter. I can see it making its way to my sofa too.

    Lee :)

  2. Gorgeous and looks so warm and inviting!

  3. I wish I had a mink throw for my sofa! I love it!

  4. Your rooms are always so pretty, Marty, and that throw really completes the look! I have a faux fur throw, but I had to take it off my couch after it was attacked by one of the fur boys--sigh.

  5. The warm glow from the new drum shades and the casual addition of the mink throw makes everything so cozy and inviting... small details sometimes have the most of beautiful effects :) Always enjoy touring your beautiful living room, Marty! Hugs, Poppy

  6. I do copy a few things! Love the change the throw made. Looks so warm and comfortable!!

  7. Marty - it looks great...and as you said copying is the sincerest form of flattery - oh - and I LOVE those brass are definitely on trend with that one!

    Cheryl @ The Creative Me and My McG

  8. I love your new mink! Amazing how one little change can make such a huge difference! Hugs, Penny

  9. Marty...the throw is a nice casual accent to your room. I love your huge mirror.

  10. So warm and inviting. I would just love to curl up on there.

  11. The throw really makes the area look cozy! a great change for the season. As for copying, you bet.

  12. I like this idea! It looks so cozy and perfect for this time of year.

  13. Love the new look! Beautiful idea!

  14. It looks very warm and cozy, Marty! I love simple change ups like this, especially when they don't cost any money. : ) I've been trying to keep up with all the inspiration I find on Pinterest by tackling at least one project a month that I can do in my own home.

  15. It looks very warm and snuggly!! Yes, I do copy or at least get inspired from all you talented ladies!! But I love that, it keeps things fresh around here!

  16. Love the subtle changes Marty! Your mink throw looks wonderful and snugly.

  17. Love your Mink and all of the beautiful tweaks here and there - always so tasteful and perfect for the Season!

  18. I love inspiration photos like that! The mink throw looks so cozy! Is'nt it great how a lampshade can give a lamp a whole new look!

  19. Squishy and comfy suits me just fine and yes I do borrow/swipe/copy looks occasionally. I am really looking forward to finding the perfect fur throw for my sofa. Many thanks to you and Design Indulgence for the idea.

  20. Looks perfectly cozy for these colder fall days. xo Laura

  21. I just bought a faux mink to do this very thing! It looks so cozy, perfect for our chilly weather.

  22. Hi Marty,
    I love your pretty fur throw and the inspiration photo. Darn it, now I'm going to have to go out and buy a pretty mink throw!


  23. Love the mink I need to go find my black one I bought years ago. Thanks for reminding me Marty! Love the new shades BTW!

  24. Marty that looks decadent! A mink throw OOOH love it! My youngest daughter is all about soft throws and would flip if I used one on my sofa...hmmm maybe that's what I should get for Christmas and surprise her! Great job. Thanks for linking up to C enter piece Wednesday and sharing your little mink with us :)

  25. Marty,
    I love the mink throw on the couch. Every girl needs a mink throw love this!! It looks so soft and snuggly. I love the lamps too. The room looks so pretty.

  26. I love the changes you made to the couch Marty. The throw and the pillows are perfect!!


  27. Perfect pillow selection for this season and with the fur throw!

  28. It does look lovely Marty. If I had a mink throw I'd totally leave it on the sofa... :)

  29. Love the texture this blanket adds! Thanks so much for sharing...always love stopping by! Hope you will stop by and say hello as well! XO, Kennesha, Restoration House Interiors

  30. Looks wonderful. Now, where did you get the mink throw? I LOVE it.

    1. I have had this one for years, but they are readily available at most stores and on line there a 100's. Hope you find one that you like.

  31. The colors are so warm together...

  32. Oh, so comfy, Marty! I love those fur throws too and I am loving your checks ! Beautiful room. Thanks for sharing and have a lovely day.


  33. I love the fur throw (definitely on my wish list). The room looks so warm and luxurious!

  34. Ummm, yeah! LOVE this look too - so cool when we are inspired by our fellow Bloggers - I am sure you're going to inspire many yourself ;) I am delighted to share that your post will be featured in this week's Home and Garden Thursday,