Monday, July 25, 2016

Same Room - 2009 to Now

I was going through a ton of old pictures the other day and found it really interesting to see what this room looked like in the beginning and how it looks now.  My living room has had several changes with paint, drapes and accessories, but for the most part the furniture has stayed the same.  I have a different couch but that is all.  Interesting to see how the same room can have so many different looks.

Here's a stroll down memory lane.

April 2009 - I had just started blogging and this is a picture of how my living room looked when we first moved in.  A bad night shot with the new drapes and pillows I had just made.

Sept. 2009 - My photography skills were a little better by now.  I was trying my hand at layering a rug I had from my previous home.  It didn't work too well.

Aug. 2011 - A new sofa in white started to help the room look a little brighter.

Nov. 2013 - Country checks were all the rage.

July 2014 - My style started to become a little more transitional with a few modern touches.  This room also got some new drapes to help lighten things up.

March 2015 - New drapes again and white walls.

July 2016 - My favorite look of all with the new hardwood floors.

I am definitely loving the look now the best.  Which is your favorite?

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  1. Wow Marty I love seeing the progression of your beautiful room. My favorite is the latest and just adoring the new floors with that fabulous rug! So pretty! Enjoy the rest of your Sunday.
    XO Barbara

  2. How fun to go down memory lane of your pretty living room. You have come a long way baby with this room. It looks so good with the new wood floors. The floors really anchor the room and let your pretty furniture, drapes and pillow shine.

  3. The hardwood floors make ALL the difference!
    Best & Bisous,
    Michelle from Simply Santa Barbara

  4. You've always had such great decorating style, Marty! But I do love the way your room looks now. Those floors are so beautiful!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  5. It is so overwhelming to see amazing home changes year after year. We always strive to improve our work and that leads to appreciation and limitless love. Cheers for your spirit!

  6. Your room looks beautiful in all the pictures! I love the new hardwood floors and love the way the room looks today. I also loved the way the room looked with the buffalo checks too. It would be hard to pick a favorite though. You do a great job of styling your rooms!!!

  7. Marty,
    How does one choose just o n e look for your lovely living room to "Like"?
    I adore seeing how this room has evolved through the years!
    Your home is elegantly styled in each and every photo!

  8. I actually love it all Marty! Thinking about the time you had these photos, the room looked always current for the time! But of course, the latest look is my fave too!

  9. Your rooms are always so pretty but the latest one is my favorite!!! I love the rug!!! Hugs,

  10. Marty, every room you decorate always looks so beautiful! How much fun it is to watch how your style has changed with the times and trends. Your latest look is absolutely gorgeous, love the wood floors!

  11. Marty, every room you decorate always looks so beautiful! How much fun it is to watch how your style has changed with the times and trends. Your latest look is absolutely gorgeous, love the wood floors!

  12. Many changes have gone on and they are all pretty. I LOVE the transformation with the wood.


  13. Loved all of your transformations...and I LOVE the wood floors!

  14. Marty,
    love your progression pictures. The wood floors add so much to your room. I noticed that you have had the same mirror, it is a classic design.

    I also love your drapes, (all your drapes-in all your pictures). My windows need drapes, I have plantation blinds not shutters, but looking at photos they need something else to look dressed. If you remember, where did you find your latest drapes?
    Thanks so much for sharing and answering questions.

  15. Wow Marty, it is great to see the same room from the same point of view and how it has changed over the years. I love the wood floor! That is the best change in my opinion. I do remember when everyone wanted wall to wall carpeting, though!

  16. I love the hardwood floors. They are so pretty!

  17. I think it is terrific how you have changed the room to keep up with the decorating styles at the time…your room was always current. Love the new look with the hardwood floors, they are beautiful.

  18. Love your new flooring Marty; so pretty!
    Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY!