Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Living Room Changes

Here are some of the changes to my living room.  This is just the start.  I want to add some color to this room and I am working on bringing in some color to the creams and whites.

Part One the New Slipcover:



Lisa Harmon made my last white slipcover and now I received this beautiful Ivory/Natural color slipcover for my sectional. It is made in a 12 oz denim that washes so nice.  It comes out softer with each washing just like your favorite pr. of blue jeans.  You also can throw these into the dryer and they will not shrink.   I know peeps that have slipcovers and they had to put them on the sofa or chair wet.  That would drive me crazy so it is nice these do not shrink.  Lisa pre washes and shrinks the fabric before sewing.

 Lisa does amazing work and does everything by measurement and pictures and she is fast too.  So if you are in need of a slipcover for your chair, couch or sectional I would highly recommend Lisa. Lisa is so sweet and will work with and make your piece custom and unique. Here is her Etsy Site.  

I had Lisa make this in a light ivory/natural color this way I can add any color to the room and have it compliment the ivory slipcover.  I have creams and whites in this room now but I am thinking of bringing in some light blue and aqua.

Country Curtains where I get most of the drapes in my home are coming out with a beautiful blue and also a tan buffalo check pattern drape this fall.  I am excited to see the light blues in the buffalo check to maybe start the addition of some color.  It is so hard to find the buffalo check in the lighter blue and tans.  So I am excited to see what Country Curtains comes out with.






Right now I have my creams, tans and white throw pillows to add in this room. Little secret I do not have this many pillows on my sectional on a regular basis because my decorating assistant below likes to throw all the pillows onto the floor.  There is also a blanket on the couch where she likes to lay.  For pictures I put all of this on the sectional.  Normal life around here that would not work with little Miss Libby.
 


Yep my little decor assistant likes to lay all over my sectional so a blanket is a must on the sectional and a fabric like the heavy weight denim that is soft and washes easily.  Just keeping it real!


Excuse the wrinkles but I found with my last slipcover that if I put them on and let them hang for a few days the wrinkles disappear and I do not have to spend hours ironing all of these cushion covers and the slipcover.

You can see the old Library table I got at the flea market.  I painted the green legs white and just kept the top in it's original condition.  Love the history with this table.






This is the back of the sectional.  In time the box pleat will lay nicer and be a more definite box pleat look.  Just have to work on it a little bit.








So this is a good start to the living room to get my chippy whites and creams and now to wait on the drapes and some other things to bring in some color.  








This is my corner chair where I read and nap!  That chair is really comfy.






This is Mr. JCC's chair.  Shhhhhh we have a rule that I do not touch his chair with any crafts or fufu things.  So I put this throw and a fufu pillow just for the picture.  My Fire Chief has to have a manly space to call his own.  So I honor that and do not touch his leather recliner LOL!

I framed out my wall sconces with these old vintage white frames.

I have the old arched window and chippy shutters on the wall for a focal point.

My old vintage window and Our Nest sign hung over the corner chair.  These hearts hanging on the window are made from old metal ceiling tiles and the bling on them is old crystals.




Hung this chandelier over the library table instead of a table lamp.






This is the old vintage door I got from Jeanine Chippy Shabby at the Elkhorn Flea Market.  Love the chippiness to this old door piece.  Thank you Jeanine it looks awesome hanging over my old library table.

I have a few of my Madonna's and angel wings in the corner on my library table too.  The rosaries on the larger Madonna have a lot of meaning for me.  One is from Terry's Nana that she left for me when she died.  She and I were really close and she would always say if you had plans on a rainy day to hang this rosary in the window and the sun will come out.  On the day my daughter was married it was over cast and looking like rain.  I hung the rosary in the window and we had a sunny and beautiful day for the wedding.  The other rosary was given to me as a special gift from a special friend and I cherish them both.
I will finish up with my front entry way.  Some of you may not have seen it before.  I love the old chippy shutters and my old garden gate hung in the entry.


My little love birds in their cage that is framed out with a vintage frame.

My old chippy chair by the front door.

These are the cream and tan drapes I have in the living room now.  I am hoping to swap them out when the new buffalo check drapes come out this fall from Country Curtains.  I am hoping the lighter cottage blue buffalo check will be pretty with the creams and tans in this room.

That is a small portion of what I have been changing up in my living room.  It is summer so things are taking me longer to get done with all the activities and getting outside more.  It will all get done.

Have a great start to the new week.
Thanks for your visit and taking time to comment.  It is so appreciated.
Kris
:)


Parties this week:
Wow Us Wednesday
Inspire Me Tuesday
What's It Wednesday
Share Your Cup Thursday
Home and Garden Thursday
From My Front Porch to Yours

57 comments:

  1. Hi Kris, Your living room is beautiful and the new slip covers are lovely. I could just sink down into your corner chair. It looks so comfortable. Like you I'm ready to add a bit of soft colors here and there. After some years of neutrals it's time for a little change.
    Have a great week!
    Julia

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  2. Your new slipcover is beautiful.....I love the box pleats. The whole room is so incredibly beautiful!!!! I must go back and have a second look, don't want to miss anything!!!! I had never heard of hanging a rosary in a window to bring sunshine before...might have to try that sometime. I can't wait to see the buffalo check curtains from Country Curtains, they always have such pretty stuff!!!!!!
    ~Des

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    1. Good morning Des. Thanks for your sweet comment on my living room. It is coming together nicely. I do want to add a small amount of color like the blue so I am hoping the new Curtains coming out at Country Curtains will be pretty and light for the room. The girl in the Country Curtains store by me said they should be out in the new catalog in August or September so I will be anxious to see what they will look like. Have a great week.
      Kris

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  3. Your slip cover is gorgeous! Imagine sewing all of that fabric to fit from photos and measurements. I'm so impressed. It looks so nice.

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    1. Laurel this girl has the talent I tell you. I was hesitant when she did my first one and when it came I was so amazed. She did it all from pictures and measurements and did it in about 3 weeks time. Amazing talented sewer for sure.
      Have a great start to the new week.

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  4. "small portion?" oh my...it looks absolutely GORGEOUS!!! sigh.sigh..sigh. ;)

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    1. Hi Michelle,
      Ha ha I love all the changes you know me and change ups LOL! Have a great week my friend.
      Kris

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  5. Kris I love your new slipcover...the whole space looks beautiful!! Blue buffalo check drapes would look amazing in this room...I love country curtains!

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    1. Hi Martina,
      I talked to the shop owner of the Country Curtains and she said they are coming out with a beautiful blue buffalo check and a tan buffalo check too. So I am excited to see what they bring out. I am hoping the blue will work to bring that color into my room.
      Have a great week.
      Kris

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  6. Beautiful slipcover. WOW!! She does a wonderful work.

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  7. I love that slip cover!!! I just got a sofa and loveseat in natural. I love how it looks.... I may get some new covers from her. Your whole living room looks beautiful.

    Blessings,
    Amy Jo

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    1. Amy Jo,
      You will love working with Lisa. She is so sweet and does wonderful work. She will make your ruffles anyway you like and she has lots of great fabrics to chose from. She will have you take pictures of your pieces and send them to her and then she will send back the pictures and show you exactly where to put measurements for her. Easy Peasy and she works pretty quickly too. About 3 week turn around depending on her orders. You will love working with her she is the sweetest. Good luck I hope you get the slipcovers from Lisa.
      Kris

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  8. The slipcover is beautiful! I'm excited to see the new blue buffalo check curtains, I love buffalo check but it's usually in such heavy colors. That's cute about Mr. JCC's chair and your lovely decorating assistant. :-)
    xo jonni xo

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  9. I just love your sectional with it's new slipcover! I wish I had a sectional. Looks like a great place to relax at night while watching tv. All of your changes look great. Your room is so much fun to look at with all of your pretty pieces. I like the leather chair mixed in with all of the white too. Thanks for sharing the name of the person that made your slipcover. It's nice to know that you had someone do it for you online. I will have to check her out!

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  10. Beautiful - as usual.

    Steve and Terry have the same leather chair and we also have that rule. Every once in awhile I toss a quilt on the chair or a pillow, but he hates it!

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  11. I came over to catch up. Had to read your previous posts, too. Your decorating skills amaze me, Kris!!! I come here, and am so impressed with your decor. I LOVE your knack of putting together all the chipping pieces with the elegant chandeliers, and pretty furnishings. Your home is just gorgeous!
    Debbie
    xo

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  12. Beautiful room, Kris! I am amazed that those slips were made from pics and measurements. That's some serious talent- they are gorgeous.

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  13. Delicious delicious! Love the big ruffles! You must be THRILLED! I love your hubby's leather chair. To me it fits right in and adds some color. All so very lovely!

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  14. Such a lovely space, Kris...that's what I love about neutrals...you can introduce any color you want without changing everything. The slipcover is gorgeous...she is very talented! I love your hubby's chair, too...we plan to buy a similar sofa for our living room...

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  15. Kris,
    Your slipcover looks amazing, very perky and pretty. Lisa did a beautiful job on it and I'm sure she will see increased activity in her etsy shop because your slipcover is a large one made beautifully. Denim is a durable fabric choice, I have a brushed denim natural color slip made for my sofa in our LR. To tell you it is virtually indestructible is an understatement! Love your choice. Assistant Libby with those soulful eyes certainly approves too. I love the framed sconces Kris and the Chandelier looks lovely. I think light blues and aqua's would compliment your white and natural palate. How about introducing light blue or aqua in as a painting or photograph sized large like 30x40? You can even go and photograph the sky when it has some beautiful cloud formations and have that printed out on canvas and have Terry make a chippy white frame around it. For a minimal investment you would bring in the touch of soft blue and nature into your room that already has gorgeous architectural garden pieces.
    Back to writing my new post about our weekend in D.C.
    Kisses,
    Vera

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  16. Kris, your whole living room looks amazing! I LOVE those slipcovers-just gorgeous! (Libby knows a good thing when she sees it! ;)
    Susan

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  17. It all looks so pretty, Kris, and your new slipcover is beautiful. xo Laura

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  18. Those slipcovers are gorgeous Kris - I love love love the dust ruffle on the bottom !
    Really I could just sit and stare at photos of your house all day ( if I could actually find the time to do that )
    It's really like opening up a favorite magazine every time I come by!
    XOXO

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  19. Your new slipcovers are so lovely, Kris. They really fit well too. Can't wait to see what you do with a little color! :-)
    Mary Alice

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  20. Your new slipcover looks gorgoeus. But the whole living room is fantastic. Everything is stunning but the bird cage in the white frame is what i prefer
    Kisses
    Alessandra

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  21. That room is just breathtaking!! So pretty and so white!! Bella would have muddy prints from one end of that room to the other! LOL You must have Miss Libby well trained! If Bella wasn't tracking in mud, she'd be shedding that black and white hair everywhere.
    So so beautiful!!

    Judy

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  22. Beautiful as always! Love the slip covers Di@Cottage-Wishes

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  23. It all looks so pretty, Kris! I like those tan check curtains you have right now. Are they from Country Curtains, too? Love, love, love the slipcover! It came out wonderful. What a great job she did. It looks like it fits like a glove!

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  24. So pretty and fresh -- just love it!

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  25. Kris everything looks so darn pretty, love the slipcover, love the check curtains! Just when I think your home can't get any better you go and surprise me! You need to do interior design for a living, but then again it might be work and not fun. Keep all your creative ideas coming!

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  26. Beautiful, Kris! I love the new slipcover and thanks for the tip on the buffalo check curtains. I have looked everywhere for the blue and white check and now I'll just wait until Fall.
    Hugs,
    Sherry

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  27. Gorgeous! The new slipcover is such a beautiful add. Love the curtains too!! I smiled at the your comment about your hubby's chair!:)
    Have a wonderful day! Kathleen

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  28. So pretty Kris! I love the decor around the front entry, I don't remember seeing it before.

    You have such a gorgeous home!

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  29. Love your sectional cover...so pretty! I have tan checked curtains the I made in our living room. Would love to have some blue ones in the master bedroom.

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  30. Such a beautiful room and I love your chair, it looks so comfy to read and nap in. So sweet about your hubbies chair, we have to remember to consider our fellas! Can't wait to see your new curtains, they will look amazing!
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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  31. I would love a slipcover for my sofa and loveseat. The dog loves sleeping all over them and gets dog hair everywhere. Your living room looks wonderful. You had me tickled about the leather chair. I try to respect the mancave and leave the pillows to a minimum.

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  32. Thank you, all, for the wonderful comments on the slipcover. It was a joy to work with you again, Kris. I always love to see what beautiful design ideas you've come up with. Thank you for being an inspiration.

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  33. I think a touch of blues will be gorgeous! You know me, I have to have some color around me!!

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  34. There are so many things in your decor that I love that it is difficult to list it all! I am crazy for the throw on the Misters chair! Framed birdcage such a cute idea. purring over the pillows.

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  35. Oh Kris, it's very lovely. I love the slip cover for your sectional. I think the buffalo curtains will look great and with the colors you are going with will be perfect. Can hardly wait to see the transformation. Miss Libby at least knows where she is to lay on the couch. Oh how we spoil our babies. Mine are rotten and I would not have it any other way.
    Have a great weekend.
    Mary

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  36. Your living room is very pretty, Kris. I love love the new slipcovers. I made a few slips with white denim too and agree that it drapes well and washes like a charm.

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  37. just gorgeous! love the new slips, and am loving the addition of blue buffalo curtains:) doesn't libby look cozy on the sofa-so cute!!

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  38. Just beautiful!!!! Love how you shared about your decor assistant! So we are not the only ones that have a dog that rules the roost!! Love it!! Nancy

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  39. The subtle changes are beautiful Kris........Lisa does outstanding work!! I will be visiting her etsy shop asap. I too, will be using soft color in the cottage....I'm excited to see how you use your color choices. Your doggy is SWEET! Blessings~~~Roxie

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  40. Love the changes you have made in the LR, Kris! Going to shut down my computer for a period of time, have some 'stuff' going on! Hope to check back in soon! Blessings to you Sweet Friend, Cindy

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  41. Just lovely, Kris! Okay, I admit I'm kinda jealous of Miss Libby. I want a comfy blanket in the corner of a gorgeous slipcovered sectional! (hehe) I'm afraid I'm stuck with my "brown beast" sectional for some time yet, but you've given me something to dream about!

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  42. I love your living room--love all the chippy paint, especially the shutters. Your husbands chair looks comfy :) I won't tell him you prettier it up :)

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  44. Oh my gosh! Such a dreamy space! I think I would feel like I was on a cloud in your favorite reading cheir! For years I lived with my husbands favorite recliner. Oh it was so big and ugly and I called it the Commander Kirk Chair, but finally he got rid of it and chose something a little less humongous! LOL! I love the way everything looks so fresh, bright and relaxing!

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  45. What more can I say, Kris. It is perfect. So dreamy. Well done to the both of you.
    *Smiles*

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  46. What else can I say? So beautiful! I love how you put everything together and I can't wait to see the blues with it. The slipcovers are gorgeous Kris! I bought some cheap ones from overstock just to see how I like them. I do like the look but the wrinkles are terrible. I'm sure the cheaper thinner fabric is why.... anyway, your living room is absolutely beautiful!

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  47. Kris,
    That is one beautiful slipcover and it's just perfect for your charming home.

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  49. Your slip covers are amazing. I always love them, every time I see them. My husband has the same rule as yours with the chair. I do like your husbands chair, though. My husbands chair has worn through the leather where his elbows go and where his head lays. He won't even let us get it reupholstered! Your whole space is just so lovely, I always love to look at all of your details.

    ~Shanon

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  50. You have such a gorgeous living room! LOVE the slipcovers! Beautifully done! I appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,
    Kathy

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  51. Kris, the new slip cover is gorgeous! Lisa does do an amazing job! I think a little touch of blue and aqua will be fun for a little pop. Love the library table and seeing your shutters makes me sigh (just a little). I found a wonderful pear of shutters in CA at a thrift for only $10. They were only 9" wide but 80" tall. I wanted them so badly, but were too long to bring home. Hubby said, sorry, but you will just have to find some at home. Been looking for quite a while. I loved the narrow size and could just see them painted and shabbied up. Your living room and entry are gorgeous! Thanks for sharing them with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  52. Hi Kris! Wow! Your new slipcover is fabulous! I love how it looks! She did a fantastic job with it! Maybe I should look into one for my sofa so I can switch it out. That would be nice! Love the changes to the room - everything always looks so gorgeous! Enjoy redecorating! Hugs, Leena

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