Saturday, May 21, 2011

The Family Room Reveal: New Sofa and Loveseat


The new family room sofa and loveseat finally arrived! Maybe now my family will stop complaining about not having enough places to sit in here!

It was such a big decision: a sectional or a sofa and loveseat. My family pushed hard for a sectional, but I just couldn't do it!

As you can see, I've wrapped a paisley throw on the sofa seat, to protect it from the dog and number 2 son, home for the summer from college.

It's is a new look, with the neutral linen...

"before"
...instead of the strong colors I had in here before.
The red sofa found a new home in the sunroom.

Here is the room before replacing the rug with a seagrass rug.

The new seagrass rug. Still experimenting with decorative pillows and throws!


Last night, the Kilim rug I found on Ebay arrived. I'm not sure about the colors, but I do like the layered, tribal look.

The family room this morning, after playing around with more pillows.

Maybe an animal hide rug would be better? Whatever I decide, I'm enjoying the process of updating the family room. My family is very happy with the arrangement too!



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34 comments:

the girl is craftee said...

Great update Delores! Where is your wicker trunk from? I'm on the hunt for a wicker trunk.

Have a great weekend!

Smiles,
Amber

Simone said...

I love the sofa with the nailhead trim. Please share where you found it! I like the added color in the room of the tribal rug.

Karen said...

Absolutely stunning! I love this.
Great decision and glad you stuck to your guns.
Karen
Ladybug Creek

Mr. Goodwill Hunting said...

Looks so good!
Love that sofa!





Rashon aka Mr. Goodwill Hunting

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

LOVE IT Delores!! The new couches are beautiful and I love the layered look with the rugs. Beautiful as always! Martina

CalypsoInTheCountry said...

Love the update and I love the layered rugs! Your home is always so beautiful!

Sonia said...

I love the different options in your room! It's great to have neutral pieces that you can just change the pillows and rugs for great new looks! Love the linen look with nailhead trim!! Fabulous room-one of my favorites!

Miss Bloomers

Helen said...

Every photo ~ just beautiful. I love the feel of your home. I also think it might be nice to do an animal print area rug. Is leaving it without an area rug at all an option? The photo without is stunning!

ButterYum said...

Lovely furniture choice. I have high-arm sofas and loveseats in my home too - so comfy cozy!! Love the sisal rug. Oh, and I love your narrow little sofa table - great piece!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Your new sofas are gorgeous and I love all of the pillows. I would LOVE a hide rug, I think it would be stunning. Just my thoughts. Hugs, Marty

Kathy's Red Door Welcome said...

I love your new look and I adore that wicker trunk...fabulous!

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Wow! Your room looks "huge" now.. love the new sofas and all the pillows. hugs ~lynne~

Babs said...

Delores, I admire you for choosing a light neutral fabric for your family room. I could never do that because I'd be the first one to spill a cup of coffee on it. :)
I must admit, however, your family room looks fabulous. I do love the color you've added with the Kilim and pillows.
Hope you have a great weekend,
Babs

Sarah said...

Delores, I like the new look. The seagrass with the Kilim looks terrific. Love the layered look and different textures you are using. Fun to see into your dining room. Great built in! ~ Sarah

Southerncook said...

Love, love, love your new sofa and loveseat. I am crazy about that linen and the nail heads. Just gorgeous.

Carolyn/A Southerners Notebook

Jeannine said...

The new furniture is awesome! I love the seagrass and kilim rug layered, one of my favorite decorating styles is British Colonial and your room does that for me. And it doesn't go over the top. Thanks for sharing

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Love the fabric on those. Great new look and I see you keep playing with new arrangements like I do until it feels right.

Barb@curlywillowdiy said...

Beautiful- rolled arms and nail heads-love!

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Hi Delores, The rug and your new sofas are wonderful! I have the same trunk.
xo,
Sherry

Kathysue said...

Hi D, I love, love the sofas they look like they were made for your home. I really love the kilim on top of the seagrass. It look so warm and cozy. Maybe save it for winter and just use the seagrass for a summer look!! We both have been playing with pillows this weekend. I still don't have the perfect mix either!!! Rugs and pillows and lamps, OH MY!!! The red lamps look amazing!! Kathysue

Tardevil said...

I think it looks great in all variations! ;) Love the seagrass rug and the trunk/coffee table. I think you made the right choice not going with a sectional.

bj said...

Your new furniture is beautiful. It really looks nice in your pretty home. I feel the same about sectionals..I opted for two full sofas.
Enjoy your pretties.

Donna@Conghaile Cottage said...

LOVE IT! with the neutral pallet the "Sky is the limit". You can mix and change to create SO MANY different looks... I REALLY loved the original rug with your new furniture too...AND where's the TARTAN! I'm sure you can throw some in there too!!!!!!
You will spend endless hours playing there in your new area of bliss...
Hugs to you,
Donna

Marlis said...

Love the tribal rug in there. Adds so many colors, but the cowhide would be great too. I gave up our sectional this year, we do miss it and it's taking some adjusting, but I like, no strike that, love the openess of a couch and chairs. Your room is lovely with the new couch and loveseat.

Upscale Downhome said...

Love the linen of the sofa. I definitely like the layered look with the sea grass and the kilim rugs. The whole look is just beautiful!

Liz- said...

I love this layered look...the seagrass rug by itself was sort of dead. Is a hide rug practical to take care of/clean? I love the color the new tribal rug brought in and all your pillows...my husband would be chucking them off to the side though!

Designs By Pinky said...

I really like the new sofas! I love that they are so neutral and you can change the look just with pillows! I did that too: bought a cream colored sofa (sectional, long story) and can change the look for the seasons or my MOOD:):):). I love the 2 rugs too. You ahve beautiful taste, Delores. XO, Pinky

Nita {ModVintageLife} said...

Love the new sofas and the new rugs. I think all looks great together.

Laurie said...

This is my first visit to your blog and I completely enjoyed it! I love your family room makeover. The linen sofa and love
seat are perfect. I have a hard time choosing rugs too, it was fun to see your different choices!

Linda Hartong said...

Thanks for showing the process. I like the new rug. And I especially like it layered on the seagrass. I would never thought of the combination. But the texture and pattern compliment each other

swedecollection said...

Delores, Can you tell me where you purchased the seagrass rug? I ordered one from Restoration Hardware and it was green when it came from being freshly woven and took 6 months to dry out to a beige color. There are now areas of it that are "puffing" up off the floor for no reason. Is yours soft on your feet or rough? I want to purchase another one for the dining room but am afraid to order again from RH. Your new upholstered pieces look very nice. Thanks, Summer

Low Tide High Style said...

Delores I love your new linen sofa and loveseat, and I see your pup has settled in already! I also love the layered rugs! An animal print would also be nice, so I can't wait to see which look you settle on!

Kat :)

Barbara@HausDesign said...

I love the new sofa - I have been loving nail head trim lately so it struck a cord with me! I love all the combos - lots of fun versions...

Lumen Drops said...

Love the solid upholstery and Kilim and prefer it to a hide. The last photos of added pillows pull color from rug and it provides the punch needed, thinketh me : ) Great combination!

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