Friday, October 20, 2017

Nontraditional Fall Colors in the Living Room

Wait! What happened? I purposed to not lament the passing of summer this year. Instead, I was going to relish the coming of cooler weather. I was going to revel in the unearthing of my favorite boots from the pile in the back of my closet. I thought I would rejoice as I wakened my old favorite sweaters from their summer slumber.  I was going to have my home decorated for the season ahead of the game giving you all ideas and inspiration to decorate your homes for family and guests, alike. But, life happens. Sometimes it is messy and all our plans have to give way to what the Lord has for us.

That being said, my home is decorated for the season. I had been sharing with you some of the projects I was working on to get it ready for the decorating (here, here and here). This year I decided to hold onto some of summer color and deviate from the traditional oranges and yellows that come with the season.


As I am writing this I am also realizing I had not yet shared with you the finished living room. Remember in February of this year we ripped that room apart when we decided to move the television to a different wall. That turned into a slew of projects that encompassed three rooms in our home. (You can read about them here, here and here.)


 So without any further delay (or better late than never) this is our living room, dressed in it's autumn regalia. 


I repainted the inside of my hutch top to white. 


This is the tv wall that started all the projects this year.









I love the lighting we chose for this room. While I was taking pictures one of the new shows was on HGTV and look at the light! GAH!


Are they doing the hand-jive? 









Thanks for stopping by! Hope you are all decorated for the season and enjoying the time as you ready for the fast approaching holidays. 

Jolena

35 comments:

  1. What a beautiful home you have, your Autumn decor is a delight.

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    1. Thank you, dear and thank you for visiting with me today. Hope you have a great weekend.

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  2. In a word, WOW, the room is beautiful. Love the TV wall and color. Tell the truth, were you doing a little dance when you saw the same light? I would've been, LOL. It's a beauty. Been MIA for a while but I am back and had some news

    Cindy

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    1. Hi Cindy! I did read that the new medicine was doing wonders for you. I am happy for you and praise the Lord for his mercies toward you. Thank you for stopping by and for the kind words. Oh, and yes I was happy dancing but trying to take photos of it at the same time to show my Mister. Ha-ha! It's nice to get a little confirmation that other people like the things you like. Hope your meeting with the guy to sell your signs worked out. How could he not love them?!

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  3. It must be so satisfying to get a major project like that finished! Love the sweet touches of trendy decor!

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    1. It was nice to get it done, Florence. Thanks for visiting with me and for the kind words.

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  4. Well, I for one, LOVE your choice for fall color. (I used the same.) Your room is gorgeous and now you have me rethinking.... I said I would never hang my tv, but I have a SKINNY living room and I just might be able to sneak in a coffee table if I did in fact hang the tv.... hmmmmm....
    :) gwingal

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    1. Yay! Go for it Nikki! I do have to warn though.... we thought it was just going to be a little hole in the wall like here (http://whileilinger.blogspot.com/2015/05/media-storage.html)
      when we hung it the first time. The problem happened when we decided to move it to other side. One little hole ended up all the walls down to the studs. I hope your walls are in better shape than mine were. I'm glad others are using unconventional colors for the season. Thanks for stopping by and taking time to chat.

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  5. LOVE that like fixture! And your soft autumn colors are right up my ally. So pretty :)

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    1. Thank you, Maureen. I am so glad to have you visit with me.

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  6. Such a pretty home! You homes are touches of shabby chic and thing I love!
    It was nice to be in the 50 and over blog hop.Maria

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    1. Thank you, Maria! Being over 50 sometimes makes me wonder if I am too old for for the home-decor-bloggerville crowd. Nice to know that wanting a beautiful, comfortable home has not age limits. Thank you for spending time with me.

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  7. The light is fantastic, actually the whole room is. I love all of the details and the colors work so well.

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    1. Hi Debra! Thank you for the kind words and for visiting with me.

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  8. I love the colour combination - and the pale backdrops. I saw the first pic of the stripped back room and nearly had a heart attack - then saw the rest of the photos and the difference was amazing. Leanne | www.crestingthehill.com.au

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    1. Hi, Leanne. I too nearly had a heart attack when I realized that we were ripping the all the horse-hair plaster down. We just wanted to move the tv! Now, as the cooler weather approaches I am so glad we did. The room is well insulated now and a fresh coat of paint can make a world of difference. Thank you for stopping by!

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  9. What a room!! I love it! chandelier fixture is stunning! I saw your post at Grace at home party:)

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    1. Aww, thanks, Kathleen! So glad you could stop by for a visit today!

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  10. Jolena, your room is so pretty! I love the way you decorated the television nook. Love the vignettes in the hutch too. That chandelier is gorgeous - the lighting can really make a room.

    So happy to have done this project with you!

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    1. Thank you, Stacey! Better late than never...but it is done and not a moment too soon. I will be decorating for Christmas before I know it!

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  11. Beautifully decorated Jolena. And so lovely the way you've worked the blue all over the room.

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    1. Thank you, Mary. Now that you are back in the U.S. you'll have to make a trip my way some day!

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  12. Hi Jolena! Your remodeled room turned out lovely!!! Love its fresh sophisticated farmhouse feel a lot!!! Really liking the grey walls... sooo pretty! Oh, I can help you with the party link-up since I'm on Blogger, too. If you'd like, here's how to get all the links to come up live: Go into your post and Edit, like you're going to Update it; 2) switch to HTML from Compose; 3) Highlight and copy the link to the bottom of your post, paste it; 4) Save the Update. Switch your page back to Compose and recheck by Viewing your post to see how it's acting. Fix any glitches with photos, etc. {I'm often having to do this! ;)}. Anyway, thought I'd share in case you might like this info... and for anyone else who has similar troubles. So excited to have found your site and I'll be back! Thanks for being on the Fantastic Fifty blog hop with me and the other ladies!

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    1. Hi Barbara! It's nice to meet you. Thanks for stopping by and leaving me such a sweet message. I am glad for your visit today and so grateful for the help. Thank you!

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  13. I love your room and the blues you have chosen. Nice to meet a fellow blogger

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    1. Thank you, Lindy! Thanks for spending time with me and following along. It's nice to meet you. Hope to see you here again, soon.

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  14. Lovely! Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home.

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    1. Thank you for the party and for the visit!

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  15. I remember that great T.V. wall. Your Autumn looks lovely! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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    1. Thank you for stopping by, Jann and for the party.

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  16. What a lovely room. It's so light and open and calming. I love the non-traditional decor colors. And that shiplap wall? Absolutely stunning. Isn't it funny how making one change, like the TV position, can spur and entire make-over? LOL It was definitely worth it, it's gorgeous!

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    1. Thank you for visiting with me today, Nikki and for the kindness. We are loving that fact that it is done and that the room is insulated now! Hope to see you back here again, soon.

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  17. Beautiful room and I love all the small touches you've added to it. It was so nice meeting you through the blog hop. FYI, I'm one of 6 co-hostesses for Share Your Style link party. We start on Wednesdays at 7 PM EST. I hope you'll consider joining our party.

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    1. Hi Carol, nice to meet you! I am so glad you could spend some time with me today. Thank you for the kindness and the invitation. I will pop over to the party this evening.

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  18. The room is absolutely lovely! And the colors are just perfect! I love that chandelier, too:) Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm #106. Hope to see you at #107, going on now!
    xo Kathleen|Our Hopeful Home

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