28 February 2017

Changes in the Living Room

 For awhile now, I've wanted a French sofa, but I could not justify new or the cost, because of the pets. I even had my dream sofa on an open tab on my computer for a month! But about a week ago, while wandering around at a monthly vintage marketplace, I spotted this piece! Actually, I only got inside the door, before I spotted the one.  It was similar to the new reproduction I loved online, but a bit more detailed. Though not new and worn on the wood in a couple of spots, it was newly upholstered in natural linen on the back and a creamy white linen on the inside. But I couldn't decide! I don't like to make spur of the moment purchases, so I went home, however I kept thinking about it, so I returned to measure. In the end, it cost about 1/5 of a new one!  We set up the living room, but I still have to repaint.  That's not a crack on the wall! It's dirt and pencil, but it was covered by what was there before. :)








The mirror is an antique that my spouse gave me for Christmas. Before I had a shutter mirror, but everyone kept walking into it, so I put it away for now.







It's a small living room open to dining, and partially open to the kitchen. The new pieces work nicely in scale and color with the other rooms and porch. This canape sofa is 79 inches, so ten inches shorter than the previous one, but the same amount of seating, because it does not have rolled arms. Since it is also not as tall and slightly curved, it opens up the room and compliments the grand piano curves.  I tucked in a quilt to protect it from our pets.























We love old things, but we also love new. We went fanciful with a small table for drinks. My daughter and I like it, because it looks like an awning or a macaroon. There was an ottoman here, but it was large, and we could not walk around it easily, so this opens the room.







The basket hanging on the wall is just an old wicker basket for holding tossed paper from the desk.
Over the years, many things have been collected. Some things were acquired new, some things are second hand, and somethings that were purchased were handmade.









Underneath the piano, we keep this miniature. 
                            The remainder of the photos show how the rooms work together. 









































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61 comments:

  1. The new couch is lovely. Maybe you could have that cover made into slipcovers for the cushions. Dogs are a fact of life you just have to accommodate for right? The thing that always makes me smile when I see your home is the mix of rustic and refined. The creel basket hanging with flowers did it for me in these pictures!

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    1. Thank you so much for the visit, compliment, and suggestion. I might still slipcover it. My last sofa was slipcovered, but was exhausted from pulling it apart all the time. But this would only be one large cushion, so that would not be so bad. xoox Su

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  2. Your whole house is so lovely! beautiful choice of sofa, it fits your style to a T!

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    1. Thank you, Anne. I think so. The wood is worn in the right places, and it works with the lighter French pieces that I have. xoxo Su

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  3. The canape is so lovely. I just had my Mother's reupholstered for my living room and I love it. It is cream colored like yours so I am going to spray it with Scotch Guard to protect it from my cat.

    The room looks wonderful.

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    1. Thank you so much. I would love to see it in a photo. I thought about that, but I will have to check to see if I can use it on linen. It is mainly the pug. She is a bit messier than the toy poodles. xoxo Su

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  4. What a charming home you have, darling Su, I'm so grateful to you for having hosted me for a while !

    Wishing you a most wonderful month of March

    XOXO Dany

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    1. Thank you, and likewise. A wonderful March to you to, Dany. xoxo Su

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  5. You have such a lovely home, dear Su! And oh, what a beautiful sofa! It looks perfect in your home :)

    Hugs!

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    1. Thank you, Stephanie. Have a wonderful day. xoox Su

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  6. What a beautiful french sofa. It looks perfect for your cozy home
    Hugs Alessandra

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  7. Your home is lovely, Su. The french sofa is beautiful, and it suits your space perfectly. I like the quilt you tucked around it. xo

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    1. Thank you so much, Nancy. It really was a great find. xoxo Su

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  8. Home sweet French home.
    Beautiful, and it was always my first love to find that perfect French sofa.
    Now I am on the hunt for a day bed.

    Enjoy that beautiful home dear,mand what if you sewed up simple pillow cases and slip them over the cushions and tuck the ends and they will protect and not add what you don't want it to add.

    You know Anita at Cedar Hill Farmhouse had made the coolest slips for French pieces where you still appreciate the trim on her pieces, check her out!

    Boy! Your home just gets more and more beautiful everyday.

    Xx
    Dore

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    1. Thank you so much, Dore. I am thinking about a slipcover for the cushion, and I will check out Cedar Hill. I really like how the home is slowly evolving. I look forward to you finding the day bed. xoxo Su

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  9. Su, you have the most wonderful eye. It's a gorgeous piece and I love the quilt you are using so the pets can enjoy it, too. :)

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    1. Thank you, Kim, for the compliment and sweet visit. The biggest decision was which pillow. ;) Su

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  10. That sofa looks like it was made for your room! And how nice that you tucked in a blanket for the pets. They love it too! Hugs!

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    1. Thank you so much, Diane. Yes, the pets love it. xoxo Su

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  11. Very nice bones as they say...your room is very charming and restful. I see that the kitty already loves her new sofa.

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    1. Thank you, Vee. The kitty does, and she has claimed her side. It is nice that there is a little more room now. xoxo Su

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  12. This is a beautiful sofa, as is your house!

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  13. Su - Beautiful photos of lovely rooms. Thanks for sharing with us.

    Judy

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    1. Thank you so much, Judy, for stopping by. xoxo Su

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  14. Love the new sofa Su. So gorgeous. Love seeing your pretty rooms always.
    Hugs,
    Kris

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    1. Thank you so much, Kris. It was a great find and the scale is better for the room. The room looks so much bigger now. xoxo Su

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  15. Hi Su, Love the new sofa and it's pretty lines and style. It looks gorgeous in your space. All the rooms flow so nicely one into another. Beautiful. Have a nice weekend ahead. xo

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    1. Thank you, Celestina. Have a wonderful weekend. xoxo Su

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  16. What a beautiful find and it is clearly pleased that you went back to get it after that initial visit. It blends in so well as if it belonged there and was meant for you :)

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    1. Thank you, Deb. I think so. I kept the tab open on a reproduction for a month, but could never justify it. I was so happy to find this, because it was just what I was looking for. Have a great weekend. xoxo Su

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  17. You have a lovely home. I love the sofa, it is amaze=ing.

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  18. Su, I love the sofa! I've always wanted one as well and am still looking for a bargain! Love and hugs!

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    1. Thank you, Benita. It has a couple of spots where the wood has worn, but I like them. Overall, it is in great condition. xoxo Su

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  19. Su, I love your new sofa, and I like the look with the quilt, too, even if you didn't have pets! Your antique mirror is gorgeous. Your home is so pretty! I also love the pillow on the sofa. Everything about it is perfect!

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    1. Thank you, RJ. I like the quilt too, because it makes it cozy and less formal. The pillow comes from one of those monthly junk/antique sales. It was handmade, and the lady who makes them is quite talented. She does not have a website. xoxo Su

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  20. Oh my! Oh my! The sofa is just perfection! (insert happy sigh here) It looks lovely with the quilt to protect it from pets. Your whole living room is just lovely as well.
    Catherine

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    1. Thank you so much, Catherine. Have a wonderful weekend. xoox Su

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  21. Love the sofa and it lines which has inspired me with a new look for mine. I'm always the lookout for furniture pieces while thrifting. Love the quilt too. Your house is beautiful and I am a sucker for older chairs and just bought one last week...Hubs says we have too many and he's right :-{

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    1. Thank you so much, Cathy. The feeling is mutual. Oh, and I have too many chairs too! xoxo Su

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  22. Just a fabulous space! Love the new sofa. That first gorgeous photo got my heart beating. What a wonderful find!

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    1. Thank you, Jacqueline. It really was. I cannot believe what I paid for it, and I am really happy with how it all turned out. Have a wonderful weekend, and thank you for visiting me. xoox Su

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  23. I absolutely adore your charming home, Su! The new sofa is a gorgeous addition to your living room. Lovely flow and appointed beautifully!
    Mary Alice

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    1. Thank you, Mary Alice. The sentiment is mutual. Have a wonderfully weekend. xoxo Su

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  24. i like your little french sofa...and the white one in the other room...

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    1. Thank you, Bj. The sofa that was in the living room was identical to the one on the porch except bigger. It came from Ballard's, and it lasted a long time. xoxo Su

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  25. The sofa looks great. I'm so glad you found it.

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  26. There is a beautiful ambiance throughout these rooms, Su. You did a wonderful job of protecting your new sofa from your pets and keeping it stylish. You must be thrilled with your elegant purchase!

    xx
    Poppy

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    1. Thank you, Poppy. I am still pinching myself that I found such a lovely piece. Have a wonderful week. xoox Su

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  27. What a great find this sofa is! It's lovely and has so much charm!

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    1. Thank you, Magali. It was, and it had the new upholstery! I love that they did not paint the wood. In my opinion, just the two different linens were enough to bring it to date. The person who remade it had great taste. Thank you for stopping by. xoxo Su

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  28. What a beautiful addition your new sofa is Su. I love the patina of an older piece, so I think you got the perfect sofa!! The new mirror is gorgeous too.
    Thank you fort supporting my new Create, Bake, Grow & Gather party... I really appreciate it and I'm delighted to be featuring this post at today's party.
    Hugs, Kerryanne

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    1. Hi, Kerryanne. I just saw this. Thank you so much for the feature. I really like the patina as well. Have a great weekend. xoxo Su

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  29. What a gorgeous space - and I LOVE the wall color!!!! it's so calming and tranquil and gorgeous! Love your style!

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    1. Thank you so much, Michele. The color on the walls is Gateway Gray by Sherwin-Williams. It is a green gray, so it is calming. xoxo Su

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  30. I am so envious what a great couch. Right person, right place, right time.

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    1. Thank you, Larain. I agree. The reproduction that I was eyeing I kept open in a tab on my computer for a month. I was never going to get it, but I liked looking at it, and then this came along. Thank you for stopping by with a sweet comment. xoxo Su

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  31. It's is beautiful. I love the white against the wood. So pretty.

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