Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Favorite Furnishings Make For A Room With A Hug

More is...well, more. I had a sister in law who use to needle me with a less is more mantra. Yet, her house was cluttered with...well, clutter.  More is more doesn't mean too much is too much.  It means surround yourself with everything you love, not everything you have.  It's like a great big hug.

A room in my new house is done. It is the room with all my recovered furniture from last year. I talked about this furniture redo in my blog post Slipcovers Revealed.  In addition, I added all my little whatnots. This is stuff I have collected over the years including shells from vacations and such.  

Unpacking boxes can be a daunting task.  But it can hold a fun element.  As I was unpacking all my hoards of junk treasures, I found myself enjoying opening each ball of paper.  It was like re-discovering the joy of having collected these things all over again. Birthday gifts  I even found myself guessing what was inside before unwrapping them.  Remember that Halloween party game where you had to reach into a bag without looking and guess the contents?  Like that, only better because my ears were not being told that it was human brains as my hand was touching cooked, cold macaroni shells.  

Getting back to the point, this room is my little hug.  It has my favorite fall-into furniture along with my little loves. Not that this room is that little, I realize.  It has some lofty ceilings and a pretty amazing fireplace. Notice that awesome black glass top table in the middle?  Just picked that up in a consignment store for a song!

So, between the crazy combinations of fabrics, eclectic furnishings, this is one of those more is more spots that I love.  That old sister in law isn't in our lives anymore, but I bet she would agree that sometimes, more can be more.  Less is more....really?  What was she really saying anyway.  (wink)

-The End-
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Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

it looks like a very happy place... love the fireplace and especially LOVE your new table!

Kat Griffin said...

Oh My Gosh Lesley !
I love this hug room of yours. You did an amazing job and your description of opening the balls of paper covered stuff one by one touched my heart I would feel the same way. !
More is More and More stuff that is loved is the best
-KAT- Griffin

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

What a cheerful room, Lesley. Fall into furniture is my favorite kind. I'm so glad you're able to start making your house a home.

Twice Nice said...

What could have been a very formal, cold, sterile room looks amazingly cozy and comfy! Great job putting together a room that makes YOU happy! By the way, it would make me happy too!

Teresa@oursoutherncountryhomeandfarm said...

I love every piece in here, so if you decide on the "less is more" thing, just call and I will come pick up a few of these pieces, lol. All beautiful!!!!!

Deneen@dreaming-n-color said...

OMG! You are back yay!!! I have been on vacation so I am getting caught up. I used to drive an hour and a half to take my daughter to school after we move..for 3 years!!! I love, love love the chandelier! Looking at that amazing fireplace I know your house is beautiful and waiting for you to ad your creative flair to it. So glad you are back! Missed you! Ready for the next adventure!

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

Your room looks like a page from a magazine, and I mean that in the best possible way!!! I love the mix of fabrics and that fireplace! WOW! Your furnishings fit the space so nicely and what could be a cold, cavernous room is so warm and inviting. Just lovely.

Grammy Goodwill said...

I love this sneak peek into where you live. That rooms looks so comfy and welcoming. The fireplace is gorgeous, and I also like the way you hung the curtains.

Ms Bingles Vintage Christmas said...

Oh everything looks so cozy! Wonderful job!
thank you for sharing.