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Tuesday, June 29, 2010

My Family Room!!!

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Several of you have asked to see more of my home so I thought I would start with my favorite room.

I love this room...it is where I spend most of my time when I am home. It is filled with things that I

love and collect and have had for years! My collection of Mackenzie Childs has somewhat dictated my

color scheme. I love my big green sofa...it is fairly new and is sooooo comfy...and of course is my

favorite apple green. I have a few projects planned for in here. A new window treatment for my

french door, a skirt for my desk...just to name a few. This is obviously part of a great room...family

room, kitchen and kitchen nook combination. I will post about the other areas soon. Have a

wonderful week!

Lots of Love!!!

Cathy

67 comments:

Shelia said...

Hi Cathy! Oh, I love seeing your gorgeous family room! I'm glad you're going to start showing us your home - I love it, love your style and love you!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Andrea said...

Cathy...Your living room/family room is "picture perfect"...absolutely beautiful!
Blessings,
andrea

Pamela said...

Hi Cathy!

I can see why this is your favourite room! It's beautiful, homey and very inviting. Love the apple green couch and all your colours. Actually I love it all!
Pamela xo

Debbie said...

Cathy it was so nice to take a sneak peek into your home...I love all your colors..and collections. Beautiful pillows too on the couch..I really loved it all!!~

Bonnie@Creative Decorating said...

Oh Cathy, what a beautiful room filled with so many wonderful treasures!!! It looks so inviting, comfortable and beautiful! I can't wait to see the rest! I love all the wood trim you have like me. Not many people have it and I love the warmth of it!

Nina's said...

Lovely, lovely!!!

Melissa Miller said...

WOW!!!! Cathy I have been waiting patiently to see more of your STUNNING home! What a gorgeous, elegant yet very warm and welcoming room. Love all of your plates and pillows. You have truly inspired me. You are talented sweet friend. Great room display!

Have a good day! ~Melissa :)

Kathysue said...

Hi Cathy, I have been on vacation and I am trying to catch up on my blogging post and visits. You family room reflects your warm and inviting spirit. Love the colors and the apple green sofa is a fav of mine. Lovely lovely room. I also like seeing a little black and white checkerboard pattern in you M.Childs pottery. Wonderful room for a wonderful lady,Kathysue

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

LOVE your sofa and all the pillows on it, Cathy! What a great family room ~ it is very welcoming and warm. I would feel very comfortable in this room. I can understand why it is a favorite! You've done a beautiful job in here.

Julie Harward said...

How fun for us to get to visit your home! I just love it, so cozy with all the beautiful pillows and decorations through out...just lovely! :D

Stacey said...

I'm just looking again. I love how you placed the majolica plates all the way to the ceiling and the floor. Awesome.

Stacey said...

Uh oh, I wrote a really long message a minute ago and it's not showing up. Let me restate:

I love this room! Love the apple green sofa, the bakers rack, the leaf plates, the Mackenzie Childs. All of it! It's so nice to see the whole picture instead of little snippets. Please share more.

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Cathy, I love it. Love it all. I see you are a pillow fan like me. Can't have too many of those. I love the majolica plates you have and your displays look great. I love the apple green sofa, too. What a wonderful cozy room. Thanks for showing it. Now don't be holding back on more of your home. Please share!

Brynwood Needleworks said...

Cathy:
This looks like a thoroughly comfortable and lovely room in which to spend hours and hours with family and friends. Thank you so much for sharing your inspirational design style.
Blessings
Donna

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Cathy, lovely!!! It is like you...warm, comfortable, elegant and graceful. I especially love the colors. Stunning!!!

Hugs, Barb ♥

sissie said...

Hi Cathy,
There are so many wonderful things to look at in your family room and it is all so very pretty.
I think our tastes are similar as I look around at your majolica, MacKenzie pieces and your wonderful matching farm chairs with the garden seat as a table. These are all things that I love to have in my home too.

Thanks for showing us your lovely home.

hugs
Sissie

KATHY said...

Hi Cathy, What a lovely room!! I love all your plates on the wall.Your family room looks so pretty...Kathy

Kim said...

It looks so welcoming. I love your collections, plates, pillows, crosses. My favorites are that interesting dark wicker chair and of course the Frenchy bench.

Lisa said...

Your family room looks just like I'd imagined it! It is beautiful! Love your apple green sofa and green bench! Luscious!

Kathy's Red Door Welcome said...

Your family room looks so inviting...like as a guest you'd just want to stay a while! Thanks for sharing your lovely space.

The Shiny Pebble said...

Cathy, your great room is lovely. I am in love with those Bergere chairs. I bet the place is warm and dreamy at Christmas time. It is all so very welcoming!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Cathy, your family room is GORGEOUS. I absolutely love it. Every piece of furniture is just perfect and your accessories are stunningly displayed. Just beautiful. Hugs, Marty

Sandra said...

Cathy, very pretty! I love the decor! Love the green plates and everything else! Thanks for sharing!
Blessings,
Sandra

Jemsmom said...

Oh Cathy! It is all so pretty! The colors are just beautiful and flow together so nicely. Love, love, love the bakers rack with majolica plates on each side. I had something like that in my old home with Polish pottery. It all looks so welcoming!

Michelle said...

Cathy, thank you for letting us take a peek at your home. I love the plates hung on the wall!! The couch looks so cozy with all those pillows!! Thanks for sharing...Michelle

Lori said...

Thank goodness. Another color lover! I especially love the little kid area.

Paula said...

So cozy looking Cathy! A great place to curl up with a book:) Love all the pillows!

Mrs. G said...

I am loving your family room. I have to go back and look at it better but your green sofa, chairs and all the McKenzie-Child's deliciousness has me hooked.
About the carpet.....Do you like it? It looks just like what I have picked out for our great room. I am a little worried about how it will hold up. John spills coffee everywhere and I'm wondering if stains come out easily.
Off again to scope out more of your beautiful room.
xoxo,
S

Dorie said...

Ok Cathy, where did you get your couch??? Is it by any chance Lee?? I went to order mine and the apple green fabric I chose was discontinued! :( so now I'm on a hunt for another perfect green.

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Cathy, your family room is the most wonderful place! All I would have to do is replace the pictures and I could move right in! I love the apple green sofa!
Tnanks for sharing!
yVONNE

Manuela@TPOH said...

Cathy, what a fabulous family room! I can see why it would be your favorite. It looks so inviting and comfortable. I love the the green sofa and the green plates on the wall!

Manuela

Blondie's Journal said...

Love your family room! It is so cozy and inviting. The first thing I noticed was the sofa and fell in love with it. You have such good taste...can't wait to see more of your home!!

xoxo
Jane

Always Nesting said...

Love it!! I could just curl up in that cozy room with a cup of coffee and chat with you for hours. :)

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Hi Cathy, What a beautiful and warm family room. I am in love with your cabbage plates and the way you have displayed them. The little green bench is adorable and I love the colors you have used in your home.
Hugs, Sherry

Kristi said...

Ohhh Cathy, I'm SO glad you posted this beautiful room!!!! I LOVE seeing your home!! There are too many elements to name because I LOVE them all! The green bench is so beautiful! And I LOVE your ladderback chairs! And the two wood and rush chairs with cushions are wonderful!! Can't wait to see more! :)
Kristi

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

It looks at lot like my favorite room....comfortable and surrounded by things I love...

June said...

Cathy I can see why it is your favorite room. It is gorgeous!
hugs

Linda said...

Beautiful room, Cathy! You have wonderfully blended textures and items to create a beautiful cozy room!

Rene said...

Thanks for sharing pictures of your lovely home. I love seeing those fringe pillows and of course I am drooling over those plates.

Enjoy your day.

-Rene

alissa said...

Beautiful room Cathy! It looks like a warm, welcoming space.

Secret Garden Cottage said...

Your family room is beautiful, Cathy...so cozy and inviting!
Enjoy the rest of your week!
~ Jo :)

Liz said...

~Hi Cathy~
You should do more posts like this....it was fun to take a tour of your family room! Your color palette, accessorizing, and furniture are so inviting! I have to ask, where do you find all of your lovely pillows? I adore all of them!

Have a wonderful Wednesday!

XOXOXO ~Liz

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

This room is altogether lovely and inviting. I would love to linger in conversation here.
You are more than welcome to use my Sunday post. Although the voting for the Oprah show ends on Saturday the 3rd. Thank you for your support.

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Good Morning Kathy...Girl I love all your wonderful pillows...as I'm a real pillows freak myself...love the apple green sofa and the whole room is just so you...warm and inviting my friend...am so glad you are going to be showing us more of your beautiful home...Can't wait to see it all...all your love shows in your room my friend...May you have a Blessed day...Hugs and smiles to you...Gl♥ria

Cindy ~ Open Ended said...

Cathy~I feel like I have known you for-forever! You can tell so much about a person by their decor.
Your home is so warm & comfy looking! And you are a very warm and comforting person! Thank you for all of your sweet comments ~ they mean sooo much to me! I love the rush chairs with the big cushions! The room is lovely!
Hugs, Cindy

Angie said...

I see so many things I love in this beautiful room! I am jealous of all your green plates! I have some, but not near as many as you do. I am always on the lookout for them.

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

you have such a beautiful and welcoming family room.. I particularly love your plate display..

thanks for visiting me..

hugs and happy 4th
Sonny

My Grama's Soul said...

Oh friend.......we have so much in common. I have the same green plates you have hanging on your walls. I have had them for years and cannot bear to get rid of them.

I, too, am a Mckenzie Childs lover.....same vase, same tray, sane black-checkerboard acces.

Xo

Jo

♥ Blue Creek Basement ♥ said...

What a fun space! I could definitely curl up on that couch and watch a movie. Your 4th of July decorations are just wonderful too. I don't think enough people decorate for this holiday, maybe because it's too hot in July to crawl up in the attic for a box of stuff! Lol

Found you on my Mom's blog and thought I would come visit!

Alex

Lori @ Projects Plenty said...

Cathy, that is a spectacular room. Your ability to use a wide variety of textures and colors is awe-inspiring. LOVE the green couch and pillows.

Emily {Frilly Details} said...

Wow, what a beautiful space. Very inviting and cozy. Love those plates on the wall! Your home is lovely.

Kristens Creations said...

Hi Cathy! I'm so glad you posted more pics of your family room! It's so beautiful!! I love your colors and there is so much interest in the room. Love how you arranged the plates on the wall...very unique! LOVE it!!

Thanks for checking on me...it took me a few days to get things back in order and get my post up. I uploaded 58 pictures! lol... I had more but cut them down. Come take a look when you get time...Kristen

A Refocused Life said...

What a wonderful living space you've created. It looks so comfortable and cozy. I see why it's your favorite place.

Blue Creek Home said...

I knew your house would be beautiful and comfy! I love your colors - all of the pillows on the sofa are great-you know how much I love pillows.

Lovin' the horse weather vane, all of the M.C., of course, the green bench, LOVE the pillow on the wood slat chair, Oh shoot-I LOVE IT ALL!

I am trying to get my nerve up to share a whole room and not just snippets. But, that means I have to straighten up the whole room!

Oh yeah, thanks so much for visiting Alex. She was reading your comment and I caught myself saying "Oh she's a good friend" - isn't the blog world a funny place?
Rhonda

Anita said...

What a lovely, inviting room!! I definitely would also enjoy just hanging out there with a book and some coffee all day! You have some fabulous chairs too that catch my eye! And I'm with everyone else on the pillows, they are beautiful! Thanks for stopping by my tablescape! Take care:-)

Sonya@Beyond the Screen Door said...

What a comfortable and inviting room! I see that you have the same affinity for pillows that I do!I love all the plates, pillows and Makenzie-Childs! Thanks for sharing your home! Can't wait to see more!

Darla said...

It is so beautiful. Loved it all,but my favorite piece was the green bench and the plates was placed just right. what a great idea

Leslie @ goodbye, house! HELLO, HOME! said...

WOW! You have gotten a lot of comments! I know why--every little creative touch in this space reflects God's creativity through you!
It's delightful!
HUGS!
~me
P.S. I have a green sofa, too! :)
(Not apple, but sage-y)

Keep Calm and Decorate said...

I really loved the green bench too! It is so pretty and goes great with your room.

RICHARD said...

Gorgeous home, stunning.
Wish I could see it better, the angled pictures are hard to view.

Melanie said...

I love the fruit tray on the baker rack and I love the two ladder back chairs with the cushions. It all is so lovely and warm.

Kim said...

Omigosh do I ever LOVE this gorgeous room Cathy! Those fabrics and prints - so perfect, so Southern, so gorgeous! Thanks for the inspiration my friend.
xoxo,
Kim

Miss Janice said...

Oh, I love your family room. I love the prints on the wall surrounded by the green plates and all the MacKenzie Childs pieces. I also have a green sofa, but it's not as pretty as yours!

Jeannette said...

Morning Cathy! I love how you displayed your plates!! just beautiful! That red bolster caught my eye too and I may just "need" one of those!!lol Very pretty room. Have a great weekend - Sincerely, Jeannette

Terry @ La Bella Vie said...

Cathy,

I was just going through some of your older posts' and I just want to say, I think you and I were separated at birth! We have almost the same color tastes' and items in our homes! I even have the same green Majolica green plates you have hanging as well as many others that are similar! And i love MacKenzie-Childs, although don't have any of the pieces, but love the Cloche party with them.
Anyway just loving your blog, its so neat!
Terry

Nancy said...

Cathy, I'm browsing...darlin'! Love this family room!!!! That sofa is beautiful!

Norma Lee @ Norma Lee Good said...

Cathy, I am JUST now getting around to commenting! I saved this in my reader since July so you KNOW if I am responding in December- I really wanted to tell you something! ha. I love your Mackenzie Childs and I love the bench. I also really like what you have done with your bookshelves. I like it so much I think I'll come over and hang out! hehe

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