Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Minor Changes in the Living Areas

Hello everyone! I have been doing some minor changes in our living areas. The first thing I want to show you is our new old crystal sconces, which we hang on either side of the fireplace walls. Do you see them? It's very hard to capture the beauty of these sconces. I have tried taking pictures of the light being off and on and off again. Oh well, you get the idea!

I would like to link with Kim's B + A party at
and Susan's Metamorphosis Monday at http://betweennapsontheporch.blogspot.com/

This is the "Before" picture. I used to have 2 wood paintings of roses with ornate frames hanging there. I moved them into the master bedroom behind the end tables.

Here is a closer look of the sconces with the lights turned off. I got these pair from Ebay from a guy selling a lot of French art nouveau bronze antique items. I also won a pair of French bronze woman drapery tie backs, which I intended to use in the living room, but I could not use them because I lost the bidding on another pair. I need 2 pairs for the 2 windows. I will have to figure out something else.

The sconces make the room look so much bigger and I just love the way they brighten the dark paneling.

The sconces are framed with bronze. I polished them a little bit but I think they need more. The bronze was black when I received them.

Another change I made is in the family room where I placed the parlor set that I won in an antique auction. This is the "Before".

I was playing musical rugs this time. I moved the rug from the home office into our master bathroom, then I moved this leopard patterned one from the bathroom to here. Please tell me the truth. Do you think it looks ok layered above this square Turkish Ushak rug?

I am sure it will eventually move but for now, I think I will leave it there for a while.

Last but not least, let me show you another minor change in the main family room area.
Below is the "Before" picture.

And this is now. I changed the pillows to make it look more autumnal.

Thank you so much, Kim and Susan for hosting.
And thank you all for coming by.


ButterYum said...

I love your new sconces! You have so many beautiful things to see. Thanks for giving us a peek into your home.


Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Christine, those are stunning sconces. Love them in that room by the fireplace. Wonderful changes. Thanks so much for linking to my party!!

SmilingSally said...

Christine, I love those crystal sconces. Any place they hang will be improved.

Anonymous said...

Lovely sconces! Your home speaks COZINESS.

lvroftiques said...

REGAL Christine! Very regal. Love the sconces! And the porcelain!!! Yowser bowser! Some good eye candy girlfriend! Ummm I have to tell you I liked the palour set better without the zebra rug..Sorry! I thought it was perfection before. Vanna

lvroftiques said...

Sorry..mean leopard...I've got my animals mixed up! V

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Dolores said...

The sconces are gorgeous!!!
Your rooms look so beautiful, as always!

Terra said...

Your living room in all details is perfectly pretty.

Glenda/MidSouth said...

I do like the crystal sconces, I also kinda like the sitting area without out the leopard rug, but then I am not a good one to ask as I am trying the scale back around my place. :D
Enjoy your evening.

Anonymous said...

Christine your sconces are absolutely gorgeous!

Blondie's Journal said...

Your sconces are stunning, Christine. They look so pretty there in your living room. I like the change of rugs, too, this one goes with the little bench more. I love when you play around with rooms, it inspires me!


Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Your home is so stunning Christine!
You have a great eye and sense of style.
The sconces are just gorgeous!
I hope all is well with you my friend,

Susan said...

The crystal Sconces are beautiful!! I have to tell you I just love your home!! You have it decorated so beautifully!! Your style is a whole lot like mine!!

Sherry said...

The sconces are beautiful. I really love the rug and ottoman with the animal prints. They really look good in that space, looks like a design in a magazine. Very, very chic. Love it.

bj said...

Everything looks just beautiful. I love everything but especially those sconces..They are to die for.
xo bj

Crystal @ Ordinary Days said...

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and for your sweet comments. I love your sconces! I also love "W" pillow. :)

Debbie said...

Christine those sconces look fantastic in your living room. I think you captured some great pictures too.

Lindy said...

Everything looks beautiful! Especially love the sconces!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful photos. I love the surprise of the animal prints mixed in with your elegant furniture. Very, very unexpected and very, very nice!!

Bonnie@Creative Decorating said...

Stopping by from the Boring to Better party!! You have some beautiful furnishings and accessories! Love the cozy feeling of the family room!!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh Christine, your home is just so pretty. I love looking at all your pics. The sconces are stunning. Every room is gorgeous. Hugs, marty

Traci said...

Very pretty sconces! I just love the parlor set!!

Kathleen said...

Beautiful! I couldn't stop looking at the details on the wood of the arm chair. I am so plane Jane, and you are over the top! :)

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Wonderful changes. Those sconces are absolutely beautiful. They really change the whole room.

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Christine, those sconces are stunning! What a difference they made in that room! I like all of your other changes too. The parlor set is so pretty, and I like the layered rugs. You've been a busy gal, and all of your changes look so great! laurie

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