Sunday, August 12, 2012

Switching Between Living and Family Rooms

On Saturday morning, we went to Baton Rouge to pick up my vehicle. I have to mention that I had it towed there, which is 82 miles from here, last Wednesday, where the nearest dealer is, because it would not start. It was nothing major, just the battery that had to be replaced and since the vehicle was already there, I told them to go ahead and do a wheel alignment and flush and replace the brake fluid.

Since we were already there, we went shopping at Target. We have no Target in the city where we live. It was still early when we got done and John asked if I wanted to go to Red Door, which is a home decor and accessories shop. But, of course! And so we did and while we were there, I showed John this cabinet. I told him for us to wait when they put it on sale but he said if they agree to pay for delivery, we can buy it. I talked to the store manager and she gave us a 15% discount but we had to pay for delivery, which came out less than the 15%, so we bought it. But uh-oh, our house is already full of furniture, though I could use more dish storage, but where will I put this?
 We both agreed to put it in the family room. I thought it fits the style but we already have a cabinet there. See below. I have been wanting to keep the rustic look of the FR because it is more relaxing and we use this room a lot and the existing cabinet, I thought was too formal.
So, I thought I would rearrange the cabinets in the dining room and move this to one wall there.
I kept measuring last night and unfortunately, this cabinet would not fit the wall where I wanted to put it. So now, we are thinking of selling it at my booth.
 That cabinet led to my moving a lot of furniture around, lol. Am I the only one who is like that around here?
I thought this antique parlor set was too formal for here too. Besides, compared to the leather sofas and recliners, I always thought the scale is too small. So, I decided to move them to the living room.

See that cabinet in the far left of the family room? That is where the new one is going. It's slightly shorter and smaller than that.

  Here is the parlor set in the living room now.
This was the "Before"look of the living room.
 And here it is "Now" look with the parlor set on the right wall.
 I have a pair of these French pedestal tables. They were in the corners of the walls separating the LR from the foyer. I had to move them because I had to move some tables that used to be where the parlor set is now. Now the pedestals are in front of the windows.
 Here is the other one in front of the other window.
 The sofa across the parlor set seems to be permanently placed there. Do you see the orchid painting above it? Hard to believe that I painted that 5 years ago and it is still hanging. Usually, I get sick of seeing the same one, lol. I moved this little table from the FR also.

And this is the LR mantel. I have had that lidded solid jade urn  in the center since the kids were young.

I moved this lamp in the corner.

 My vignette on the coffee table.
 We have a lot of Sevres collection here, urns, egg compotes, bowl, etc. You will see them all around, all celeste blue in color.
 This French cabinet was in the wall where the parlor set is now. I had to move it to another wall. My sister gave me that antique clock.

I moved these 2 chairs from the living room and they are now by the fireplace in the family room.

Tomorrow, I will work on the dining room. It is a never ending work around here. I am always organizing. Good thing I enoy it a lot.

What do you think of what I did? I hope you like the changes but I know they will change again someday. For now, I am keeping them this way, for how long, I really can't tell. I am having mixed feelings about getting rid of the old cabinet in the family room cause I really like it too. I wish I could move it somewhere but one home can only have so much walls, lol.

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Gina @ VictorianWannaBe said...

Hi Christine! Everything looks good! I am just like you! I buy something and bring it home and then I have to move everything around to make it fit! And then sometimes I wish I wouldn't have even bought the thing in the first place because of all the trouble it causes me! Story of my life! But I'm glad you're getting it to work. Gina

Anonymous said...

You do such a great job arranging and rearranging your pieces Christine! I would love for you to come and rearrange my house!! I haven't had time to rearrange a table arrangement no less a room this summer. I was wanting to rearrange the living room as the fireplace wasn't in use but it's about time to start the thing up again now!

bee blessed

Beth said...

Christine, Your home is so beautiful! You have a great sense of style - you could be an interior decorator!
Hugs, Beth

Traci said...

I'm tired reading about all you did!!! It looks great. I LOVE Red Door. I haven't been in ages.

bj said...

O, I love your new cabinet. It is going to look sooo good in your pretty room.
hugs, bj

SmilingSally said...

I am the opposite! I put my furniture in place and NEVER change it! I'm sure you'd think I am boring.

Your place is so full of pretty things, and you keep finding more. John seems to love collecting too; you're a good match.

Thanks for sharing your blues.

Happy Blue Monday, Christine.

Fashion Momma said...

That cabinet is gorgeous. Everything is beautiful.

My Blue.

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Your home is gorgeous and you have so many beautiful things. Love all of your changes. Looks fabulous. Hugs, Marty

Miss Kitty said...

Hi Christine! I saw your post over at "Between Naps ON the Porch". Thanks for sharing the photos of all the interesting objects that you have in your home...I felt like I went on a tour of your pretty home today. Have a great week!

❀~Myrna~❀ said...

I Love your new cabinet!You have a beautiful home !


Anything you do honey in your house it simply looks gorgeous!! I love everything you have and the choise of furniture, it's uncanny how many of the same treasures you and me love! Your living room looks stunning before and now. Your new cabinet is very unique and unusual Chris, I love it! Loving the new arangements. Enjoy your week.

Kim, USA said...

These cabinet is awesome. It fits perfectly to your house. I notice the new header the family is growing! ^_^ Happy Monday!

Kim, USA

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Beautiful as everything you do C/X..Love the new cabinet and I also would keep the old one to pretty to part with..Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

ps..wished I knew you were in Ca. I would have tried to meet up with you

Terri said...

Hello Christine,

Red Door is one of my favorite stores! Next time you come in to Baton Rouge, you should also stop at The Royal Standard. It's a really good one, too.


Bernadine said...

I like everything you did in the rearranging of your furniture. Your home looks warm and inviting. I do love that cabinet you're planning on selling. It's a really beautiful piece. Are you sure you want to do that? But I do know what you mean, a house only has a certain amount of wall space. Anyway, lovely home you have.

Bernadine said...

I like everything you did in the rearranging of your furniture. Your home looks warm and inviting. I do love that cabinet you're planning on selling. It's a really beautiful piece. Are you sure you want to do that? But I do know what you mean, a house only has a certain amount of wall space. Anyway, lovely home you have.

Judy Biggerstaff said...

Everything looks beautiful Christine. Perfect.

cassandrasminicorner said...

You have the beautiful collection. I like them, classy.

Visiting from Blue Monday- hope you can stop by..

Chubskulit Rose said...

I love everything about your home setting!

Visiting from Blue Monday..
Elephant Ride is my BLUE, would be delighted for your comment. Have a great week ahead. said...

here must be something in the air, I have been re arranging things too. Only I haven.t got everything back like I want it!

Unknown said...

you always impressed me of your house interiors. highly valuable things. beautiful and well kept. i love that. sorry for the l8 visit, hope you could visit my Blue Monday here:

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