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Monday, March 14, 2011

the living room



































































click HERE to read the "details" post on this room

102 comments:

Red Door Home said...

Beautiful in every way! Thanks for sharing another amazing space in your home.

Stacey said...

Absolutely beautiful!

Martina said...

Your living room is just beautiful!! I LOVE it all. Following your blog and would love it if you stopped by mine sometime. Have a great week, Martina

The enchanted home said...

WOW!! I am soooo impressed!! I keep scrolling up and down, love the warm rich colors..love the infusion of classic blue and white, stunning!! I loooove the dark hardwood floors too....so beautiful:) Thanks for sharing.....

Ms. Bright said...

love your blue&whites and the forest wood!! that seagreen baluster lamp is fantastic, too!

sogeorgia said...

This room is absolutely lovely!

Sarah at myyellowhouse said...

Joan!
It is perfection...every detail is just gorgeous!
I especially love the fabrics and the mix of all of them. I love it because it looks evolved and a room of collected and cherished things. I bet it's gorgeous in the evenings with a fire ~ you sure are one talented gal! :)

Anonymous said...

Absolutely BEAUTIFUL!!! Love, love, love your living room!! Thank you so much for posting these gorgeous pictures. I know all of your readers have been patiently waiting to see them.

Leigh

Rene said...

What a treat! I'm so glad you shared this because I had only seen glimpses of your living room. I love your collected pieces and fabrics. Very nice.

Angie said...

stunning!

A Perfect Gray said...

dearest lady. I ADORE you and your style.

you MUST post about the well-loved/worn figure wearing the rosary. beautiful.

can't thank you enough for sharing your home and style with us...

donna

Simply Jen said...

Absolutely beautiful! You are such an inspiration and I look forward to any pictures I can experience of your lovely home. Thank you so much for sharing!

Simply Jen xo
http://simplyanewbeginning.blogspot.com/

Teresa@oursoutherncountryhomeandfarm said...

How beautiful! I love your colors and even tho I am a color person, I am ready to try to tame things down a bit around my house.

the gardeners cottage said...

hi joan,

what a treat to finally see this space. it is so beautiful and so you. the photography is great too. i love the up close shots that show all the details. really well done.

xo
janet

Anonymous said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Love the fabric on the rocker and those pillows are to die for!!! Is that driftwood in the pot beside the fireplace?

tina

tinam61@yahoo.com

Hill Country House Girl said...

You are just plain ELEGANT Joan. Love every detail. I have draped rosaries around one of my Santos too, so I love that detail in particular. Thank you for sharing your beautiful home. xo Ann

Cindy said...

Dear Joan, Dan, and Ella: Breathtaking!
I absolutely love this room! Cindy

Karen said...

Beautiful, I love every aspect of it. Beautiful detail shots as well.

Kathysue said...

Joan, this is a room that I could sit in for hours and read a book or take a nap. My kind of room. It looks as if it took time and evolved. That is the best type of design. so lovely,Kathysue

24 Corners said...

So pretty, each detail is gorgeous and the room looks very comfortable too, a place where you'd want to hang out. The fireplace area is stunning, the driftwood in the urn is one of the most lovely things I've ever seen...and I love the painting on the mantel (and the fabric on the chair)...all just beautiful.
Thank you so much for sharing this with us...
xo J~

Victoria said...

What a plethora of treasures! You have a wicked good eye when it comes to hunting and gathering!

My Little Bungalow said...

Very pretty! Elegant yet relaxed and comfortable. I like the neutral color scheme. And I love your front door! Great photos too. Thank you for sharing your home with us.
Claudia

Lisa said...

I love your style....neutrals, beautiful art, and a feeling of warmth. Thanks for sharing this lovely space.

Andrea said...

Gorgeous and serene! Love the colour palette, and love love love the sofa.

central bark designs said...

Absolutely beautiful. We have just started working on our own Farmhouse project in the Hudson Valley. Step one - "The Bunker" - turning that into our Guest House - where we will live until the Farmhouse is built. I look to you and your beautiful home for inspiration.

An Urban Cottage said...

Really beautiful!! Love the sofa and especially the pair of chairs. And the urn of driftwood. And the pillows. And the chinese jars. And the statue. And the botanical pressings. And the big mirror with the chipped frame. Oh, and the basket under the end table. There might be more. I'll have to go back and look.

Blondie's Journal said...

Beautiful and elegant. Your living room looks like it is right off the pages of a magazine! Love all the neutrals and the gorgeous art. Thanks for sharing!

XO,
Jane

Tara G. said...

It's beautiful and inviting all at the same time! I love how the light just comes right through that lamp in front of the window and the four prints by the fireplace are so neat!

Debe said...

I am not surprised to see another lovely, elegant room. You just keep putting together perfection! I love the pillows, lamps and the touch on Texas on the floor. Always exciting to see you have posted!

Julie said...

I love how you use nature throughout! LOVE it!

Acquired Objects said...

OMG, we think too much alike, our living room has dark floors, a sisal rug and cowhide down but I like it better in your living room. Your living room is beautiful (I spy your tortoise shell frames too) and I’m so glad you showed your tapestry pillows up close. It really shows how much you love your home, beautiful.

yvonne@designvignettes said...

So elegant! Thanks for the virtual tour!

Debbie C said...

Just perfect!!

Christi said...

Just absolutely beautiful!

Roseanna said...

Love everything about it and your home. My husband and I are seriously considering a move, with land and a barn. You are inspiring.

Susan said...

Simply GORGEOUS Joanie! Just like I imagined! Calm, tasteful, beautiful and elegant.

Mona thompson said...

Gorgeous! Gorgeous! Gorgeous! And I adore that mirror above the fireplace. It is just beautiful yet seems so comfortable. Just what you strive for.

The Distressed Mother said...

Beautiful! I especially love the painting on your mantel.

TDM x

Barb@curlywillowdiy said...

Gorgeous! Well done!!

Designs By Pinky said...

Gorgeous! I love it all. Love the beautiful dark wood floors, (we have them too). I keep going upo and down looking at all the pics over and over again. XO, Pinky

Anonymous said...

Fantastic......what a warm room you've created Joan :)

All the best,
Kathy

Alana in Canada said...

Beautiful. I love the fact that you've kept the windows simple, the beautiful mirror propped up against the wall, the basket of magazines. The fur pillow looks so comfy. Love your mantel painting (or is it a photograph?) as well. Beautiful pieces, beautifully put together. Thank you so much for showing us your taste and style. Such a treat.

Cali said...

It is really beautiful. It looks like home. Been back three times already today to gaze longingly at the pictures. And those chairs by the window...oh how I would like to be curled up in one with a book right now.

Cali

A Refocused Life said...

Beautiful views - thanks for the home tour.

Debbie C said...

I forgot to ask-could you please share the paint color?

Heather @ Satisfying Spaces said...

Your living room is beautiful! I love how the room is elegant and casual at the same time. I can picture myself plopping down on the sofa and going through your basket of magazines. Thanks for sharing your personal space with us!

Have a great week!
Heather

Simple Dwellings said...

Beautiful space! I love the layering effect you did with the area rugs- that looks stunning!

María said...

So charming, so cozy, thank you for your beautiful pictures! I love the pillows, and all the fabrics!

Teacats said...

Just another gorgeous, elegant charming room! What a gift for decor and design you have! What a wonderful sense of style! :) Hoping your home will be featured in a decor book someday very, very soon!

Jan at Rosemary Cottage

Dianne said...

Swoon!

Heidiopia said...

Ahhh, I just could just curl up in there with a cup of tea and a good book. How divine! My favorite touches are the demijohn lamp and the painting propped against your mirror. Simply lovely, Joan!

Karen said...

Lovely Love the wall colour your attention to detail and scale
Kind Regards
Karen

Karen said...

Joan what I didn't comment on is no drapes is that a definite choice or are they still to come.
Kind Regards
Karen

Jane@Cottage at the Crossroads said...

Just beautiful, that all I can say other than it needs to be in a magazine.

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Just gorgeous, Joan.

Emily S said...

Wow! Absolutely gorgeous. Come do my house too!

Cindy said...

Beautiful!

Nita {ModVintageLife} said...

Such a lovely room. So much here I like. That green bottle lamp...the fireplace. Is the fireplace original to the house? Love the urn full of drift wood. Very very pretty. Your house is just done in such exquisite taste.

Anonymous said...

lovely

Handy Man, Crafty Woman said...

that is beautiful!! I have to go and look at it again. I love the furniture and the whole color scheme.

Pondside said...

Lovely. Your floors are gorgeous.

niartist said...

I don't know if I've ever loved a room so much, Joan. Absolutely stunning. STUNNING! When will tea be served?

quintessence said...

It looks beautiful!! Casually elegant, well curated, lived in and comfortable!! Just my style!

carolyn said...

Hi Joan- I'm dying to know....how do you keep Ella from curling up on that delicious sofa???

I'm not sure how she can resist it being so inviting! On the other hand, I'm not sure I could resist her sweet face all snuggled up either. Sigh.

Hugs!
Carolyn

Becca said...

Breathtaking! *Becca*

www.adventuresindecorating1.blogspot.com

Kat said...

Thanks for posting these. I've been dying to see this room!! Love it.

Kathy said...

You've done a wonderful job. I especially love the fabrics you chose. My favorite part of the room is the window seating area. The table scape is lovely....Thank you for sharing it with us...k

A.J.Barnes said...

It looks great. Last night I did a posting on how I want to add an animal hide rug to my living room! Also, I'd love to know the color on the walls. It looks very close to one I used in my foyer.

www.ajbarnesonline.blogspot.com

Patti said...

Joanie,
So very beautiful! It looks just so like you.

El said...

Your taste is exquisite. We have a very similar mirror over the fireplace in our dining room. Love the art work too!

Tessa said...

I love that you didn't put any words in this post, b/c none were needed!! How beautiful! You've got wonderful taste! I also love that the windows are bare, they are so gorgeous, curtains would have been a distraction!

xo,
Tessa

Anonymous said...

so inviting and so beautiful

annie said...

Really really beautiful...I keep going back for another look. Lovely details all around, but absolutely love everything on the mantel and how it is arranged!

MamaBear said...

As ever Joan, it's PERFECT.

XXMB

Jenny said...

Absolutly beautiful!

Love,
Jenny

Dana said...

Hi, I'm one of the crazy new followers and I just finished reading all of your past posts! I now vicariously live in your house through your blog.

Grey Stables said...

I'm always late to the comment party!
I think this room is stunning. The layers on everything are so unexpected and the TEXTURE it adds! MMMmmmmmm.

Jen Jen Qld said...

I love everything about this room and your whole home; your style is amazing!
Thank you so much for sharing and posting so many photos.

Colleen@CobabeInSuburbia said...

Simply beautiful.

KimH said...

Your house is so danged beautiful I can hardly stand it. LOL Doesnt look like any farmhouses I've ever known. ;)
Thanks for sharing the beauty & creativity in your life! :D

Liz- said...

Wow, sorry I didn't see this sooner! I enjoyed seeing these pictures of your living room so much! You have such a flair...love the sticks in the urn!
The layered mirror and picture on the mantel is perfect...the whole room is a treasure!

Nessa said...

I don't own a home yet, but someday when I do I want you to be my designer! I love love this room!

for the love of a house said...

Nessa, I would be most honored to be your designer!!

xjoan

Michelle said...

Hi Joan; So nice to meet you neighbor! I'm in nearby Massachusetts, we spend a lot of time in NH though. I'm thoroughly enjoying your blog and your story about your move from TX. I feel like it's still the weekend but then I remember I have to get back to work :) I'm your newest follower. If you have a minute, stop by and visit my blog anytime! I love your house, love your projects. Have a great day!

Michelle
www.newengland-style.com

Evelyn said...

Holy moley, I just found your blog and I absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE your home. It is stunning and very inspiring -- I most definitely will be returning to peep more of your gorgeous style!

Nancy said...

I'm your newest stalker...er, um, I mean follower! Just loving your beautiful style. My home is traditional, but more English and Victorian with lots of color. I always admire rooms with little color but I know I couldn't live in one everyday...until I discovered your home! I'm mesmerized! Everything I've seen so far is really beautifully done with a timeless style that looks evolved and I love that!

Thanks for sharing your home with us,

Nancy

Jenny @ Simcoe Street said...

This room is STUNNING! I love your style :)

Jenny said...

PS I'm your newest follower :)

Anonymous said...

Your home is beautiful and inspiring! Can you share the name of the paint colours of the living room and kitchen?

LOVE IT!!!!

for the love of a house said...

Thank you Anon!
All of my paint colors can be found on my sidebar under "my paint and stain colors"

laney said...

...hey joan...somtimes on sunday afternoons i just meander around the farm house...this is may 20th...and i have just been spending some quiet time in the living room...i love the way the light is in this room...love and blessings laney

Roland said...

Would you mind posting some of the wall and trim paint color selections? I read the details of the guest bedroom but cannot find anything for the living room or kitchen. Very beautiful home!

for the love of a house said...

Roland- You can find ALL of my paint colors if you click the photo on my sidebar underneath the title: "MY PAINT AND STAIN COLORS"

Ron said...

I love your style. I keep coming back to your room posts. Beautiful.

Anonymous said...

Where did you find the gold crosses? I can't find the picture on your blog anymore?

Thanks!

for the love of a house said...

The antique gilt crosses are in the master bedroom. I found several in France and the others at antique shops.

Anonymous said...

I am crazy for cowhide rugs and pillows now. love it Carla

Jenny Rose-Innes said...

There is something so calming in your style - utter perfection!

Pinkiegirl said...

Just charming....thanks for letting me snoop around your house. I LOVE it.
:-)

Tara said...

I LOVE your beautiful home! I wanted to ask your fireplace. I read about the one in the master and the source for it, but i didnt see anything similar on their site? Style insert and log kit? What about the one in the dining room? Thank You!!

for the love of a house said...

Tara, the fireplaces are both from Town and Country and the master is a TC30 with the Park Ave. Brick panels and Challet II burner kit. The dining room/kitchen fireplace is a TC36 See-Thru with the Park Ave. panels and the Lodgewood burner kit. (It appears they have changed the names of the panels and burner kits since we purchased ours, but the product looks to be the same as what we have.)
Since both of these fireplaces are direct-vent, they do have glass on the front. The glass is a a non-glare ceramic glass that makes the glass disappear.

Anonymous said...

Love the beige Living Room rug. Would you mind sharing where you purchased that from?

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