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  1. Jane Franks says:

    Gorgeous! Every bit of it!

  2. Leila Jane says:

    Hi Lory ~ I really enjoyed seeing how you styled your family room. I think it’s PERFECT both in functionality and with French style to please the eye. I also enjoyed learning where you purchased the major furniture pieces. One question I have ~ where did you create your photograph albums? They look like nice ones. I would like to do something similar with our trip photos. Thank you for sharing this beautiful room in your new house. I’ve been looking forward to each new room as you complete it and share it! Have a great day!!

    1. Oh, thanks so much, Leila! The photo books were done through iPhoto and ordered direct from Apple. I actually was thinking of doing a post on the books themselves, because they’re something I really enjoy doing. I’ve also done a few gift books for people and they’re always received with gratitude… 🙂 How nice that you look forward to the room reveals. That’s such a nice thing to say!

      1. Leila Jane says:

        Hi Lory ~ Thanks for your info about the photo books. I tried my hand at creating a couple of them but this was back in 2009 and I had a lot of help from the CVS photo clerk (LOL)! I haven’t tried making any since that time so I know I’ve forgotten what I learned in that one afternoon. I just remember there were different fonts to choose from for the captions, different background patterns and different ways to position the pictures. It was fun but I would love to learn again from a pro like you! If you decide to write a post about the books, I WILL read it! Continue to have fun setting up your new house. I look forward to your decor for the upcoming Holidays!

  3. Elizabeth Roderick says:

    This is lovely. I am a huge fan of your paint colors. They add so much but they don’t ‘take over’. Thank you for sharing another beautiful room.

    1. Thanks, Elizabeth! I’m so glad the paint colors resonate with you because they took me forever to pick out… 🙂 Thanks for visiting!

  4. I love it! Functional, comfortable and elegant…you’ve just shown us that a room can be a cozy, family friendly space and still be beautiful.

  5. Betty Lee says:

    It is exquisite in every way!

  6. Hi Lori! I love the warm, yet fresh and functional styling of your family room. The custard yellow on the walls is sublime. We’re about to repaint, and I’d been thinking of a similar shade…I think you’ve convinced me! I also like that you have some depth, and light and shade with the wooden floors and natural timber furniture. As much as I love French Provincial style, I think lots of people reinterpret that as ‘paint every single thing white’, and that to me, can be a bit stark (not to mention impractical!). You’re singing my song. Love, Mimi xxx

    1. Thanks, Mimi! I’m always a fan of pale yellow – it can read cream, but also has a sunny warmth to it. This one is Benjamin Moore, Mannequin Cream. And I agree about highs and lows. I do enjoy painted furniture, but I also love the beauty of wood patina and the contrast of light against dark emphasizes the lights. So glad you stopped by… 🙂

  7. Oh my…beautiful!
    Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY!
    Blessings,
    Cindy

  8. Your room is beautiful! I’ve been looking at Pottery Barn sofas. Is the slipcover on yours white or cream? Thanks!

  9. I am loving all your gorgeous details. I wish I could have more white furniture but with my boys and a dog, I really can’t at this time! Beautiful home!
    Shelley

    1. Thanks, Shelley! I actually had a dog all these years up until a few months ago. I would just keep a throw on the couch, but also the slip covers are a huge help… 🙂

  10. Mary Soulios says:

    I love this room. Very pretty and inviting. Where are your mantel vases from?

  11. What a pretty room!

    Big Texas Hugs,
    Susan and Bentley

  12. Ellie LaJuett says:

    I just love your simple classic elegance. A touch of gold is what every room and girl needs.

    1. Thanks, Ellie! I do love my gold… 😉 It’s the one area where my style is the same in both decor and fashion (which is otherwise polar opposites – being head to toe black in fashion and pale colors in decor.)

  13. Yet again, another beautifully thought out space! I love it! Thanks for sharing!

  14. The room turned out absolutely beautiful!!I love the mix of patterns, especially the florals which are my weakness. I to have the large flat panel tv in my den, and I was wondering how you dealt with the sub woofer – that heavy black speaker is driving me nuts!

    1. Thanks, Liz!! Yes, it’s nice to find people that still love florals… 🙂 I truly believe they have a place even in more modern or transitional decor. As far as the speakers, I look at them as a necessary evil, because I am a huge music fan. It helps that the system has small speakers, so they don’t really bother me. I’m not sure which the subwoofer is, but we just have the small one that I have centered over the TV and then we have 4 more mounted, one in each corner of the room. Everything else electronic is tucked away in the console unit that I had my handyman drill a hole in the back of for all the wires. The room gets surround sound which is cool when watching movies and, of course, it’s great for music. It’s a Bose system used with Sonos.

  15. I love it! Elegant and functional, amazing! The strong classic pieces really carry the room.
    Great job!
    Hugs,
    Patti

  16. Lory,
    I am looking to add a mantel in our dining room. Where did you purchase your mantel in the den?
    Love, love, love your decorating!
    Ruth

  17. Lory,

    I love your choices and that you discussed what a dilemma it can be to work
    around a TV. Thanks so much for sharing….everything turned out beautifully!

    1. Thank you so much! I still don’t love the way the TVs look, but might as well embrace them, right… 😉 Thanks for visiting!!

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