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  1. Genius ideas! CL has great bones in her room and your ideas really help her define the style that is in her heart.

    1. Thanks, Deb! Yes, the best rooms to work on are the ones where the owner’s style is already established and you just have to make a few shifts to bring it all together… ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. It’s so interesting to hear your take. It does feel a little busy, even though there isn’t clutter.

    1. This is something I constantly battle in my own home. We all have some clutter and it’s not always papers laying around. Sometimes it’s too many decorative objects or too many small items randomly placed on tables or walls. I try to constantly edit and this is probably the number one thing that makes it obvious a home wasn’t decorated by a professional. Was it Coco Chanel who said always remove one piece before you go out? Same thing with a home… ๐Ÿ˜‰

  3. Nancy Walden says:

    Love your ideas. Getting rid of the out of proportion pieces, editing the wall decor and adding a few new pieces and the room will look terrific!

  4. Love your ideas! I like the coffee table for my lower level, not sure it is big enough, but would love one like it slightly deeper. also love that chest…I need to get rid of some things and make room for that!

    1. Thanks, Jillian! Yeah, I think that would look nice in my lower level too… ๐Ÿ˜‰ That’s the problem. I find these pieces for other people and then I wind up buying them all for myself!

  5. Kathy Pelletier says:

    Lory,
    I love what you suggested to CL. She has many nice things to work with. I think the white love seat will immediately brighten up the space. You are so right about recovering. By the time fabric and labor is added in, purchasing a newer one is the better way to go. I’m not sure if we can mention other sources or not, but Ikea has a loveseat like this and less expensive. Also, the style of the loveseat suggested will look better with the blue and white one than the curved back on the one CL has now. I have had my eye on that Malinda chest for some time . I guess I am waiting for it to sell out. ๐Ÿ™ I’m thinking about using it in my sitting room next to kitchen ?!? I love the finish on it and it also has great storage. The Roman bowl is also a fave of mine. The mirror you mentioned is beautiful and will look so good with white loveseat. Maybe, AG sconces beside the mirror would look good too. CL, please send Lory pictures when you finish. I’d love to see it. I know you are thrilled. Lory, you are amazing and I love the way you give suggestions of where to purchase items. I get so excited when your blog pops up in my email. !!

    1. Thanks so much, Kathy! You’re next!! ๐Ÿ˜‰ Yes, the Ikea loveseat is also an option (but it has to be completely assembled so I think the price is pretty comparable). I love the idea of the Malinda chest in your sitting room. I’d actually like that piece for myself too, but not sure where to put it. And I am SO going for that bowl! Love the idea of sconces next to the mirror… ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. bobbi duncan says:

    Lory, you have such a knack for pulling a room together! I LOVE all your ideas! I am really enjoying these room transformations, and the resource guide is so helpful. You always seem to find beautiful pieces for, I think, very reasonable prices. Your blog is always so interesting. Thanks for sharing your amazing talents.

  7. Beautiful suggestions Lori, you have quite the eye. I gather about 3 items for our coffee table placed on an old Italian wine barrel. Now you have me thinking, I love the look but maybe should rethink?

    Cindy

    1. Thanks, Cindy! I’m doing the same thing with my own tables. They start out quite simple and as I buy new things they get more crowded. Sometimes you have to step back and take a fresh look. It’s always easier to do with someone else’s space… ๐Ÿ˜‰

  8. Dianne Lanier says:

    Your suggestions are great…CL should have a beautiful room!