Saturday, February 20, 2010

A Little More Layering

We are adding a little more layering to our home.  The first picture below is the great room, I showed you this last month.
We found a wonderful area rug to go in this room.  In the picture below you can see how it just makes this space cozier.
Here is another shot taken from upstairs in the mezzanine area looking down into the great room.

Every little layer just adds more warmth.  Next comes curtains.

I hope you are staying warm this weekend.
Welcome Home,
Penny

36 comments:

Lisa ~ A Cottage to Me said...

I agree with you about the layering! Every little touch makes a house, a Home. The rug adds a beautiful feature to your room. I will be watching for what you come up with for curtains....good luck!

Pondside said...

Gorgeous rug, Penny. It really warms up the room and adds depth.

Kim said...

Looks great Penny. Love the rug! Don't forget to enter my blogaversary giveaway!!!
xoxo,
Kim

Kathleen Grace said...

My favorite kind of rug, the pattern is gorgeous and it looks great with all your other little touches. You have such a lovely flair for decorating Penny!

Pat@BPM said...

The rug is perfection, Penny!

Vee said...

It certainly does look wonderful and warms it up and defines the space beautifully.

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Stacey said...

So pretty, Penny! I have been working on my dining room and just can't seem to be happy with it. The layers are not there yet. :)

Mimi said...

Nice warm room, Penny...love it.

Treasia Stepp said...

Beautiful room. The rug just makes it that much more special..

Anonymous said...

Gosh, it is so amazing how one small item makes such a huge difference!! So beautiful!! So you!!

Pink Hugs,
Dee

Sarah said...

Penny, for me it's the layering that makes having a home so much fun. Your living room looks beautiful and inviting. Love that light filled space and those gilt stacking tables.

Mary said...

Penny, looks so lovely, cozy and warm - just gets better and better.

Makes me want to work on my living room but that has to wait awhile as I'm so wrapped up in Africa I can't even contemplate a big re-decorating project right now!!

Have a great weekend and say hi to K. Bob's off again on Mon., two traveling weeks in a row. This one I must make sure I don't lock myself out of house/car!!!!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Penny, the rug is just gorgeous. I do love the way it seems to ground the room and give it warmth. Beautiful colors. I look forward to your choice of drapes. Also, I am taking over Table Top Tuesday for Barb since her business is really, really busy right now. I so hope you will join us on Tuesdays. Hugs, Marty

Kim~HomeIsWhereTheHeartIs said...

Looking great, Penny...can't wait to see your curtains!

Pamela said...

Yes layering is essential! A little at a time and it will be soo very cozy! I am still layering as well. I seem to go backwards though and layer rug first and then curtains. Makes it hard on myself but if I see it an love it then eventually after saving its mine.

Adrienne said...

I love your rug! Little by little you're making BIG progress. Now I can't wait to see what you do with the curtains. It's a gorgeous room and so inviting! ~Adrienne~

Robin's Nesting Place said...

It definitely warms up the room! The rug is a perfect compliment!

Lynda said...

Lovely, Penny! It certainly does add warmth and coziness to your room.

Carey said...

Your rug definitely pulls the whole room together!

Tales From My Empty Nest said...

That rug made all the difference in your room. The room is beautiful, but that just warmed it up and pulled it all together. Great choice! Love & blessings from NC!

DEBBIE B. said...

Ohh Penny! How gorgeous!!! Looks like a magazine ad!! I had no idea a rug could warm a room so much...the mantel & fireplace is too dieeeeeeee for hon!
Hugs..
Deb:)

Cottage Rose said...

Hello Penny; Love the rug,, how warm and cozy it makes the room look..

have a great weekend..

Hugs;
Alaura

mishebe said...

perfect rug.

Angie said...

That rug did make things so much cozier! Can't wait to see what you do on the windows!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Such a pretty rug, and yes, the room looks so much more inviting with the rug. laurie

The Painted Garden said...

Hi Penny,

Oh my goodness - the layering gets better and better - what a difference the rug makes in adding color and warmth. Beautiful.
Have a lovely week.
Blessings,
Erin

Merrie said...

The rug does add a wonderfully rich layer to your living room.

I am really noticing your fireplace mantel, which unlike mine- is stunning and attractive.

I also noticed that you didnt follow the 3+1 rule that I read about while searching for tips on how to decorate a fireplace.

Do you follow any rules when arranging on the mantel or just wing it and do what feels right? The frame of the mirror is vry large which seems to balance the size of the fireplace out.

Any way, the process of watching you personalize your home is so fun. It's truly beginning to take on a character and personality that is charming and inviting.

Maggie said...

Love the rug and can't wait to see what you do with curtains. I'm kind of stuck there with my great room--need to figure out a window treatment that will add color/interest to the room without really blocking out any light.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

The colors of the rug are perfect for your room. Love the bookcase, too. I can't live without my books! They give a home such a wonderful feeling. Enjoy the nice weather! ♥

Mimi Sue said...

That rug made a huge difference. Everything looks great. Mimi

Sherri said...

Penny, your room looks wonderful!

Martha's Favorites said...

Wonderful great room. I would love to have a room that big. You are a lucky lady. The carpet is perfect. Blessings, Martha

Donna said...

Fabulous!!

Hugs,
Donna

vanilla143 said...

Isn't it weird how much one item can soften a space. This is lovely.

bj said...

I love your rug, Penny. It makes the entire room so much warmer!

KarenHarveyCox said...

That rug really anchors the room, and with the high ceilings it is perfect. I can't wait to see what you come up with for your draperies.
Karen