"Once we clearly acknowledge the soul, we can learn to hear it's cries. - Dallas Willard, Renovation Of The Heart."

It takes courage to pursue our dreams. It takes time and patience to unearth buried treasure. But I believe with all my heart that we must do both.

2.21.2012

a few more home pics











we got a second couch to have more seating space. these are slipcovered couches and i had this color and an off white one for the couch we already had. i knew i could not get two slipcovers for the second so decided on red. glad i did. i think the off white would be too light with the light walls...at least for me.

i am loving this arrangement and the room seems bigger to me even with more furniture. go figure.

23 comments:

Janette@Janette's Sage said...

How cheerful, how welcoming and just says, "come and stay awhile"...very cozy!
Great job.

Kathy said...

Gorgeous and welcoming and warm and happy. I love your paintings on the walls...and your table and pillows...of course, I could go on! I am thrilled about a bench that arrived yesterday, for my new sunroom. It is for in front of a window, so I have the feel of a window seat! A dream come true... The rest of the furniture is not in yet, nor the lighting, but soon...soon. Thank you for the room tour, Mary! Aahh. Have a happy day!

Montgomery Family said...

LOVE!! I wish I was there right now!! P.s. just think about coming to Jor with us for a week to make a tiled house feel homey!!! :-)

jgr said...

So comfy and welcoming! And I love your paintings on the wall. Thank you for the tour.

Chatty Crone said...

I love the reds - and they are not the bright ones that don't let you relax - it feels very comforting and relaxing. Love the paintings on the wall. sandie

Kim Mailhot said...

What a splendid, bright, colorful, cozy room. Makes me want to sit right down on the big red couch, curl my feet beneath me and talk about art, creativity and love over a nice cup of tea...

Love it Mary ! Enjoy !

Alexandriaweb said...

It's lovely :)
I wish my rooms were as tidy as yours!

Sharon Tomlinson said...

I love love the red couches. Something I have wanted for ever so long. The whole room is calling me.

mystele said...

it's calling me, too! ♥♥♥

Bren said...

such a happy room, just calls out to linger awhile.

Jo Reimer said...

Such a happy, inviting, cozy, welcoming room, Mary. It's just like you. Love the reds!

Mechelle said...

Mary I am so glad we finally got to meet in person! Let's do it again soon.

Nancy said...

This room really reflects you; it's warm, inviting, beautiful, comfortable and colorful just like you are my sweet friend Mar....A perfect place for us to laugh and sip tea and chatter.....

Love you girlfriend,
Nanie

Dandelion and Daisy said...

Love, love, love the color!!! I've always wanted a red sofa. It is hard to find a "nice" red (more blue no yellow)and your's looks perfect. Wonderfully inviting room you've created.

Buffy said...

Hi Mary,love the new arrangement,so warm and inviting,I love the colors! Also sorry to hear about your molly,hope all is well with her.

Jennifer Richardson said...

that is one genuinely happy
and inviting
space, Mary.
Makes me smile to
the heart of me!
-Jennifer

DJ said...

I've been looking for a red couch! And your original artwork on your walls makes your space look like a designer home...impressive, kid.

Bevie said...

Tickled that you were able to get another couch to go with the other one...I agree, red was perfect for the second one. Yes the room does look bigger and I too love your art on the walls...I always did like that room, and where did you get that awesome colorful chair??? I can't remember seeing that before...and Nancy is right it's just like you, BEAUTIFUL love ya sis.

Mary said...

That cool patterned chair is from Urban Outfitters,it was a birthday gift. It's comfy too.

laurel said...

So full of life and fun colors! Love getting to see the whole room.

LeeAnn@Encouragement Is Contagious said...

I love your room Mary with all of the glorious red and your special touches of paintings on the walls. Love glorious red myself. As much as I love creating and color, I can get so stuck when it comes to decorating the decor of my home. I think I try too hard because of wanting it to be perfect the first time, so I don't have to spend extra money to redo it. Well, that doesn't work, because perfect doesn't exist! I love your very welcoming and warm style using bold red. Hey, can you tell me where you purchased your slipcovers?

Keep being glorious and bright Y♥U Mary!!!..for Y♥U is Beautiful!!!

♥Lee Ann

caryjo said...

Lovely colorful room. Would make me grin.

Paint Girl Productions said...

Who would think white walls can look so exciting? What a lovely space thank you for sharing.