Another room officially DONE!

Other than eventually buying (or building) some shelves..for the knick knacks I keep swearing I WILL NOT buy.. our living room is officially completed!


Whereas the family room is a put your feet up on the cheap coffee table while you watch football kinda space, the living room is where I want to curl up and relax in peace. The sun streams through the front windows from dawn until dusk, so it’s a cozy, bright, open room to enjoy.


I bought the “stone” love seats at MACY’S of all places after a thoroughly exhaustive search for smaller sized leather sofas. (As you can see, the space is not only quite tight, but it is an odd shape to fill, especially with a fireplace jutting into the room.)


The pillows were a great deal at Crate and Barrel, $19.95 each including the insert! The super soft, Portuguese throws were also a sweet find at Home Goods, $29.95. Taupe is a strange color with many variations..some more grey, others more brown or green, so finding the right colors for accessories was a bit of a struggle- at least it was for me! The beautiful scalloped glass bowl was a Christmas gift from my youngest; pretty sure that was Crate and Barrel, and I brought the shells up here from Florida to remind me of home. 🌴


Coffee table, throw rug and lighting were all from I needed downward lighting that was on a dimmer with maximum brightness available for reading. Each bulb here is 75Watts. It took me forever to find appropriate lighting that didn’t cost an absolute fortune! I did not want to have to purchase any other lamps for the room- especially none that required more furniture.

Mercury glass candlesticks were a quick pick up at Michaels after we decided to ditch the gas log insert. The battery operated candles are Luminara. I have shared my love for these realistic candles in the past and I still cannot get enough of them. Every evening at around 5pm, those little beauties light up, filling the room with a warm flickering glow.


So yeah, we are getting there!!! The tile guy just completed the kitchen backsplash which was HUGE!!  We still have to seal the grout..

Before and after pics coming soon!

10 Comments Add yours

  1. hmunro says:

    It looks wonderful, Cindy … warm and welcoming, but also simple and uncluttered. Well done!

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    1. Cindy says:

      Thanks Heather! Of course every time I pat myself on the back for embracing this low clutter, minimalist lifestyle, I have to remember that my house in Florida is pretty darn full of all the stuff I don’t have here. It’s like I have dual personalities! It’s like a person on that hoarding show..moving instead of cleaning! 😛I am slowly working on it every time we go down there for a visit- and no, it’s not quite as bad as the show.. 😉

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      1. hmunro says:

        Haha! When my husband wakes up I’ll tell him about my blogger friend Cindy and how she dealt with her clutter problem by having a second house in Florida. Perhaps he’ll go for my suggestion that we need a second house, too, and we can be neighbors! (And also the stars of a new reality show: “Nomadic Hoarders.”) 😀

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      2. Cindy says:

        I have watched that hoarding show a few times (it’s actually reallly depressing) but I always think to myself that the people in the really bad situations would be better off having the home demolished and rebuilt…or just move. Truth is, moving is the antidote to hoarding. We have moved SO many times in 32 years- and each time I thin out my stuff. When we were first married, we lived in Saratoga Springs, NY and I picked up a rock on a hike in Vermont. Let me tell you, the third time I wrapped that crazy thing in paper and put it in a box for a move it struck me how stupid it was to keep it! Some people leave their heart in San Francisco, well I left my rock in San Diego and was cured of any potential hoarding issues.👍

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      3. hmunro says:

        HAHAAA! You crack me up, Cindy. I think you’ve also just given San Diego their new slogan: “I left my rock in San Diego.” 🙂

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      4. Cindy says:

        ..and I could go on for ten stanzas about all the crap I left in all the other states.. 😏

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  2. Very warm and inviting a wonderful calm place for relaxing! Well done! You are definitely right about the different shades of taupe….

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    1. Cindy says:

      Thanks Tracey! – I have returned my share of stuff by mail that’s for sure..not only was I dealing with these taupe walls that sometimes look grey and sometimes look more sofas are not white or cream but stone! Anyway, it’s hard to see in the pictures but the blankets are a bit ombre graduating from dark taupe into a lighter color that matches the carpet- hey- it’s good enough for me AND time to move on to the next project!

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      1. Lol,you did a great job and have earned the right to move onto the next project! Have a great weekend!

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      2. Cindy says:

        You too Tracey!

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