Wednesday, October 26, 2011


When we moved into this house, we did not owned enough furniture to fill up every room.
This is one of the rooms that stayed empty for a long time.
We had our old family room furniture, which we set up in the game room upstairs and we took our time finding everything we wanted for our new space. The old living room set, serves now as a "hanging out" space for my teenage son and his friends. It worked out great! LOL

This is how the family room looked for many month after we moved into our new home

And this is the family room today

My favorite picture in the whole house. It came from Kirklands.

Another view of the room

One of the first things we did was to build the mantle

Love these ceramic pumpkins! Got them at Kohls a couple of years ago

Bought ceramic gas logs for the fireplace.

 This is the material I used for inspiration to design our family room. I always wanted to have pillows that matched the draperies, so I bough an extra panel and made pillows with it for the sofa and the hearth.
Can you tell green is my favorite color? :)

I found this beautiful Fleur de Lis jar set and put one on the coffee table and one on each of the side tables.
The colors were perfect for that room!

 Love these frames from Kirklands!

Also had to have another metal box. I am hooked on them!

Since our family room and kitchen are all open space, I carried these colors into the eating area and kitchen, to make it all flow together. 
I don't know if I will ever be done with this room. I still want a small table and lamp next to the single chair and some wall decor for either side of the fireplace. Still looking for the right pieces.

Hope you are having a great day!

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  1. Maria, you have a beautiful home. I also love green and used to have the same green striped fabric in my dining room and recovered a chair to match. The molding is fantastic, makes me want to re-do our fireplace mantel!
    See you soon :)

  2. Tami, thank you! I found those panels at Walmart of all places, from the Better Homes & Gardens collection. I used the valances for the top and bought extra to make the pillows.
    It was not expensive at all to do this.
    How funny you mentioned recovering a chair. I am thinking of doing the same thing with an ottoman.
    Good to hear from you!

  3. Your living room is very warm and inviiting. It looks great!


  4. Just totally LOVIN' the pizzazz you gave what was once a boring fireplace! Looks like a great room for wonderful family time! I'd be tickled pink if you'd share these over at Trash 2 Treasure Tuesday on the Korner!

  5. Hi Maria Elena! We have even more in common--the colors of your room are my favorites! You have created such a warm and cozy room, yet elegant and stylish. The mantel is just beautiful, too. It may take you awhile, but this room was worth waiting for!


  6. I love your clock above the mantel. The room is gorgeous and inviting! Great job! : )..

  7. Hi, Love your family room....very warm and cozy! I see you also frequent Kirkland's! Your mantel decor is my favorite!

  8. You have done such an amazing job! Thank you so much for joining my newbie party. See you later.

  9. Your mantle is gorgeous! Love it!

  10. Wow! I love the before and after. You've really made your house a home!

  11. beautiful room! everything matches perfect and just looks so elegant. love it.

  12. Kirkland's is one of my favorite home decorating stores!

  13. Very pretty room! The colors are so soothing!

  14. Hi! I stumbled upon on you on pinterest and just love your redone fireplace! Where did you find the mantle? It is beautiful!

  15. Love, Love, Love your clock. Where did you find it??

  16. When you say that you bought a ceramic gas logs did you put in a whole gas fireplace insert or just the logs. I'm curious about how you did this.

    1. Hi, Rhonda. We already had the builder put in the gas fireplace. Is just the wall with all the gas connections. We bought the set of ceramic gas logs, they are specially design for gas fireplaces, and we installed it ourselves. It was a very simple project. When you light up your fireplace, the special ceramic gets hot and it glows just like wood logs, even the amber underneath and it makes your room warm very fast. Here is alink with more information. Hope this helps!

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  18. Love the mantle. Where can I find a beautiful clock like the one you have???

    1. Thank you! We bought it at Kirklands about five years ago.

    2. Do you have a brand name for that beautiful clock? I can't find it anywhere and would love to find one!

    3. I am sorry. I don't have a brand for the clock. We bought it at Kirklands many years ago. If I happen to see one anywhere I will let you know.

  19. I love the mantel decor especially the clock.... ive been trying to find one just like it but no luck. Does the clock have a name on back or something that might help me find on online?

    Thank you much:)


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