Finally!!

3.06.2011

I can actually say that I am now in love with my sitting room wall. I know you are thinking, oh my not again! Just bear with me one more time. I had read all your suggestions when I posted the first posts HERE and HERE. There were a couple of suggestions about creating a gallery wall with my prints and the sconces. For days I was trying to figure out how to work with what I had that would come together correctly.  Well.........


......here is the new and I hope improved wall. 


 I just took the pictures from other parts of the room and added a few more thousand holes in the wall until I had these all hung. This picture and the mate to this one were purchased from the Bombay Co. several years ago before they went out of business.


This pair of pictures were super cheap at Garden Ridge of all places several years ago.


This is the platter I ordered from ebay when I thought I was going to add it and two transferware plates to the wall above the picture before I made the gallery wall. I decided to use it here on the bookcase.





This is one of the plates that was going to be used. I love this brown transferware. Of course I had to find a new place to use these.


I placed them on this wall in place of two of the small pictures that moved to the gallery wall.

Here are some more shots from around the room while you are here.













I decided to place this vintage riding hat on top of a vintage spool.


The top picture is the one that was on the stairs where I showed you my new bicycle painting went. It had a black frame and I used rub n buff in antique gold and gold leaf and went over the black so that it would match the other frames.


This is what the room looks like in the morning with the sun pouring in. Also new pillow arrangement in this photo.

 I really do love this gallery wall look now. 

I am still having blog issues with my followers not showing on my end. If anyone knows how to help please let me know! I am not too computer savvy and this is driving me nuts.

Hope you have a great week,
KIM

Joining:
The Shabby Chic Cottage  for Transformation Thursday
My Romantic Home for Show and Tell
The Charm of Home  for home sweet home
French Country Cottage for feathered nest Friday
Funky Junk Interiors  for SNS wall decor

77 comments:

  1. Beautiful Kim! I love the hunt theme. Miss Bombay Co. Loving that new light fixture too!
    Sherry

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  2. Looks beautiful, Kim! Love all the transferware! Hope we followers show up soon! LOL!

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  3. Like the wall photos and the whole look of the room. I am a new follower. I sure miss Bombay, too.

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  4. Looks great, Kim. You would be fun to be around.

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  5. love the hunt theme too.. very nice indeed.

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  6. Kim, The room looks great and I also love the hunt theme. You will have to show us where you hung the antlers. Of course if you don't have room for them I'll be glad to take them off your hands.lol
    xo,
    Sherry

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  7. This looks fantastic Kim, the balance is a perfect scale for the wall. That top picture is one that I have in my dining area, I love it. I picked mine up in a resale shop in ?Chicago. Thanks for sharing.

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  8. Hi Kim,

    The room looks GREAT! Nice job!

    Pam

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  9. It looks perfect Kim! I love the picture with the sun streaming in.
    Hugs,
    Penny
    p.s. I see your followers...

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  10. Look beautiful Kim, I love all the horse stuff....

    Pattie

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  11. Looks gorgeous Kim! I have to say I really like this best too. Great pillows. Hey welcome Home, I know you are happy to be back.

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  12. I really like the theme you've got going! Not TOO much....just right! Very handsome and bright!

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  13. I love what you ended up with on the wall ~ it is perfect and the whole room looks great with all the details! I also love this type of decor and in the process of changing our library to incorporate a bit of the hunt theme. Looks great as always Kim!

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  14. Kim I've loved every way you've done this wall, and this new gallery set up is no exception! I also love the transferware and all of your wonderful equestrian touches!

    I hope you get your blogging issues sorted out, that is such a pain!

    Kat :)

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  15. You really have done a fantastic job this time, Kim...the wall gallery is just perfect above the sofa. I also love all the other touches you have made in the room. Great job!

    XO,
    Jane

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  16. It looks fantastic!!! And I love your riding apparel accents. You would fit right in with the Polo House theme...

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  17. Very classy looking. I think you did a great job.

    Mary
    From Virginia

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  18. Love this look! Beautiful room!

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  19. You got it NOW! LOVE IT! I liked it before too...but I LOVE this..it is just clean looking and lovely~ Great job. I would help you with the computer thing but I am challenged that way! xoo Diana

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  20. Love your new wall--Just lovely!! As is everything you do. Your home is beautiful, warm, and welcoming...

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  21. It looks beautiful Kim. I noticed your British Edition Country Living. I absolutely love that publication.

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  22. I love all the little touches in your home. So pretty. And the wall came out great.

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  23. This looks wonderful! Looks like a page in a decorating magazine now. It's so much more balanced and pulled together... WOW!

    Cindy

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  24. Hi Kimmie! OH, your room looks beautiful! I knew you'd figure out what to do! Your way is best! I miss The Bombay Company too!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  25. I love your sitting room.... it looks so elegant! I just love what you did with the pictures and the new home for the plates!!

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  26. Hey Kim the gallery wall turned out perfect and I think this is my favorite way too! I love the prints from the bombay shop, I have a few small tables from there it's to bad they went out of business. Everything looks great, Martina

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  27. Kim,I am such a huge fan of your
    blog...love everything you have done
    in your BEAUTIFUL home. I liked all
    the wall treatments (sitting room)
    before, but you outdid yourself this
    time.....perfection !!! I love how
    you incorporated the hunt theme with
    the wall grouping, pillows and the
    riding boots/hat. How do you find
    all these beautiful pieces that blend
    so well(boots/hat/pillows)?

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  28. Yes this looks fantastic!! Perfect!
    I had to laugh at the thousand holes in the wall! So glad to know I'm not the only one who does this!!!

    My problem with blogger is the snipits of photos on my blog roll is not showing up. Only a few blogs pictures is showing. This started happening last week another blogger is having the same problem too.

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  29. Oh Kim, how I adore this room. I love all the wall art and your accessorizing is gorgeous. Of course, I love the furniture too! Well done!! XOXO ~Liz

    Thank you for the nice comment. *smile*

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  30. Yes, you are finished, loving the gallery wall. The light fixture was the perfect choice for this room. I wouldn't change a thing. Now the big question.....where are the antlers?

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  31. Your gallery wall is just superb! I miss Bombay Company...I sure wish that the store was in business. They sold some fabulous things.

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  32. Kim, I DO like your new wall gallery. It's balanced and fills in the wall space nicely. I also liked it when you had the antlers and S L wall sconces with plants.

    Please keep posting new ideas for the book cases. For me, bookcases are always difficult to arrange and yours are always done well. Love the hunt theme. It's such a classic.

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  33. I remember that post....and I love what you did with the wall.....so pretty and perfect in the room!!

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  34. Love way this looks! You have such a beautiful home! Thank you for sharing it with us.

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  35. Yes, yes, yes! That's it, Kim. I was never terribly fond of the sconces, but find that the collection of art is perfect - just enough 'weight' for that wall.

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  36. Kim I love this room, it is just inviting and the vignette in your bookcase is stunning!! Such a pretty room,KS

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  37. The room looks great Kim! I love the brown transferware!

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  38. Kim, Love the new look of the gallery wall. Beautiful. The picture if the sun streaming through looks so pretty. Thanks for sharing. Karie

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  39. I love all your hunt scene items, Kim. I have been collecting them too but just don't know where to display them yet. I have been telling my hubby to build a man cave above the garage, lol. I like the grouping.....Christine

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  40. Kim,
    YOur room has always looked beautiful. But I am so happy that it has come together for you. I just love the hunt inspired touches and the new gallery of hunt pictures above your gorgeous red sofa!
    I was in DC at my sister's this weekend and she wants to refinish a couple of tables. I sent her right over to your blog and we oooohed and aaaaahed all afternoon!
    xo Yvonne

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  41. Kim, that looks wonderful and really fills up the space! I absolutely love the boots and hat. They are just perfect in there and your new dishes are gorgeous!

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  42. Ding, ding, ding we have a winner, looks great!

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  43. Oh seeing this makes me so wish I knew what I did with my hat and boots..and crop etc...

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  44. This is absolutely perfect! So English Drawing roomish now! Love it. It was fun watching this wall evolve. Thanks for the ride. ;)

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  45. Love It! All of your fabulous finds have come together to decorate your sitting room superbly.
    ~Emily
    The French Hutch

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  46. The wall is gorgeous - very classic. I love this room!

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  47. love the room, especially the ottoman!!

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  48. Just wanted to take a moment to comment. I knew you would stay with it until you got the look you wanted. I do feel that this is the best so far. The wall is so large that it really needed something big and the gallery does the trick. Love all the riding/hunt accessories. It really came together well. Hope you are doing well. Have a great week!

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  49. It looks really great! I adore your style!

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  50. Kim! This looks great! I havn't read down through all of the comments, and maybe someone has already asked you this, but here goes...have you done a post on how you lined the backs of the shelves with burlap? I love how it looks and can't remember you writing about that. I need some pointers since I hate working with burlap..I'm thinking about some bulky lineny looking fabric would be just as good and not as stinky and scratchy! thanks for sharing!

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  51. Marybeth, I did post that last year some time. All it is is foam core board covered in burlap and pushed into the back of the bookcase. They can be removed anytime.

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  52. What a great metamorphosis! Well done. Do you actually ride?

    I am having a hilarious Linky party with prizes this Wednesday. Details are on the blog today.
    I hope you'll join in on the fun.

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  53. Absolute perfection this time. It can be a struggle but it's so wonderful when we finally get it right and know it!

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  54. It look great Kim.

    I'm coming over just to sit! This was my invitation, right?

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  55. I have enjoyed the process of watching your wall evolve......the wall is large and handles the gallery well. I liked the antlers and sconces but think this is the best look so far for this wall. Thanks for letting us see that our homes are always in process and part of the fun is getting there.....who knows, next week you may think of another way to tweak it! I'll be watching.

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  56. The room looks beautiful...cozy yet sophisticated! I am always so impressed with your decorating. Your rooms are so inspirational!
    Shelley

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  57. I love how you tied the whole theme of the room together, Kim! I also like that you have it "splashed" throughout the room and not just in one place. The gallery wall looks great and I think works well here. Nicely done!

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  58. LOVE IT!
    Where did the antlers go?
    The room looks great!

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  59. Looks absolutely perfect Kim. My favorite look yet!
    xoxo,
    Kim

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  60. Love the hunt theme. Your red couch and pictures are perfect. Like the idea of using the spool for hat stand
    Pat

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  61. Hi Kim...

    "By George, I think you've got it!" Hehe! Seriously...I really do love this wall grouping and it looks fabulous! I think the art is gorgeous and the size of the wall grouping, etc. is just perfect for the wall and sofa area! I wouldn't change a thing, my dear! I just adore this pretty room in your house! I love the "hunt...riding" theme! Thanks for sharing more of your beautiful home with us, Kim!

    Warmest wishes,
    Chari

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  62. It all looks soo nice Kim! Still loving that new chandy!

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  63. Kim,

    The picture gallery is perfect! I absolutely adore this room; I especially like the themed accessories!

    Jodie

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  64. Wow Kim, I thought I liked it before but now I LOVE it!! I think you've definitely found the best look!

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  65. I really like this "Hunt Club" theme you have going on in this room. I think the picture arrangement is great.
    CAS

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  66. What a lovely room, really enjoyed seeing this. Great job.
    I have been wanting to do a gallery wall, so this is good inspiration.
    Linda

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  67. Beautiful, Kim! The gallery wall looks wonderful, and I love all of the equestrian touches, too! The boots are a fun, unexpected, addition! *Becca*

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  68. The gallery wall looks great, as does the entire room! I found your blog at Between Naps on the Front Porch. You have such great ideas and I'm your newest follower! I'd love it if you'd follow me back: http://stillwaterstory.blogspot.com/

    Again, you did a fantastic job with this!! :-)

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  69. Kim, your room is gorgeous!! The sun creeping in made the whole room look so cozy and inviting!

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  70. It looks great! Love the hunting theme you have.

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  71. I like it! A lot! It is well balanced and there is a lot to capture the eye.
    ~Adrienne~

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  72. A beautiful room to sit and enjoy all the lovely touches you have put in here. Looks like it should be in a magazine..
    ~Shirley

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  73. Thank you for linking up.
    Sherry

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  74. I love this room- it is gorgeous! The burlap in your cupboards is so pretty too! It is a perfect idea for the backing in an armoire I have been thinking about papering. Thanks for the inspiration and for sharing this over at my party! :)

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  75. its beautifull, looks like a sitting room of a traditional british family. very chic and stylish. i like the way old and new things have been displayed together creating a harmony!!

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