Hi! I am Penny from The Comforts of Home blog and I am so honored to be asked by Kim to share my favorite room with all of you! I have followed Kim since the beginning of her blog and am in awe of her design sense and painting skills.
When Kim asked if I would share my favorite room, I was going to choose the kitchen, because I love to cook. I actually have another blog called From Harvest To Table, where I post recipes. But since we moved into this home last November, I have not had time to finish decorating that room....so today I am sharing my living room with you.
When we sold our last home and moved into this one, we scaled down from a 3700 square foot home to a 2300 square foot home. Some of our furniture didn't fit in, like our huge couch. So we decided to just use 4 mix and match chairs in the living room. If we need more seating we can bring some smaller wicker chairs in from the lounge area of the kitchen.
I have had fun decorating the living room with special pieces I have found while antiquing. My favorite find so far has to be the yellow confit pot on top of the wine cabinet.
We have had this wine cabinet for many years and three different homes. It keeps finding a place in every home we move into. I love the hand painting on it. And see, on the right of the cabinet? That French wine jug is filled with wine corks and sits on top of a little Chinese wooden stool.
On the other side of the fireplace, sits a bar cabinet that we found in a little antique store, the next town over. We needed something to balance out the wine cabinet that sits on the left side of the fireplace. The bar is from the 1940's and was made in England. It has a bow front on it.
I love glass decanters...they remind me of the 1960's - do you watch Mad Men? I just started watching previous episodes and am only in season one...so don't tell me anything-lol. Anyway, on Mad Men, they are always decanting something. How did anyone get any work done in the 1960's with 2 martini lunches?
I love vintage brass with great patina. The other day while antiquing I found a set of three vintage brass quail. Two are above, and the smallest is sitting on another table in the picture below.
I love using books to create some interest in the room. The ones on the fireplace mantel are antique Swedish leather bound books. They are definitely just for looks - I don't read Swedish :-).
Now the books below on the coffee table do get read, often! I love decorating books, almost as much as I love cook books....well, OK...it probably is a tie.
Opposite from the fire place wall, there is our TV. We want to create an art gallery wall around the TV. So far we have a great painted door panel and a vintage piece of iron fence. We are keeping an eye out for unique pieces.
I made all of the curtains in our home, and you can see a peek of the ones in the living room, in the photo below.
So, there you have it. A tour of my favorite room. What I love most about this room, is how warm and comfy it is. A perfect place to watch TV, sit by the fire with hot tea or read a good book.
When we moved in last November, we weren't able to decorate for Christmas, because the walls were all being painted. I am looking forward to decorating the mantel and having a tree in the living room this winter.
Thank you for taking the time to view my room. I hope you come visit me at my blog, The Comforts of Home. We have a lot of great projects going on and more scheduled for the near future.
Thank you again Kim, for inviting me to be part of your guest series. It has been so much fun!
Thanks so much, Penny for sharing your favorite room with us.
Okay guys, I hope y'all will hop on over and say hi to Penny.
You can catch up on all the past guest blogger's favorite rooms here.
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