My Favorite Room.....The Comforts of Home

8.02.2013

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.

I am at the Haven Conference till Sunday and I hope y'all have a great weekend!


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31 comments:

  1. Thanks for inviting me to this fun guest series Kim! Hope you are having a great time at Haven!

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  2. Kim... Thanks for introducing me to Penny. Now I have 2 new blogs to follow. Hope you're enjoying Haven.

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  3. I love your decorating Penny. So exciting seeing you here and I am also a follower of your blog.

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  4. Hi Kimmie! Thank you for featuring Penny, I adore her home and her style and her living room is beautiful. Have fun.
    Be a s weetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  5. Penny's room is beautiful - and I love that bar area!
    -Shelley

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  6. Your room is gorgeous Penny! I love that bar cabinet! Beautiful piece.

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  7. Penny, your living room is full of charm. You know how to pull it all together with style! I'd enjoy spending time in this room with it's soaring ceiling and beautiful details.

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  8. It is a beautiful room and what you did on the wall above the tv is inspired! (You tricked me by choosing the living room!)

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  9. You know I love your home, and this room is really beautiful! I don't know if I could stand to have books in another language in my house, it would drive me crazy not knowing what they were about! Lol
    I had forgotten that you couldn't decorate for Christmas last year, I look forward to seeing the house all decked out.

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  10. Penny, your living room is just beautiful! I especially love your curtains and the painted door panel. The whole room is wonderfully done ~ it's very warm and inviting.

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  11. Love your decorating Penny and your living room is so stylish, yet conveys a very comfortable feel.
    Sam

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  12. I adore Penny's home and warm Country french style. Great colors too!

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  13. What a beautiful, beautiful room, Penny. I love it and I can tell that it his "home"...not just for show. Hope you are having a great time at Haven, Kim. xo Diana

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  14. Kim, I love the liquer cabinet and oh wow the leather chairs.xoxo,Susie

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  15. Your living room looks so pretty and comfy!
    Mary Alice

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  16. I adore your coffee and end tables - what a wonderful combination of tradition and comfort. It looks like a wonderful, warm place to be, especially in front of the fire on a chilly night :)

    jess
    Quaintrelle

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  17. Kim could not have had a more savvy guest hostess...love your living room...your designing eye is pure art!
    hugs
    Sandi

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  18. Kim
    Penny's home appears so comfy, yet full of so many unique details.
    Thanks for featuring it.

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  19. I have never seen her blog so thank you for introducing her! I will run right over to her blog nw and say HI! Hope you are having FUN at haven! XO, Pinky

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  20. I love Penny's style!! Her home is filled with so many pretty pieces!

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  21. What a pretty room. I have the same brass quail. Mine are 36 years old...I remember specifically b/c my oldest was a baby when i bought them from a Hallmark store.

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  22. Thank you, Kim and Penny, for this great feature. It is a favorite for me.

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  23. I love the color of your walls, warm, cozy and inviting. Not the same sterile gray and off white that is everywhere. But then I love yellow! Like the 4 chairs too..cozy for conversation.

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  24. Thanks for featuring Penny -- she is a great blogger, one of my favorites.

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  25. Penny's new home looks so pretty! She has done so much with it in such a short time period too.

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  26. Thanks for sharing your lovely living room with us! Beautiful and inviting, it looks like the perfect room to sit and relax.

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  27. I love all of Penny's rooms, and this one is no exception!

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  28. I WANT THAT LAMP!!!!!!! OK, I WANT YOUR ENTIRE LIVING ROOM!!!!!! Beautiful job of decorating. Will you come and do mine? You truly are amazing Kim.

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  29. Penny's living room is beautiful! I have loved watching her transform her homes thru out the years.

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  30. Beautiful room - so inviting and personal. It takes real talent to create such a warm and inviting space without looking look like it is "trying to hard." Lovely!

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