My Favorite Room......Our Southern Home

2.07.2014

Hi y'all! I'm Christy from Our Southern Home, and I am overjoyed to be here today. Many thanks, Kim, for inviting me to share my favorite room with you today.
Our Southern Home
I really had to think about this one! You see....I really have 3 favorite rooms. Our kitchen, screened porch and family room are all contenders. I decided to share our family room since it is winter.
summer home tour
This room has a real wood burning fire and there is just nothing like it. I love the smell and crackle of a real fire. It does have a gas starter which makes it much easier. Notice the area of the TV. This has been a huge sore thumb in this room. There has been some regret over the last 9 years. I didn't want a built-in. I had hopes of finding some sort of armoire to house the TV.  It never happened. Everything that would fit in the space had doors that would swing open over the fireplace....I didn't want that. To do pocket doors would mean a smaller TV. GRRRR.......9 years later and I wished I'd just had cabinetry built.  I'll share my recent change in just a bit. It really made this my favorite room! The TV is sitting on a mahogany piece with all the components on the floor. Notice that ugly sub-woofer on the floor!  It just looks sloppy. Yep...over 9 years like this!!!
summer home tour
These 2 photos were taken with a wide-angle lens. The room appears much larger than it is! The buffet on the far wall is part of our dining room suit from our old house. It was a 70s ranch where we converted a living room to a dining room so there was lots of wall space. Our current dining room is not large enough for it. We placed it here and it works! These couches are about 18 years old and are on their 2nd fabrics.  They are of good quality and have stood the test of time through 2 teenagers and pets. I'd love to do some slip covers to use in the spring and summer.
family room vignette
I love to collect vintage oils. You can find them very inexpensively on EBay.
summer home tour
Our mantel is one of my favorite things to change for the seasons. Here it is for summer. It is one of my favorites. I love to borrow from other areas of the home. I like to decorate with a combination of new, antique and thrift store finds. I find that they blend nicely together and give a unique character.
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 Here is the mantel for fall. I love French Country style and these sconces are my absolute favorite in the house.
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 Christmas....we went a little over the top this year!
Creating a Cozy Winter Mantel with Our Southern Home
 This is how it looks for winter. Do you notice a little something new peeking out on the left side?
Creating a Cozy Winter Mantel with Our Southern Home
I like simple after all the months of various holiday decorating. I'll leave this up until I decorate for spring. It starts feeling springish mid-March here. We can still have some cold days in the south though. We have actually had one of the coldest winters on record this year. 
Winter Family Room from Our Southern Home

Winter Family Room from Our Southern Home
It took over 9 years to make a decision on a TV cabinet, but I think it was worth the wait. I finally found the perfect piece on Craigslist the first of the new year.  It is an antique buffet that I scored for $99! I painted it in Annie Sloan Chalk paint. I'll be sharing the entire project soon! It is a perfect fit with those French Country lines that I adore!
Winter Family Room from Our Southern Home
We've been living with it for several weeks now. My hubby didn't want me to distress it so I left it alone. He knew I couldn't stand it. I do plan to distress just the edges lightly. I'd like some of the stained wood to show through. It won't be too dusty since it has already been waxed. I'll just be sure to cover the electronic components.
Winter Family Room from Our Southern Home
Snuggling up with the family and watching TV by the fire is our favorite thing to do in the winter. 
S'mores Station made with dollar store candleholders from Our Southern Home #dollarstorechallenge #dollartree #smores #smoresstation #ascp #anniesloanchalkpaint
 You'll find us feasting on S'mores.
Winter Family Room from Our Southern Home
Here is a little peek into our kitchen.
Winter Family Room from Our Southern Home
You will find dried hydrangeas from our yard all over the house. I love to use them. This container is perfect for them. In years past, it has held crayons and other art supplies for the kids when they were little.
Winter Family Room from Our Southern Home
I use family pictures everywhere. I added this winter picture from a snow from a few years back.
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The rows of French doors in the family room open up to the screened porch. This becomes our family room in warmer months.
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I enjoy the cozy, winter months... the fire, blankets and family time. It may be a no-no for some, but we have also been known to eat a dinner or two in here on the weekends while movie watching.

Kim, thanks so much for having me over today to share my favorite room. I'd love for you all to visit Our Southern Home!

Thank you, Christy for opening up your home for us. 

I hope y'all will go over and visit more of Christy's beautiful southern home. 

Catch up on all previous favorite rooms here.

Have a fabulous weekend!
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49 comments:

  1. What a warm and cozy room. Luv Christy's style. The TV cabinet is luvly. Ai agree... I'd be itching to distress some of it as well.
    Thanks for having me ladies.
    Happy today.

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    1. Thanks so much! You are just so sweet and have always been such a wonderful supporter! Hugs~Christy

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  2. Christy has such a gorgeous home, I can see why she had a hard time picking just one room! Beautiful mantel! Thanks for sharing it with us Kim! Have a great Friday~Sonya

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  3. I cannot tell you how much I love Christy's home…so gorgeous. I have "lusted" over that particular house plan ever since I visited it as a Southern Living Home in Savannah…love the living room and all rooms for that matter…Thanks for another great feature today Kim…have a great weekend.

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    1. So sweet, Shirley! And to think that we could have been touring it at the same time! We saw it as the featured home in SL and made a weekend trip to Savannah to study it further! Have a great week!! ~Christy

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  4. Christy's home is so beautiful as well as being warm and cozy!! Her comfy family room is a wonderful place for the family to gather. Love the piece she found for her tv.
    Mary Alice

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    1. Thanks so much, Mary Alice! I am so loving the TV cabinet. We have a major winter storm that has started so I just may do the distressing today! XXOO Christy

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  5. Thanks Kim and Christy for the tour of that wonderful living room. It was fun to see the pretty changes it has gone through during the seasons. I love Christy's blog too.

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    1. Thanks so very much!!!! It is just so heartwarming to hear such sweet compliments. Hugs ~Christy

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  6. Christy, I could just mover right in. I adore your home and the artful way you have decorated it. I really think I have a southern heart! You home is one of my absolute favorites... you and Kim decorated in a similar way. I feel like I am thumbing through a wonderful decorator book this morning. Tons of inspiration!
    Thanks, Kim... you know this is my very very favorite series!

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    1. Oh, Yvonne you are just such a cheerleader! I hope you are feeling better! Thanks so very much! I too love this series...just a look at one room opposed to an entire tour! Hugs~Christy

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  7. We love having a fire going, especially on the weekends! I think your new cabinet is perfect for your home! Stay warm!

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    1. Thanks so much, Lisa! We have a winter storm that has just started! Think it's a perfect day to distress the tv cabinet! ~Christy

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  8. Beautiful room! Thank you Kim and Christy for sharing.~~Angela

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    1. Thanks bunches, Angela!!! Such an honor to be asked to participate! ~Christy

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  9. Loved this tour, what a beautiful home. :) ~Liz

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  10. Hi Kimmie! Oh, Christy's home is so beautiful and her living room is to die for. It's so large and she does have such wonderful decorating taste! Have a great weekend.
    be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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    1. Thanks so much, sweet Shelia!!! Always love hearing from you! XXOO Christy

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  11. That home is just beyond amazing... oh the Christmas tree I would put in there!

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    1. Thanks so much, Brandi! Yes, Christmas is my favorite holiday to decorate! XXOO Christy

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  12. As I've said many times, Christy's home never disappoints....it is GORGEOUS!!!

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    1. Oh, Tamyra! Thanks so very much! Have a great week!!! XXOO Christy

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  13. Love Christy's style and beautiful home! Great feature Kim!!
    ps-- Christy love your new TV cabinet...fabulous makeover!

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    1. Thanks bunches, Martina! So loving the cabinet. It all just looks so much neater and put together. Going to distress it today finally. We have a major winter storm in SC going on right now through Thursday!!

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  14. What a great family room Christy, your home is so warm and inviting. I love this post Kim.

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  15. So pretty. I especially love the wall mirror near the back of your sofa. Your room has a traditional/country french feel to it that I could live with forever.

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    1. Thanks so very much, Connie! We picked that mirror up over 10 years ago in Southport, NC. Love the unique shape. Have a lovely week!!! ~Christy

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  16. What a gorgeous room.

    I can totally identify with the television thing.

    Our kids just bought dad a television and it is in the living room. We did not have one for 13 years because the two of us rarely watch tv, but with both kids living near us now, they want a tv when they are visiting. I HATE looking at it and am looking for the right piece to hide it when not in use.

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    1. Yes, the TV thing can be a pain, but in our home it is a necessity! LOL! I suggest being on the lookout on CraigsList! Not sure of your space, but dressers make a great TV cabinet! ~Christy

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  17. Beautiful room Christy. Just gorgeous.
    Kris

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  18. Christy, I so understand your sub woofer blues! Ours is hidden behind a love seat! It may have been a long wait for the perfect cabinet but you found it! We bought a cabinet to hold our components, but the tall receiver wouldn't fit in the cabinet. Because it sat on the top, one of our cats threw up on it and shorted it out! Had to replace that expensive thing!

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    1. Thanks so much, Jane! My son really scratched the shelves putting in the heavy, awkward components, but you can't see them since they are covered. Those receivers are so big and bulky. It just fits in there with all the cords in the back of it. The sub woofer would not fit! It is on the floor behind the cabinet. At least it is hidden! So understand the cat thing. I miss mine so much!! She passed away at 25, 3 years ago. Big hug friend!!! ~Christy

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  19. Christy, I love your living area, your décor, and the architectural accents in the rom are beautiful! Love, love, love your three French doors going into your screened room, and the big windows over the French doors (deep breath) are stunning! How cute are the tiered S’mores and your antiques buffet is so pretty and the perfect size! I really enjoyed this tour. Thank you Kim for sharing, I’m heading over to Our Southern Home!

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    1. Oh, Charlotte!!!! Thank you so very much! Enjoying watching the snow through those windows this morning! ~Christy

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  20. What a beautiful room and home!!!I am glad you found the perfect fit for your TV !! It looks terrific. Thanks, Kim for another great feature!!

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    1. Thanks so very much, Pinky!!! The cabinet was well worth the long wait! XXOO Christy

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  21. Kim, thank you so very much for the feature! You are a rock-star in the blog world!!! XXOO Christy

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