Thursday, June 25, 2009

Formal Living Room

Hello Everyone!
The living room is done in burgundy and gold colors.
This room is no longer used!
Click here to see the room today.

It's the first room you see as you enter our home.

One of my favorite details is the tray ceiling.
The gold paint is called Chicory from Lowes.

The leather sofa and chair are a deep wine shade.
The sofa is Ashley and the chair is from Sams Club.

The burgundy drapes are from BB & Beyond.
The artwork above the sofa is from Kirklands. You can really see the burgundy color in this photo. The flowers and family photos are on a side table.The fleur de lis plate is from Kirklands.The red bee pillow is from Kirklands.The burgundy colored rug is from Lowes.The french doors are a nice feature to this room.


marty39 said...

Melissa, I love all the red and gold you use in your home. It is so warm and inviting. Such a lovely place. You always pay such great attention to detail. It is truly gorgeous. Hugs, Marty

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Hi Melissa

Red is really your signature color and looks so gorgeous in your home. The tray ceiling is so unique and I love the French doors.

Your sisters look at beautiful as you do!

Cathy said... beautiful!!! Your living room is wonderful with all the gorgeous red and gold!!! I love the sofa and the chair is scrumptious!!! I would never leave this room!!!

The tray ceiling is such a lovely element in the room and I love the way you highlighted it with the gorgeous paint color!!! The french doors give the room a sense of coziness without being to confining!!! It is just simply a gorgeous room!!!

I think it is so sweet how you support everyone's creativity out in blogland by purchasing their creations and highlighting them on your blog!!! You are so kind and generous!!!

I am so glad that you shared the whole room with us today!!! I love it!!!

Have a wonderful evening...sweet friend!!!

Brandi said...

Lovely, lovely, lovely! I said before I liked your couch . . . that was before I saw that chair!!! (ha, ha - love them both). I LOVE Kirkland's too. Haven't been there in a while, but I need to go! Great job on the room! ;-)

Diane @ Four Paws and Co said...

Your home is beautiful Melissa, & my favorite colors! The french doors are gorgeous & loved the pictures of your family. Thanks for sharing with us! ♥ Diane

Michelle said...

Melissa your house is absolutely gorgeous! You have such fine taste. Love all the burgundy. :)

Linda said...

Hi Melissa, hope this finds you and the hubby and your pets all well!!
Thanks for popping in my blog too.
I am doing a bit of blog reading catch up.
I love your tray ceiling, wish I had them, I am going to try and do faux ones with paint and molding though. First in our bedroom.
And that leather chair and ottoman, to die for! Their shape so great, looks comfy but stylish.
Great job.
You and I have simular likes in colors!
Hugs, Linda Q

The Stylish House said...

What a pretty room! It looks like a great place to relax or entertain friends. You and you sisters are living dolls!

Lisa said...

Love the red & gold together. The bee pillows are great.

I wish we had a Kirkland's here, but I'll have to make due with a trip to Tallahassee every few months.

Everything looks fantastic, as usual!!


Southern Savvy said...

Just beautiful! Looks very warm and cozy - a perfect place to have a cup of tea and catch up with a good friend!

Kelly B said...

As always... it is gorgeous!! I would love to have a formal room like that. Everything is so perfect!! The red looks very sophisticated. Love it!!!

kimmcl said...

Thanks for the tour of your beautiful home Melissa - I know I have told you this before, but I love your taste. I too have some of Nancy's gorgeous tassles. I just love her work. Thanks for sharing your lovely pictures and have a great weekend Melissa. I would be participating myself, if my camera weren't at the bottom of a lake.....:(

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Oh My dear friend you out did yourself once again...I love that chair it speaks to me...and those tassels are just beautiful that Nancy makes...and look at all your sister all with an M...does Mama or Daddy's name start with an M...Love those Bee pillow...RED is your signautre coloor for those drapes wished I had them..Just beautiful my friend as always...I bet you smile every time you walk into your door...May you have a great day sweet girl...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Manuela@Pleasures of Homemaking said...

Melissa, This room is so pretty and inviting! I love the ceiling and the way you've painted it!


Nancy said...

Girl, I love all your REDS!!! That couch is to die for!!!! Love the colors...they are my favorite, of course! I think I am drawn to them, for there warmth and cozyness! Thank you so much for all the tassel purchases...if it wasn't for you...I wouldn't sell ;) And, thank you for all the shout outs you do for me!!!!
Oh, you and your sisters are GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!

Thanks for joining in the Flaunt! Nancy

Sharing with Sherri said...

Hi Melissa!

Your livingroom reds are stunning!!
Every detail looks perfect! The draperies add such elegance, and the cute little bee pillow is adorable and adds a touch of whimsy, Love the cute little bird tassel!
Oh, and you and your sisters look so beautiful in that photo too!

Have a nice weekend!!

Sandi@ My Yellow Door said...

Hi Melissa,
Your room is very rich looking with your reds and golds. I love tray ceilings and French doors! Love the little bird tassle too. Have a wonderful weekend.


fiberdoodles said...

Hi Melissa,

I love red! It is my all time favorite color. It expresses your passion and you surely show it with your gift to decorate. Will you come to my house ;)


Lady Katherine said...

Your room is stunning! Beautiful! I love the ottoman. The pictures of you and your sister,Wow you all are so lovely!

Shelia said...

Oh, Melissa! What gorgeous reds in your most gorgeous home! What a lovely place you live it! You're truly blessed, Dear One! I love your little bee pillows too! Everything is so elegant and you've decorated it wonderfully!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Karen said...

Once again, you've outdone yourself. You just have a gorgeous home and each time you share a little piece of it . . . it is just wonderful.
This was my first Flaunt your Red Friday. I had such fun - as quick as it was! Next month should be better!
Have a wonderful weekend! Karen

Dawn said...

Hi Melissa, I stopped by earlier but got distracted by the kids so I'm back! Your home is beautiful. I love burgandy leather. I also love the warm reds and yellows together. Thanks for coming by.

Victoria@WhimsybyVictoria said...

Melissa, that room is gorgeous!! Love all the red! It makes the room feel so warm and inviting! Love it! Thanks for sharing another great post!

Hugs to you,

Brittany said...

Beautiful! I love your red and gold living room - I have that color scheme in my living room too. Love all your special touches :)

Kathryn @ Bonafide Southern said...

I love all of your red, especially those pretty little tassels! Your home is so lovely.

A Hint of Home said...

Hi Melissa,
Your living room is stunning. I love all the deep colors. Right up my alley. You have pulled it all together so well with the accessories.

Laura said...

What a beautiful home you have. The chair from Sam's is amazing.

Enjoyed visiting- as usual,

Debbie said...

I love how you mixed the burgundy and gold colors. Very unique look! It does create a room that is very warm; I want to come and sit down and chat.

April said...

You are the queen of decorating...just beautiful, Melissa! Would you believe that I have that same burgundy rug? Why does yours look better than mine? :( Have a terrific day!

PAT said...

Beautiful Flaunt Your Red post, Melissa! Your home is gorgeous!

Stacey said...

Melissa, you know I think your home is gorgeous! Your little tassel from Nancy is just perfect too. :)

Queenie Jeannie said...

So lovely as always!!! You've been blessed!

Lisa said...

Your living room is so beautiful! I can't believe you got your chair and ottoman at Sam's! I need to get out more.:)

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Hi Melissa, love all the red. You know it's one of my "favorite" colors to decorate with. I'm loving those draperies puddled, going to have to check into those for our living room. Hope this finds you and yours doing well...
hugs ~lynne~

Darlene said...

Oh WOW, your living room is absolutely GORGEOUS! I am loving the bee things right now too so that pillow is GREAT! Hope you have a wonderful weekend.

The Blonde Duck said...

I like the little bird!

Brenda said...

My goodness. Didn't even realize she made tassels. I love that red bird tassel! Okay, now to your red flaunting. You do have lots of red in your house, as of course you know I do. Of course yours is a little fancier than my really informal one. I love that ceiling also; really sets the whole room off in a special way. Thanks for sharing your reds!

Karen said...

Melissa, your room is just lovely! What wonderful taste you have. I just adore your tray ceiling and the paint colors are just perfect!

Sandra said...

Girl, I love love all your reds!! That chair from Sam's is lovely!

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Now..that is what I call a "Flaunt Your Red" post!! Wow...would you look at your home! Well..of course you LOOK at it..I mean for heavens sake you LIVE in it. I just meant..EVERYBODY would you look at that red!! Just elegant AND everything in perfect order and NO dust to be seen (as in mine for instance?):) I'm learning to check every concieveable corner for dust when I take a picture because it's going to show up.


laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Melissa, your room looks so pretty. I remember that tray ceiling, because I fell in love with it the first time I saw it! Such an inviting room and so many lovely treasures to see. laurie

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Hi Melissa, your living room is lovely. The design is impactful but calming...all at the same time. You have a unique talent! Everything is so pretty and ordered...I truly love it.

I was so bummed to have missed out on this Flaunt but hope to be back next time....sometimes life gets in the way, doesn't it?

Hugs, Barb

Melissa said...


Your home is stunning.

I used to be a military wife back in the late 80's, early 90's. My husband was an officer in the U.S. Army.

I admire you and your husband and for your service to our country.

It's so nice to meet you.


prof en retraite said...

Hi Melissa! I love all of your red! And you know I love those Napoleonic bees, too! Have you seen the goblets at World Market Cost Plus? They are copies of very expensive French ones! And those tassels sure are cute! I hope you are having a great weekend!...hugs...Debbie

Tara G. said...

Melissa, it's so lovely!!! I like the leather a lot!

Rhonda said...

Hi Melissa,
I just love visiting your home. You and I have such a similar decorating interest, and I love that you love Kirkland! Those french doors are just gorgeous...I'm curious - what is the square footage of your home?
Rhonda in CA

Shana said...

Very nice as usual.

I like the picture of the photo of the 3 sisters!

Thanks for the birthday wishes!!

Linda said...

Melissa, you certainly have the right touch for pulling together that room - totally charming and warm and inviting. I'd love to sit in there with a great book and read! Linda

Melissa said...


That bird tassel is adorable.

I need to check out the blog that sells those. Thank you for showing it on your blog.


Nicole ~ said...

Ahh Melissa, I hope you know that this room looks like it came straight from a beautiful homes magazine!! It is gorgeous and should be featured in one, that is for sure!!! You have such impeccable taste. I just love how everything just flows together so perfectly.

I love, love the way you have the curtains puddling. I wish I could do that in my living room, but Bentley would mark them. They would never be hanging, they would always be in the washing machine!!

You and your sisters are just beautiful!! I enjoyed each and every one of your pics. I hope you are having a super weekend, Nicole

Christine said...

This is so elegant! Just stunning!

Hope you are having a fantastic Summer!

Cass @ That Old House said...

Melissa, this is such a beautiful room -- I love how it looks so "finished" and well thought out.

Plus -- that red chest with the brass on it? FABULOUS.

Gold and red -- such a rich and limitless combination. Lovely!
PS My ghosts say they like it too! (Maybe I should stop joking about them --- probably not wise!)

Lynette said...

Hey Melissa - I took your advice and posted my door topper on Susan's MM and have had lots of positive results - thanks for the suggestion! I would never have thought to add it there on my own.

Have a good one friend -

Jo said...

Too bad there aren't any duty stations for you here on the East Coast ~ I'd love to have you design my home! : )

You and your sisters are breath takingly beautiful!

I hope all is well with you and you're enjoying the summer.

Have a fabulous week ~

Donna@designson47thstreet said...

Melissa, I have definitely found someone who likes red as much as I do! LOL. You have the coolest "red" things! I wish we still had a Kirklands. Ours closed down. Those are yummy bee pillows.

I was intrigued with your pic of you and your sisters. Have I ever told you I have 3 daughters? Which one is you in that pic? You are all extremely beautiful.

Great post(as always! :)

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Melissa, what a gorgeous room ~ truly stunning. Magazine worthy!!

Big Hugs,
Angelic Accents

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

Red is my favorite color.

Everything is beautiful...

Ginger said...

Melissa, your home is so beautiful. You've really done a fantastic job of decorating it.

Michelle@Fromhousetohome said...

Hi Melissa,
I need one of those tassels! Absolutely perfect! Your home just makes me want to just come and put my feet up. You have a way of making it look beautiful but it's welcoming too, nothing looks off limits. You're right about the furniture, we do spend so much time in the kitchen. Even when we have company over, everyone wants to hang out in my itty bitty kitchen. Plus, the piece of furniture was way cheaper than a cabinet would have been. I'm all about the budget!

xinex said...

Hi Melissa, your home is so bright and beautiful, projects happiness. You decorated it so well. Your tassels from Nancy are really nice....Christine

Connie said...

Melissa, Your rooms are just lovely ! They look so neat and orderly and I'm sure a lot of thought went into each piece you have.
I would say your taste is elegant, my language.
Well done !

Ross said...

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Teak said...

i love everything in the pictures
especially all that red and golden fabrics
they are so elegant and beautiful
Teak sofa

KBeau said...

Your room is so warm and inviting. Thanks for sharing it and the sources for all of you decorating success.

Frugal Fine Living said...

Wow! I love everything about the room ... the wall color, furniture, accessories. It's so classy, yet warm and homey at the same time. Great job!

BTW, thanks for visiting my blog. I am enjoying your blog, which I am now following, so I'll definitely be back!


Joy said...

What a beautiful room. Love the furniture and the french doors are great. What a sweet picture of you and your sisters.

~Kristen~ said...

Eeek! I am a little behind on my blog-hopping. I am so happy I didn't miss this post because your room is absolutely STUNNING!!!

Shelia said...

Hi Melissa and thanks for popping in to see me! You make me feel better about not having a real tablescape! Have a great holiday!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :0

Amy said...

Hi Melissa,

Thanks for stopping by my blog to say hello! I'm waving right back at you from Cary! :)

Your blog is so cozy and welcoming. Love that tray ceiling & warm paint color in your living room!


Tootsie said...

your living room is gorgeous!!! I especially like that chair!!!

Lynette said...

Hi Melissa - Happy 4th to you too!!

Love your red and gold room, but I've always loved it!

Kathleen Ellis said...

Hi Melissa!
What a beautiful've done a FABulous job!
Have a restful and fun holiday weekend...hope all is well!

Elizabeth Howard said...

Stopping by from SITS. What a beautiful room!

Nicole @ BugaBoos said...

Your home is Soooo Beautiful! I love love love all the red! I love your curtains too, Beautiful! I love your wall color! I love it all! LOL!

Thanks So Much for coming by my blog and leaving such a nice comment! I hope to see you again!

kymber said...

Your room is SO BEAUTIFUL! I LOVE the reds you used! Girl you should be a designer - seriously - you have such a gift for knowing what looks good together. I wish you would come help me with my home :-)

Don't you just love trey ceilings? I hadn't ever seen them til I moved to the South. I think they are beautiful and really add such detail to a home. I Love the color of your walls - such a gorgeous color that goes so well with the reds. Magnificent my dear!

Melissa Miller said...

Thank you all for visiting!