Thursday, September 16, 2010

Live Laugh Leather

Hello Everyone!
How about a little living room tour?
Our formal living room is the first room you see as
you walk in so I went for a warm, welcoming feel.
Even if it's name is formal it's meant for comfort.
Come on in and have some warm, spiced cider.
The leather sofa is from Ashley Furniture.
The tray ceiling is my favorite!
The paint is called Chicory. All photos enlarge when clicked.
This leather chair and ottoman are from Sam's Club.
An accent table from Pier 1.
The asian sotarage chests are 30 years old.
I like a mix of styles.
Another tiny table from Kirklands.
This room is filled with fleur de lis symbols.
The view of the back window.
The sun was just streaming in beautifully today.
The french doors are a nice feature.
We never use them but they look pretty...:)
Chestnut is hiding out and watching you.
Big ole' stinker... He says meow.
One last view. The art is from Kirklands.
Have a wonderful weekend!

79 comments:

Carrie said...

What a beautiful room, Melissa. I am crazy about your tray ceiling and the color of the room is so warm and inviting.

Love the Decor! said...

What a warm and cozy beautiful room!!

Vanessa said...

I love your living room! Just absolutely gorgeous and I really like how the leather takes on a formal look with the rolled arms and nailhead trim. I have a very similar tray ceiling in our living room and I totally need to make it stand out like yours! Another project added to the list! :-)
Vanessa
http://southerninmyheart.blogspot.com

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

I know I tell you this everytime, but I am crazy for that chair!!

Jen @ tatertotsandjello.com said...

So beautiful! I love how warm and inviting it is. And so perfect - better than a model home. Gorgeous!

xoxo
Jen

Melissa F said...

Your home is beautiful. I also have a brown leather couch, chair, and ottoman. Plus I have the same red rug, or one very similar. Love it!

Julie Harward said...

A most beautiful home! Love your strong taste with color and furniture, much like mine. ;D

Karen said...

Enjoyed looking as always. I see wreaths hung on those french doors @ Christmas. Bet, you already done that one!
Karen

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Melissa, it is so warm and inviting. Such a beautifully decorated space. I can't believe that beautiful chair and ottoman is from Sam's. Wow.

Carrie @ Dittle Dattle said...

Your home is so warm and inviting. I love the tray ceiling too:D

Kelly said...

beautiful! I can't beleive the leather chair and ottoman are from Sam's Club...Did I read that right?

Rose Haven said...

Oh how pretty, Melissa! It truly is warm and cozy...and very welcoming!

Karena said...

Lovely Melissa so warm and inviting!!

I have a New Giveaway from the French Basketeer I think you will love!

Karena
Art by Karena

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

Love all you colors...
Always beautiful pictures...

Designs on 47th Street said...

Hi Melissa, if I didn't know better, I would bet I was looking at pages from House Beautiful (or such) magazine! Just perfectly done. Tell little Chestnut I said Meow back! :) cute little thing...

Donna

Marla @ Always Nesting said...

Oh, Melissa, beautiful!!

Debbie said...

Gorgeous room...I would feel very comfortable kicking back in there and chatting.

Blue Creek Home said...

Love your warm colors in there, and the ceiling is wonderful.

Patti said...

Lovely room...such a warm color, and I love how the ceiling is painted! You must enjoy sitting in here and relaxing!!

Jemsmom said...

Love that ceiling!! As always, your colors just ooze warmth and comfort. That chair and ottoman are really unique! What a great room!

elra said...

Beautiful, leather furniture are classic and pretty!

LUCKY 7 DESIGN said...

Melissa you have a beautiful home....I love your dark woods and jewel tones. Your home is so warm and inviting and I love the Mongrammed items sprinkled throughout.

Erin @ EKat's Kitchen said...

How beautiful Melissa! If I've learned one thing as a military wife, it's that it's important to have a room in your home that you love... it's the first thing I do when we move in! Thanks for sharing.

Diane Costanza said...

That is the room of my dreams! What a beautiful job and I'm still reeling that you got that chair and ottoman from sam's Club!

Diane

Marlis said...

love that ceiling! I too mix old and new and different styles. I think it makes everything look more real. So warm and welcoming.

Cozy Home Scenes said...

I really like your room....very warm and inviting. I saw that same couch when I was recently buying family room furniture. I came close to buying it, but didn't think it was practical for my family. Went for a fabric couch and 2 leather recliners instead. The leather couch works well for your room though!

Annie Rose said...

I love your chair and ottoman. Beautiful room - it's so inviting.

Cathy~Mille Fleur said...

Oh Melissa...you know I am crazy for this room in your home! I adore everything about it! The leather is just so warm and inviting and...GORGEOUS!!! Every detail pure perfection! One of these days I am going to pop in for a visit;)!

Enjoy!
Cathy

LISA C. PARSONS said...

PRETTY AND SO CLEAN AND CLUTTER FREE! WE ARE IN THE MIDDLE OF MOVING AND I DO MISS HAVE A CLEAN AND ORGANIZED HOME. I CANNOT DO ANYTHING BC I FELL AND BROKE MY WRIST!!! IT IS A JOB JUST TO TYPE!!! TTYL!!!

madge1967 said...

Miss 'M' I love your mini tour! I an't wait until I can do the same! I need to go to Kirklands! OMG I LOVE YOUR TABLES.
Melissa
AKA Mel

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Cathy said...

Your room is gorgeous! I love the colors and that awesome chair and ottoman. I could spend a wonderful afternoon reading or stitching.

Cathy ♥

Carol said...

Who knew that Sam's had leather chairs and ottomans like that? I sure didn't. I might have to start shopping there again.

Loved your post...

Carol-the gardener

Cabin and Cottage said...

Yes, love your leather! What a beautiful room! Love your wall grouping.

xinex said...

I have told you time and time again that you have a beautiful home, Melissa and I mean that...Christine

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Girlfriend...

I followed your link over from Artie's party...and I'm sooo glad that I did! You know how much I adore your den! It has always been one of my "all time favorite" rooms! And of course, everytime I see that gorgeous leather chair and ottoman, I turn 20 shades of green...with envy! Hehe! I have always loved the curvy lines of it...sooo pretty! Melissa, your home just exudes warmth! I do love this wall color...all the leather looks fabulous against it! Loved getting a peek at all of your lovely vignettes, my friend! Thank you for sharing more of your fabulous home with us...it's always such a treat!!!

Love ya,
Chari

Paula said...

Your room is beautiful. I love your colors and your leather furniture. We have one leather chair and ottoman and there's nothing like sinking into it after a long day of work.

Enjoy the last few days of summer!

Kimberly said...

of course BEAUTIFUL!! I have to get back to Kirkland's SOON!

Edie Marie's Attic said...

Hi Melissa!

I love everything in your room! The chair & ottoman are so different... fabulous!!

Have a grand weekend! Hugs, Sherry

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

You have a beautiful home! I love the chair and ottoman!

Kristens Creations said...

Hi Melissa, this room is so warm and inviting! I just love it...Chestnut seems to think so too! Your home is always so clean! Mine...not so much, especially since I've been out of town. :0

Have a great day! Kristen

Liz said...

What beautiful pictures. How do you keep your house so clean? It looks catalog perfect. *smile* The thing I love most about your home is the warmth of the colors chosen. And, girl, you sure know how to accessorize. Everything you do is always done to perfection. Thanks for sharing! Have a great weekend too! XO ~Liz

Claudia said...

You have a lovely living room - very warm, cozy and inviting.

xo
Claudia

Pat said...

Such a gorgeous room Melissa! Absolutely wonderful.

Thanks so much for finding your way to the new Back Porch. I truly appreciate it!

Erin said...

Melissa, you have such a warm and inviting home!!!

And Chestnut blends in just perfectly. ;)

Atticmag said...

Your home is lovely and I always enjoy a good tour. We have a new Friday link up party for giveaways we want everyone to know about. Jane F.

Bethany at 3SonsPlus1 said...

Wow! Your room is so beautiful! Love the pic with your kitty!

Heather said...

Your home is beautifuL!

Shelia said...

Hi Melissa! I just love to see your home and it is just perfect! Your ceiling is lovely and the color - oooh! Look at all of your pretty tables and you've decorated them so beautifully!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

Val said...

I love your style.

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Gorgeous, Melissa! Your home is stunning, right down to the tiniest of details! Thanks for the tour!

Big TX Hugs,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents

The Blonde Duck said...

I love leather.

Debbie @ ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com said...

HI Melissa! I'm enjoying your tour. I love how you decorate and I'm trying to look at your pictures and get a feel for your style. It is warm, cozy, elegant yet so welcoming. I think it would be safe to say we all desire this look. I love the richness of the colors, the leather sofa and your accessories. Such a great look. I will be back for more!
Blessings,
Debbie
And congrats on the weight loss! Wow..that is amazing.

Richella said...

Meow to Mr. Chestnut! Give him a nice rub for me, okay? I'm not that much of a cat person, but I do LOVE to hear them purr.

Your living room is lovely--and it IS very warm and welcoming, so I'd so you achieved your goal! I love the way your photos show how nice and neat and clean your house is, and I know that's the way you keep it. My husband would think he'd died and gone to heaven if our house were that clean! :)

Have a great weekend, Melissa!

~Jamie Kubeczka~ said...

Your home is very pretty! I love the color scheme too.

Trish said...

Im so excited to be able to redo my whole formal living room! Yours is so warm and inviting! I will be using totally different colors, something im so not used to but will be embodying me and my personality so that means to take a risk!! Ahhh....I am so going to be using your living room though as a template on balance and using space! You are terrific at it! Do you do this professionally by any chance? You soooo should and come help me!! haha

Teri said...

Thank you, Melissa! We are very excited about the adoption! I'm looking forward to day when we get to meet her!

I love the new title of your post! Yours are the most clever...ever! =)

Your leather sofa and chair are stunning!They're so classy and rich and at the same time very warm and welcoming. I could just move right into your home! I wouldn't change one thing!!

Have a blessed weekend!
Teri

The Aud Author, Audrey said...

Melissa, I love your room tours and Chestnut is so adorable! Hey, I bought a frame from Kristin and can't wait to get it!

Teri said...

Your artistic gift doesn't stop at decorating. Your posts are very enjoyable to read, too!

Linda said...

I love your room! You have good taste! So inviting and warm and cozy...but stylish and elegant.

Linda @ truthful Tidbits

Nancy said...

I love the color on your walls...beautiful! The chair and ottoman are gorgeous too! What a lovely, warm and inviting place!

Nancy

Bonnie@Creative Decorating said...

I just love your home, Melissa!! I can't believe that chair/ottoman came from Sams! I want that in our bedroom!!!!

Donna Lynn said...

OH! Your room is perfect, that chair is amazing, I have never seen such a beautiful leather chair like that, what a find! You have the kind of home, where I would instantly feel all warm and cozy, ready to sit down and have tea and talk...everything is just, well, yum!

A Hint of Home said...

Your living room is everything you planned it to be,warm and inviting.
I love your tray ceiling and that chair is gorgeous!
Sorry I've missed some of your posts. You look wonderful!

Becca said...

Happy Saturday! You know I love your sitting room ... it's so inviting! The fleur-de-lis touches are so pretty and, as always, you've accessorized it to perfection. The chair and curved ottoman from Sam's are so unique, and the trey ceiling is pretty, pretty, pretty! Thanks for stopping by and visiting my crazy Fall cloches ... you always say the nicest things. Have a great day, Becca

Melissa :) said...

Tray ceiling. Is that what they're called? I didn't know! We have them too. Except ours are...wallpapered. Yes, wallpapered ceilings. LOL Hoping to get to Kirklands next week! Love your leather room. ♥ leather. Beautimous! :)

Melanie said...

Your room is so warm and inviting! I think that I say that every time but it really is:) Have a great weekend.

Madison said...

Your room is gorgeous! I love the colors.

Blooming Rose Musings said...

Melissa- Your home is beautiful! I love the color on the walls, it has such depth and warmth. Your leather couch is fabulous. Truly, your home looks so warm and inviting. I also love the look of the french doors. Chestnut is so cute...he and Flash both have white mittens. Beautiful home.

Bringing Pretty Back said...

Melissa, How did you get such talent for making your home look so gorgeous and cozy. That tray ceiling is BEAUTIFUL!
Have a pretty day!
Kristin

bella (roz) said...

Oh Melissa, Your living room (and your entire house!) is so beautiful! I used to have a 'blood red' leather sofa with the metal buttons (I forgot what you call those). After 10 years of use, I gave it to my son after he graduated from college. So your leather brings back good memories. It is such a warm color! I love the wall colors too! You are truly talented! I can't thank you enough for linking this wonderful decor inspirational post on my Fresh Friday linkup! I look forward to more of your great tips! Blessings, Roz

Lori said...

Hi Melissa and Chestnut too!
Wonderful and cozy room! Wanted to let yo know my dear kitty has been sick. We found out last week she has a hyperthyroid condition, three options to care for her. At the present time I chose meds. The nearest clinic to do the most successful procedure is hours away and a week stay almost, don't feel she could handle this stress at all. So wish us luck with her meds, she has her first blood draw in a week! Keep our boy happy and healthy!! Love,Lori

The Stylish House said...

Melissa,
It's always warm, friendly and cosy visiting your beautiful home! I really like the chest to the right of your leather sofa.
FYI, we got exciting news concerning Heather's transplant a few days ago.
Hugs, Cathy

feedingmypickyeaters said...

I love your home and I was also inspired by your weight loss. I will be following you from now on.

Anita
www.feedingmypickyeaters.blogspot.com

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

What a beautiful living room! I enjoyed the tour, thanks for sharing with us! Love the gold walls and tray ceiling!

Katherine

Nancy from OHIO said...

Beautiful... lovely... gorgeous! Nancy from OHIO

Manuela@TPOH said...

Beautiful! That leather chair and ottoman from Sam's club are just stunning!! I had no idea that had such beautiful furniture (we don't have a membership).

Manuela

Manuela@TPOH said...

Beautiful! That leather chair and ottoman from Sam's club are just stunning!! I had no idea that had such beautiful furniture (we don't have a membership).

Manuela

Renae said...

Beautiful! Who knew about Sams Club-not me? Very warm and inviting.