Friday, April 20, 2012

Mix of Styles TV Lounge

Hello Everyone!
I'm back posting already! I have a few more finished rooms to share with you.
Our new upstairs bonus room has turned into our primary TV lounge. We love it!
This room was previously the work out room / Chestnut's room. We moved Chestnut
into the former office and the office downstairs into the formally unused living room.
Now all three of the rooms are much more functional and most importantly used.  
The sofa is new and is from Ashley. I know it's not the prettiest style sofa to look at.
I was going for comfort first and foremost. This is our third new sofa in less than five
years so I just had to get that part right. So far so good. I had a hard time with the rest
 of the decorating and ended up with a mixture of both old and new. Join me for a tour!
New paint, a neutral khaki called Sisal by Martha Stewart, sofa, tv cabinet
 fan, leather ottoman used as a coffee table. The asian chests are 35 years old.
 Before this was the workout room and "Chestnut's lounge".
 Pier 1 table and family photos. This corner needed light. The room is large.
 Lloyd our little yellow cockatiel stayed here in this corner. He's old and happy.
 I added the pillows for some color and texture. They are from Kirklands and Marshalls.
 The bronze fleur de lis lamp and table are from Ross.
 More art from Ross.
 The black leather cube ottoman opens for storage.
 Chestnut enjoys this comfortable new room.
 I displayed a zebra tray in copper with ivy and mosaic candles. All from Ross. 
 The asian chests open for more storage.
 The drapes are from Lowes as well as the rod and the ceiling fan.
 Another view.
The art above the sofa is by Thomas Kinkade. I'm sad he just passed away.
In the end the room came together with a mix of styles. No rules. Use what you love.
Thanks for stopping by. Happy weekend!


Barbara F. said...

I love your sentiment: "No rules, just use what you love". That is such good advice. Room looks great, I could enjoy all my fave reality shows on that comfy sofa. xo

Jenni said...

I think this may be my favorite room so far besides the kitchen. It looks so comfy!

stefanie said...

oh, I think its perfect!!!!!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

It looks very comfortable, Melissa, and I agree, I think that is first and foremost especially when you are watching television. We just bought a new small sectional for our sunroom, where we watch tv. The two chairs and ottomans we started out with weren't realistic. I hated spending more money on furniture so soon, but I think it was the right decision.

Michelle said...

I completele agree, use what you love! This room looks so cozy...I bet you guys will spend ALOT of time in here! Great Job Melissa! :)
Have a great weekend!

Emelia DiCarlo said...

Love it Melissa,you have awesome vision and style. A perfect and inviting treasure of a room:)

Melissa said...

You did a great job! I especially love the drapes. Do you remember what they're called? I'm on the Lowe's website now. :)

Jessica said...

Very cozy and pretty! I'm enjoying seeing all the decorating you have been up to. :-)
Lowe's is great isn't it? We got our bedroom curtains there, and I love them. ;-)

Twinkle Terrior said...

soooooooooo pretty !! Happy weekend! ox

Tara G. said...

It looks super cozy! I love how you have a whole new house by changing up the rooms and painting, etc.!!

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Hi Melissa, I can see Chestnut still enjoys the room. Your room turned out gorgeous. The room looks so warm and inviting, would love to view a bit of tv with you..hugs ~lynne~

Gypsy Heart said...

Looks lovely...and comfortable. I really like the paint color. If I were living there, I'd be in a horizontal position,feet where Chestnut is with an afghan, a book, something to read and a movie! :-)

There are no rules in decorating ~ it's what you like and what is comfortable. That's my opinion anyway!


Sharing Shadymont said...

Looks so comfy and warm. I have the same drapes in my living and dining rooms. I really like them. Hope you have a great weekend.

Kelly said...

Another wonderful room! This looks like a great relaxing room for hanging out. I could use one of these for my teenager and his friends!

April said...

I love your new sofa,'s the perfect place to lie back, relax and watch a movie. Once again, you've blown me away with how well you decorate and turn a house into a home.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh I love your bonus room turned TV room. It looks fabulous. The couch looks very comfortable. Hugs, Marty

Paula said...

This looks like a wonderful place to relax. I know you are so happy with all of the changes you've made in your home.

Suzy said...

This looks like the perfect room to relax and watch tv. You did a great job with it. I love the interest that the Asian chests add.

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Savvy Seasons said...

Beautiful. Warm. Cozy. Comfortable.

I LOVE IT!! Beautiful job, Melissa!

The colors are lovely, makes me want to kick my feet up and watch a good movie! Enjoy the new TV room. =)

Happy Weekend! xo ~Liz

Kris said...

Lovely and cozy. A friend of mine was selling a set of three of Thomas Kinkade paintings. They were pretty unique. Since he passed away, I imagine his artwork will become much more famous as well as valuable.

Maria Elena said...

Melissa, I think you made all the right choices in this room! It looks gorgeous! The colors are so warm and it looks like the perfect place to lounge, watch a little TV and relax.
I love everything about this room and the colors are just perfect!

Traci said...

It looks great & the sofa looks soooo comfy!! I've had to sets of living room furn. in the past 8 years & I'm ready for set number 3. I just can't seem to get it right!

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Cathy's World said...

I love your new tv room. I think you are so talented. Actually I really like the new couch a lot. Great job...again!
I was wondering if you could tell me where you bought the yellow pillows with the white butterflies on them in your master bedroom. Another beautiful room by the way

Stacey said...

Melissa, your room looks fantastic! How great that it has turned into a space that you use more.

Angela said...

The new couch looks so comfy. We are in desperate need of a new sectional and after seeing the beautiful things you've gotten from Ashley Furniture, I did a search and found a store about 50 miles away from Boston in New Hampshire. We're going to check it out next week.

Have a great week!


Rozette said...

I love your couch and your motto! Your couch needs to be is the only way to watch GCB!

L said...

I see you've been busy. Everything looks so nice. Love this new space you created.

arrielle_p said...

Wow so incredibly gorgeous. You are so very good in designing this place. I absolutely loving the place! :)
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Donna said...

I recently discovered your blog and am going through your archives. Mr Chestnut is a marvelous kitty. I'm glad you rescued him and I'm sure he is too! Your home is gorgeous (I'm drooling) while at the same time livable. You have marvelous taste and a good eye for color. I especially like the dining room redo. Back to reading old posts!

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Hayley said...

That couch looks SOOOOOO comfy! Looks like we have very similar taste. :)

Lindy Turver said...

Your Chesnut is so cute. Love his room. Lucky kitty.

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You have a beautiful home. I especially love the colors and details you're using.
Have a terrific week.