Sit & Relax in this Space

This is the living room.
The only purchases I made for this room were plants for my pots.
The valances were already here. I raised the rod, used clips for the valance and added some white sheers.
I don’t have a double rod. The sheers are thin enough that they clip on the back side of the valance.
The sun shines in this space early in the morning. That makes a perfect spot for magazines and coffee.
I brought boxes and boxes of old magazines with me from CT.
It appears that is what I collect.
This pot was left on the back deck – it was already perfectly worn.
A perfect space to wind down and relax in the evenings, too.
The paint color here is Northampton Putty by Ben Moore.
(pretty much – I mixed another two colors to make more of left over paints in the garage)
This house is a leased home. If it were my own I would put some nice board and batten wainscoting on those walls.

to see my living room in CT CLICK HERE
to see how I apply board and batten CLICK HERE

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I love how you decorate, everything ties in perfectly. I have a problem of knowing when too much is TOO MUCH! How do you decide if too much antique stuff is over doing it? I want to display everything but not feel overwhelmed. Any advice? I love your blog, your decor style is right on!


Holly, I am so glad you are blogging again. I knew you moved but I really missed your posts. You are doing a great job making the new place homey and charming. You are so talented!! Blessings to you, ~Annabell 🙂

Dear Emmeline

Beautiful room! So pretty and cozy!

Mandy @ OTA

Hey Holly! I love the new room. Thank you for sharing with all of us. I love looking at the beautiful work you do. Hope you and your family are doing well!


Another beautiful room you've created. So warm and cozy and inviting. Good to see you settled in from the move.


Very nice! :-)I like your window treatments you came up with, too.

The Bold Abode

Those pots are cool! I'm so glad to see you back and I hope you are enjoying VA!!!


So happy to see your posts pop up in my reader! I've missed seeing all the stuff you come up with. Love this room and that cool looking scallop edged pot!

Sandi~A Cottage Muse

Looks wonderful…love those old windows!


Love it, where did that large basket holding the mags under the table come from?

Shanon at Vintage Sparkle Chic

I love this sitting room! I would be sitting here having my coffee in the AM, too. Glad you are getting settled in.~Shanon


Love love love!!! You are so talented!!!

Jennifer @ Town and Country Living

Looks great, Holly! Hope you're getting comfortable in your new home and town!


It looks wonderful, Holly. I have really felt like adding some \”earthy\” elements to my home lately and your blog gives me so much inspiration!


I love reading everyone's comments…I feel the same way:) I missed you and I love your style! Hugs from Iowa,Michelle at Pine Needle Hill

Shabby chic Sandy

Love the room–it looks great!

Gypsy Heart

Didn't realize you had moved…but this looks beautiful as anyone would expect. 🙂 Your home in CT was gorgeous too. I think this room is so warm and inviting…would be really comfy to sit and have a cup of coffee.Pat


I found your blog probably a month ago, and have been drooling ever since. Exactly my style, and how I want my house to look some day 😉 I wondered if you made that white piece on art above your couch in the living room or if you bought it somewhere? It looks very nice, I'd love to hear how you did it. Thanks!

Diane Higdon

Looks wonderful. Very comfortable. 🙂


It looks so pretty!! The layout of your foyer to your living room and the furniture arrangement reminds me of your last home. Looks like everything fits in beautifully.

Sandy Miller

So happy to see you are using the green ruffly pillow. I've written before and would love to know where you got it. Also, love how you decorate. Good wherever you land!

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting

Very pretty!

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper

the room is so cozy! i love it! is there a post somewhere about your coffee table…. i am sort of in love.

"Alone again.... naturally!"

What a lovely space!


It is so fun to see how you are decorating your home again. I really missed your posts while you were in transition. Lovely decorating as usual!Happy Soon to be Fall!

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME/Doublewide Decor

I guess I was in another world. I didn't know that you were moving…I hope you are enjoying your new place…moving is a matter how you look at it!


So you are settling in nicely? Kids start school? Meet the neighbors?~Bliss~