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New Year, New Family Room Changes...

Happy New Year Everyone!! I'm so happy that you all have stuck around and shared another great year here!
A new year always brings about new changes--  Fresh feelings, resolutions, and most noticeably... a suddenly very open (and empty) house.
Does that happen to you all?? You take down all of your Christmas decor and feel like you've suddenly been left in a new, open house with tons more space.

Well that change brought about this change in the family room...


Early in December, I found these gorgeous tufted chairs at a local furniture store. I had seen similar ones all over the place online, but I knew there was no way I was going to buy chairs online without sitting in them first. So I was so surprised when I found these there and that they were exactly what I was looking for for this space! You may remember what we had in here before...


These chairs were totally fine, but way to small for the area. They remind me more of dining chairs anyway, and not of a soft, family room-ish chair that screams, "Hey you... You come here to me.  No, no. You come here to me."

5 points if you know where that's from. ;)

But seriously, no one ever wanted to sit on them. I wanted something a bit more comfortable and substantial for the space since that side of the room always felt super unbalanced. These are SUPER comfy.



I love how well they work with the tufted coffee table/ottoman as well.


That shot gives you a better idea of how much better they sort of balanced the area.

Well, that, and my new pretty antique "library table".


This table belonged to my great-grandfather. He was a preacher, and used it as a desk where he would sit and write his sermons. There are still pencil marks underneath it where he would "sharpen" his pencils. Really special.
My Grandma used it in her house for years, then when she moved in with my parents, my mother used it in their basement. She recently gave it to me a few months back and I've been searching for the perfect space for it.

I wasn't originally planning on using it here actually. This came about in literally about 5 minutes.
We took down our tree and moved the chairs over to this space. Then, I put the little white tray table I used originally between them. You may remember (in this post) I had moved it up to the guest bedroom while the tree was up. Well, it was WAY too small. It worked fine with the smaller chairs, but it looked too tiny between these. Plus, it was just too many lighter shades. Using this table crossed my mind, but I was convinced it would be much too large. Turns out, it worked perfectly!

...and I still was able to use my little tray table! Well, a part of it at least. The prettiest part.


The little tray top detached from the bottom so I centered it on the table. I think it works perfectly!


As far as styling everything else, I kept what was actually in the tray exactly the same, and added some lamps from target I've had forever. They were packed up, all sad and unused. I couldn't bear to part with them at our last garage sale. Glad I didn't!
They actually match the lamps on the other side of the room pretty well! These are a bit smaller and not actually glass. The larger ones on the sides of the couch are a bit nicer, but I like the size of these for this space.

Here's a closer shot of the chairs...


Oh and it looks like I found the perfect spot for my new bargain pillows I found recently (more on that in this post).

I'm super happy with how things are coming together in here!

Are you guys in the mood to de-clutter and clean out like I am now that the new year is here?



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53 comments:

  1. I seriously love your taste in decor! GORGEOUS! Great job!

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  2. gorgeous! i love those chairs and the history behind the table is so sweet! xx

    http://thehannahway.blogspot.com

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  3. Love the new look! You have such great style :)

    Carina
    CARSTINA

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  4. I'd love add a red pillow somewhere, anywhere.

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    1. haha well that's the beauty of decorating YOUR own home. Red is my least favorite color. So at your house, I'd probably want to pack them all away ;)

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  5. Beautiful, Tiffany. I always loved those chairs and thought how could you improve it, it looks perfect but now that I see the larger tufted chairs, I totally agree that the room looks much more balanced.

    Also, where is the tufted ottoman/coffee table from?

    Thanks

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    1. that table is from overstock :) thank you!

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  6. My husband and I completed a major renovation on his grandmother's house a few months ago. I have come to your blog to get inspiration and ideas. Whenever I get compliments on my home decor, I point them straight to your blog! I love how you used your great-grandfather's desk. It is a beautiful piece and I love the story behind it! Thanks for sharing!

    http://shannonleighspeaks.blogspot.com

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  7. Beautifully decorated! Looks well put together.
    <3 Carolyn

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  8. Those chairs are a fantastic upgrade! Perfect for the space.

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  9. Wow! Looks so gorgeous! Jealous of your taste that is for sure! =] xx.

    www.beautyandlouise.com

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  10. Where did you get the fiddle leaf fig and pot?! They are impossible for me to find! Love the new chairs!

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  11. I love the chairs! Great choice! Did you happen to get them at Pineapple Park in Woodstock?! I saw a beautiful tufted couch there that looks very similar to these chairs.

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  12. I love the chairs! Great choice! Did you happen to get them at Pineapple Park in Woodstock?! I saw a beautiful tufted couch there that looks very similar to these chairs.

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  13. You have amazing decor taste! Everything looks so beautiful!
    You should be an interior designer!

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  14. I love your home decor post more than anything else! They inspire me so much. I was at Pottery Barn outlet a couple of weekends and jumped for joy when I saw the beaded birch candles. Snagged them quickly ;)

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  15. my fiancé and I recently got engaged and are saving to buy our first home together, along the way I have been collecting pieces I have picked up on sale and been gifted. It seems all of my home inspiration (and makeup looks) have been coming from your blog lately. Absolutely love your ottoman/table and chairs you and your husband have a lovely home thanks for giving us a sneak peak!

    Jacqueline xx

    http://the-prettylittlethings.blogspot.com.au

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  16. Wow before when you shown us your family room I never really thought the old chairs looked out of place, but when you show us the picture with the new chairs it just fits perfectly! They look great in the room and it really pulls the whole room together and fills in the empty space. I wish you all the best of luck and happiness in the new year :)

    -Shelby
    http://bittersweetshelby.blogspot.co.uk/

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  17. Gorgeous chairs!!!!! Really, I'm in love! You have such a beautiful room, I wish mine were like this, but I have 2 little kids which ruin everything in the apartment.

    http://www.beautybellenotes.com

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  18. love your living room - it's perfect!

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  19. I love the concept for this room ^_^ so pretty....
    chalwoo just post Prom Makeup Tips

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  20. I love your taste in decor, exactly the same as mine I love everything about it , the colour scheme, materials, gorgeous!

    Eloise | simplynaturale xo

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  21. Gorgeous chairs! And I love the table as well. It is so nice to have pieces that have a history and that really mean something to you. I really admire your beautiful house and how you decorate it.
    Happy New Year and all the best for 2014!

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  22. Its looks perfect now. The new chairs are Super Gorgeous. You have lot of creative ideas and so much patience in decorating your house. Good job Tiffany :)

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  23. What a great decoration, i am a really huge fan of your home!!!

    http://mabulledepensees.blogspot.fr/

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  24. Beautiful room! I'm now inspired to decorate my new house....once I buy it!

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  25. Totally love the Friends reference! Pivot, pivot!

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  26. You have a very nice home :)
    xx Stephanie (www.stephaniesstyleblog.com)

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  27. The room looks fantastic! I love that you have a family piece too. Those are the best. :) I've been in MAJOR nesting mode since I am pregnant, and it got worse after we took our Christmas decorations down. As you said, everything looks so bare!
    The Grass Skirt

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  28. The chairs and table look amazing looks good :-) xx

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  29. The chairs are gorgeous, and I love the Friends reference!! Best show ever.

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  30. Hi Tiffany! I have visited your site for home décor ideas, fashion tips, makeup recs, etc. for years! This being my first comment. My husband says that I "stalk" your blog. lol... I am over the moon about your house design, and the color palettes. Could you come and do my house (we will surely pay!:-)) or at least a consultation. lol! We are also in Atlanta and we just purchased our new home. We are super stoked! Would you mind sharing where you purchased the chairs? I have been looking for those and they are always super expensive. I have yet to see them at HomeGoods where I would usually find great pieces. Keep making the world pretty girlfriend!!

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  31. I know I know! Ross says that in friends!

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  32. I love this! So beautiful and inspiring! If you don't mind me asking, what furniture store did you find the chairs in? I am local, and always looking for great pieces outside of the big box stores ;)

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  33. Beautiful as always Tiffany, thank you for sharing, love how you incorporated your families furniture, please share what is the color of paint you have painted on your walls. Thank you

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  34. I love mixing old heirlooms and more modern pieces! I'm dying to paint my built ins and fireplace white like this, makes your room so bright & cheery!

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  35. You seriously have FLAWLESS taste!

    Brittnee
    http://beautyproductaday.com

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  36. What a beautiful table and how special since it belonged to your grandfather. Lovely story!

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  37. I love the new chairs. they look so comfy and look so much nicer than the old ones (they are nice too but yes they look small for that space) i love your taste on decor. :)

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  38. I love how you have decorated this room, would you ever be willing to offer a little help to others? Every room in my house works except for my living room, its a square room, fairly large but with two double doors into it, so its hard to arrange everything.

    Cornelia - Ineffable Beauty

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  39. Where did you get the white antlers?

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  40. I absolutely love your furniture and how you decorated this room..! Ahh, I can't wait to have a place of my own;)
    I know the feeling when you remove everything Christmas, we usually keep all the Christmas decorations for quite a while into January, I don't know why, it's just our traditions I guess..:) xx

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  41. Looks great! Where did you get the tufted ottoman coffee table from? Keep up the home decor posts :)

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  42. ahh i love tufted everything! adds a touch of sophistication. it was a perfect addition to your living room!

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  43. Tiffany are those clear square blocks under the lamps part of the lamps?

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  44. I love those chairs, the quote totally fits!

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  45. It is a great post, what you said is really helpful to me. I agree with you anymore. Also great blog here with all of the valuable information you have. Keep up the good work you are doing here. Thank you for sharing such a useful post.

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