New Artwork from Minted + A HUGE Sale

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  One of our very favorite online resources for printed invitations and artwork is Minted. In fact, during the early days of this blog I was an invitation and event designer, which is how 11 Magnolia Lane originated if you have read about our backgrounds you know originally this was a … [Read more...]

Pottery Barn Chesterfield Sofa Review And Lower Cost Alternatives {& My Parents’ Living Room}

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Last year my parents made some updates in their living/family room and I have been wanted to post about it because I think their space came out beautifully.  I also wanted to share with you a little about the sofa they selected, which is the Pottery Barn Chesterfield sofa and provide a real-life … [Read more...]

Blue and White in the Living Room

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February is around the corner, and the days are still short and dark (yuck), so I've added some color to the living room. The blue and white lamp that's been here for ages has moved to my office, and this new (to me) brass lamp has taken its place.  Funny story--I bought it at my favorite … [Read more...]

Updates in the Living Room

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Those of who you follow us on Facebook already know about my latest thrift shop score--this beautiful old dresser. It was $95 at my favorite thrift shop here in Southern Pines, and as soon as I saw it I knew I would have to find a place for it! Of course, when you bring one piece in, … [Read more...]

Summer Updates in the Family Room

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  It would seem it is almost time to start talking about Fall decor {I should say in 'blog land' it is time, though in reality it is about 100 degrees outside!} so before we fully get there I wanted to show off the summer changes in my family room. I like to make updates to the decor in this … [Read more...]

Built-in Bookshelves from IKEA Billy Bookcases–How to do it

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I showed off these fabulous IKEA bookshelves my Dad recently built for us in this post HERE...If you missed it, this was just a blank wall in our living room. This post has the step by step tutorial of how to build these bookshelves using IKEA Billy Bookcases (or similar inexpensive bookcases). They … [Read more...]

New Library Bookshelves-Styled!

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  As you saw in this post HERE--my Dad built IKEA Billy bookshelves into these custom built-in looking shelves in our front living room, which now functions as a quiet/reading library type space.     I am not at all an expert at bookshelf styling and in my haste to enjoy … [Read more...]

Decorating for the Seasons–Winter Living Room

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  I spent way too much time staring at my rather blah living room trying to decide how I wanted to decorate the space once we settled in our new home. After awhile it hit me that I already had basics in place--a white sofa, a beige armchair, two french bergere chairs and a jute rug. Since I … [Read more...]

Refreshing your TV Console

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  I have been considering what to do with the large wall in my family room where we have our TV since we moved into our new house. I sometimes work {and do countless other things} from my comfy spot on my couch directly across from this TV so during my mental breaks, I often found myself … [Read more...]

How to Paint Your Fireplace Brick Surround

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We are working on the family/living room in our new house. Even though I have the kitchen makeover heavily on my mind, this is our central gathering and entertaining spot so I motivated to get it pulled together before tackling the larger {and a little overwhelming} kitchen project in the next few … [Read more...]

DIY Fireplace Makeover {Mohawk Creative Home}

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  I am just popping in to share that I am over at Mohawk Creative Home sharing about how I made over my drab builder-brick fireplace.  You can check out the whole post HERE. Click on over to read all about it. Such a simple project, but one that has made a world of difference in … [Read more...]

Updated Decor in Our Living Room

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I'm not sure why I feel like it should be spring the second I'm done taking the Christmas decorations down--heaven knows, it's cold enough outside that I should know better!  But I still felt like giving the living room a few touches to make it feel brighter and more cheerful.  Maybe it's just a … [Read more...]

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