Wednesday, September 8, 2010

This is my best...

While taking photos of my new great room, I remembered a couple of antique books on the mantle.  One is titled "This is My Best." Well, this is my best at using what I already had to decorate with for the great room in our new rental home aka "the borrowed home." So here goes..

Remember how I wanted to add a little green to jazz it up?  Brainstorm...why not use my patio pillows?  Brownsfield (my last house) had a covered porch.  This house doesn't.  I know these pillows are made for outdoors but this is South GA and the moisture is high so why not use them indoors?  I love the patterns.  Purchased on Ebay. 



Here is a before...

Here is the after....

All in the details and I'm still working out the details..

The only new item in here is the red clock by the media credenza. (I promise these vases of branches look much better in real life.) Somehow I couldn't get a good close up pic of the clock.  Red is tricky. Looking for one more new item, a green throw for the chair.

Remember Mr & Mrs W?  They have a new view

Thanks for stopping by.  Please come and visit again!

18 comments:

Always Nesting said...

Beautiful! You're turning the new house into your new home. Love all of it.

Julie Harward said...

It looks really nice! I love using the same things but in a whole new way..and in another house is fun! Great job, looks very cozy! :D

The Inspired Nest said...

It looks great! I love all the red. I am drooling over your houndstooth bench!

Blondie's Journal said...

Everything looks beautiful!! Your home looks lived in and to me, that IS a home. You did a great job with the pillows!

xoxo
Jane

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Your new home is looking beautiful!!!

Blessings,
Linda

From the Kitchen said...

I can certainly relate to your making do with a rental home. We've moved three times (with the V.A. and to different states) and two of those times, started out in a rental while we found a neighborhood and home to purchase. It seems that you are settling in and turning the place into "yours".

I seem to recall that your eldest started college this year? Hope you all are adjusting well to that.

Thanks for stopping by.

Best,
Bonnie

Cindy said...

Hi Tammy,
So good to see you blogging again! And everything is looking so beautiful. I feel for you having to move so much, but this house is really gorgeous and you have some really great furniture and accesories. It looks lovely!
Hugs, Cindy

Brittany said...

It all looks beautiful! You've done a great job making it so homey so quickly! The pillows and bench are so cute:)

Wendy said...

It looks amazing. K, I ask this at the risk of sounding stupid, but I'm wondering how you plug in your lamps on the console table behind the love seat? I don't see any chords anywhere, but the lights are on lol. I've wanted to do this look but the chords always stumped me. :)
It all looks amazing. I love the colours.

Anita said...

Looking at your blog is like having a House Beautiful magazine online!

Good job pulling everything together.

Sarah said...

Such a beautiful house and now you are making it your beautiful home with your special touch. ~ Sarah

Lou Cinda @ Tattered Hydrangeas said...

Tammy, this looks beautiful!! LOVE the green and what a great idea to bring those pillows in! It's just gorgeous!

Lou Cinda :)

Bringing Pretty Back said...

This is turning into a beautiful home! Great idea bringing the outdoor cushions in!
Have a pretty day!
Kristin

Janean said...

fantastic! those pillows on the sofa are amazing!!!!!

AntiqueChase said...

I love the title of that book!! Where did you find it? Also love the statues in the house!

Thanks for the visit!!

Michelle @ Ten June said...

This looks gorgeous! Great job!! I am loving the black & white houndstooth bench! I mean seriously!!! So cute!! :)

Thanks for stopping by over at Ten June!

xo- M

Sixty-Fifth Avenue said...

Really beautiful! Love the colors, very warm and inviting.
Thanks for stopping by, nice to "meet" you.
Londen

Diann said...

Everything looks so beautiful Tammy! Your home is very inviting! Great job turning your new house into a welcoming home!