December 13, 2012

A Room Refresh and Some Decorating


Hi everyone! Hope you're having a good week.

It's been so nice and sunny here lately...I just love it! I even managed to get outside and play in the snow with my daughter. We braved the cold and had such a good time. It helped that the sun was out, creating sparkles on the snow...it was so pretty.

Anyway, I thought I'd show you a few photos of my living room today. The Mister and I recently freshened it up a bit. I wanted it to have a brighter look for Christmas, so we had to get everything done before the tree went up. We didn't do much, just painted the walls a lighter color and painted the armoire too...from black to white, but it feels sooo much better.

Sometimes little changes have a big impact, don't you think? If you want to see what the room looked like before, you can click HERE for last year's Christmas decorating post.


Whew! Let me tell you, painting that cabinet was quite the job. I thought it was never going to end. Seriously. I felt like like crying, that's how bad it was...lol.


I went with a very neutral colored Christmas tree again this year. I just wanted to enjoy the room's changes and have everything feel very calming. My kids have little trees in their bedrooms that they decorated with their ornaments, so they get to enjoy color somewhere in the house :)


I normally put a big copper star on top of the tree, but opted not to this year because of the kitties. Yeah, they like this room an awful lot too...they think of the tree as their own, personal jungle gym. Good times.


I'm kind of obsessed with making wool pompoms lately. I pull them all apart so they get nice and fuzzy. I put some on my tree, on a few gifts and I've been making extra for a little project that I'm working on, which I'll show you next week.


Well, lovely people that's all for today! I hope you have a super sparkly, sunshiny weekend.

Tricia ♥

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75 comments:

  1. Tricia,
    Your home looks stunning!!! I love the armoire and your tree is lovely!!
    Wishing you a wonderful day!!
    Sincerely,
    Melinda

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  2. Wow wow! Everything looks incredible, Tricia! Soooo calming and deliciously monocomatic! :) The armoire looks soooo great in white! It gives the room a bright look - love it! Your cat is holding nice and still for the pic! The Pom poms look so cute. And I see some of the felt snowflake ornaments on your tree that are on mine also. ;) Have a fun filled weekend!!
    Hugs,
    Lara

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  3. It looks so beautiful in your home. Love your tree.

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  4. I love your blog and i love yours pic....always! Best regards Luisa

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  5. Congratulations for your beautiful photos!!
    Merry Christmas :)

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  6. Very beautiful Tricia!! The armoire looks so pretty painted white. It seems more "you". Your photos are always amazing!

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  7. Love Love Love!!!! Your home is so beautiful. I made a bunch of pom poms last night too!! Can't wait to see what you've been working on.

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  8. Your room is so lovely, Tricia...I love the armoire painted white with the simple little wreath...perfect! The pompoms are so cute!

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  9. I love the wall color change - subtle, but brightens the room so much. And the cabinet painted white is gorgeous. Everything looks so lovely and calm and peaceful. Just like Christmas should be!

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  10. Ahh so calming and peaceful. What a lovely room change. Makes you just want to take a deep breath and sink down into that big over-stuffed chair.

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  11. It looks simply beautiful, peaceful and restful! I'd love to know how to make those pom poms!

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  12. Beautiful photos and beautiful room! I love the simplicity of it all and it's just lovely for Christmas. My tree was all white too and then I found some vintage light blue balls and surprised myself how much I loved them on the tree. I completely adore the little wreath hanging from the armoire...I may have to borrow that idea. :)

    Have a great and happy weekend ~
    Sarah xo

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  13. It loks soothing and beautiful - great bokeh as well! :-)

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  14. these are such lovely photos, your home is so beautiful!

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  15. This room is just beautiful in a perfect way Tricia! Your lovely Christmas decor makes it truly special. I love every single photo of it!
    Have a great day!
    sending hugs...

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  16. So beautiful. Love seeing your home.

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  17. So gorgeous! Yes, I do like the cabinet in white - well worth the work!

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  18. Very warm and cozy and utterly beautiful.

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  19. You have such a fresh, organic style. When you said you went from black to white on the armoir I was thinking what an enormous undertaking that had to be. I think it was worth the effort; it looks beautiful.

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  20. I love your blog and your home! I just came across your blog and am now a new follower!

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  21. SO perfect and beautiful! Your decor is just amazing! Thank you so much for linking up at happy hour. I am drooling!
    Jaime from Crafty Scrappy Happy

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  22. Lovely as usual T...miss ya xo

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  23. I just adore your
    style and know that
    I will feel the same
    about you when we
    meet. Need to get
    that on the calendar
    for 2013!!

    I'm also going for
    calming. We will be
    at my parent's for most
    of Christmas week, so
    not putting out too
    much, this year. My
    kids usually have their
    own trees in their rooms,
    as well : )

    Enjoy the sunshine!

    xo Suzanne

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  24. Anonymous12/13/2012

    Just lovely! So calming.

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  25. Your room looks so cheerful and inviting and I adore your tree with only the white ornaments on it. I went the same route this year and am loving the result. Gorgeous photos as alway my friend. You are truly talented. oh, and your hutch looks AMAZING painted white. All that frustration was well worth it.

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  26. I love how your armoire looks painted white. Very calming like the rest of the room. Beautiful tree and photos...as always I enjoy your photography:-)

    Happy Holidays,
    Kathleen

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  27. i'm loving the space, the details, the styling, the lovely vibe.

    thank you for taking the time to capture magic for us.

    michele

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  28. Love the pom poms...have not made them in years. I was thinking I should teach the girls as I hung an ornament I made back in grade school. Love the room! Actually saw your picture from last year on Pinterest last week. Have a great weekend.

    Tiffany

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  29. I love all the photos of your lovely home! Just Beautiful!

    Jody

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  30. Tricia, everything looks so warm and cozy. Those glowing lights add just the right touch. Beautiful!

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  31. Oh nice!
    Enjoy a beautiful weekend
    Mari

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  32. Brilliant! Simple warm and cozy! Love your living room decor ideas. :) Got my eye on your next posts.

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  33. Tricia, I can not tell how much I love your style. It is really inspiring. Your such a great photographer!!!
    And your christmas tree is sooo pretty, I love such huge trees, we have auch a big one at home as well :)

    Wish you a lovely weekend, Svenja

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  34. by the way I finally liked your Facebook page with my own blogpage "traumzuhause"

    <3

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  35. Such a peaceful look - just beautiful! Merry Christmas!

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  36. Happy Christmas! I'm thankful you included a link to last year's room as I've been thinking about painting some of our black furniture in our living room. Your armoire is just what I needed to inspire me. Wishing you much joy in your new lovely room!

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  37. Tricia, I really love the lighter look in your living room... it is beautiful, calming and so refreshingly simple. What is the paint color for the walls? Also, I'm really liking the pompoms... can't wait to see your project. Have a great weekend!

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  38. Gorgeous! Really stunning!
    I love the small bench with the paperwhites atop ~and your pom-poms are adorable...just might be my latest crush too! I am so looking forward to seeing how you use them!
    Happy Weekend!
    Donna

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  39. Delightful! And you have a black cat to "ground" your furniture, so who needs a black armoire!

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  40. Your home and decorations are lovely! We are joining your blog and hope you will join ours.

    Linda @ The French Hens Nest

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  41. Everything looks so Beautiful. I just love the look of your room. And I remember the days when my kitty would play in the tree. Now that she is 16 she just sleeps all day under it..

    Wishing you a happy weekend

    Hugs~

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  42. LOVE the subtle little changes you've made. There is something about creamy shades of white that are so wonderful, isn't there? You did a fantastic job painting the armoire. I thought it looked fantastic black but it looks phenomenal white! Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful!

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  43. Oh my gosh, Tricia....I couldn't even imagine your home being more beautiful that it already was. But somehow, you did it. :) I just love the light, fresh color - and that armoire is seriously stunning! I've been looking for one like that for my office, but have had no luck as yet. ;) I adore the simple, clean, uncluttered feel of your room and tree! Perfection, my friend! Truly perfection!

    xoxo laurie

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  44. Oh Tricia..you never fail to warm my heart with your simplicity.
    Love your home so much!!
    Your choice for neutral is so perfect with whites :)

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  45. I ADORE your home and style Tricia! Soo gorgeous! That cupboard is wonderful and those pom poms- yeah... I should have emailed you for some help with mine! lol! I have pom pom envy! ;) Thanks for linking up at Feathered Nest Friday!

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  46. Can I PLEASE come over for a cup of hot chocolate and curl up in the pretty white chair? The photos are beautiful of your very stylish home. I love the way you get the lights to sparkle-blur in the background of the photos. Happy Holidays to you and your family!

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  47. Very pretty and natural! I bet it was tough to go from black to white on that cabinet..,ugh. Hope you have a lovely weekend :)

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  48. It looks ljust beautiful, Tricia!
    So much wonderful light, and your decorations are lovely.
    Wishing you a fantastic weekend.
    xo.

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  49. Beautiful and as always, elegant, my friend!
    Brenda

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  50. Tricia, your home is so beautiful. I love the simplicity of it. Your photos are just stunning. Happy Holidays!

    ~Shanon

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  51. Stunning, Tricia! It looks beautiful and welcoming and your photos are gorgeous! Wishing you a very Merry Christmas!

    xo

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  52. It looks calm, serene, yet festive. love the bokeh in your photos!
    Merry Christmas to you and your family!

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  53. Love seeing your beautiful house-look forward to more pics.

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  54. I love the armoire and your tree is lovely!!
    Wishing you a wonderful day and new week...Happy Holidays with love Janice

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  55. So warm, welcoming and cozy! ...utterly beautiful. :)
    Happy Holidays, Tricia!

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  56. Just gorgeous!!! love the new lighter look on the walls and armoire! (also love that sweet little black beauty)

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  57. Love, love and love your home. Everything looks so beautiful!

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  58. the armoire is perfect for this color, your home is beautiful and your tree too!
    ciao Tricia
    xo
    simonetta

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  59. This is my first time to your lovely blog.
    I adore your colors because you can change the
    room by adding throw pillows, flowers, and art. The
    fireplace is beautiful and I would have never
    dreamed your gorgeous armoire was once black...
    you did an awesome job.
    Merry Christmas

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  60. Hi Tricia,

    I love how your home looks so fresh and cozy for the holidays!!! Your photos are always stunning too!!! Wishing you and yours a most lovely holiday season!


    XO's,
    Jessie

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  61. Simply elegant! Merry Christmas to you and your family!

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  62. i tried to take a picture of my Christmas tree.
    It does not turn out the way you do it! this is wonderfully cozy..

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  63. Simply PERFET, Tricia!
    Wishing you and your family a magical Christmas!

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  64. So warm..
    Have a wonderful Christmas and Happy New Year!
    xxx Liz

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  65. Simple and so beautiful! Merry Christmas!

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  66. I love those pom poms, I bet your cat does too! Wishing you a very merry Christmas and a happy 2013 :)

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  67. Wishing you have a Magic Christmas, Tricia :0) Your pictures are adorable!
    Lot of love from cold Moscow
    Natasha & Fam

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  68. Dearest sweeet Tricia, i am so in love with your holiday decorations! So beautiful! Wishing you the most wonderful holidays and have a beautiful merry happy Christmas! Thank YOU so much for all the inspiration you brought to me this year and i look forward to more next year! Love you!!

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  69. Thank you so much for sharing this - it's totally inspiring my 2013 redecorating plans... which includes our favorite color: white :) Just gorgeous. I adore your style.

    Happy 2013 to you and your family, Tricia.

    xo

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  70. Stopping by to wish you a belated Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year! Your room is so cozy and warm! I love it, especially the kitty!
    I took your advice on putting a drop of alcohol in the paper whites, and it worked! I have beautiful blooms without the leggy leaves! Very good tip! Have a blessed New year!

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  71. your home is always so beautiful at Christmas...all year long..but I always love to see what you do at Christmas.

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  72. Love the look! Can you tell me the name of the paint color and finish you used on the armoire?

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