Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Post-Holiday Living & Dining Room


Yes, I am still here my friends. It took me awhile to get the right footing again on blogging with all the holiday and post-holiday hoopla going around in our household, but I am hoping that I can start posting regularly again and share my home adventures with ya'll!

Anyway, if you follow me on  INSTAGRAM, you know how hectic my life has been. I was however, able to put away my Christmas decorations after New Years eve, with the help of my nice and nephew who were visiting from California. And because I still was not so "over" Christmas really, I kept a lot of the RED around...

Reds and browns all around
 I obviously kept my red throw and pillows, and I got a lot of potted ponsettias from our church, that I decided to keep this color scheme for a while. And with Valentines on the horizon, I think red is the perfect color for now, don't you think?

Added my Dwell studio bird pillow in preparation for the Spring Transition

Driftwood, my malachite box collection and some gold berries I recently scored, round up my simple coffee table vignette

Books dominate my Piano Display

Also moved these embroidered art work from the Master Bedroom to here.

I moved my giant Fiddle lead figs from the Breakfast area to the Living room and they both are just a joy to see! Look how much they have grown?!

The console is back in it's usual spot.

Brass Animal menagerie on my console

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I love my simple mantel all because of these two Does I recently scored with the help of Cassie at Primive and Proper
I love the light and airy feel of our home after all the Christmas garb comes down...

The Dining room is a clean slate as well. I think this is the most toned down this room has been for a while!

I hope you enjoyed this brief tour. I will share with you some recent scores I've collected this last few months next time and hopefully share with you some plans and projects I want to tackle for 2016!

Have a Great week Friends!


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  1. Vel your house looks so pretty with the pops of red. Those windows in that room kill me - they are so gorgeous! Also.....I LOVE your new blog design!!! So pretty & fresh!

  2. The new blog design looks great!! Your home is lovely as always, and your fiddle leaf figs looks so good! Happy to see you back. :)

  3. Such a great idea to leave a few red things out, especially with Valentine's Day so close on the horizon. And I can't believe how big and healthy your fiddle leaf figs are! So pretty!

  4. Everything looks so good, Vel. Look at your gorgeous fiddle leaf figs!

  5. Hello Vel, you have the prettiest house! I too love the red accents throughout the house. Enjoy your week.

  6. Really pretty! I love the red, and the poinsettias still look so nice. I just can't believe you have time to blog. Do you ever sleep? Haha

  7. Looking beautiful there! Those fiddle leaf figs are obviously very happy. They'll love all that light from the wall of windows. Love the pops of red. Cheers, L

  8. I love the red, Vel! It's fabulous.

  9. Everything looks wonderful. The red pillows pop and those fiddle leaf figs look fabulous. You must be doing something right with them!

  10. Hi Vel! Oh, this is just so beautiful. Honey, you really have the knack to decorate and do it marvelously! Your home is so beautiful.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  11. Beautiful, Vel! I love the pops of red.

  12. Vel, I love all of the light in your home and your special collections of malachite, brass animals and the embroidered florals!

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  13. Your home looks great! Love the pop of red. And your fiddle leaf figs are Ah-mazing!

  14. Your home looks great! Love the pop of red. And your fiddle leaf figs are ah-mazing!

  15. Your home looks beautiful, Vel! Love all the reds. Have a great weekend. xxx Maria

  16. Your home ALWAYS looks beautiful Vel. Love the pops of red that you added in and I love your fiddle leaf figs. I don't get enough sunlight to keep one alive so I enjoy seeing others who have had success growing them.

  17. As always pretty girl your home looks gorgeous and back to 'normal' life you have decorated it beautifully. I love the brass centerpiece and candles at your dinner table and of course, your ghost chairs are awesome! The red is always so bright and cheerful for any season and this makes you all ready for Valentine's.
    I know, my life has been hectic since last November's birth of little Maxima I haven't stopped with the holidays and the traveling, oh boy!
    Thanks for your sweet visit pretty girl.
    Hope your new year is off to a good start.

  18. You were right to keep touches of red, the perfect pop of colour for the dreary winter days that sometimes happen.

  19. Beautiful and your fiddle figs are looking amazing!

  20. I enjoyed this tour very much, I love how tall and beautiful your fiddle leaf figs look! I also love your gorgeous rattan pagoda birdhouse in your dining room, it's definitely calling my name!

  21. I am a lover of red so I think it is absolutely gorgeous! If you ask me, red chases the winter blues away. Thanks for sharing with SYC. Happy to be a new follower.

  22. Everything looks so pretty!

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  23. You have a beautiful home. I enjoyed your post. Everyone's crazy about your fiddle leaf figs. They are striking!

  24. Everything looks so lovely, Vel! I adore that bird pillow, and that piece of driftwood is beautiful. The Fiddle Leaf figs are huge....they must really like all the light coming in your windows.

    Warm hugs,


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