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IMG_0682Many of you have been following our family room remodel here at Fishtail Cottage.   The couches finally arrived this past Monday, as did the longer Pottery Barn Panels.  For the past couple days, I've been playing with placement of the furniture and the accessories in the room. I’m excited to finally share with you the photo’s I took this morning.

As you can see, not having the shutters on the upper windows has certainly brightened up the room. 

The couches were purchased through Haley’s Cottage and Cindy helped with deciding the perfect measurements in the room.  The color is a nice linen color that will go with just about any accessory I decide to bring into the room.  Right now, I’m loving accenting the blue that is similar to what is on the patio ~ just outside those French doors.

IMG_0694We decided to have the longer sofa in the center of the room with the smaller sofa under the window.  Knowing that the cream ottoman will act as a foot rest and an extra seating space ~ I have decided it’s a little scary for me to have in the room at such a light color.  So I decided to place an order with Ticking & Toile to customize a washable cover for it.  Looking forward to it arriving soon!


Also decided was to not put the chunky wool rug down…owning three shih tzu’s and kids always coming and going, it might be best to skip having a rug in this room all together!  I’m thinking I like it without the rug anyway!


Standing in the kitchen, shows how open the rooms are now without the unnecessary column hovering in the center of the countertop.  I want to replace the tile with something else (eventually), but didn’t want to make a quick decision of what I want.  So we found a few tiles that sort of matched the old ones and I’m not going to worry about it for a couple years.


When moving around the accessories, I tried to simplify the placement of what I have.  I didn’t bring out all of my tea cups that were originally displayed (sad face).  Only the three footed tea cup collection remain.  I changed out the picture frames to lighter colors and updated more recent photo’s. Also, brought over some of my white pitchers and and tureens from the kitchen hutch which has brightened up the cabinet space. 


We are loving how much lower the television sits.  No more cranking our necks to look up to to see it!  The placement of the furniture will allow us to have cozy chats and movie nights – from all angles.  The two Pottery Barn leather chairs will sit on each side of the faux mantle.  (although, for now the Christmas tree sits in place of one of the chairs).


I am so pleased to share how cozy this room turned out. thinking that the time the family spends in this room will be much more than years past.  I’m sure I will be sharing so much more in this room with you in the future!  So much charm and character it has now.  Click here to see the before…

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Susie said…
Love those sofas. Just changing up pillows through the seasons will be so easy for a new look, every now and then. I like my livingroom without rugs too. Enjoy your Christmas. xoxo,Susie
NanaDiana said…
Tracie- It looks beautiful-just beautiful. I love your new sofas and I don't blame you for wanting to slipcover the white ottoman with kids and animals...makes sense to me.

For some reason you dropped off my blog reading site. I found you again so here I am! Have a wonderful Christmas--xo Diana
Pamela Gordon said…
Tracie, your family room looks so different and I think you did a fabulous job in the renovation. I love your sofas and the TV lower on the shelving. I'm sure you all will get great enjoyment from this room for years. Have a very happy Christmas! Blessings, Pamela
Gorgeous! Can't wait to see it in person!
mail4rosey said…
Ohhh what fun, and it really did turn out cozy and fabulous!

Visiting you from the Thursday's Favorite Things hop. :)
Burlap Luxe said…
looks so inviting to entertain the holidays... What a beautiful Christmas you are having in a room to love.

Are you just not feeling it my friend? the excitement of a beautiful room does so much for our spirits.
Its just so beautiful.

Joyeux Noel

PS.Thank you dearly for your beautiful comment on my new French theatre celebrating the holiday in a Christmas performance.
I looks gorgeous, Tracie! It came together just in time for the holidays. I love the new couches. I can't wait to see what Shellagh makes for you to cover that beautiful ottoman.

Happy Holidays!

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Unknown said…
Hi Tracie

You've done a wonderful job here. It looks like it's been there forever. Love the linen sofas - so simple to bring in a neutral that you can work with. Love it all!

And just in time for the holidays
Merry Christmas
Cynthia said…
Eveything turned out beautifully. I am glad you kept the ottomon. Looks great. What a wonderful job.

I really like how it all has come together. Love the couches and ottoman. Hubby and I went looking at new family room furniture last weekend. The two I liked were neutral colored. Wasn't sure about going light. Even though the grandies are really very good. Our furniture is only three years old. I special ordered it after seeing it in a home show. I love it, but didn't realize that it really is too small for my tall hubby. Thanks for sharing with Share Your Cup.
Pondside said…
Isn't it nice to see it all come together so beautifully? Well done!
Becky Elmuccio said…
Looks lovely! Congrats on it all coming together.
Karena said…
Oh I adore the way you created such a comfortable setting; the ottoman is wonderful!

Love and Hugs,
Art by Karena
I just wanted to visit and wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas!!
Thank you so much for the sweet Christmas card!!!! I was so busy this year that I didn't get mine mailed.
Happy Holidays!
Luv and hugs!
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Oh Tracie! This turned out beautifully! I love everything about it! What an exciting adventure this must have been and to now stand back and admire the finished product must be so rewarding! I really love everything - the cabinetry, sofas, drapes, leather chairs and that HUGE ottoman - LOVE! I can tell from your post that you are really pleased with the new room and I'm so happy for you! Thanks for sharing! Hugs, Leena

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