It will be one year in about 3 weeks that we have come to live at the Tanglewood house. So I thought I’d show you the evolution of our great room over the year and through the different seasons. A lot has changed!
Today is our SEPTEMBER PINTEREST CHALLENGE hosted by Cindy at Country Road 407. Thank you so much for inviting me to be a part of this fun monthly challenge and for putting this all together!
This month’s challenge is from Proverb31 Girl. Isn’t this such a pretty room?
We were to show our sitting rooms! Since I don’t have a sitting room I’m sharing my great room. But like Allie, our room started out as a blank slate too!
So, I thought it would be fun to see how I took an empty space and created “StoneGable” in our new home.
I get so many emails and comment about how our new home still looks like StoneGable and that thrills me! Of course it does because I’ve taken my style with me.
We will always miss StoneGable but we really love our Tanglewood house! And are so happy to make this our “second forever home”!
THE DAY WE MOVED INTO TANGLEWOOD
Here is the great room looked the first day we moved in. When the moving company was moving the furniture into this room I was a bit overwhelmed!
And I said to Bobby in a shocked voice, “Honey, we’ve moved into a tiny home”! LOL!!!
Well, not at all! Our home does not have 4,000 square feet anymore but it is 2,700 square feet and that is perfect for us!
I had already mapped out where I basically wanted the furniture to go! It’s good to have a plan but just remember plans do change!
It’s so important to live in a home for awhile before buying new things or thinking you know exactly where they should go!
Before we even moved into our home the entire house was painted Simply White by Benjamin Moore. Originally, the whole house was the color of the fireplace above.
THANKSGIVING IN THE GREAT ROOM
At Thanksgiving you can see things were still pretty much the same! Just decorated for late fall!
Go to THANKSGIVING DECORATING IDEAS for more tips and ideas to decorate your home for late fall.
THE NEW FIREPLACE
One of the house projects I was most excited to do was to replace the fireplace and make it more like the one we had at StoneGable.
Here’s how the original fireplace looked at Thanksgiving…
I wanted a brick fireplace with a long mantel. Here it is being built! (You can get a good look at the old wall color here next to Simply White.)
And here it is done.
What a difference! You can see how we REBUILT THE FIREPLACE HERE.
CHRISTMAS AT TANGLEWOOD
Then it was time to decorate the great room for Christmas!
Not too much changed but the decorations. What fun it was to decorate the great room!
SPRINGTIME IN THE GREAT ROOM
Winter came and went and in the early spring we replace the mirror over the mantel with giant fern prints.
They were so dramatic and worked wonderfully with our home’s color palette.
I also replace the pole lamp on the side of the sofa with a round table. This table was originally in the living room at our StoneGable home.
You can see more of the great room in the SPRING TOUR HERE.
Summer brought a new “gather” sign above the mantel and a few more baskets into the great room.
This room is light and bright and filled with sunshine!
You can see the SUN-KISSED SUMMER HOME TOUR HERE.
ONE YEAR IN THE GREAT ROOM
And here we are, almost a year is gone and the great room is decorated for fall!
Since the summer white linen curtains on long rods were added! And a petite linen slipcovered chair now stands beside the round table.
You can see my FALL HOME TOUR HERE.
How time flies! We have done so much work on the Tanglewood house to make it our own! As I am writing this our landscapers are replanting the beds in the front of our home and along our driveway!
And I am planning Christmas decorating for this year!
Our great room is the hub of our home! And a gathering place for all who come to visit.
Tell us about one positive change you have made in your home this year!