Thursday, December 2, 2010

Working on the Great Room

Here is my great room…

This is the area rug for the room...

As for furniture, I decided to go with two facing sofas. I found a sofa... I like the camel back curve of the frame.  

I didn't care for the fabrics on the sofa so I decided to do a custom order and pick some different fabrics. I also decided to go with a larger frame, add some pillows and have finials on the back corners of the frame with hanging tassels. I chose seven fabrics, a distressed leather and four different pillow trims. I also went with nailhead trim to run around the frame. Below LEFT is the fabric I chose for the frame (brown striae fabric, not the solid chocolate sample on the right). 
This is the damask pattern I chose for one side of the seat cushion and the seat boxing (the other side of the seat cushion is the brown striae frame fabric).  

Below is the seat cushion fabric with the brown frame fabric.

This is the distressed leather that goes on the inside of the sofa (back rest and inside of arms... very bad picture).

And the rest of the pillow fabrics….

My husband is not a fan of this peacock fabric... I put a different fabric on the other side of the peacock pillows in case my husband can't tolerate the birds. The fabric is very pretty in real life.

These are the pillow trims. 
I spent a lot of time picking out the materials for the sofas and was initially confident in my choices... up until I placed the order. I am having doubts about some of my fabric selections and am hoping I didn’t mix too many fabrics .They are going to be delivered tomorrow and I hope it isn’t going to be one of those “what the hell have I done” moments.

Linking to:
Fabric Fun Thursday at Cheap Chic Home
Strut Your Stuff Thursday at Somewhat Simple
Flaunt It Friday at Chic On a Shoestring Decorating
Show and Tell Friday at My Romantic Home
Feathered Nest Friday at French Country Cottage
Inspiration Friday at Southern in My Heart
SNS at Funky Junk Interiors
Show and Tell Saturday at Be Different, Act Normal
Sunday Showcase Party at Under the Table and Dreaming  


  1. I can't wait to see how it turns out. I love the rug & the fabric you chose for the sofa looks great!

  2. So I hope we get a follow up post quickly! I am dying to see these sofas~I think they will be as good as you initially pictured them to be!! The fabrics and trims look so rich, can't wait!

  3. I'm sure everything will look fine. You can always change the pillows! Your great room looks so nice with the big window.

  4. That is going to be beautiful! I can't wait to see how it all looks together. The fabrics have that plush and rich look. I love the mix and match look instead of some solid design. Very whimsical and custom.

  5. Actually, I think you did a great job with the fabric selections. I'm sure they'll look great together. If not, different pillows can completely transform a sofa. I'm so eager to see your next post!

    I had two facing sofas in one of my homes. Loved the look - sorry I can't pull it off in my new house.

    Happy decorating :)

  6. I love those choices and can't wait to see them!!

  7. I am betting they turn out beautiful!

  8. Lori,
    The fabric's are beautiful, really love them all and the way you picked up the blue in your rug. Knowing your taste, the sofa's will be gorgeous!

  9. I LOVE your fabric choices, Lori. I can't wait to see it all put together. I like that you added a little something unexpected for the pillows rather than playing it safe and doing the matchy-matchy thing.

  10. Girl, these sofas and pillows are going to be fantastic - I can't wait to see them. Love the corner finial idea.

  11. Your house is gorgeous and your taste impeccable! I'm enjoying browsing and look forward to staying tuned for the completion of your decor. I'm your newest follower and would be delighted to have you follow me back.
    Have a great weekend!

  12. Oh wow~ what an incredibly beautiful room and I love the sofa choices~ Matching facing sofas is a favorite look of mine! I love the fabric selections and think you did well with your base and back choices and I do like the pillow choices too- but if you aren't happy with them, pillows are easy to fix!! Thank you for sharing this at Feathered Nest Friday! Can't wait to see the finished couches!! :)

  13. It's all spectacular!!!! I love your choices...and so nice to meet you!
    I hope you'll join my Christmas Day giveaway!!!

  14. Oh my goodness, you have to tell us how the delivery went... the suspense is killing me! Is no news 'bad' news here? Wasn't today the delivery day? I hope you're happy! By the way, your great room is gorgeous and I can't wait to see the rest of your house while reading your blog ;)


  15. It will all come together beautifully in the end. Can't wait to see it....

    Take care,

  16. Looks like it will be just beautiful!! That view is to die for!

  17. Hi Lori! I seriously cannot wait to see everything all come together! Your rug, furniture and fabric choices are perfection and 2 facing sofas is one of my favorite layouts to see in a home. And that room can totally pull it off. I mean, it is unbelievably gorgeous!! Thanks so much for joining Inspiration Friday this week!

  18. I can't wait to see it all come together. All the things that you are doing right now (picking fabric, rugs, etc.) are the things that I call fun things. I love doing all the detail things. It will all come together and will look beautiful.

  19. Lori, It is hard not to second guess yourself once you have made the purchase... it is for real then and you can't take it back.
    But be CONFIDENT! Your sense of style and taste is elegent and very clasic. You cannot go wrong with that! It looks like you made some wonderful choices in investment pieces- they should give a backbone and backdrop to all your other pieces and accessories.

    I think they are all so beautiful and look forwared to see what you will do to add the finishing touches to your room.

  20. I think it will be beautiful! Great selections on Fabrics. I love the damask and peacock. I envy your great room--I'd have to have a concert grand piano and a digital organ in there....(I'm a pianist/organist)I'm a follower of your blog, now, too. I'd love for you to stop by and visit my blog--I'm doing at least one Christmas post a day right now!