Family Room In Our New Home

by Sherry
Moving ain’t for sissies!
It has been a long and difficult process that started with the movers from Hell.  I’ll be back
with more on that at a later time.
I wanted to give you a glimpse of the family room,  though the room is far from finished.  Just ignore the stickers on the furniture and the lack of pictures hung.

Below is what the Family room looked like on moving day…..


and the room with the prior owners furniture.

That’s the family room so far.  I’ll be back with more pictures of our new home soon.

Any suggestions on where to buy reasonably priced 132″ long drapery panels?  There are a total of six windows in our home that need this length and boy are they expensive!

Thanks for visiting and have a great week.


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Dee M May 19, 2014 - 3:19 pm

Even though you're not fully settled, I love the changes you've already made! I can't wait to see the full reveal! 🙂

Gee Singh Newbanks May 19, 2014 - 3:30 pm

Agreed. M9v7ng is not for sissies. HE it.
What a luvly view of the pool and back yard you have. Pretty , pretty!

[email protected] Charm May 19, 2014 - 3:50 pm

The family room is looking good…love all the windows you have in there. Sorry, I don't have any suggestions on thrifty window coverings. I guess you don't want to hear about the beautiful custom drapes that I found at a garage sale this weekend…get this…$20 and the rod and hardware was included. You just never know what you might find out thriftin'. Looking forward to seeing more of your new home.

Stacey May 19, 2014 - 4:29 pm

Gorgeous already!

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR May 19, 2014 - 4:44 pm

Sherry, what a beautiful new home you have! You have done a great job of pulling it together so quickly. I laughed about the stickers. When we last moved, our girls were a lot younger. We made a game of them finding all of the stickers. We gave them a few cents for each sticker that they found. They loved it! Lol!

Penny @ The Comforts of Home May 19, 2014 - 5:05 pm

Looking good! I ended up sewing my own curtain panels because I couldn't find the length I needed. If you don't sew you could buy the fabric and find a seamstress. A great fabric source is

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions May 19, 2014 - 5:24 pm

What a great room, Sherry! So nice that it is light and bright. It is going to look great once you have it the way you want. Maybe check JC Penney. I'm pretty sure they had some longer lengths as options. Them and Pottery Barn, too.

I don't think there is anyone who has ever had a perfect move when you have a company do it for you. I know we had several issues {and wound up with a few things missing}.

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting May 19, 2014 - 5:31 pm

Looking real good Sherry…I love the benches your using for a coffee table and love the bright pillows! Would it be cheaper to maybe get fabric and have them made?

[email protected] May 19, 2014 - 5:58 pm

I need a long one also and it was way to expensive. So I went to home depot and had them cut a clothes closet wooden rod, stained it and it worked perfectly. Put the rod through a pretty holder and it looks terrific. Just a suggestion.

Debra Lea May 19, 2014 - 6:12 pm

What a lovely view! I love your windows. Good luck on finding the window treatments you want!

Mari May 19, 2014 - 6:58 pm

I love your family room it's looking really pretty…
For your drapes have you tried half price drapes???


Kelly May 19, 2014 - 7:00 pm

I love your added touch to the house already! Love those large baskets on each side of your sofa too. I hate moving. I know you must be glad to have that process over with.

Patricia May 19, 2014 - 7:20 pm

Your home is already beautiful – what an amazing view !
Have you tried for your drapes – I have bought quite a few drapes and natural fiber blinds there. Can't beat the prices and shipping is $2.95 for everything!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) May 19, 2014 - 11:48 pm

Love the room, it looks amazing. Yes, I just used some tablecloths from a company cally Boscov's and they have clothes in all kinds of styles and colors that measure as long as 142" for as low as $10.95 each. The fabric is really nice, so you might want to check them out.

Art and Sand May 20, 2014 - 1:11 am

No offense to the previous owners, but your family room is a huge improvement.

We moved in 1997 to our little beach cottage and we tell everyone that we will never move again.

NanaNor's May 20, 2014 - 1:51 am

Hi Sherry, I totally understand how you are feeling; we have been in our home two weeks now and I am just starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel. I have spent two days in my sewing room and it is still in need of several more days of work. I've got a lot of art hung, but still more to go.
I'm sorry you had such bad movers. Just think in another month, you'll be able to smile at all you've done. I love your family room!
Have a restful evening.

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style May 20, 2014 - 2:21 am

Looking good, Sherry.

Yvonne @ StoneGable May 20, 2014 - 2:24 am

Oh what a wonderful room… and look how beautifully decorated! I see that pool! That is where I would be!

Mindie Hilton May 20, 2014 - 3:15 am

I hate moving and packing, but I love the fun of redecorating, even though it's a lot of work. You look like you are off and running to a great start! Beautiful 🙂

Kim Hood May 20, 2014 - 3:17 am

Your new home is looking great so far! I love how you have everything arranged. 🙂
Kim @ Curtain Queen Creates

Trish Martin May 20, 2014 - 3:29 am

Your room looks pretty.

sweet violets May 20, 2014 - 4:09 am

Try Paul's Home Fashions……I think they are very reasonable, don't know if they carry that length though…..The room looks lovely already and I see you've changed your look!!!

Charm Bracelet Diva {at Home} May 20, 2014 - 4:51 am

Beautiful, Sherry. You have definitely stepped it up a notch (or three or five)from the prior owner's décor! Love the pillow colors. I know exactly what you mean about movers from Hell, we had them TWICE. I'm sure we could trade war stories:)Hang in there! xoKathleen

Maureen Wyatt May 20, 2014 - 5:46 am

It looks terrific already! You are gifted at giving a room character and a sense of really being lived in right along with high style.

Christina Makri May 20, 2014 - 10:10 am

I'm prety sure that you are going to make a gorgeous place … You must be very excited with your new home! Best wishes!!!

Ron May 20, 2014 - 10:29 am

Looking great, Sherry!
Try Pottery Barn, Restoration Hardware, or Overstock. xo

Lynn @The Vintage Nest May 20, 2014 - 12:10 pm

no neighbors….forget curtains….with that gorgeous view! Can't wait to visit Sherry.

Diane | An Extraordinary Day May 20, 2014 - 1:17 pm

I'll second that!! Moving is such an arduous process. I cannot figure out why some people move so much. 😉

During our last move the skies decided to open and the rain came down in buckets, side-wise, all. day. long. I expected everything to be ruined when the truck was unloaded a few days later. Fortunately it wasn't. I think it was only by the grace of God.

Your room is coming together beautifully! I love the bright blue pops and the coral (am I right on the color) pillow really brings life to your room. I love how light and bright and cheerful it is. And I'm surprised that the room is so bright with the pool & enclosure right behind the windows.

I'm so happy for you to finally be getting settled in. Living in limbo is very tiring.

Blessings on you, Sherry, in your new home. May everyone who steps in the door find peace and grace. [hugs]

Thanks for sharing your new home with us at Project Inspire{d}!!

p.s. How about table cloths for drapes? Check with Marty at A Stroll Through Life, I think she got some Buffalo check table cloths for a song not too long ago.

Barbara Anne May 20, 2014 - 1:31 pm

You are so right that moving house isn't for sissies. Shudder!!

Your new family room has come together must charmingly! I know it must be a haven as you deal with unpacking all the boxes that remain and arranging other areas. Have you been swimming yet?

Do canvas tarps come in the size you need? Then again, you can always add complimentary fabric to the bottom of the longest panels you can find. Good luck finding what will please you and at good prices.


Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home May 21, 2014 - 2:25 am

Looking GREAT Sherry! You have such good taste…

Reply May 21, 2014 - 8:33 am

Someone else mentioned I am very happy with mine from there.
Your room is lovely and I love the colors.

Katie Clooney May 21, 2014 - 1:36 pm

WOW!!! It looks GREAT! Moving is definitely NOT for sissies. Just moved into my house a week before Christmas. I'm your newest follower!

Curtains in My Tree May 21, 2014 - 5:20 pm

I am sure in about a year your house
will be over the top fabulous
i know of fabric houses on west coast maybe on east coast , you may need a good seamstress to sew you up some panels 123 inches long

The Polka Dot Closet May 22, 2014 - 3:59 am

You must be so excited to have your treasures that have been in storage! Oh groan at the boxes on moving day. Have you looked for drapes at Ikea?…Just a thought. Love the view!


Chatfield Court May 22, 2014 - 6:15 am

You're right Sherry, moving is tough. I've moved 10 times and it never gets easier. Your room is looking great and love the view of your pool. Can't wait to see more.

Lee Dewsnap May 22, 2014 - 11:08 pm

It looks gorgeous, you have completely brought the room to life. I adore the console you have at the back of your sofa, I have not seen anything quite like that before.

It all takes time when moving into a new house, I am sure you will have it exactly how you want it, in time.

Lee 🙂

[email protected] Designs May 23, 2014 - 1:31 pm

Oh my Sherry…it is looking fabulous already…I am so anxious to see your home coming together…I have missed your incredible posts of your design work and creativity…you truly inspire me!!! … I love, love the rush seat stools!!!

The Vintage Chateau May 23, 2014 - 3:54 pm

It's incredible what you've accomplished already. It goes to show what having a good eye for furnishings does.Keep up the good work!

Alison Agnew May 23, 2014 - 4:39 pm

What a huge job moving is. But your space looks lovely now! Would love for you to share at Fridays Unfolded this week!


Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia May 23, 2014 - 6:52 pm

It is just gorgeous Sherry, sharing a little later today!

Joni Webb May 24, 2014 - 10:28 pm

wow!!! what a difference from the previous owners. it looks great!!!!! love it – love the vignette in front of the window with the two chairs. congrats on your new house – use it in good health!

Eilis May 25, 2014 - 4:39 pm

It is already looking wonderful with your beautiful things in it. Congratulations on what you have accomplished so far!

Tania Rossouw May 26, 2014 - 8:38 am

Wow, Sherry! Moving can be so draining and look what you've achieved in such a short period of time. Your place is already looking so lovely!

Suzan Sweatman May 26, 2014 - 8:33 pm

Oh Sherry – I know what hell it can be – John says the next move is to the funeral home LMHO.
You've already done wonders – your family room is gorgeous – with that view it's sheer perfection.
Have you tried Half Price Drapes?
I've ordered several pairs from them now – always happy with the quality ( though a little pricey – they have great sales )I have to pay shipping – I believe it's free for the U.S !!!

Monica @ Rescued in Time May 27, 2014 - 2:35 pm

Wow, your living room is stunning already – love your use of pillows, baskets, textures and color!!

Kathryn Ferguson Griffin June 2, 2014 - 3:29 am

It's so pretty and welcoming! Thank you or sharing. You are one of the features tonight at the Sunday Showcase from the Make it Pretty Monday party from The Dedicated House. Here is the link to the Showcase. Hope to see your prettiness again at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

AntiqueChase June 3, 2014 - 3:18 pm

Moving is such hard work… but pretty fun too! I like that you have your couch looking at the view! Marcy

Lisa J. July 10, 2014 - 5:50 am

I just moved into a new/older home last week. The moving process was horrendous, but the moving guys were nice enough. I did have a few things that got damaged and I am waiting to hear back if I am going to get any sort of compensation.

I am having the same issue with draperies. I have a large bay window and a side window in my living area. I am going to need six drapery panels or eight if I put them in the foyer as well. I LOVE RH and Pottery Barn drapes, but not their prices. I wish I could sew and make my own! Their are options on eBay and Etsy as far as custom-made panels that are cheaper. I just ordered some fabric swatches from a girl on Etsy as well as from halfpricedrapes. I prefer natural fabrics like linen. I will let you know what I find that might work for you if you will do the same.

Your house if coming along nicely! I too am having issues with furniture placement due to windows and door openings as well. This 80-year-old house was also remodeled and recessed lighting added, so I don't have outlets everywhere I need them!


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