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Our Family Room Is Changing By Helen’s Decor

How is everyone this Monday? I bet some of you shopped a bit over the weekend! Huh? Let me tell you, that Bob and I have really shopped for months for the right sofa and we’re still not sure it is “the one” if you know what I mean! It seems we have become a bit afraid of fabric after years of having leather…you know easy care. With fingers crossed we gave in to fabric and not just any fabric….it’s RED!!!! So far we are loving the new look in our family room. Even to the point of considering red and green for that room.

Actually, we ordered this sofa thinking it was shorter than the taupe leather one, that was with us more years than we wanted…it would not wear out! Now, we are really enjoying our “Pineapple Citrus” painted paneling with the red sofa. And we’re thrilled that a great family was delighted to take our taupe one home with them.

We’ve been travelling, so we haven’t had time to rearrange the sofa to be centered under the Michael De la Croix print. That means we have to unload the antique china cabinet to the left of it. And that cabinet is packed full…ugh!

Please excuse the manufacturer’s tag on the arm….gotta take the time to get that off.

The red shows differently at different angles. It really is what some would call a “tomato red” and we are loving it more all the time. The paisley pillows were a surprise and not the ones we had seen in the showroom….but we are much happier with the paisley so all is well.

Expect to see more changes in this family room over the next few weeks. The shopping continues. Thanks for dropping by and please visit the blog parties listed below.

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21 Responses to Our Family Room Is Changing By Helen’s Decor

  1. Helen, what a lovely sofa…and such a nice pop of color! I am sure you are really enjoying it! I bet it will work beautifully with your holiday decor, as well!

    • Thanks, Shenita! The red sofa is going to cause more changes in that room, than it’s seen in years. Still shopping the stores and my closets! Thanks again, Helen

  2. You have a fabulous red sofa. I love the red, yellow and green combination and I think you’ll find it easy to find accessories that will look great if you’re in the market for them.

    I am very weary of brown leather sofas and chairs.

    • Hi Connie, thanks for dropping by and the lovely compliment on our new sofa. I am a shopper and have tons of things to choose from new and in the closets. Just got to settle in to decide which ones go in that room. I know what you mean about the brown sofas, too. Taupe did not grow old with me until I saw the red pop out at me! Leather still is my idea of family comfort w/o the worry of spills, etc. Thanks for posting and please let me know if you have a blog, too. Thanks, Helen

  3. It is a beautiful sofa, and looks fabulous! It’s such a lovely color. Thank you so much for sharing at A Bouquet of Talent. I am so thrilled to have you!! :)

    • Hi Kathy, thanks for the lovely compliments on our new sofa. I’m enjoying being linked to A Bouquet of Talent, too. Thanks for your kindness, Helen

  4. Boy, can I relate! I love that you got a red sofa. I think we tend to play it safe with large furniture pieces, which can get a bit boring and predictable. Your sofa looks very stylish and comfy. I think you’re going to be happy with it for quite some time!

    • Hi Doreen, We actually didn’t jump into buying the red sofa. We found it in April and almost forgot about it. Suddenly, it came to my mind and we returned to order it. I do love red, and just never thought about decorating with it. Thanks for your kindness, Helen

  5. Your red sofa is gorgeous and blends in perfectly with your pineapple citrus walls. Love how it brightens up everything.

    • Hi Sherry, thanks for the compliments on the new look in the family room. Hope to have more to show in that room very soon. Thanks for dropping by, Helen

  6. Beautiful red sofa. It brightens the room. I love red anyway. I will pop back in to see any other changes. Happy Fall.

    • Linda, thanks so much for your lovely remarks. It was a struggle trying to decide on red or an off white. Suddenly, I realized that Bob and I both enjoyed red clothes and thought why not a sofa. Sounds crazy, but so true. Happy fall to you, too. Helen

  7. Hi Helen. What a pretty sofa and it looks great! Every room needs some red! :)
    Thanks for popping in to see me.
    be a sweetie,
    Shelia 😉

  8. Such a greta sofa! We need a new one but are still hunting. Thanx for sharing at THT!

    • Pamela, keep looking. We looked and looked and so wanted to leave leather behind; however, now I’m almost afraid to sit on the new fabric sofa. The leather held up very well…just wanted a softer look this time. Good luck with your search for a new one! Helen

  9. great color! Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things hop. xo P.S. Have you entered my latest giveaway?

  10. I am a great fan of red – this couch is beautiful! Great choice – I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,

    • Hi Kathy, I’ve fallen in love with red almost accidentally. The tomato red sofa cried out at me after about 2 months of having the photos, that I made in the furniture shop in my Droid. One day, I looked and knew we needed to rethink walking away from it. So glad we returned and ordered it. Thanks for hosting Home and Garden Thursday…I love it. Helen

  11. […] both loving the color with our “Pineapple Citrus” colored paneling. See the sofa that Glenda says is “tomato red” and she cheered me on to buy […]

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