Sorry I was MIA last week.  
A took a little jaunt down to the Florida Keys to celebrate my birthday.
The weather didn't want to cooperate, but nonetheless, 
I was able to catch up on my reading and napping.  
That's what vacations are for, right?

With the help of my parents and my in-laws, my kids were well taken care of while we were gone. 
My saint of a mom even stayed an extra day after we returned and did some sewing for me. 

I have been patiently waiting for my mom to help me put the finishing touches on our family room.

This is what we she created....

I had some leftover fabric from the drapes she made last year.
We used a coordinating stripe for the trim.

She also made a couple of these...

I bought this remnant a while back and planned to use it for a valance for our powder room.
Imagine that, a project I planned and never got around to doing. 

The yellow pillow came from Homegoods and the blue one came from Pottery Barn.

I had to hurry and snap a picture before my children threw all the pillows on the ground.

This is couch is plenty big for three pillows and three kids.  Not sure why they don't get that!

I suppose "finishing touches" is a little too final of a phrase for my liking.  
You and both know, no room, especially in my house, is ever really finished. 
But for now, I am going to sit back, kick my feet up and enjoy the space.

I have been fussing over this room for a while now. 
I think it's time to turn to turn my attention elsewhere.
Look out stairway and second floor landing, I'm coming for you!

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  1. Great job, Andrea! You and your mom make a good team. I love all the prints in this space. Looking forward to seeing what you do in your stairway! :)

  2. Do you want to send your mom and her sewing machine my way? She does great work! Love how this room has come together!

  3. sounds like an amazing birthday!!! and an amazing mom! :) love your new pillows!

  4. Lucky girl...A Florida vacation and a mom that can sew for you! I LOVE the pillows, they add the right pop of color to your chairs and sofa! My kids are grown (almost) and still toss the pillows on the floor!


  5. I fell in love with that big paisley print when you posted about the drapes a while back! I hunted it down and made some pillow shams for my bedroom. This room is absolutely perfect!


  6. Happy belated birthday Andrea! I hope it was a good one. The room looks great..... so inviting. You are one luck girl having a mother that can sew like that; the pillows are beautiful.

  7. Glad you had a good time on your birthday trip despite the lack of cooperation from the weather. Love what your Mom sewed up for you, she's got skills! What is it with kids (and men) and pillows? they are always on the floor at my house too!

  8. It's a lovely room and you have a great mom! My little grandson pitches all of the pillows on the floor too!


  9. The "FINISHED" room looks great :)

  10. I just love your rooms. They look so comfortable and homey yet classic. Your drapery fabric is awesome.

  11. Beautiful ... what an inviting space (and great Mom for helping)! I love your fabrics ... I just bought the Luteka fabric in the neutral tones ... such a fun pattern! Love your gallery wall, too!

  12. Love those pillows! Looks like a great place to hang out with your feet propped up - and why do they alway throw the dang pillows on the floor?!

  13. I love your room! I love the blending of colors and the feeling I get when I look at it. It seems so cozy yet sophisticated. Makes me jealous. : )

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