4.14.2009

the art of restyling...

Remember this pic above from my living room last month, where i asked you all to help me define my style?


Well....I've been a busy bee.............


come take a peek.....







the art of re-styling.....









Remember the bench that i picked up at the Flea? Well, I moved the little white dresser that was in front of the window, and placed the bench there, I also got rid of the rug , and by doing that..it opened up the whole room.


2 new armchairs and a new sofa, both slip covered from the lovely Ikea.

*sigh*













And before any of you say "I can't do white with children...................."





my home is full of white, yes it is, and you know what??? It's lived in and loved, so when you walk in the doors, feel free to make yourselves at home.




Sometimes i even let the children play with their toys......that is....sometimes.


xo

*winnder of Anthro gift card: Katie Snead

*winner of Lola B's spree: Allegra

*runner up: Jeanne Oliver..an autographed c.d ;-)








94 comments:

paige said...

what a great space kasey!!!
i love your home and all the thoughtful details you add.

tell me though, did you make them wash their sweet little feet first?

congrats to the lucky winners
xo

Jemm said...

Your place is beautiful! I want white furniture too and people look at me like I've got two heads when I say it out loud. I don't know what the big deal is. I, personally, don't let my kids wander the house in chocolate covered appendages :)

Congrats to the winners. I do wish it was me. Sigh. Take care.

Fresh Poppy Sisters said...

Love it! Makes me depressed about my family room. Congrats, it looks beautiful!

I am just a little sad I didn't win :{

Laura Trevey said...

Love the kids jumping on the couch!!! Only that picture looks like my house :)

Jo said...

I love your decor ~ it's so warm and welcoming.

Jo

Tiedupmemories said...

Love your space! It looks fresh,bright and airy! Very pretty!
Congrats to those lucky winners!!

Wendy @ The Shabby Nest said...

Hey Lady! It looks great! I have that same white slipcovered IKEA couch, although I was washing the white slipcover so often I have put it in storage and replaced it with beige UNTIL I can get myself a second white slipcover. You are right, though, they wash up BEAUTIFULLY!

Congrats to the winners.
Have a great Tuesday~

LuLu said...

Congrats to the winners {Allegra is going to be so excited :)}clapping!! the change in the room is wonderful loved it before and love it now! The bench is perfect there!!! you are so good at placing furniture...
have a great Tuesday,
LuLu

Backyard Candle Co. said...

Looks awesome Kasey! So fresh and new!

apriliniowa said...

I like this a lot better somehow. Seems a lot more open and airy. Casual and inviting, too. That was a lot of adjectives. Love the new white furniture, in other words. :) It wouldn't last a minute with a large grey dog that often has muddy paws and sheds like crazy though.

Honey Bend Vintage said...

Oh you bought the couch and chairs~ They look great. I think my problem with the white is just plain OCD. I would be a mess all day watching for spots. So for you props!!!
Bristol

Mary said...

gorgeous...as always!

A Touch of Country said...

I love the mirror on your coffee table with the glass jars. I especially love the glass cloches on top of your armoire!

I love the white on white decorating scheme...makes me want to curl up on your couch and read a good book.

Any tips on what you use to remove stains on those sofas? How do you keep them so white? Special clothing soap or bleach?

Kasey said...

Touch of Country: I am a firm believer in slip covered with children and pets. and with white, you just throw in the wash with some bleach.
I also *heart* the little bleach pen that you can dab on little stains and they magically disapear.
xo
kasey

Laura said...

What a beautiful new look for spring! I *heart* everything - what a fantastic job! Enjoy!

Brandie said...

I love the changes Kasey! I have been eyeing that same sofa from Ikea. It is nice to see it in someones home that has similar( as in almost identical;) taste as me. I might just have to hop off of that fence that I have been riding and buy it! Great job sweetie, as usual:)

Sa-Sea Boutique said...

WAHOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! YOU HAVE NOOOOOOOOOOO IDEA HOW HAPPY I AM!!!!!!!!! MY SON JUST CAME IN AND ASKED IF I WAS OKAY BECAUSE I SCREAMED SO LOUD!!!!! AND I AM LOVING WHAT YOU DID WITH YOUR LIVING ROOM!!!!!!
WAHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Jeanneoli said...

About time!!!! :-) LR looks great.

Susie from Bienvenue said...

Lovin' the slipcovers! I need some asap!

lauren said...

i love it! can i come hang out in there, read a book and then nap on that sofa?

littlebyrd said...

It looks wonderful. The picture of the kids jumping is great! I like the bench in front of the window.

mimi charmante said...

How divine~ It looks like even though you added things, it is simplified. The bench is absolutely marvelous! Finding the two of them was such a prize!

marty39 said...

The room look lovely. I love the new arrangement and new furniture. I am thinking about the same sofa, just need to make up my mind, but it is just beautiful in your room. I also love the bench. What a beautiful room you have done. Hugs, Marty

Allegra said...

My eyes just got WIDE. My heart just skipped a beat. My jaw just dropped. My hands just hit the computer screen as they attempted to reach through and steal your beautiful bench and entire living room.
I L O V E IT!!!!

Lissa said...

I'm totally redoing my living room in white this year. And I'm not telling anyone about it because I don't want them to tell me its a bad idea. Looks so great Kasey! clean lines and all...

3 Including Me... said...

Love the slipcovers.. now.. i have mix match furniture in my home...an oversized chair and red couch in the livingroom... i think i should considered the slipcovers.. is it easy to put on? and do they stay on?
Love the bench as well...

Tara said...

Kasey first I am dying laughing at the autographed CD! soo funny! I can't stop laughing I don't know why...ok, deep breath...congrats to the winners!! I am really jealous!! And lastly your living room looks AMAZING!! and I love the kids jumping on the couch, perfect! U r a busy bee..I don't know how you do it all!

Tami said...

Wow, love you new furniture!! What a wonderful living space!

Have a sunny day!
T

Allegra said...

Kasey, I'm freaking out. I um, missed the part where you said I'm a winner of your Lola B's spree!!!!! I was so into your room--Tara told me. SERIOUSLY FREAKING OUT HERE!!!! SOOOOO SOOOO EXCITED I MIGHT PEE MY PANTS (I realize that's a little blunt but honestly!!)

Reese & Marie said...

Kasey,
It looks really, really good. A+. I'll even forgive you for not "picking" me for the $250 Anthro giveaway. Hee hee.

Karen said...

Beautifully styled -- the jumping kids add a nice touch too :)

Dawn-Hydrangea Home said...

Your room looks beautiful. Gotta love Ikea!

Nora said...

It looks great. I love the two armchairs! If we get the house we want I will need a couple and ikea is probably the only thing that fits in the budget :) Thanks for the inspiration!

paperbird said...

Oh my you are so brave with the white couches- but they are so pretty. I love the white furnishings.

ann said...

I LOVE---YOUR DECOR.I THINK IT'S SHABBY CHIC.I LOVE IT..ANN

Rue said...

Good morning Kasey :)

Your living room looks beautiful! Oh and I'm the one that can't live with white furniture... (raising hand).. slight clutz issue here! LOL

Congratulations to the very lucky winners!

I love that shed in the last post too, but when I read that article I had a hard time believing it would only cost 1000 bucks. We just built a bench in the pantry and it cost $200.. hmmm... I think they're full of it ;)

xoxo,
rue

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

white slipcovers + washing machine = living with kids. :)

Kacey said...

It looks wonderful!

Tracy is ... Loving Pretty Things said...

Kasey - I LOVE how you've managed to transform your FAB room, keeping it perfectly Y.O.U. and still making it different!

LOVE seeing where your Ikea chairs went, they couldn't be more perfect.

Congrats to all the winners! My cousin, Allegra, is SO beside herself!

HUGS to you this Tuesday!

Laura said...

my 4 kids would DESTROY that white in minutes, TRUST ME. I learned from experience.WIsh, wish WISH I could do white.
and in 18 years, I can!

Kurstin said...

oh my! your living room is beautiful! great job. You're amazing at what you do!

Leah C said...

Love, love the "new" look...you have fabulous style! Whadda ya say we load it up & send it to my family room? lol;)

Margaret Cloud said...

That is fantastic, you did a great job.

nameisgrace said...

I AM BEYOND THRILLED THAT KATIE AND ALLEGRA WON! THEY ARE TWO OF MY FAVORITE BLOGGERS!!!!!!! I HAVE THE SAME COUCH THAT YOU HAVE, AND HAVE A TODDLER AND A HUGE DOG AND I ACTALLY NEVER STRESS ABOUT THE WHITE. IT'S SOOO EASY TO CLEAN:) YOUR HOUSE IS BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!

Victoria@WhimsybyVictoria said...

Beauuutiifulll!! I love it! You have a special way to make everything so airy, casual and yet very elegant as well! You are such an inspiration to me!!

Hugs to you,
~Victoria~

Jen from Windy Ridge said...

You crazy woman, now you will need to start making your children bathe. I LOVE THE NEW LIVING ROOM! Beautiful!

Can you believe I have NEVER been to Ikea? Now I am convince I must go!

the super smart lady from windy ridge said...

convinceD! See you gave me a complex.

Michelle@Fromhousetohome said...

Your redesign looks great! The chairs look so comfy, I love how you made a lot of seating in a cozy area. Great changes!

Congrats to the lucky winners!
Oh, I posted your kitchen pic on my blog, thanks again for letting me use it!
~Michelle

Chablis said...

Gorgeous! That bench is golden. I am attempting to bring more white into my own home. You're an inspiration.

Andrea Villarreal said...

I really need to get to Ikea. The slip covers look great!

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Soooooo soft and pretty. I love it. I want to come over and just sit and read a magazine. ;)

please sir said...

Oh wow a little goes a long way - looks great! I like the new style.

Jen Kershner said...

It looks great Kasey! So the sofa has a soft pattern on it but they are all from the same line? Great choices. Love how it all came together.

Nancy @ La Chambre Rose said...

Love it! White is actually the easiest to clean. Big cheers for IKEA!

LissyLou said...

What a beautiful room x

Jessica said...

I thought the first picture was perfect...until I saw the rest...speechless!
And the white slipcovers...my dream to own beautiful white slipcovered furniture!
You are awesome! Thanks for sharing!

Tammy said...

The restyling looks awesome. And the bench looks great in that spot by the window. The white is like a breath of fresh air.
Right now I'm listening to the CD that I won from your past giveaway. I'm lovin' it. Thanks so much.

Evy said...

What a lovely room you've got there! Thank you for sharing!

And big congrats to the winners!

Jamie said...

It turned out beautiful! Love it!

Andrea said...

Your room looks gorgeous! I too love white slipcovered sofas...and with two boys..it works perfectly. I just wash, dry and...voila...sofas that look like new.

Jackie said...

Beautiful! The good thing about white...bleach! Makes me wish I had stuck with my original plan for going light in our family room - someday...

Syndee said...

Love the new look! I'm looking for the armchairs at IKEA! Thanks for the tip! Can you tell me where you found your coffee table? I love it!!! :)

Rebecca Frame (soon to be a Clark-) said...

I. LOVE. THAT. ROOM. I'm guessing that you just ooze design and creativity...any chance I can get you to come to Mesa AZ?...w could use a little Kasey out here. I'm just sayin'!!

:)

Carolyne said...

I love the white slipcovers, and that you let your kids jump on your sofas! What a cool mom!

C Maisy said...

where did my comment go ???
ugh!!!

Amy said...

WOW- that's like my little dream cottage. Someday I hope to build and own a bed and breakfast- I would love for it to look similar to your amazing room. I LOVE it all- especially the mirror and chandelier!

Can you come decorate my house?! :)

Vana said...

We have all white couches, chairs, covers, you name it. Our son is used to them and to any ones' surprise our couch is white as ever...I love LOVE white! As you already know! So glad to finally see what you got at IKEA! Next time you go again, you should totally let me know, so that we can meet. I live like 15 mins away from IKEA>

Dawn said...

Your room looks beautiful! I absolutely LOVE that bench in front of your window!

Hugs from Eventually Cottage.

Alyssa said...

What a nice restyle! It looks oh so inviting and cozy:)

♥ miss.michelle said...

...lovely living space. So very cozy! Can I come and visit?

;)
~michelle

tracey said...

Kasey,
It's just simply lovely, but of course:)
T

Frippery said...

Gorgeous. Love the white. Your restyle looks so fresh for the upcoming warm seasons.

Pixeltrash said...

Really pretty! I love the white. Someday I will paint everything white. Not yet though.

Kimm at Reinvented said...

Gorgeous, just gorgeous. Love that wall color.

It' an Evolution said...

Outstanding...the room looks much more open and inviting...Darn you used that bench....I saw it first thing when I looked at the picture.

Was in Anthro last friday and couldn't help but think of you and giggle. They had some good sales.
Janet

Kasey said...

Very pretty! I was just admiring that sofa at Ikea today.

goddessof4 said...

Wow,it looks so fresh!!!! Great job!!!!! Sara

Amber said...

WOW!!! I LOVE it all! It looks amazing. I loved it before, but it looks great now too! I loved all those little bird houses and such, where did you put them?? Just curious.

It looks like a page from Romantic Home or something. Love it.

shopruche.com said...

can we trade homes =)

Zita - Mlle Magpie said...

Looks great! Love what you've done. That fabulous bench sure was a great find, eh? We also have white slipcovered sofa and sofa chairs in our living room. Nothing beats the look of white. Just to make life easier though, I'm getting a second set of slipcovers.

Petit Coterie said...

Love the new look! The white is outstanding, and your bench looks adorable under the window.

Federica said...

Is this your living room?! Really? Oh wow, it's amazing! I love it!! You made a great job!
Hugs!

J.J. said...

man those benches were such a good find!

Such charming music. I could stay here and just relax.

Have a great day!

Karen said...

Oh, loved visiting your blog for the first time today! I remember well the days of kids jumping on the furniture. And falling off too!
I'll be back! Karen

Anne Marie said...

yes! you can do white!

except maybe in the tablecloth ;)

Pretty Little World said...

Oh my goodness, your decorating style is just about the prettiest thing ever! Your living room looks positively smashing!

kamille said...

i love the room. and i've got a white couch with a one year old and people think i'm crazy but i love it. and yes it will be lived in but even more beautiful because of that!

Suzanne : : S.HOPtalk said...

I love your makeover...it looks amazing! I'm a big believer in white slipcovers with the kiddos...it's amazing what bleach can do. :) Enjoy your restyled space.

Anonymous said...

I am needing simple roll up shades like the ones with the cute scallop in your living room. I love your wall color in there as well. Could you possibly spill the beans if you haven't already???
Thanks,
Christina
schmeez@hotmail.com

julie said...

Hi! I have been reading your blog for a couple of weeks and LOVE it! I just love your style! I too have white slip covers on my couch, loveseat, and wing chair! And I too have two young children! I love them! They make me so happy! I have an amoire that I have been trying to add something I like to the top and saw your collection of cloches! I love it! What sizes are they? Where do you find yours? Thanks! Julie email-mastersonspj@bellsouth.net

teresaksheeley said...

I love your style Kasey! What a beautiful living area. I love it!! And it looks like the little ones like it too.

Teresa
xoxo

La Table De Nana said...

It's so pretty!

I love all the white..and that's the next sofa I am buying..a few White Ikeas..soft and cushy for 6 grandchilden to jump on..then I can was the cushions:)

Garden Antqs Vintage said...

Wow, your home is just gorgeous! Just found your blog, so pretty.

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