Lynn’s Window Decision and Decorating the Condo

December 7, 2016

If you are following along with my SIL Lynn’s family room makeover, the curtains are hung and they look wonderful:


To be hemmed of course. We had a few choices of panels narrowed down. You can see all of her options we looked at here. This is the window treatment fabric she choose:

tile scroll


They work very well with both the wall color and the blue sofa she just purchased! A big step completed. Her next project was to find an area rug to complete the space. She asked me what she should look for and I told her something similar to the curtain panels would be best to tie the room together:

This rug is very pretty:

llbean rug


But I think with the dark sofa, I would like to see a little more white than blue in the rug:

Mohawk Home Loop Print Base Bali Denim Rug


I like the play of fabrics in mixing this rug with the window treatments:



tile scroll



All of the rugs above will work well with her window treatments and new furniture and Shaker Beige walls. Another strong suggestion I gave her was to be sure to measure once then measure again before she ordered her rug. I can not stress how important is is to not buy an area rug too small! I told her it will look silly which it will. I will share her choice when Lynn decides which she loves best. Plus a few accessory ideas I gave her.

This past weekend I decided to decorate the condo where I live part time. It is a small place so I just made a few festive scenes:

blue table2

blue tab

My snowmen collection:

snowmen collection

I bought this little ornament set  when I was only about 20 yrs. old:

oldest set

purple tree


I found this flat tree for $2.95 last year at an end of season sale:


flat tree

Now it is my front door wreath:

front wreath

Have you been decorating for the Holiday’s? I really enjoy decorating and it makes me happy every time I walk in the room! Have a good week everyone- don’t stress!



  1. A flat tree. How interesting. I’ve never seen one. Great idea! Love your SIL blue sofa. In the spring I am having my sofa recovered; solid blue. Its a denim now but very worn where the husband’s sits watching the “idiot” box (aka TV). Always, thanks for sharing Kelly.

  2. It must be nice to have a decorator in the family! I love the choices Kelly. Maybe she could save some curtain fabric to cover the one side of her blue pillow just so she can have another pillow option. (Smile). Decorating comes natural for you and you do it wonderfully.

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