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Not sticking with any color, just posting pictures that caught my eye for varying reasons, like architectural features, colors, etc.

Barrel ceilings are an architectural detail that are not common, but are gorgeous.

Scale is always something to keep in mind and the mirror above the mantle is over-sized and perfectly proportional for the room. With such a large space, breaking it up into groupings makes it manageable instead of treating it as one.

This also allows the room to be used for multiple uses. I can imagine a roaring fire, one child doing homework at the table (LOVE the check pattern on the chairs), the other practicing the piano and the parents reading on the sofa. A girl can dream, can’t she πŸ˜‰

Always carry a color through out your room, like this one with the green sofa and the green throw.

A soft, golden, tone on tone, traditional living room with transom windows letting in lots of light and neutral carpets defining the groupings.

I personally love mantles with the double columns.

A living room swathed in sea glass blues with a view of the ocean.

What a staircase! This room, with its French provincial look and white furniture, is certainly not for everyone – I have to use lots of throws on our white sofas because our puppies love to traipse through the mud!

An olive green room with an eclectic mix of styles

A classic drum table.

With high ceilings or 2-story rooms, don’t be afraid to take art and shelves way, way up so that you aren’t left with barren or dead wall space.

A more modern living room. A little strange to see 3 mirrors in a row, as it seems like mirror overkill, but because the frames are white on the flanking mirrors, they do not seem too redundant.

The ceiling is A-MAZ-ING!!! Architectural details on the ceilings are too often a thing of the past and that should not be the case.

I am working on a design for our living room and am going to move through all the ceilings in our house! And there is no better way to showcase the feature than paint!

Love the crown molding, chandelier and color scheme. The ceiling medallion does not look original to the structure, however.

An alternate way to hang pictures on panel molding – you would normally hang them inside the box.

Such a feminine room. Architectural details do not always need to be ornate – simple, linear molding can be used. Notice how the scale of the baseboards is in relation to the height of the ceilings.

Again with the moldings and plaster work on the ceiling highlighted by a soft sky blue.

An interesting way to accommodate books and reading lamps for a small space.

It’s a commitment getting a sofa in pink, but I do love pink and black together!

Once the spring cleaning is over, I’m hoping to get back on track with with some projects. I always have at least four percolating in my head, but I spend a lot of time researching and planning first before I pull the trigger. I’m hoping to write about those soon!

In the meantime, I’m working (but not sure when they will be finished) on some posts and shooting pictures of another room in our house that we did major work on…and this time, we knew what we were doing, unlike our kitchen!

If you missed my kitchen DIY posts, we added a mantle above our range, then pull out spice racks, molding to the cabinets, new pilasters to our doors and crown molding.

So fun looking at pictures and I hope you enjoyed them too!