A New Cozy Space

I am joining The Scoop Party for the Cozy Room Tour.

So, today, I am presenting a “new cozy space” of mine.

~ ~ a space that was formerly an area designated as a second guest room/craft area.

What makes a space cozy for me???…

A place where I can curl up and enjoy a great cup of tea ~

~ ~ especially from this tea set that I purchased in France.

With the glow of a great scented candle, a wonderful magazine . .

~ ~ and a very soft throw (from France) close by..

Some pretties to surround you ~ ~

And a basket to house your favorite magazines ~

And a view that gives you a great sense of peace.

That can also be seen in the reflection of a mirror in the room.

Are you wondering what I did in this room?

Here is what the area looked like before:

The craft area is still there; however, the bed is not.

A family member needed a bed . . so off it went.

Here is my reveal of the newly appointed space.

A friend no longer needed this beautiful Lee Sofa ~ ~

~ ~ it had unfortunately faded from a taupe to a peach tone, obviously a flaw in the fabric.

We have a “pay if forward” attitude between us and since this space was empty ~ ~

~ ~ I was more than happy to receive this sofa.

With the exception of my “french treasures” ~ ~

~ ~ I “shopped the house” for this area.

Soft, comfy pillows a must in a cozy area.

I went searching for pillows in my “stash” that would coordinate with the sofa ~ ~

~ ~ I then realized I had the perfect ones..the ones I used for my Fall Porch decor.

I then remembered that I had a vintage paint by numbers painting stashed away . .

~ ~ that contained the perfect colors for the sitting area.

I was originally planning on placing the vintage French toy chest in another area ~

~ ~ but it seems to work well here and the storage is a bonus.

You can see part of my Martha Stewart Craft Furniture in this picture..

The pair of chairs I brought into this room were in the foyer ~ ~

~ ~ the Antique French buffet took up most of the space there.

I am now debating on whether to paint these chairs . .

The pillows in the chairs were in the media room and discovered them perfect for the chairs.

I was able to bring the two tables on each side of the sofa from various places in the house ~

~ ~ One of the tables was replaced by my antique French Commode from France.

My intentions in decorating are to create rooms that are warm and cozy ~ ~

~ ~ for family and friends to feel comfortable and welcome.

Thanks for visiting my new cozy space!

Please hop over and visit my fellow bloggers on this great “Cozy Home Tour” today . .

~ ~ and the rest of the week, to see the wonderful ways in which they make their homes cozy!

I am joining:

Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphosis Monday

Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesdays

Please join the rest of the blogs on the 
Creating a Cozy Home Tour

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  1. What a lovely transformation! I love your side chairs – they’re beautiful! ♥
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  2. What a fun revamp, Shirley! And what better bargain is there than FREE stuff? Woo hoo!
    xo Heidi
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  3. Shirley,
    As usual you did a fabulous job. I imagine hours could pass before you knew it, just spending time in that room. The sofa was a real score and you combined it so well with your other furnishings. Beautiful.

  4. I love it, I’d call it a man free zone where we can go to relax and curl up and read. Wonderful space!
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  5. where am I going to sleep now! ha. room is perfect as a sitting room. Now just make sure that you take time to enjoy it, okay?
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  6. What a pretty space, Shirley! I love seeing all of your French treasures! Stay warm! Hugs…Debbie
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  7. What a pretty cozy room. Wish I was there having tea with you.

  8. You pulled together a beautiful sitting room, Shirley! And quickly, too! It looks like a nice quiet room to be able to go to and enjoy your tea or a nice long read. Maybe sneak a nap in there, too!
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  9. So pretty! Lovely choices Shirley!
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  10. Hi Shirley, i everything looks great, but I especially love the tea setting. Jordan and I would love to participate in these group parties. Just contact us if you would ever like for us to join your group. Have a great day.
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  11. I love the peach sofa! It looks great with your wall color. Your tea set from France is lovely, and perfect for your new room. Thank you for showing this beautiful room, that was beautiful before too.
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  12. I love your new cozy space Shirley! The tea set is stunning and the sofa fabric faded into the prettiest peach color and the fabric looks so warm and comfy. I know the chairs will turn out beautifully if you paint them, but I love the look of the wood, maybe you could try changing the cushion fabric first. You always create the beautiful spaces in your home!

  13. Shirley, your space is wonderfully cozy looking! I’d love to sit there drinking hot tea and enjoying that view!
    Have a wonderful week,
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  14. Oh Shirley you certainly created a cozy space…I love the changes…love the color of that couch too, it looks so pretty with your wall color and pillows!
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  15. Shirley, the sofa looks great in your room; what a great piece to anchor this space! I love the throw, from France; it looks so cozy! The tea set and toy chest are fabulous! You really have an inviting, warm and cozy space! Thanks for sharing it! Have a great week!

  16. And I see that pineapples are also in your cozy space, a must for you! All of us need to have that place where we can curl up, nap on occasion, just be.
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  17. What a lovely space to call your own! I’m sure you’ll have many lovely moments spent there!~~Angela
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  18. Linda miller says

    As usual, you did a wonderful job of transforming the room. I would definitely call it my reading room next time I visit. You craft while I enjoy this cozy space. The tea set is beautiful. All of those pillows do a great job of disguising the taupe turned peach fabric LOL. Great job.

  19. What a wonderful space – warm and cozy. Love the pillows on your sofa!
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  20. Shirley, your space is definitely cozy, welcoming, and elegant as always!! Beautiful job 🙂
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  21. You’ve created such a warm and cozy place to settle in with a favorite book or magazine! Gorgeous view to enjoy a cup of tea from your beautiful tea set.
    Mary Alice
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  22. The English call rooms like this a Snuggery, “a lady’s room filled with things she loves.” I use mine for morning devotions, afternoon tea and sometimes invite my hubby in for a glass of wine at week’s end. The other have of the room is my studio where I create and where i teach my granlove how to make beauty with her own hands. Also filled with tea things, we have been having night-night tea together there since she was 2 yrs old. She calls it the tea party room 🙂 love your (new) sofa and all the appointments, especially that flamingo painting! Love it! Many hours there to you.

  23. What a fun party! I’ll be sure to visit others too. I can’t believe that sofa used to be a different color! It’s so pretty now. That was a good trade-off. It’s nice to have a space to sit back and relax by yourself. Your tea set from France is very pretty.
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  24. Shirley, this room is a lovely space for rest, renewal & relaxation. Could you share with me the wall color? Such a soothing color.

  25. What a beautiful room…so cozy for winter! I especially love the mix of wood tones in the room with the lovely fabrics! ~Christy (FYI- I couldn’t get your pin it button to work…just shows logo to pin. I was able to pin with my tool bar though!)
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  26. Wow!! What a gorgeous transformation! I can see why you love to curl up with a cup of tea in your new seating area! I love the pillows- you made them tie in perfectly!
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  27. The flamingo painting really made that couch work. Well done!
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  28. More fabulous finds from France- you and Kim need to make regular buying trips and sell to those of us who can’t make the trip ourselves. 🙂 Love your new cozy room!
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  29. Oh I love this area and the new sofa is a real treasure. I think the color is fabulous and your pillows definitely work beautifully on it. You tea set is gorgeous. I have loved seeing all the treasures you and Kim got in France, wow, you two made some great finds. Hugs, Marty
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  30. Shirley, your photos are amazing. Not just the spaces, but the image quality too. When I get a new camera I need to get what you have!!

  31. Oh Shirley, what a beautiful cozy spot to have. I am so enjoying be able to see all the pieces you brought back from France.

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  32. I can picture you curled up with your tea and magazine! 🙂 You did a great job choosing pillows that make that sofa color look intentional, too!
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  33. Okay, I want a “pay it forward”friend like that too. 🙂 What a fabulous space to sit with magazines and your beloved coffee and spend a few hours dreaming and planning. The pillows are perfect and look like they were made for this sofa. Great area. Love the new tea set. xxoo ~B
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  34. It’s a beautiful cozy place, Shirley. I love how the taupe faded. Sure is a pretty shade of pink.

    Our furniture comes and goes, also.:-) I love that plan.
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  35. SWOON Shirley! What a gorgeous tea set you found on your trip! I agree with Pat, what perfect fading to a beautiful blush shade, love your new sitting area!
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  36. Shirley, Your new room is beautiful! The tea set is so pretty and love I the pillows with the peach sofa.
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  37. What a pretty tea set you have!!
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  38. I think you have created the perfect cozy space for yourself. You can craft, relax on the sofa and maybe even do some blogging. I’d love to have a sofa or a chaise in my craft room/office for important thinking (or napping, should the mood strike.)

    What a lucky trade you made with your friend.

    I can’t wait to see all your France treasures in person!
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  39. What a great area to relax in, put your feet up, read and have a cup of tea. The view also is spectacular. Great job!!!
    Have a wonderful week.
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  40. Oh Shirley you have created such a wonderfully lovely and cozy space! What a blessing to have this spot as a little respite from the world. Just beautiful! So thrilled to be part of this tour with you! 🙂

    P.S. Do you mind my asking where you purchased the floral patterned pillows on the sofa?

  41. Just beautiful!!! I love the pillows on the sofa….the colors are so wonderful and look beautiful with the softened sofa color. How fun that you were able to pull it all together with shopping your house too. Have a great week!

  42. Shirley, that sofa faded to the most wonderful color, and how fortunate that you had some pillows on hand to coordinate with it! You have created a wonderful, cozy spot to relax and have a cup of tea. Loved seeing your gorgeous French tea set!
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  43. Shirley, it is indeed a beautiful cozy room. what a great friend to give you such a nice sofa. I love love love the french tea set! Bed or no bed I’d sleep on the sofa!
    BTW~ I really enjoyed your slide shows! Very fun!

  44. You did cozy right! I love your dishes most of all, and the view… oh my!! Beautiful!!
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  45. What a fun room! I just want to grab a book and have you pour me a cup of hot tea. 🙂

    Happy day to you!
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  46. That French tea set is exquisite!! You have truly the perfect tea party cozy space, thanks for sharing!
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  47. Such a lovely, cozy spot in your home! It’s warm and welcoming and your tea set is gorgeous!

  48. Shirley,
    Your space is so warm and welcoming. Love that view it is gorgeous.
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  49. Beautiful, Shirley! I love your dainty French tea set! And, what a pretty “new” sofa … your fabulous pillows are perfect on it! Your new cozy space is so inviting … I’d love to linger in there!
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  50. Your home is so beautiful! Love all of your lovely touches that make it so inviting and cozy!

  51. I can’t believe that’s the same room! I love all of the cozy touches that you’ve added. The tea set is gorgeous! It was fun to party with you at The Cozy Home Tour this week!
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  52. I love your new cozy space. All your little pretties as well as your comfy pillows are so lovely. I want to come over for tea and see that beautiful porcelain tea set in person. xoxo
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  53. I love the cozy space that you created for relaxing with your magazines. My favorites are you tea set (love the pattern), pillow fabric, and that unique paint-by-number (love those!).

  54. Your “peach” sofa looks like it was meant to be that color all along! You’ve done a beautiful job pulling that soft color into this cozy space.
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  55. Shirley,

    Your home just oozes Southern hospitality and charm – and of course – coziness!

  56. Shirley, your room looks great with your beautiful tea set as the focal point (in my eyes) and the sofa could not have faded more perfectly! Great items mixed together to make it warm and welcoming. Love the mirror reflection, too.
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  57. Your home is beautiful and cozy. I love your throw pillows, such a great mixture of coordinating fabrics. Happy to be on the Cozy Home Tour with you 🙂

  58. Wow, looks like a completely different room. i really like the “peach” color, and the pillows just liven everything up and tie the room together. The chest looks great in there, and most of all, what an incredible tea set! That presentation, with the candle and the throw so beautifully placed on one side…I love this!

  59. It’s such a cozy space!! I love the makeover and how you shopped your house!! 🙂
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  60. What a lovely space Shirley! I enjoyed seeing your treasures from France too!
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  61. Beautiful “NEW” space, Shirley. How lucky that a friend was getting rid of that lovely sofa. Trying to catch up: got back from COOL< Florida last night. Been taking Christmas down all day:(
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  62. Such a cozy tour. I love your French tea set!
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  63. I wish I were sitting in the room right now, (carefully) drinking a mocha, with a stack of decorating mags in front of me! BTW, is the peach sofa velvet? Looks like it. Also just so you know, I have never seen a prettier tea set. It absolutely looks like you went all the way to France to get it.

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