new house tour | the basement family room

Marian ParsonsFamily Room, My House49 Comments

I showed pictures of our empty basement last week when I shared plans for the boys’ playroom.  I finally got down there with my camera and took some pictures of how the spaces look now. We’ll start in the main room of the basement – the family room.  (Not to be confused with the living room upstairs.  We decided to … Read More

family room rug victory

Marian ParsonsFamily Room, My House71 Comments

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend!  We had absolutely perfect fall weather here in south central PA and we took advantage of it.  We have needed to get some things done around the house, so we had a Parsons’ family workday.  The four of us worked together to clean the basement workshop, the shed, and the yard.  Jeff … Read More

the fate of the leather sofa

Marian ParsonsFamily Room, My House49 Comments

Many people have asked about the fate of the leather sofa and for a few more details about why I swapped it out, so I thought I would answer that question in a post, especially for those who are weighing their sofa options for a purchase. The leather sofa is the Brooklyn leather sofa in Toffee from Pottery Barn.  I … Read More

Pillows for the Family Room

Marian ParsonsDecorating, Family Room, My House26 Comments

I shared a couple of days ago that I was going to make some custom pillow covers for the family room sectional.  It came with pillows, but they weren’t my style/colors.  Making pillow covers in fabrics that tie my style and colors with the sectional is a great way to make something feel a little more custom and cohesive. I … Read More

dog beds are decor

Marian ParsonsFamily Room, My House, Tips and Tricks52 Comments

Before I get into the post today, I wanted to let my readers in the north east know that I’ll be in Palmyra, New York this Saturday (September 24, 2016) for The Purple Painted Lady 6th Annual Festival.  (Click the link for details.)  I’ll be teaching milk paint demos and answering Q&A’s at 11:00 am and 2:00 pm.  I hope to … Read More

white splint basket

Marian ParsonsDecorating, Family Room, Favorite Finds, My House19 Comments

If you’ve been reading my posts over the past few weeks, you know that I have a new-found love for baskets.  I collected a lot of them to sell at Lucketts and I enjoyed using them as props around the studio.  During one of my shopping trips, though, I bought a basket for myself. It’s this beautiful, antique splint basket … Read More