...that is the style I am calling our living room. It may be still snowing in our part of the world but our living room is feeling fresh and fun! About every month I like to change the "feel" of our home. Since I like to do rustic, shabby and white in our barn for the Christmas season, I wanted a more eclectic and updated look for spring and summer, while still embracing the fact that we live in an old European barn. The main reason I do all my major pieces in neutral colors, is so that I can inexpensively change the look and feel of our home by switching up pillows, flowers, and rugs. In case you forgot what the room looked like when we moved in....
This is what we came up with....
Our electric fireplace recently went kaputt, so I filled our homemade mantle with massive church candles on a duck egg blue tray... It looks way more summery and romantic this way anyhow! I will be showing you other mantle options for spring and summer soon! The old barn shutters on either side of the fireplace help keep the integrity of our German barn.
I also added some inspirational and quirky art by the fabulous Lindsay Letters! You can read more about that here!
These gold gilded beasts add a touch of whimsy to the space as well. The elephant almost looks as though he is shooting confetti snot out of his trunk! Love it!
My folks recently sent me a lovely little "I left my heart in San Francisco" note, and (Insert loud, dramatic designer voice) I absolutely had to frame it!
After shooting my family room, I received a pillow that I had ordered from The Comforts Of Home Decor Shop on Etsy and I just love it!! The gold and burlap look awesome with my "feather" pillow which (you can't tell from the picture) has a shimmering gold feather in the middle! I love the contradiction of the gold and burlap! It looks like it was made to go with my Lindsay Letter Artwork!
I adore our Vintage Polish bike tags from Vintage Inspirations. Check out her Facebook page here!
The striped rug was only 15 Euro (about $20) from the local hardware store and really changed the look of the space! That paired with the book page wall makes the space a tad more urban. It looks great with the "urban" graffiti chalkboard bathroom that is attached to this room!
The giant moose antler and rustic pallet table paired with the female bust and flowers.helps make the space more balanced and little less feminine.
Even though I LOVE designing all different types of spaces for my clients, I am finding that I personally can't live in a space that is too feminine or too masculine, too contemporary, or too antique... I like a nice blend of it all. I feel a blended style represents Matt and I best! Captain hubby pants, Penny and I are so happy with the updates and can't wait to share with you how we change it throughout out the rest of the year!
To see how we turned a dumpy tree stump into a stellar side table, click here.
To see how we created our epic (rental friendly) book page wall, click here.
To see how we created our mantle with all "found" objects, click here.
For a tutorial on how to make a pallet coffee table, click here.
If you caught a glimpse of Penny's silhouette, get my custom silhouette tutorial here!
Any updates to your home? Do share!
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