Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Little Somethings ...

Recently, I've been messin' around in the sitting room ... trying to add a bit of "newness."  Nothing too exciting though ... just "little somethings" here and there.

With the cold temps officially being *ova,* it was time to retire the red and bring Spring-like colors back!


You may remember that I lined the back of the bookcase with brown craft paper last Fall.  That's gone now and back is the map wallpaper that I lined it with last Spring.  Admittedly, it was nice to welcome back the soft colors and fun map images.


I also switched things up just a tad on a few of the shelves ... like by adding these new pots from Marshall's ... yes, they're similar to the ones from IKEA that used to be there, but I love the metal number "tags" that these have:


I added a nest full of robin's eggs to this twine wrapped plate for a splash of *Spring-y* blue.  I also covered the books in craft paper (just need to add something to the spine):


Back are the pops of coral:


A new fleur-de-lis dish from Home Goods:


And, an inexpensive wine carafe, also from Home Goods ... love the texture that the wicker adds:


I pulled the ol' *switch-a-roo* by replacing the mirrored chest that used to be in here with the blue chest (that was in our bedroom) ... isn't it fun to shop in your own home?  I know that my hubby LOVES when I do that!  I'm thinking about painting the mirror AS Linen:


A black and white nautical print (Home Goods) is a fun pairing with inexpensive coral (from one guess ... that's right, Home Goods)!


Our family picture received a little embellishment by hot gluing Scrabble tiles onto the frame!  Fast, easy and free ... MY kind of project!


And, nooooo, these aren't ET's fingers:


Har har ... it's actually a great piece of beach wood that I found at "let's say it alllll together" ... Home Goods!  It's sitting comfortably on the bench that *used* to be in our mudroom, which has replaced the ottoman that used to be in here.  There was so much fabric going on in here between the slipcovers, pillows, panels, etc., that it was time to phase out a bit, thus, time for the ottoman to go:


Off in the background, is one of the fun, new pillow covers from Pottery Barn that I recently purchased.

Here's another peek at it, along with the new fabric that I bought.  While I LOVE the zebra print panels that I've had in here for awhile, I thought I'd trade them out ... but, I'm sure they'll be back.  For now, I'm enjoying the colors that are in this fabulous fabric ... it truly ties the corals, blues, white and tans together that I've used in here:


Here's the other pillow cover from Pottery Barn.  Of course, I had to bring back my coral throw:


I'm not done in here ... yet!  I'd LOVE to hang an oversized lantern in here and have found many that I'd scoop up in a heartbeat, if not for the *oversized* price tag!  If no sucess, I may end up painting the chandelier.  Stay tuned ...


As always, thanks for stopping by, sweet friends!


I'm linking up for the fun parties at these fabulous blogs:

At the Picket Fence/Inspiration Friday
French Country Cottage/Feathered Nest Friday
From My Front Porch to Yours/Treasure Hunt Thursday

Becca


51 comments:

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said... Reply To This Comment

Wow, Becca, I love ALL of your "little somethings"!! By the way, do you like shopping at Home Goods, by chance?? LOL!! I feel ya! I could get lost in there for hours! So much eye candy to choose from! Your room looks fabulous! I can't choose a favorite accent; so, I'll just say I love it all!!

Judy said... Reply To This Comment

Okay now what DON'T I love!?!?! It's all so pretty and beachy looking. Where did you get the light colored maps? I'd love to use some like that on the back of my bookcases in the den...also did you paint the turquoise dresser or did it come that color? I'm going to paint one in our den and that is such a pretty color.

xoxo,
Judy

At The Picket Fence said... Reply To This Comment

Everything looks just gaw-geous as usual my friend! :-)
Vanessa

Tisha said... Reply To This Comment

I love the map liner in the hutch - great idea! Thanks for the inspiration.

bluebird1959 said... Reply To This Comment

It is all too glorious for my eyes (but I am still looking)! What a great little makeover. I just bought one of those galvanized pots last week....love them and can't beat the price. Now I am itching to go to Home Goods! :)

Kristens Creations said... Reply To This Comment

Everything looks beautiful Becca! You are a master at accessorizing.I love how you have added the blues and corals. They really pop against the white! I have been doing "little somethings" in my house too. I think it's finally coming together and I'm really loving the blue added into the mix. (of the thousands of other colors=)

Have a great night! Kristen

Anne said... Reply To This Comment

Gorgeous Becca! I love that hutch with the map art - so pretty. Can you let me know what the paint colour is? I love it! (pls don't say it's ASCP!!!)

Have a great week,

xox

Strawberries and Sweet Love said... Reply To This Comment

I love it all. =) Happy Spring!

Pam - diy Design Fanatic said... Reply To This Comment

Your sitting room looks fantastic Becca! I love your Spring touches.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said... Reply To This Comment

I love how you decorated your cabinet, Becca! Those pots are great ~ now I have to go to Marshalls! : ) Great idea to switch pieces out, it makes for a nice change just moving things around like that.

Susan @ homeroad.net said... Reply To This Comment

Hi Becca I love your decorating! I'm following along....
Susan
Homeroad.net

Robin said... Reply To This Comment

Gorgeous room. I love the nautical touches. Could I put in an order from Home Goods? LOL We don't have one!

sissie said... Reply To This Comment

Hi Becca,
I love all of your pretty spring touches. Everything looks fresh and wonderful.

HomeGoods is definitely my go to place for beautiful things!

hugs
Sissie

NanaDiana said... Reply To This Comment

Becca-It looks just beautiful. I really LOVE the map on the inside of the hutch..Very clever idea. everything looks Springy and Beachy and gorgeous! xo Diana

Sharing Shadymont said... Reply To This Comment

Oh Becca,

It's beautiful! I love turquoise and coral together. The panels just tie everything together. Love the bench too. You have some awesome accessories there!

Blessings,
Kathy

Jemsmom said... Reply To This Comment

You are the Queen of Decorating in my book! I love it! The colors are perfect for spring and summer. Perfection!!!

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said... Reply To This Comment

Girl you already know this is one of my favorite rooms!! LOVE all your little changes and I LOVE LOVE your blue chest!

Teresa said... Reply To This Comment

Everything looks gorgeous! You are a true inspiration in decorating!! Iw ould love to know where you purchased your bookcase, I'm looking for something very similar to this:) Thank you!!

Rooms by Ann said... Reply To This Comment

I love that hutch Becca, You are really great at changing things up. Thanks for sharing.

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said... Reply To This Comment

Love all the changes for Spring...I really love those pots that you found with the number tags....A wonderful transformation for that fresh look of Spring. What did we ever do before HomeGoods?

Debbiedoo's said... Reply To This Comment

So fresh and pretty Becca. I love the wood..the entire room is C O Z Y!

Pamela said... Reply To This Comment

Love all the little changes Becca! Your HomeGoods has differ things than ours. I will have to go and look for those number tins though we do not have a Marshalls. Hope your week is going well!

Designs By Pinky said... Reply To This Comment

I love all your little somethings!!! Love the pops of color, the blues and coral are beautiful! I ahve been doing some little somethings too, in the midst of helping hubby clear things out and get into the DUMPSTER that is in our driveway right now:):) Have a great rest of the week. XO, Pinky

Fox Hollow Cottage said... Reply To This Comment

It's my saving grace that I don't have a HomeGoods. LOL. I love your style and your rooms are always so pretty. The little bench looks great as a coffee table.

Gail said... Reply To This Comment

Beautiful Becca! I love those pots. Enjoy your day, Gail

pam {simple details} said... Reply To This Comment

Spring perfection! Your blue chest is gorgeous, and that vignette, icing on the cake!

Margaret Pereira said... Reply To This Comment

Just beautiful!! Love it all...you know just how to add the perfect touches.

Margaret

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said... Reply To This Comment

Becca, I love all of your changes, the addition of the coral and the soft blues is stunning. I really like the blue chest also. I agree, shopping the house is great fun and makes us enjoy our things in a whole new way. Hugs, Marty

LISA C. PARSONS said... Reply To This Comment

I adore the simple and clean look your home has......and don't you just love love Home Goods! I do and we are finally getting one close to our home!!! In Southlake -YAY!!!!

Decor & Harmony @ 4290 said... Reply To This Comment

Becca your blog needs a theme song... do you know which song? Maniac.....she's a maniac :) It's from the movie Flashdance do you remember it? Keep on doing your thing girl, your space looks great.

Decor & Harmony @ 4290 said... Reply To This Comment

Becca your blog needs a theme song... do you know which song? Maniac.....she's a maniac :) It's from the movie Flashdance do you remember it? Keep on doing your thing girl, your space looks great.

Savvy Seasons said... Reply To This Comment

Love the post above, it made me chuckle. You are a crazy-good decorating MANIAC!! Ha! ;) I love all the the little something-somethings! The color palette is so soothing and your accessorizing is gorgeous. You are inspiring me, but this is not a good thing. I'm not supposed to buy anything for the house until we get into the new one. I am "REALLY" trying to fight the urge, as Marshall's is calling me. I may just have to give in, just this once. We do not have HomeGoods out here, so I have to go to Marshall's and Tj Maxx if I want something HomeGoods-ish!

Anyway, very pretty room, I WUV it! =) xo ~Liz

While My Sailors Aweigh said... Reply To This Comment

Did you get the little numbered pots recently?? I love them!!

Melissa Miller said... Reply To This Comment

Beautiful Becca!

momto8 said... Reply To This Comment

you touches are so beautiful. I love to shop in my own home too...
I am your newest follower..pls follow back if you can.

Gina said... Reply To This Comment

This looks so pretty, Becca. I love how light & airy everything looks and I love those curtains!

CAS said... Reply To This Comment

Sometimes all it takes is a little something here switched with a little something there; and you do that so well, dear friend! It looks so lovely, Becca.
CAS

thistlewoodfarm said... Reply To This Comment

What a fun idea with that nest and that plate. Adorable! I pinned it. Everytime I visit I get inspired :)

blessings,
karianne

FRENCH LAUNDRY said... Reply To This Comment

Wow! Everything looks great! Love the pops of coral-it looks so ready for spring and then summer!

Judy

Carla Aston said... Reply To This Comment

Nice summer color palette. I love the map wallpaper in the bookcase, I'm very partial to maps in decorating. Lovely blog!

Chari at Happy To Design said... Reply To This Comment

HI Becca...

My friend, I have always loved your beautiful family room but I must say that it looks absolutely fabulous all dressed up for spring! I love the soft colors that you've added! Love your new drapes...sooo pretty! Everything is just perfect...a room that I would love to just sit and relax in! Thank you for sharing your new spring look with us...you always inspire, my friend!

I'm so glad that you stopped by my place for a visit! Thanks for the sweet note, my friend!

Warmest spring wishes,
Chari

Pamela said... Reply To This Comment

I know I have already been by but wanted to say thanx for coming to THT!

Maria Elena said... Reply To This Comment

Oh, Becca, so beautiful! I love everything and I am in love with your new drapes! Gorgeous!

Traci said... Reply To This Comment

Everything looks great!!

Karen said... Reply To This Comment

Beautiful Becca, everything is perfect.

Nicole Day said... Reply To This Comment

Hi! You are SO hilarious! I was chuckling all thru the post (and getting my hubby curious as to what I was doing!) I wish I was good at accessorizing. I get to HomeGoods or Pier 1 and completely loose my mind! I have to take a list or pics on my phone to stay straight! This is a beautiful update - amazing job! Have a great weekend.

Bethanie said... Reply To This Comment

I think we may have been twins separated at birth. The Home Goods and Marshalls finds, uh well, they're all in my house too! The subway art, the numbered pots, the white star fish.... Where did you find your window treatments (the blue and coral in the sitting room) I LOVE it!! I've been looking all over for something different to change mine out to lighter and brighter...please share!!

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said... Reply To This Comment

So pretty Becca!! I love your room and all the touches you have added to it! Sharing at the party tonight- thanks for linking up at Feathered Nest Friday! :)

Linda said... Reply To This Comment

Becca your room looks GORGEOUS!!

Shari @ turnstylevogue.com said... Reply To This Comment

Oh my gosh...what an absolutely beautiful room! Everything is perfection.

Suzy said... Reply To This Comment

Hi Becca. I'm sooo behind on reading my fav blogs and am so sorry that I haven't told you sooner how much I love your "little somethings"! Everything looks so fresh and pretty. I've pinned your bookcase as inspiration for me to paint my huge, brown, boring bookcase/entertainment center! Take care.