Thursday, July 18, 2013

Our Summer Great Room Changes ...

Is it hot enough out there for ya'?!  Goodness ... hopefully, we'll get a reprieve sooooon from the sweltering temps!

In the meantime, I guess I'm *forced* to stay inside and mess around a bit ... darn!  LOL.  Actually, I've been making small changes to our great room for the past two months ... takes me awhile sometimes!

When I last shared our great room, it looked like this:


After a little Summer tweaking, here's what it looks like now:


Can you spot the changes?  I think two of the most obvious changes are the addition of a new seagrass rug from "Natural Area Rugs" that we added a couple of months ago ... and that I also placed the love seat back in the sitting room and brought back in the matching white slipcovered wing chair.

I also decided to lighten up matching lamps I had on the mirrored tables flanking the French doors with the stroke of my paint brush coated with Annie Sloane's "Old Ochre:"


I then placed them on walnut stained end tables I spotted at Home Goods on Mother's Day (thanks, Honey):



I decided to keep the tables stained to tie in with the walnut stained top on our buffet which is placed under our TV (a fun, Summer pillow from PB livens up one of the wing chairs, too):


I theeeen decided to add a glass coffee table, BUT, every one I found was too expensive!  So, I ordered this much more budget-friendly one from Wal-Mart and spray painted it Valspar Gold (I love the lower shelf to display a few of my favorite decorating books):


Our sofa got a bit of color with Summer pillows, too!


Behind the sofa, our sofa table got a nautical Summer-y look, starting with a much larger boat than I once had there:


Fun, faux binoculars from HomeGoods:


Vintage anchor (also from Home Goods):




I already shared our coastal, Summer mantel, but, okay, why not ... here it is ah-gain:


Above our mirrored tables which flank the French doors, I added small starburst mirrors (from Ballard Designs) in between the art.  I also brought in blue lamps from our bedroom for a splash of color and gave both tables new vignettes:




Lastly, I added colorful, inexpensive plates (from Home Goods) over by our Annie Sloane "Pure White" secretary:


You can see how I transformed this piece by clicking HERE:


Whew!  You still with me?  Sorry for the picture overload ... sometimes, my finger gets a bit snap happy ... oops!


Thanks so much for stopping by our Summer great room!  And, please don't forget to join us next week for the Summer Showcase of Homes:


Have a great day,

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