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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  1. Becca, just when I think you have tweaked everything so perfectly - you manage to wow me all over again! The little touches add so much to the room. I love the wing chairs and the Walmart table! Great job!! Love all the fun nautical, summery pops. Just total eye candy - LOVE all you do!

  2. Looks great, Becca. Is that Manchester Tan on the wall like your other room? Love the light color.

  3. Love everything about your home Becca! I am learning from you, you are such an inspiration, thank you!

  4. So pretty! I'm loving those mirrored chest.

  5. So pretty. Summery and fresh Becca.
    Luv it!! Looking forward tot he summer tour.
    Hugs, Gee

  6. Becca, it all looks awesome! Love the light, bright look. I like the stained end tables too. WALMART???? Who knew, beautiful! Stay cool if you can, it is sweltering here too. XO, Pinky

  7. Oh, my goodness, Becca - gorgeous! Looks like it popped out of a decor magazine! I can't wait til next week to see more.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  8. Becca I love it! So beautiful. Just curious where did you get the boats and all the sea shells?


  9. Love all of your changes and the nautical touches you've added. Beautiful. Hugs, Marty

  10. Very Summery looking, Becca! Love the changes you've made. The first picture is wonderful for Fall and Winter since it has such a warm and cozy feeling to it. Love what you did to the coffee table to get the look you wanted.

  11. I am looking for a couch cover. May I ask where did you find your chair covers? Thanks

  12. Your great room looks lovely! I love all the summery touches and your mantel is gorgeous!! Have a wonderful weekend!

  13. Everything looks magazine-worthy.


  14. I absolutely love it ALL Becca!! You seriously have so much skill when it comes to pulling things together my friend and it's all beautiful!
    P.S. Seriously can't believe I get to see you in a little over 2 weeks!!! Woot!

  15.'ve knocked it out of the park once again, my sweet friend! It all truly looks fabulous. I saw that floor lamp in Kirklands earlier today and am kicking myself for not getting it! Love the new coffee table that you got from Walmart. Can you tell me which one it is? I'm thinking it just might work in my tiny living room. Can't wait to see/hug you at Haven!

  16. So beautiful Becca...just love all of the gorgeous changes you made and the wonderful details that just say "Becca was here"....Terrific job as usual...the room is so refreshing!

  17. Looking good I like the colours.

  18. The colours look so fresh and summery! The accessories add a relaxed beachy vibe and I especially like the sailboats. Your mantel looks wonderful!


  19. I noticed first your summer blue cushions - gorgeous - then I noticed your standard lamp in a similar blue - gorgeous again! I'm not into gold (am a shiny silver girl) but I really love what you do with gold - it seems to be a paler version of gold, and maybe that's the trick - with lots of white!

  20. I like all your changes, of course. I can`t help noticing that you need to change something all the time, like me. My husband and son say it is a disease!!! Well, I like to be sick, hahahaha...Your room is beautiful Becca, and the change of a total success!
    Have a lovely day!

  21. Looks great and I am still waiting on mu husband to mount my tv in the cove! Seeing yous just makes me want to strangle him!!! After seeing your home, I think I need to add a little to mine before the home tour! Your home is gorgeous!

  22. Your home is so beautiful! I love your drapes, where did you get them?

  23. What a beautiful home you have. I love the light colors. Where did you get the blue floor lamp? I need that! Hugs.

  24. Hi Sweet girl-It looks really, really nice. I love the new rug-your old one looks exactly like the one I have in my family room that I want to change out. It all looks just GREAT! xo Diana

  25. I ALWAYS look forward to your posts because I know you're going to share something beautiful! I love the changes you made, but then again I loved it before, too! Your style is really it!

  26. Every time you tweak, Becca, I think your rooms cannot get any prettier, but you prove me wrong! Your family room is completely charming!

  27. Becca,
    Such beautiful changes. Your room is so pretty yet so inviting to be comfy in. Your room is so bright and fresh for summer.

  28. Such a beautiful space Becca! I always love seeing your vignettes. Did I tell you that I finally found a secretary and I think it is just like yours. I need to look at the top finial. Thanx for the tour!

  29. Your home and Top This Top That did not disappoint me in the Summer tour. Thank you for sharing your design skills and opening up your home for us to view.


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