Wednesday, June 1, 2016

A New Arrangement for our Great Room ....

You know that saying ... one thing leads to another?  Well in this house (as I'm sure in many of yours), once I move one little thing, that leads to lots more destruction.

Latest victim ... our great room.  We've pretty much had the same arrangement since we moved in two years ago.  Soooo, yesterday, I thought I'd give it a new look.

Over here, where the sofa used to be, I moved these two chairs in from our dining room to frame the accent table ... extra seating never hurts!

I hope to have chair skirts made from the Berta Rupta fabric that I've just casually tossed on the chairs for now.

Blue and white accents seem to be taking over in here, too. 


Our IKEA Ektorp chairs, which used to be to the right (in front of the bookshelves) now flank our fireplace.  I tried to create a cozy, little conversation area, setting them across from the sofa. 

Soon a bit of patriotism will make its way onto the mantel.  

For now, it's pretty simple with cute topiaries from IKEA and blue and white candle holders from And That.  

I did a little bit of rearranging over on the bookcases, too ...

Keeping with the blue and white theme, I brought in our "home" pillow (from Home Goods) for a crisp Summer look, pairing it with simple denim pillows (from IKEA).  Off in the distance is a little wall gallery that needs tweaking, and a floor lamp that needs a nice new coat of paint.

It's nice to not see the sofa not blocking the window for a bit!

Annnnd, speaking of our sofa ... to give the back of it a little visual interest, I slid this bench on over from our kitchen table.  Decorative books give it a little color and purpose if you want to take a seat and read a bit.  ;)

So, there it is ... a new arrangement.  It might last a day, a week or, who knows, maybe the next two years.

Thanks so much for stopping by,

I'm partying over at Savvy Southern Style/WUW

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  1. Becca, you have an eye for great decor! Love the crispy, classy white look! I'm happy I found your blog.

  2. Looks blue and white too :)

  3. My living room is quite a lot like your room - placement of the windows, fireplace, etc. and I have a difficult time with arranging the furniture. I am going to copy your set up and even introduce some blue as you have. Thanks for the inspiration!

  4. I love the new arrangement Becca....the window area seems like a beautiful painting now!....So fresh and bright with those pops of blue and white...a perfect summer room!!!

  5. Looks beautiful! I love the crispness of the cream and white then the blue and white just adds a beautiful touch. So inviting.

  6. Everything looks great. I especially like the armchairs on each side of your fireplace and the pops of blue.

  7. Love your new arrangement, Becca! The pops of blue, with the pretty! Your home always looks so beautiful!!!

  8. Where did you get your wood shades and white curtains from?? Love your space.

  9. Where did you get your wood shades and white curtains from?? Love your space.


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