Thursday, September 1, 2011


i love to decorate! but my living room and kitchen have looked the same since we moved in 3 1/2 years ago, so it was definitely time for a change {in my opinion}.  here is a post of what our living room                    looked like before...   

and here is the after.  i still have a few things to do, but it's almost there.
this is a view standing at our fireplace and looking towards the entry.  i kept the same couch and chair and added pillows and a throw from pottery barn.   
 sorry the pictures are all out of order but this is on my kitchen buffet.  a new lamp and burlap shade from target, a vase of corks that mike had in his office but nobody could see, and a cute vintage planter that i'm going to fill with moss.
 i had been looking for something i loved to hang on this wall next to my pantry.  i found these beauties at kirkland's on sale.  i love that they tie in the burlap of the lampshade, the bits of red i've added, and that they are wine bottle openers!
 a view from the entry looking towards the fireplace.  that gigantic clock i got at pier 1 for a steal!! and the red tin piece i've had forever just moved locations.  the bright red play yard doesn't really go, but such is life with a toddler ;)
 this is MY chair! mike has his brown leather one, but this yellow and white striped one is all mine!  i got it on major sale at pottery barn years ago and just added a vintage burlap pillow from restoration hardware.  changes the look up completely!
 the entry..i kept our pictures on the wall from a trip to napa/san fran but changed up what was on the table.  the garden obelisks i got at a local store called the attique and the little owl is from pier 1.
 a close up
 i've had this chair forever and was ready to say ta-ta to it, but we changed up the pillow cushion to a paprika colored one and added a pillow from marshall's and i love it again!
the rug is one of my favorite purchases...a looped wool runner from target.
 the mantle is some of the same stuff and some new things...the caramel colored candle holder my mom added to give it some color and the new picture frames are from pier 1 {i really will put some pictures in there eventually}
 this is what's sitting on top of the piano.  the pictures were already there but i added the 'love' sign i found at marshall's and the urn(?) i got at the attique...a friend told me about the little green candle, and it's the best smell ever!! i got it locally at lily lane home but the smell is tuscan currant.  i'll try to get the brand for you.
so there it is! at least what i've done so far...what do you think?

as soon as i get my new dining chairs i'll show you the kitchen/dining area...happy thursday!


  1. Love all of your new touches! Burlap, owls, cork....and your target rug is insane cute!!!!!!!!

  2. love, love, love it!
    of course, i loved your yellow, blue and shells too. but this is so cozy and warm!

  3. LOVE it! Your house is always adorable. I love the subtle touches throughout each room that tie everything together.