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Monday, April 23, 2012

Some Living Room Changes

As you know I have been adding in some new accessories and changing things around in the living room for the last several months. I am bringing in some of the pretty blue color along with the colors I already have. I have been wanting a change but don't want to spend alot of money. The best way to achieve a new look is to add new accessories, rugs and pillows. I really do like the way it is turning out...you are definitely happy when you walk into this room!

There are alot of changes in this room, but most of the furniture stayed the same. Except for the table on the end...

I found this table at Target and painted it blue. Then I added a little bit of gold and green paint and roughed it up a little. I really like the way it turned out.

On the coffee table I added a blue bowl full of pears along with books and a tray. The wooden terrarium piece on the end is one of my favorite accessories.
I added blue fringe to the lamp.

Here is a closeup of the mantle. I showed you a few months ago, but have made a few changes since then. I'm still going with the bird theme for the spring and summer months.  

Here is one of the biggest changes in the room...a new rug. You might remember the one I had in here before was really busy and heavy. I loved it, but wanted a change and it was way to much with everything else in this room. I purchased this rug at Pier 1 Imports.
I will show you more in the next few days. I am going to pick up a new rug for the entryway today. I hope it looks good! I have also reworked the bookcases and will show you soon. I am also making a few changes in the kitchen too...and I just finished planting flowers on the covered patio. I have really been working to get everything in order lately. I'm ready to sit back and enjoy. Although, is anything ever really done?

Have a great Monday!


25 comments:

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Beautiful Kristen! This room belongs in a Country French magazine!!

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Kristen...

Ohhh...your gorgeous living room is one of my "all time favorites", my friend! Ever since RMS days! I just love all of the color combinations in your living room...so beautiful! All of your new accessories look fabulous! I love all the new changes! Your spring mantel is sooo pretty! Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful home with us...it's always a treat!!!

Warmest spring wishes,
Chari

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Your living room is so happy, and inviting. I love your fringed lamp with the birds on the twig. Love your terrarium too. Your mantel is definettle my fav, it's gorgeous with the pretty plates...love it!
FABBY

Kimberly said...

I love everything on your mantle. Where the accesories all things that you had? I love birds.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

It all looks great, Kristen! I think you are going about it the right way, too. No need to break the bank to make some changes.

Wendy Stewart said...

I'm loving the blue Kristen. I love that blue pillow on your sofa. I keep asking myself that same question, when will I ever be done. I must say that I do bring it on myself. Happy Monday

Gail said...

Your changes looks great Kristen! I love the blue. Enjoy your day, Gail

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Kristen, your changes are beautiful! I love all of the blue accents. the room looks and feels very cheery and bright!

Cathy~Mille Fleur said...

Love love love it all!!! The blue is perfect! I am always so happy to pop over here and wee some color! You would think that the whole world turned white...with a little bit of burlap thrown in;)...when you visit blogland! Give me color any day! Love it! I adore the table you painted and the arrangement on the coffee table is divine!

Can't wait to see more!

GORGEOUS!!!

Becca said...

I love the changes, Kristen! The pops of blue are fabulous ... the table looks amazing painted and distressed! And, I love your new rug ... great choice! Stunning, as always!

The Bashful Nest said...

Kristen, Love the changes you made to your family room. Your home is so beautiful. Question, how do you attach the trim to your lampshades, I thought of using hot glue but was concerned about it melting when the lamp is on. I visited you Etsy store last night and purchased one of your arrangements, can't wait to get it. Have a great week!
Michelle

NanaDiana said...

Kristen-You do just a marvelous job. Everything looks so warm and welcoming. I love it...and even small changes can make a big impact as your proved with your little table. Perfect! xo Diana ps...and NO we are never really DONE!

Angie said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Just the colors and look I love!

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Patricia @ ButterYum said...

I always love what you do!! The new rug really lightens the space. Love the cute blue table too. And the mantle - forget about it!!

:)
Patricia
PS - you have a typo you misspelled terrarium. Hope you don't mind me pointing that out... I hate when I miss typos.

Shelia said...

Hi Kristen! Your living room is so gorgeous! Love your changes and the blue color you've added is so pretty! I just love your style.
be a sweetie,
shelia ;)

Debbiedoo's said...

Well it looks beautiful! I have a touch of blue here and there too, and I just adore it.

Barb @ GritsandGlamour said...

Love all of your changes! I see you have the same rosette blue pillow on your sofa that I have in my new LR. Isn't it great? Your room is so beautiful to me, it looked perfect before. But, I totally understand when you live with it day in and day out and need a change. You did good! :)

Patti said...

Your room looks lovely - and I love the rug ( I might consider copying your idea to lighten up my living room, too)

DittoDecorating said...

Beautiful, as usual!

Designs By Pinky said...

Kristen, I love all the chages you have made, the blues are so pretty! I try to accentuate my blues in the Spring and Summer too! Love the table, you did a great job and the rug is perfect! Can't wait to see the rest. XO, Pinky

Savvy Seasons said...

What a GORGEOUS room Kristen, well done! =) You need to bring me out of my "green" rut, ha! Love the pops pops of color, you are so inspiring me! =) xo ~Liz

yagpap said...

Kristen, I LOVE it all! You have amazing taste and I want to go shopping with you!!!

Diane

Suzy said...

What a pretty room, Kristen! I love the addition of the little blue table. You've given me some inspiration for a small table in my family room that I've been debating what color to paint. Great job and very, very inviting!

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