Greetings! As I mentioned recently, we had several interior rooms painted over the last couple of weeks. I had been wanting to have the walls painted since we moved in, so I couldn’t be happier to finally have everything freshened up! In case you missed it, you can see what the walls looked like before here. The fresh coat of white paint finally gave us the clean slate I’ve been needing to feel like I was ready to proceed with more decorating.
While we are not yet finished with the room and nothing is final (is it ever?), it feels great to be making progress towards the clean yet cozy vibe we wanted. Adding more layers is really warming things up nicely.
There’s a thermostat quite inconveniently placed on the wall above this gold dresser (as always seems to be the case in any house). Our plant does a pretty good at concealing it, though, don’t you think? :)
I’ve really been eager to work on this corner of the room, which is diagonal to our rattan daybed and the opposite corner windows. We are using a lot of what we already had to furnish this room, just arranging or using it in new ways for this new home.
All the furniture was in our old house or a family piece, except for the daybed on the other side of the room.
The gold dresser was actually from our bedroom, and is now being used to hold entertaining linens.
The wood game table has been in our family for years, as well as our vintage blue and white lamp with the new navy lampshade.
The framed botanicals, the cafe chair, the blue plant pot and one of the two baskets on the wall are new (sources at end of post).
The rug was purchased before Christmas and we still love the pattern and color it brings to the space.
We had the linen settee as well as the leather sofa and round coffee table in our old house. Any time we can get away without replacing something in this house or at least put off buying something new, I’m all for it! We have been saving up for doing bigger remodeling projects (like our side patio, sewer and kitchen among other things) so it’s nice to be able to save money wherever we can.
This herringbone topped wood game table on this wall has a checkerboard center that you can flip over to play games (the checkered part you can’t see for some reason in the photo). It’s a family piece we’ve always loved, so it was nice to find a spot where it could tuck in. It’s also a nice little desk area.
I was going to take the glass out of the framed botanicals (which I find makes it easier to take photos and feels less shiny in the room) but I’ve noticed that at some angles it reflects the water view outside, so for now I’m leaving it in!
Using what we already have and adding just a few new pieces is not just a budget saver, it has really helped make this room so much more like “us” but in a fresh new way that feels right for this house.
This room is starting to feel much more inviting and less like we just moved in. We really love the relaxed arrangement; it’s been perfect for chatting with a group, watching the view out the window or curling up on the sofa or daybed to read, nap, or work.
Speaking of the daybed and fireplace side of the room, it has had a couple updates like a few new pillows on the daybed and we added a new mirror above the fireplace (because we moved the other mirror to the dining room). I’ll have new photos to show you, soon.
Last but not least, just this week we installed bamboo shades in our dining room and next we will be adding them to this room, too. They are definitely are the perfect finishing touch to a room so I can’t wait to have them all up!
Leather Love Seat // Botanical Art (we found ours on sale at a local garden store, but you can find them online here and here) // Round Coffee Table // Linen Settee (on a huge sale right now!) // Blue and White Rug // Gold Dresser (appears to be out of stock, but it was called the Grace Chest) // Bistro Chair // Blue and White Pillow Cover . . . (more sources and other items I’ve been loving can be found in my shop here)
Hope you have a great Friday! What projects do you have going on around your house these days?