Sunday, July 7, 2013

Summer Living Room Tour

I have to say, that this may be an all time low for time spent outside in the summer for us. Between torrential rain and incredible heat and humidity it is just not that enjoyable being out there.
So, that has left me with some extra free time chilling out in our living room reading home decorating books. Which, you know totally got me inspired and wanting to change things up a bit. Hence, my newly decorated summer living room! I wanted to go for a light and airy summer look without any clutter.
The couch pillows were nice and light and summery, but those on the chairs had to go into storage. I brought up a chevron Target pillow from last year and then found a Nate Berkus white and gold Greek Key pillow on clearance for just $7.48!

I decorated in mostly aquas and whites.
I am loving our vintage coffee table that I painted in a wheat color. I think it fits the space much better than the black one we previously had. Also, a bonus is that I recently found an accompanying end table which I painted the same warm wheat color.
I added in simple, summer accessories like a bowl of shells.
I recently found this chair at Savers and gave it a summery makeover with custom aqua paint, lots of worn distressing and white, canvas fabric.
I kept the mantel very, very simple. Can you spot my other Nate Berkus find? You have no idea how long I have wanted that turtle shell, but could not justify paying full price, but for $11.98 it was all mine!
And there you have it, my summer space, which I think flows much better with our dining room.
How have you updated for the summer months?



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  1. Look fabulous, love the soft aqua colors. So pretty. Hugs, Marty

  2. You know I love everything about your home! It has a wonderful collected over time look!

  3. Your living room looks very nice and summery, Angela. Nice job! I haven't lightened up in the decorating but probably need to.

    Well, I'm working on adding lots of rose-covered pillows, etc. to a newly enclosed side porch so that counts.

    What I'm not doing is the same as you are not doing----spending much time outdoors. Uh uh Mosquitos and humidity send me running for the air-conditioned living room and that's where I stay. Susan

  4. Everything looks crisp and fresh.

  5. I agree with Sharon, your home does look like it was collected over time!


  6. Acabei de conhecer o seu blog,achei maravilhoso.Visite-me:
    Siga-me e pegue o meu selinho!!!


    Beijos Marie.

  7. Looking great! Did I already tell you I have that same pillow (the ikat one from Target) in my sunroom? I've been wanting that turtle shell, too...I'll have to swing by my target and see if they have it; it's still $20something on the website.

  8. What a lovely space! Perfect for summer! I popped over from Alderberry Hill--thanks for sharing!

    ~Abby =)

  9. Angela - Very fresh and fun for the summer. Love it! Hugs, Holly

  10. Angela, everything is looking great! So colorful and fresh!


  11. It looks great! I am a sucker for the Nate Berkus stuff at Target. :)

  12. I popped over from Coastal Charm. Love your home. I need more color!!!


  13. Your home looks fresh and I just love that blue dresser and the blue chair.

  14. Hi Angela, Love the Nate Berkus turtle shell! Beautiful room, you have great style.

  15. Beautiful living room ! so fresh and inviting ! Your blue dresser such a great compliment for the room ! Came from Monday Funday ( CRAFT) party !

  16. Oh it's just beautiful - all of it - LOVE that wheat colored coffee table - but that would say I have a favorite and I really don't, it's all gorgeous!!!!!!!!
    Visiting from Savvy Southern Style -
    Big hugs,

  17. So beautiful, love your turtle shell and bowl of shells. Your details are amazing! Hope you'll come share at Amaze Me Monday!

  18. Very pretty!! Your color scheme is so unique, but I mean that in the best's just beautiful! Most people would never think to do mustard and peacock blue. That shell is so cool above the mantle!!

  19. It all looks wonderful Angela! Thanx for coming to the party!

  20. It's so pretty, Angela. as you know, your home is such an inspiration to me. I'm sharing a link back in this week's highlights. :)

  21. Love the aqua tray and dresser. One of my favorite colors too. Just out blog hopping this weekend. Glad I found your page.

  22. Your living room is so pretty!! Love all the hits of aqua you have added. So fresh and summery feeling:)

  23. Love the colors in your living room - the touches of blue and the yellow are marvelous - congratulations on the turtle shell find! I am so delighted you shared with Home and Garden Thursday,


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