Sunday, June 17, 2012

Summer-fying the Living Room

It's only a couple of days till Summer, and I decided it was about time to make a few changes in the living room.  

I did a simple arrangement on the mantel...white ironstone platters, ceramic pitchers and a vintage bowl with green apples...just to brighten things up a bit.

Then, I added a couple of green plants on either side of the fire screen.

On the coffee table, books and a wooden pedestal bowl with...

...sea biscuits, coral, starfish...

...and glass fishing floats. I love all these textures together.

On the sofa table are more books, with a starfish, a beachy candle...

...and a bird's feather we found in the yard. 

Is everyone ready for Summer? 

I'll be visiting A Stroll Thur Life for Table Top Tuesday.
See you there, and hope you have a great week.


Barb @ The Everyday Home said...

Very pretty. I love the bowl of seaside goodies. I am adding more "sea-ness" to my home too, especially since we live about 15 mins from the ocean. LOL
Some would say its about time. I hope to Summer-fy my home too when I get back from Haven in Atlanta.
Thanks for sharing.

On Crooked Creek said...

I love the ironstone against the brick! Nice tobe able to put plantson the hearth! Summer is just around the corner and the heat has returned to the Prairie! Time to begin our afternoons in the lower level and do some "treasure hunting" in stored away places!

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

What a pretty white and breezy decor! I love all the white on with the big pop of green. So so becomming. And I love the glass fish with all the shells. What a treat to visit!

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Babs, I love all of your summer goodies! I'm about ready to add some summer touches here, as well! You did a great job with all of your vignettes!

Anonymous said...

Hi Babs! Oh, I love your summerfying! The ironstone on the mantle is so pretty and the vignette on your coffee table is too.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;0


I love the symmetry and freshness of the white and green against the dark wall, very nice!

Sharon @ mrshinesclass said...

I love the white on the mantel. And the green apples look so fresh. The bowl full of seashells definitely says summer as does the room in general. Very lovely.

Sharon @ mrs. hines class

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

So pretty Babs! I love all the white on your mantel and your table vignettes are beautiful as always!! Have a great week!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful, Babs. You are indeed ready for summer. I love the beachy candle on your sofa table. How simple, easy to replicate, and perfect for summertime. Thank you for the inspiration. I plan on making one. Glad to know to stopped by! Have a super week!

Alycia Nichols said...

I love what you did over the fireplace, Babs! That has a very summery, cool look to it! I also love the bowl of shells on the coffee table. The glass floater and the errant feather really add to the whole look!

Diann said...

The white ironstone just pops against that brick beautifully! and I love your centerpiece. Very pretty and summery!