Finally Movin’ on the Living Room Redesign

Photos have found their frames, sofa is in place, rugs carefully selected, a custom ottoman created, and a beautiful fabric lampshade addition has arrived from a fabulous etsy artist that I can’t wait to introduce you to! There are just a few more projects left before the living room is officially in it’s *happy place*.

As a quick reminder, this is what we started with:

The initial inspiration for the room came in the form of soft tans, beiges, raspberry reds, burgundy, chocolate and orange.

We started by painting the room a light tan to bring in a bit of warmth (there’s nothing like good friends to tackle an all-day project).

I found the ultimate color palette inspiration in a beautiful Suzani swatch by Calico Corners. I used just a yard of the favorite print to refashion a coffee table into a padded ottoman (you can check out the entire diy project here).

And that’s where we’ve left off! I can’t wait to share the new details and the final room this week.

With just a few additional diy projects and a couple of key decisions to be made (it’s awful when you can’t make up your mind) I’m looking forward to hearing your thoughts on the progress in the next few days.

Hope everyone had a restful and relaxing holiday weekend!

Tasty Treats for a Weekend Full of 4th of July Fun

When I was little, it was always my job each year to make a patriotic red, white and blue dessert… I don’t know how this little tradition came about but as a 12-year-old I loved taking on the daunting responsibility of baking my own treat for two dozen or so family friends! Thinking back to those years {and after oohing & ahhing over these photos} I’m thinking it might be fun to tackle the job again.

Our 4th of July now is typically reserved for a long day at the beach complete with volleyball, fireworks and marshmallow fights (true event – the whole beach brings bags of marshmallows for tossing across bonfires as soon as the night ends. It’s innocent and fun but what’s it like to wake up with melted marshmallow in your hair? gross).

Here are a few mouth-watering desserts that are catching my eye this year. Thanks BHG for all of the lovely inspiration! From Berry-Lemon Nepoleans, Raspberry Custard Brulee to Cheesecake Parfaits and Panna Cotta di Casa there are too many choices…

I’m tempted most by the Berry Pudding Cake, above, but might resign to a more beach-friendly alternative like Poundcake and Strawberries shaped like stars or pre-made plastic cups full of Red, White & Blue Parfait. Oh yum.

Mouth is watering… maybe I’ll have to make one each night until the big day…

Rooms Inspired by the Month of June

Once again this month’s post comes all too late! But since we have one last day in this beautiful month {hoping it’s not June Gloom where you are} here is a bit of inspiration pulled from the soft blues, turquoises, indigos and cobalts that remind me of June.

I love the use of both contrasting and complimentary colors in rooms that favor the cool hue. How great is that yellow at the top, or the layers of soft blue at the last picture in the bottom right corner (that quatrefoil chair is pretty amazing too).

This wallpaper is gorgeous!

Teals and turquoises bring a coastal feel to any space and the solid walls are a beautiful backdrop to accessories like the gold bamboo coffee table, chinoiserie pillow cases and backless sofa above.

Blue bedrooms are one of my favorites… I’ve always been partial to warmer colors in living rooms, dining rooms and kitchens, but I can’t get over how great a blue bedroom looks.

Here’s a darker take on blue. Bringing in a strong navy, cobalt or indigo can be a great substitutes for black and dark brown in rooms.

That’s my June blues round-up… to see more ‘Rooms Inspired by the Month’, click here.  Happy Wednesday, everyone!

Images: House Beautiful on Flickr and DecorPad

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