Sunday, March 24, 2013

Our Springy, Bohemian, Shabby, Funk, Updated Lounge..


...that is the style I am calling our living room. It may be still snowing in our part of the world but our living room is feeling fresh and fun! About every month I like to change the "feel" of our home. Since I like to do rustic, shabby and white in our barn for the Christmas season, I wanted a more eclectic and updated look for spring and summer, while still embracing the fact that we live in an old European barn. The main reason I do all my major pieces in neutral colors, is so that I can inexpensively change the look and feel of our home by switching up pillows, flowers, and rugs. In case you forgot what the room looked like when we moved in....
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This is what we came up with....





Our electric fireplace recently went kaputt, so I filled our homemade mantle with massive church candles on a duck egg blue tray... It looks way more summery and romantic this way anyhow! I will be showing you other mantle options for spring and summer soon! The old barn shutters on either side of the fireplace help keep the integrity of our German barn.

I also added some inspirational and quirky art by the fabulous Lindsay Letters! You can read more about that here!

These gold gilded beasts add a touch of whimsy to the space as well. The elephant almost looks as though he is shooting confetti snot out of his trunk! Love it!




My folks recently sent me a lovely little "I left my heart in San Francisco" note, and (Insert loud, dramatic designer voice) I absolutely had to frame it! 



After shooting my family room, I received a pillow that I had ordered from The Comforts Of Home Decor Shop on Etsy and I just love it!! The gold and burlap look awesome with my "feather" pillow which (you can't tell from the picture) has a shimmering gold feather in the middle! I love the contradiction of the gold and burlap! It looks like it was made to go with my Lindsay Letter Artwork!




 I adore our Vintage Polish bike tags from Vintage Inspirations. Check out her Facebook page here!



The striped rug was only 15 Euro (about $20) from the local hardware store and really changed the look of the space! That paired with the book page wall makes the space a tad more urban. It looks great with the "urban" graffiti chalkboard bathroom that is attached to this room!


The giant moose antler and rustic pallet table paired with the female bust and flowers.helps make the space more balanced and little less feminine. 

Even though I LOVE designing all different types of spaces for my clients, I am finding that I personally can't live in a space that is too feminine or too masculine, too contemporary, or too antique... I like a nice blend of it all. I feel a blended style represents Matt and I best! Captain hubby pants, Penny and I are so happy with the updates and can't wait to share with you how we change it throughout out the rest of the year! 
To see how we turned a dumpy tree stump into a stellar side table, click here.
To see how we created our epic (rental friendly) book page wall, click here.
To see how we created our mantle with all "found" objects, click here.
For a tutorial on how to make a pallet coffee table, click here.
If you caught a glimpse of Penny's silhouette, get my custom silhouette tutorial here!

Any updates to your home? Do share!


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23 comments:

  1. I love your room! So comfy and cozy! I would love if you would share this over at our blog hop http://www.ablossominglife.com/2013/03/frugal-crafty-home-blog-hop-16.html

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    1. Thank you so much! I shall! I hope you have a blessed day! xo

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  2. Absolutely Stunning Room! I love everything about it - from the gilded animals to the funky coffee table and the book page covered wall. You have an incredible eye for mixing styles. Just love it!

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    1. Thank you so much Jeanette! I really appreciate it! You made my day! I hope yo are having a blessed weekend and thank you for your sweet words! xo

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  3. The room looks beautiful Molly! I am a big fan of mixing masculine and feminine elements as well as rustic with elegant, but I often find it difficult to execute. You have done so wonderfully!

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    1. Thank you so much Lisa! I think you do that mix beautifully in your home!! I feel like industrial helps with that! I love reading your blog!!

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  4. Another fabulous design has struck this room yet again! I saw a bust similar to this but white and I desperately wanted it to be more aged looking, then I come here and find you've snagged one! I'm pea green with envy! I doubt they'll have one like her in Guam...darn it. ;)

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    1. Thank you so much Natalie! You are so sweet! I am so excited to see what you come up with in your island home!! Ah, so thrilled for you!! With all this snow here, I wouldn't mind being on a warm island! xo

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  5. Looks beautiful as always! Wish so much you could stop by and rearrange my things! Lol! Have a wonderful week!
    Brooke
    Onprairiehill.blogspot.com

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    1. Brooke thank you so much! You are the sweetest! I hope you are having the most beautiful day! xo

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    1. Thank you so much! they sure make the ambiance cool! I hope you are having a beautiful day!

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  7. Captain hubby pants...ha..ha...you really had me laughing at that. You have done it again, love this room, and the little pops of color stand our very nicely, I'm telling you, if I could re do my whole hose again, I would it all neutral, just love this look.

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  8. Your house is so cute!! I love how creative you are, especially with the fireplace area.

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  9. I love it!! The gold accents (I'm so in love with the hippo and elephant} look awesome!
    You have such a wonderful taste!

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    1. no you do! i want your house... said I can get the plates....eventually :)

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  10. I am in love with every corner of this room :)
    XO
    Kristin

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    1. Thank you so much Kristin!! I hope you are so well xo

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  11. wow, just pinned about every picture....

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    1. Thank you so much!!! Yay! I am so thrilled you stopped by and am thrilled to have you as a subscriber. I hope you have a blessed day! xo

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  12. your style is EXACTLY like mine....but you know how to put it all together SO much better than me!! lol your house is what i DREAM mine could look like! I am so happy to have stumbled on this blog!! thanks for sharing!

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