Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Scenes from a May Living Room

Do you ever feel the urge to change your furniture around as the seasons change?  

Please tell me I'm not the only one.

It all started when I ran into our local fabric store for some trim and spotted this cheery red fabric.  

Hm, this would make great summery pillows.

I couldn't resist buying a yard since it was only $1.99.  (And last night while looking at a Pottery Barn catalog, I saw they either have the same fabric or something nearly identical to it.  A steal!) 

Then with the plan of sewing pillow covers that evening, I decided to thoroughly clean the living room, which then resulted in wondering if my favorite cupboard that was just hiding in our bedroom would look pretty in a corner of the living room.

 Which then led to an entire furniture rearrangement.  



In the midst of a busy morning working, running after two girls, renovating our upstairs, and just the busyness of daily life, it felt so nice giving our living room a fresh and cheerful update. 

Just right for the beginning of May and the promise of warm, sunny days ahead.

Happy May!


  1. No you are not the only one that wants to change a room around seasons! Your fabric was a steal for making the pillows that you want!

    I was rearranging my rooms today downstairs too! I have some challenges that I am working with though!

    Thanks for sharing!

  2. so simple.
    so COZY:)

    you have a keen eye for beautiful color;)!

  3. Cozy and comfy. I could easily curl up here with a cuppa Earl Grey and an issue of Country Living. Is that the feel you were going for?? :)

  4. Nothing like a change! So very pleased to meet you here! Thanks you ever so much for sharing, I will follow on my way out so I know the path back to your special place. I hope you will find the time to come visit me soon and do the same. I look forward to supporting and engaging together. Cheers SpecialK XoXo

  5. Is that a door on your coffee table? Love that. I find that as the weather gets warmer, I tend to add warmer colors to my rooms. Red is my favorite color...I could spend days in that room on that beautiful red sofa!

  6. I was going to say--that looks like a PB pillow! Love all your chippy furniture--so cozy:)

  7. I love the room arrangement. I pinned it because I, too, have a red couch and I love the way you made yours work and how you were able to brighten it up. I'm planning crisp white board and batten in my living room and was worried that the red couch would pop too much. But your couch near the bright white fireplace and accompanied by the white chippy coffee table works beautifully!



  8. Looks so inviting!I move things around all the time. I love your pillows, and you table and cabinet too:)

  9. Your home looks so warm and cozy ;) Love the changes you made to the room. Mandy

  10. Love the changes in your room! It's always good to mix it up from time to time.

  11. Wow! What an inspiring room! Especially the wood walls with white trim, is it bead board? It looks incredible! The picture above the mantel caught my eye as well... is it wool? I just love it all! Very well done! Do you mind if I "pin it?"

    1. Thanks, Danielle! Yes, it is the original bead board and the picture above the mantel is made with wool. Good eye! Thanks for asking, you are free to pin away. Have a wonderful day!

  12. Love everything about this room. Looks comfortable and inviting.

  13. I love your livingroom. The wood walls with white trim is really nice.

  14. Oh gosh, I just love your living room! And your cupboard....I'm now following you and I'll definitely be back!

  15. how beautiful! You did a beautiful job on the pillows, but most of all I love your chippy furniture - loving your coffee table! thank you for the inspiration!


  16. Love that fabric!
    Greetings from Australia♥

  17. gorgeous paneling!

    come visit my blog anytime!


  18. I just love the chippy cupboard! What I wouldn't give to have one just like it. And your coffee table is so unique, did you make it? Your room is beautiful. I love moving things around my home too. I can't say I do it seasonally; I do it when I get into one of those "change it up" moods:)

  19. Nothing better than a little furniture moving therapy! The room looks fabulous - I am loving your coffee table and chippy white cabinet! And that pillow fabric - what a steal!

  20. Your room looks beautiful and fresh! I love rearranging and do it far too often. (just ask my family)

  21. I just did the same with my living room on Friday. It began with a table and I ended up moving all sorts of pieces. I drive my husband nuts, but I love changing things around.

    I love your colorful room. I too have a red sofa- not in the living room. I love all the blogs with beautiful white rooms, but they aren't for me.

  22. What a cozy family room you have. I love the pillows..and the overall feel of warmth to your place. thanks for sharing and joining in on the newbie party.


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