April 25, 2016

Florals, Beams and a New Coffee Table in the Living Room

Happy Monday!

I like Mondays! Everyone else in my family leaves for school and work and I like to help our house recover from the weekend. It always feels good to me to get things back in order.

We had a nice weekend and got to get out in our yard and get some projects started, even though we had some rain.

And there's nothing like warm weather to make you want to lighten things up inside! Our living room has gone through several changes over the last couple of years and with Spring making a slow arrival here in Michigan, I thought it was the perfect time to add some florals and color to this room.

Some other things have changed in this room, as well. I found this coffee table on Craig's List. I haven't painted it yet, and probably will soon, but I love that it has the cane lower shelf which matches our new dining room chairs.

We finally moved our piano out of this room enabling me to put our Bergere chairs up against the wall, which really opened up this space.
I took the toile off the back of this chair (see how I did it here) and replaced it with some embroidered lattice fabric that I bought last year. I made a matching pillow for the love seat and added a small floral pillow.

But my favorite change is our new beams! I will show you how my husband made these in a later post.
They add the rustic feel that I love and balance out all the feminine florals I've put in here.
This is the view as you walk in from our entry way.
The wall you see to your left is our stairway to the upstairs.

My little azalea topiary needs a good shaping but everywhere I started to trim had a new bud ready to bloom, so I'll wait until it's done.
I put two of my favorite framed canvases over the fireplace. You may remember I had the smaller one over the stove and someone kindly warned me that cooking would damage it. I've replaced it with a large floral plate.

Some beautiful pink roses I picked up at the grocery story echo the paintings. I found the antique wooden 'shovel' at a nearby antique shop. It used to hang on the family room wall but I've replaced it for Spring. I found the French candle stick at Tuesday Morning in Grand Rapids. The mirror to the right used to hang in our entry.
I love the new beams and I'm already suggesting to my husband that we need one on the other side of the room. (He doesn't think so.) :)


I'll be back soon to show you how my amazing husband created these beams and to show you some Spring changes in the family room.

Have a wonderful day!

love and blessings~
"Behold, I will set your stones in turquoise, and your foundations I will lay in sapphires. I will make your summits of rubies and your gates of crystal, and your entire wall of precious stones."

31 comments:

  1. Beautiful space! Love the lattice fabric... very pretty! ~Rhonda

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    1. Thank you, Rhonda! I've had the lattice fabric for over a year and finally did something with it!

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  2. I love the beams, they look great! I also LOVE the secretary desk I saw. I would LOVE to have one! The room looks beautiful! I miss the days when I had the house to myself. We are both retired so we are together all the time:) Have a beautiful day.

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    1. Thank you, Pinky! I like having the house to myself sometimes too. Our son is in his second year of college here in town and is planning on going away for his third year. I suspect I will have the house to myself TOO much. My husband is a professor and he's home a lot during the summer. When he's busy, it's great but when he just hangs around, I want to send him back to work! So I understand!
      love and blessings~

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  3. Love the beams! Great job on the color too, I noticed you did the door just around corner from where piano used to be! The room looks just beautiful!
    Blessings, Candy

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    1. Thank you, Candy! That was my 'experiment' door. I've gotten most the main floor doors done now. And we're adding some boards in the hallways. Loving the look!
      love and blessings~

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  4. Wow...love those beams!!...and love the lattice fabric...the design and color!....Your room is truly beautiful!...and great find on the coffee table on CL! Can't wait to see it after you have painted it!

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    1. Thanks so much, Shirley! I am becoming addicted to Craig's List lately, I have found several great things the last few months. My husband knows when I ask if he'll leave the truck home that our house is going to get 'more crowded!' Ha!
      love and blessings~

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  5. What a beautiful room! Those beams are great! I love your fabrics and your Bergere chairs!

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    1. Thanks so much, Deanna!
      love and blessings~

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  6. Love the beams. It really makes it look like a home in France! Your living room is Beautiful! I too love the lattice work fabric. Just lovely.
    Blessings

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  7. Beautiful room! Yes, the beams really add a touch of France to this space.

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    1. Thank you, Sarah! And we LOVE France! :)

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  8. The beams look wonderful in here! I love the florals on the mantel. Love the floral rug, they area always so elegant!

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    1. Thank you, Janet! I love florals too and am enjoying putting them back in my decorating.

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  9. Love the beams....they look amazing! Your new coffee table is so pretty too. Love the whole room....just beautiful!!!!!
    ~Des

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  10. Hi Lynda! I have loved this room since I first found your blog. I really like the changes you have made and the beams are fabulous.

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  11. Lynda,
    This is such a lovely room! The beams were are great addition and I love how the soft blues play with all your white. So pretty!

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  12. Yes! The beams really added to the french country flair. I love it all!

    Thank you for being such a faithful friend to us at Thoughts of Home. :)

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  13. The beams are perfect and you could not have picked a better fabric pattern than the lattice.
    So pretty!
    Thank you for sharing this at TOHOT!

    Laura
    White Spray Paint

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    1. Thank you, Laura! When I started blogging my daughter, whose name is Laura, told me I should call my blog, "There's a Spray Paint for That!" So, I chuckled when I saw your blog name. I love spray paint too!
      love and blessings~

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  14. Oh Lynda the beams are amazing!!

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  15. Such a pretty room! I had NO idea you could make a topiary from an azalea. I am a bit late to the TOHOT party this week due to my college semester finals but I'm so glad that I didn't miss this. Have a wonderful week.

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    1. Thank you, Laura! I bought that little azalea topiary and have really enjoyed it. Hope you do well on your finals!!
      love and blessings~

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  16. I love your living room and the new beams are gorgeous. I will be featuring this tonight at my Swing into Spring party that opens at 8pm EST. Please stop by and pick up an I've Been Featured button. Thanks. http://diybydesign.blogspot.com

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