Before I make some minor changes to our living room and decorate for Fall, I thought I would share some photos of our white, grey and turquoise living room in late summer.
Our white slipcovers need washed and I am trying out an IKEA billy bookcase but this is our smaller front living room as it was this weekend. Our living room doesn't get a lot of light so the white walls really work in this room (Benjamin Moore Cotton Balls although the rest of our main floor is BM Simply White and Revere Pewter.)
Yesterday I shared the makeover of the pedestal end tables. We sold the large heavy pedestal coffee table. It was a favourite piece but was quite big for this smaller (10' x 14') room.
We moved the wood dresser and mirror to try an IKEA billy bookcase but I'm not sure if this will stay. Maybe two bookcases would look better? I am thinking of using the farmhouse sofa table I painted or possibly bring back the wood dresser.
We have a family room and a basement sitting room for watching TV so our front room is more for visiting and where I often read or knit. I use a white set of string lights in the window at Christmas and decided to add them back but first I stuffed each light into a little natural rattan ball. They look so pretty at night.
I like wood and galvanized pieces mixed in with the whites and there will be more of this in the changes I have planned.
Our living room is open to the front entry and dining room. The galvanized pots in the wood crate on the ledge hold our assorted glasses and sunglasses, easily accessible from the hall table on the other side.
We had a lot of rain the other day but I rescued a few hydrangeas to fill a pitcher on the coffee table. The grey and white buffalo check pillow covers are IKEA and I made the floral and grain sack inspired pillow covers.
I stuffed big 26" feather inserts with simple white pillow covers into a $5 galvanized wash tub (but first sprayed the interior with a sealer to keep any bits of rust off the linens.) When we have family gatherings the young people often end up sprawled on pillows on the floor.
A moss ball in a little urn is on the black plant stand neear the window. I like using black in all the rooms in our home.
And this is a dark photo of our 5 year old girl Remington, a chocolate Lab. She is one of the reasons I love my white slipcovers (and leather in the family room.) We are puppy sitting my sister and family's 5 1/2 month old Labradoodle for a few days so I won't be getting too much done haha. These girls are neighbours and see each other a lot, but they are still getting used to each other. Thanks for visiting today!
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