Thursday, February 23, 2012

My Mother's House Tour: The Living Room

Here we are in the Living Room.  A bright sunny, calming place. The walls are painted a creamy buttery color.  There are more of the white built in shelves my dad made.  She displays white pitchers and bowls.

The antique buffet and mirror are a good contrast to the silver pieces she has arranged. ( I sound like I know what I'm talking about, don't I?)

A little corner of the room gets dressed up too.  I have that same lamp and it will never be as cute as hers because she knows what to pair it with.
This is the gorgeous white hutch that she has painted a couple of times.  Keep your eyes peeled for all of her wire baskets, she has alot!
This is the view from the other end of the room.  The big picture window that she did herself to look like stained glass and a grouping on the wall.  Those are thrift store urns that she painted white and put live plants in.
Here is another close up of the shelves, they have a crackle finish on them.   She has several mirrors in this room and they really reflect the light.
This table setting is at the opposite end of the room from the hutch.  She has two Santos, vintage china, and old music stand and look closely at the wooden block the plant is sitting on.  She spotted that at DI for a couple of dollars with Beverly and I and she saw it's potential.  Some sanding and staining and it's just the cutest thing.  Pottery Barn has one just like it in their catalog.  I'm kicking myself over that one.
A longer view of that end of the room.  She's had that chandelier ever since I can remember.  Some things that stand out to me that make this room so lovely are the paint color of course, and the contrast of the darker furniture with the white accessories.  Fresh plants, mirrors, groupings and good use of space, filling every corner.  It's just a lovely sitting room and a nice place to be.

Stay tuned, more to come tomorrow!
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Joey said...

Love, love, love it all!

Shannon Baker said...

I'm drooling over that hutch!

Jan said...

Her Living Room is wonderful and each time I visit there is more to see, love it!