Happy Thursday. You may have heard our home is in escrow, along with our lake house, so we are in clean-out mode. When Mary Ann, Annie, and I got the big idea to do a Spring tour it sounded like a great idea. I ordered new pillows for our family room and TV room and some new lampshades. I was going to replace our counter stools with these great-looking ones from World Market. Fast forward Mary Ann’s mother fell and passed away yesterday sadly, and our house is in escrow. So let’s take a look at how to refresh your family room with new pillows, fresh flowers and shopping my home.
REFRESH YOUR FAMILY ROOM WITH NEW PILLOWS
Here was my original mood board for the family room.
Forgive me I have no flowers in my yard right now. I did find some blooming camellias and I picked up some pussy willows from TJ’s.over a month ago. I just keep refreshing the water and they hang on. The fireplace mantle I changed up a bit (not much to be honest). On the coffee table, I filled a vintage coiled rye basket with the pussy willows and camellias. I added a vintage Walnut Ridge bunny ( I am not very good at Easter decor), a vintage shell, and my favorite votivo red currant candle and placed it all on a vintage breadboard.
VINTAGE AND MODERN ACCESSORIES ON THE MANTLE
I didn’t change this up much. I brought back the modern art (a print out from Etsy) and kept the old house vent. Green always brings the outdoors in.
Here was my family room before. I loved the look but was ready for a change.
This view is from the kitchen. The new pillow covers make me happy. I was ready for a pop of color. Aren’t we all?
Left to right (I will link below in shop the post) the first two pillows are from Etsy. The middle pillow from Dear Keaton. I couldn’t make up my mind about styling so I added the french bride’s box I found at Round Top a few years ago.
PILLOWS FROM ETSY, OKA AND DEAR KEATON
The pillow from the far left is from OKA you may have enjoyed the post I wrote about them here. They have such great stuff.
I filled my old Romanian pottery bowl with old coral specimens for Spring. I hate these lampshades but they will have to do for now. The lamps are made from old balusters. They will look a lot better once the new lampshades from Ballard Designs come. OKA has some great shades as well here.I ordered these which I will share in another post. These pleated shades from Ballard and OKA are the most reasonable I have found anywhere including Etsy.
VINTAGE BOWL FILLED WITH VINTAGE CORAL AND SHELL SPECIMENS
I love the crusty textural feel of the old coral specimens. The only piece that is new is the crusty red one. I found it on Ebay and linked similar at the bottom of the post.
LAMPS MADE FROM OLD BALUSTERS
Look who kept photobombing. Furrie (we gave her name a unique spelling because well her name is not very distinctive) is one of our feral cats that will be moving to town (should be interesting). Both of them are 12 years old and going strong. The picture of Beau in the distance is by my friend Pat whom I have featured many times before here. Love her work! Note ugly lampshades. They will be here in a couple of weeks. The dining room is in the distance with another painting by Pat.
GET MY SPRING FAMILY ROOM LOOK
That’s how I refreshed my family room with new pillows, flowers from my garden, and shopping my home. You don’t need to change everything out for a quick refresh. I will try and do a full tour of our home for the archives before the move. If we move to the rental I will now have two sets of new pillow covers (fun). Be sure and pop over and visit Mary Ann and Annie. They are sharing their Spring Dining Rooms.