Show Me Monday- The Living Room Edition




I love going inside other peoples houses. Snooping around to see how they decorate, which kitchen soap they use, and if their towels are monogrammed! HA! Don't you just love to see if people are pack rats? Or if they are neat freaks?

I thought it would be fun to do a little house tour. I'm starting with my living room.

Every Monday I'll show you a different room in my house, what I like, don't like, am working on etc.



Let me start by saying I am going for a Palm Beach Casual decorating style. I love colorful, summery, preppy looks with fun accents. First I painted one wall, by the fireplace in a lime green.




I had a sagey green couch in a chenille fabric I wanted to punch up a little with more color, so I had curtains made at Calico Corners in a fabric called Summerlin, Palm Beach.



In the fabric are wonderful light blues, greens and corals.

Hubby spotted the arm chair at a garage sale (2 for $75!) Luckily although they need to be recovered, the kind of work for now. I inherited my Grandmommies purple velvet couch and some of her artwork as well. The purple kind of throws my color scheme off, but until I can recover it's stayin!

The black lacquered chair is in a gift from my step sister, and decorated with a Pierre Deux chinoiserie fabric.




I am thinking about lacquering the coffee table and two other side tables I found in coral, and getting the purple couch recovered in a coral shade.



Hubby made this large format book case (isn't he so Aiden from Sex and the city!?) But we are going to built in book shelves here (all our greatest books are in the garage! Horrible!) We also want to do built in shelves around the fire place.

The living room is a work in progress! Okay play along with me and show me your living room. Let me know if you do!!! I'm dying to snoop!

xo
The Mrs.

19 comments:

Headbands and Hand Bags said...

I especially love the fun colors in your throw pillows! What a cozy looking room!

mrsb said...

One thing I've learned from looking at other people's pictures of their homes? They are all prettier than mine, lol!

debra said...

How fun. I love to see others' homes, too. I really like your living room- the color on the fire place wall is great. And your curtain fabric is heaven. And so is that black lacquered chair. I just love it all. :)

I will do mine too. Just let me get the dog toys and blankets put away first! I'll let you know when it's posted.

Maureen said...

I am going to take pictures of my living room today! I love this idea....Great living room. I love those pillows... such pretty fabrics.

Maureen said...

I am going to take pictures of my living room today! I love this idea....Great living room. I love those pillows... such pretty fabrics.

monogramgirl said...

I LOVE the Palm Beach fabric. Snooping into others lives is always fun!!

Domestic Diva said...

Perfect Post! I could look at design books and mags all day long. I love looking at living rooms!! Your living room is fabulous!! You can tell your home is full of love and good times. Palm Beach Chic is so my style.
Happy MONDAY!!
xxxx me

LPC said...

The Pierre Deux chair is delicious.

MOMMY-MOMO said...

i love your style!!! very beachy and classy

Solar Powered said...

Love it! I'll play tonight.

Andie said...

Oh that purple sofa is to DIE. FOR. LOVE It. Love it purple.

Jan Jessup said...

It's always interesting to see how great fabrics can lift and bring harmony to a room. Here's a suggestion that won't cost anything: try rearranging your furniture so that the two sofas are flanking the fireplace. Right now they're blocking one of the focal points in the room--the fireplace--plus interfering with the view and your pretty Summerlin draperies.

You might consider slipcovering the plum velvet sofa--it's less expensive than reupholstering. Perhaps in a soft coral or pale turquoise twill...it could be cotton, or Calico Corners also carries some indoor-outdoor fabrics i.e. Trax or Flagship that will withstand anything your young children can dish out! Happy Decorating!
Jan

Blushing hostess said...

i love the chinoiserie fabric on the chairs! Thank you for inviting us in!

Courtney said...

Thanks for sharing. I adore your throw pillows!

Kate said...

I just love the curtains and pillows!

Far From Perfect said...

thanks for sharing-I will play along. since I need a jump start on my blogging!!

Love your living room! I am the biggest snop ever!

Muffy said...

I love it all! I would show you mine, but it would really just be my parents style (which is too old and stuffy)!

Wait until Skipp and I get a place, and THEN I'll show you!!!

Becky said...

I HEART Pierre Deux! I have toile lampshades from there and they are my little treasures!

Life, Love And Lola said...

Love your taste!