Collected Living Room – Spring Tour
Hello everyone! It’s been a while since I shared a little room tour. Since it’s officially spring, I thought I would share a current view of our living room with you. This room hasn’t changed too much since our Christmas tour, but it’s always fun to share this space each season. You can find our spring tour from last year HERE. You’ll find that I’ve brought in some fresh linens, greenery and décor.
Our living room is straight back from our foyer. It’s north facing, so it doesn’t get as much sunlight as some of the other rooms in our home. Our wall color, Simply White, can appear very crisp and bright at certain times of the day, while dim and warmer at other times. It’s a bit tricky to photograph, so bear with me.
I just love this room in the spring! The sunlight has such a glow to it and it really gives this room a warm feel. This room is a mix of old and new. It has slowly taken shape over the years. Although there are things I’d like to change and it’s not completely finished, it’s truly a collected space that we love.
Josh would tell you that I’ve pretty much claimed this room as mine, but we spend a lot of time here as a family. While most movies are watched in our den, we still entertain and play board games in this space, so I like to keep things cozy, yet a little more formal than our den. (Just an FYI if you have kids, we recently purchased the game Labyrinth. You’re racing to collect treasure in a maze that is always changing. We love board games and this is a current favorite of ours.)
This German mantel clock, circa 1940’s, is the latest addition to this room. It was an unexpected antique find last month. After purchasing vintage clocks that required repair in the past, I was surprised to hear this one start to chime while still in my cart at the store. I wish I could play a recording of it for you. It has such a beautiful sound!
My blue and green fabrics always feel right at home in the spring season. My spring and summer pillow covers might just be my favorites. They’re a mix of homemade and purchased. I’ve found it more difficult to find pillow covers that I really love already made, so I’ve gotten used to looking for nice fabrics to make my own.
In the back corner of our living room we have a small nook, complete with a cozy reading chair. As you can see, this corner doesn’t get as much natural light, so the walls are much warmer here. We recently moved our bar from the dining room to this room. We found that friends and family naturally congregated here, so it just made more sense to keep those items to be in this room.
This antique chest stores Charlie’s school books and supplies, as well and puzzles and games. In a collected space it’s all about form and function!
Another change that I’ve made in this room is that I recently moved my ceramic umbrella stand from our foyer to this room. With the spring rain sure to join us soon, it’ll have to go back to the foyer, but for now I’m using it to hold my bamboo walking sticks and canes. I just love the pop of color and it looks right at home beside the French secretary.
How do you decorate for spring? I know many of you still have snow on the ground but I hope this gives you something to look forward to and inspires you. Later this week I’ll be sharing my lemon-Lavender bar recipe. They’re such a delicious spring time treat! I hope to see you back here, until then I wish you all a beautiful spring season and happy decorating!