Last week, I shared my living room. Today, I share the details. I have had so much fun treasure shopping in my own house. And so much fun shopping in my mother-in-law's storage unit! A trip to the Elephant Trunk in New Milford helped me to add in those vintage pieces I was yearning for!
My mantle! I had these frames in my dining room in the old house. When we moved in, I decided to layer them on the mantle and finish it off with the iron star! I love that chandelier even though I have bumped my head on it 9 million times.
This Pottery Barn pillow inspired the color scheme that runs throughout my entire home! I adore it! It is a bit bold in the room, but I think every room should have an unexpected.
This room was pretty empty until my mother-in-law donated her huntboard. It is so pretty and works great in multiple places around the space. I love to change out the top decorations to match the season. I keep a set of jars that I fill with a variety of things to fit the holiday/season. Think Pottery Barn, but I got mine at Home Goods for a 1/3 of the price.
I have to show you this very cool, antique notepad. It was sent to me by Anabelle O'Malley...she was antiquing one day and came across it! What a nice surprise to open the package and find this! It even has my middle initial. She is the sweetest!
I also have a clustering of vintage books and bowls mixed in with random things I already owned. I love the layered look.
On my coffe table, which is actually an antique trunk, I have some books and this awesome bird cage thingy...it adds interest and some height. I think that the trunk is too short for the couch, but I am okay with that. I don't think it is about having the perfect pieces, just interesting ones.
Here are some groupings. I have had this bookcase forever...it came from the unfinished wood store and I painted/distressed it. I have grouped some vintage cameras and clocks. The shelves are really made for tall items like stereo systems so I needed to fill the space up. Using old mirrors or small prints will do the trick.
Old books, photographs and art can add so much to a room, regardless of how much of a budget you have! I will be changing the formation of this room around soon to fit the winter season. I will share when it is all done!
Happy Sunday...hope you have a beautiful cozy day in the place you call home.