Monday, June 18, 2012

Tangerine, White & Blue Summer Living Room

During the summer, I knew I'd be changing the white covers of the living room couch. With school being out, the kids are around the house longer and the living room gets a lot of traffic. I prefer a darker cover for the sofa to avoid spending my summer doing even more laundry. The rest of the changes I made to the room are just because I enjoy redoing rooms time and time again. :)

The oars came via craigslist a while back. I think it's taken me over a year to hang them up.

The striped blanket is my version of an IKEA hack. I used fabric paint for the number 5 on their Eivor throw.

When decorating from treasures of the sea, I prefer to use things I collected myself. The sand I bagged-up in Fort Myers Beach last year and the shells were gathered by the boys and I at a local beach. The ombre surfboard was painted by my mother-in-law. As much as I would have liked to have made the driftwood seahorse, it came from Homegoods.

As I mentioned, we hang out in this room quite a bit. The little chairs around the coffee table just beg for little ones to turn it into an art or play table in seconds. The little chairs got a tangerine makeover. 

Speaking of tangerine, the corner round table got a splash of it too. I even dipped the legs. I figured by the time the dipping trend dies down, I will have probably repainted it twice.

On the fireplace mantel is an old desk drawer. I painted the inside of it, displayed my favorite family picture, more Ft. Myers Beach sea treasures, and a Sol beer bottle. Sol is Spanish for sun. Perfect for a summer vignette. 

I am still searching for the "right" chair at the "right" price for this spot. My neighbors, Karen and Alanna, were kind enough to let me use their chair for this post.

Now that that room's done, I can re-do another one. Or hang out in the pool with the boys. I like that idea much better! ;)


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{northern cottage} said...

I'm smitten with the touches of tangerine. DELISH!! so cool and energizing and yet cozy and comfy too. Great job!

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Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

FABULOUS! you know i love the pops of color! love that round side table with the graphic top and dipped legs!

Finding Home said...

simple, clean and bright - spot on summer! Thanks for sharing, Laura

Shelley Marea Vaughan Harris said...

I love the chairs around the coffee table...you're always ready for little people. That is so welcoming! And I like the tangerine also!

Emily@TheWickerHouse said...

Oh My goodness your living room is so Cute!! I had to look through all of your pictures twice to pick up on all of the cute touches. I Love it all, the flag, the blanket all of the pillows, and the chairs. The colors are great.
Gotta pin this!

Susan @ Sunflower Status said...

Fun! Love the oars and the sea horse, and all of the color! It makes me want to update more of our house just for summer!

Kristi~The Slipcover Girl said...

absolutely adore the tangerine! the color injects so much fun into the room!

Jenn said...

I LOVE THIS ROOM!!!!! It is so happy and cheerful! I also have boys and they would love to live in a room like this! Great job! You definitely have a decorators eye :)

Jody said...

Very cute! I love all of the details!

Maya @ Completely Coastal said...

Looks so fabulous!! Love how you attached the flag to the oar!

Shaunna said...

Looks absolutely amazing, girl!!!
:-)
shaunna

AngelaECS at Number Fifty-Three said...

Absolutely beautiful!

Susan said...

Hi - I'm visiting from Layla's summer mantel link party!

Your living room is gorgeous - I especially love the driftwood seahorse - soooo cute!

Renee said...

I love, love, love this!! You have style, girl! I really love how you put everything together. It makes me want to come back to Florida!!!

Jenna said...

While I love the way the flag looks as a curtain (as well as all other aspects of this room - great job!), I'm kind of a stickler for flag etiquette, which strictly prohibits the flag being used as any sort of drapery or decoration, and should only be flown upside down as a distress signal. Sorry to be a Debbie Downer! Love the room otherwise! http://www.usflag.org/flagetiquette.html

Teachinfourth said...

Why do I think that nobody really lives in your house?

Eclectically Vintage said...

Love the paint dipped legs on the red cross table! The whole room is so festive and fun!!
Kelly

Susan @ homeroad.net said...

Your room is beautiful! I love the nautical look! Great job!
Susan
Homeroad

Liz - Imageremix said...

It has a really nice feel to it. Lots of nice touches that give it a unique atmosphere! Found your post at Funky Junk Interiors. Stop in for a visit at Quirky Vistas.
Liz

Jane said...

Love this room! It's so summery and "boy-friendly". I especially LOVE that you used tangerine throughout...it's my absolute favorite color! You have inspired me to pull out the children's chairs I have stacked in my garage (waiting for grandkids!) and paint them...ORANGE, of course.

Jane (artfully graced)

Jena @ Involving Color and Home said...

Yanet, your living room looks amazing! I love the colors you've chosen in here, and the whole space looks so fresh and inviting. Beautiful job!

Lubna said...

Oh My goodness your living room is so Cute!! I had to look through all of your pictures twice to pick up on all of the cute touches. I Love it all, the flag, the blanket all of the pillows, and the chairs. The colors are great.
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