The season is starting to change and it looks like we are going to be under renovation again this Holiday season. I had high hopes of finishing the family room but I'm stuck with some design issues. We lived at the beach for 11 years together and every color I pick and design feature I add makes it look like we live in a beach house now. I'm discovering that a traditional country cottage look is a lot harder to create than the beach cottage look. In the meantime I've decided to move forward with some fun things that will hopefully help bring the look together and give our house the feeling of home.
A fresh topiary always makes a kitchen feel cozier for me. I also got this lamp I have been eyeing for some time.
sprucing things up with fresh summer flowers while they are still around.
The kids and I used the little play house to make a chicken and duck cottage and added a fun water fountain for them to enjoy.
And here is a picture from a few days ago, and ten fewer colors ago, of the wall paneling. It turned out great and fixed a lot of the balance issues the room had. Now I just have the challenge of turning it from cool and coastal to warm and country. Any ideas? I did get some fabulous small antlers at market!