I was hoping to share more reveals with you this week, or "How To's", but amidst all the major projects I have going on, I was not ready! So, THANKFULLY, before I started tearing up carpet and pulling out staples, sanding plywood, painting primer and setting up a campground in my family room, I had taken a few photos. These are just a few pics of my "Beach themed" casual family room. I cannot be more grateful that just last week, as I was cleaning and decided to simplify and set out a few summer items, I snapped a few shots. The Beach had been calling me!
Do you ever crave summer or the beach so much you decide to set up in your home? I do, every year! I love beach anything, but I want my surroundings to reflect the simple days of summer and the relaxed feel of the beach. This year I decided to go a bit simpler than my usual style, but I love it!
This is our "hang out" room. We listen to music, play games, cuddle up on our large sofa, watch movies, hang out with friends, drink wine, have popcorn parties, you name it, we do it here!! What room is like that in your home?
I love this painted wood sign I scored from a city wide flea market in Seaside, Florida. The mermaid was a Christmas present from my husband. Isn't she cute? I have a love of anything stars...especially starfish, I have them in every room of my home, including on all my window sills in the house, to see from the outside. I have talked about my love of stars before, when I shared 11 things about myself, click here to read:
The family room is where I have combined antiques, found treasures, flea market finds, and my ever-so-comfy (washable, wearable, durable, slip covered) Pottery Barn sofa, tattered leather chair and more to create a room where you want to kick off your flip flops and stay awhile!
We own several guitars in our house. I grew up with music and studied music in performing arts school when I was young. I even had the opportunity to start and teach a music program at a local Christian school. Our piano is in my office and more guitars are in the basement along with my husbands antique saxophone from his father. His father played saxophone in a jazz band! I think music makes the world go round, but that is just me!
Can you tell I really like mermaids also?
Well, that is my summer family room style! I hope I brought a little beach to your part of the world. I look forward to visiting the beach again, but until then, sipping margaritas in my family room will have to do! Thanks for reading.
My progress on the floors is coming along, I hope to share this process with you over the weekend! So stay tuned.
Wall Color: Benjamin Moore "Coastal"
Green Pie safe: local antique store(already painted a cool green)
We use this piece to hide our flat screen tv and equiptment
Sectional Sofa: Pottery Barn
Leather Club Chair: Arhaus
Rug: Jute and Wool (Pottery Barn
Antique side cabinet: (you won't believe it....Costco) reproduction
Cool lamps: all HomeGoods
Lantern: Pottery Barn
Shells, Corals, Sea Sponge (all over, including a great little French Boutique in Savannah)
Dresser turned family storage: painted and refinished by "I Dream of Jeanne Designs"
Window treatments: Target online, my curtain tricks, read here: