Good morning, dear readers! I hope that you are enjoying your week and pleasant spring weather. We have had lots of rain this week, but I know that these April showers will bring May flowers. Looking ahead at May, it will be quite a busy month. My youngest son, Reid, will be celebrating his 12th birthday on the fourth, and our middle child, Caroline, will be graduating from high school at the end of the month. I am so anxious to host family and friends for these celebrations. We are scurrying to finish some outdoor plans, and I can’t wait to share them with you. We are building a flagstone patio and have a few landscaping projects in the making.
Since we have been focusing all of our attention on the outdoors, there has not been a lot of decorating going on in the house. However, the other day, I got a wild hair and decided to do some no cost decorating by simply rearranging furniture and accessories to create a new and refreshed look.
First, I moved my sofa in front of the long wall of windows. This left the living room open to the kitchen and really made the room feel much larger.
At the side of the sofa, I placed a green garden stool that I borrowed from another room. You always need a place to set a drink or cup of tea. I’m also loving the pop of green in the room.
Behind the sofa, there is plenty of room for a walkway. Against the windows is a sofa table flanked by two French chairs. A large basket below the sofa table holds some of my favorite magazines. I must confess that I hoard magazines. I just can’t part with my favorite issues. Mr. Bleu is always teasing me about my magazine subscriptions. I come by it honestly, because my grandmother was the same way.
I added a couple of more pops of green to the coffee table. An antique green tin tray serves as a base for my pitcher of pink roses. A couple of coffee table books with a green dish sitting on top adds to the simple vignette. My second confession is that I love my decorating and gardening books. You might spy an extra stack of books on the bottom shelf of the table.
Rearranging a few of my accessories to create new vignettes also helped to refresh my space.
I foraged my yard for fresh flowers to add to the display. White snowballs, small lace cap hydrangeas, and pink roses create an easy but pretty arrangement. Something about fresh flowers just brightens up a room.
My mother-in-law was cleaning out some of her things and gave me this pretty floor lamp. It works perfectly in my newly arranged space.
Opposite the sofa, I placed my two Charles Faudree chairs on each side of an antique French table.
One day, when the budget allows, I hope to have wood floors in this room. For now, I will count my blessings and be happy with what I have.
I left the two wingback chairs in front of the fireplace, but I added this sweet little tea table that I found several weeks ago while antiquing. Mr. Bleu and I have our coffee and tea here every morning, and this table works perfectly.
Sweet friends, I am so happy that you stopped by for a visit today. Thank you for your sweet and gracious comments. Have a most beautiful and blessed day!