May 23, 2014

Americana Family Room for Summer

Americana family room with diy wooden flag and stone fireplace-www.goldenboysandme.com
Are you excited for the start of Summer?  I sure I am and for me that translates into making some changes around the house.  I recently added a few touches of Americana style to our family room.  I just love the look of an American flag on a stone fireplace.  I was inspired to create one for ours after watching "American Dream Builders" a few weeks ago.  It was on the episode that they remodeled the cabins in Big Bear and all of the designers were all "we hate the woods" and I was thinking that all of the cabins were gorgeous.  I have to say that they did a great job.  Here's a picture of the cabin that inspired me.


American Dream builders Big Bear cabin
We dream of having a cabin like that.  Sigh.  Back to reality in our suburban split level, I decided to make my flag out of some wooden planks we had in our basement and I think it adds just the right touch to the mantel for the summer.  I also brought out our sailboat that I like to use to fill the black hole that our fireplace becomes at this time of year.  The sunflowers from Trader Joe's are an affordable way ($3.99) to add some color and freshness.
Stone fireplace with diy wood flag in Americana family room-www.goldenboysandme.com

Nautical flag pillow part of Americana family room summer mantel-www.goldenboysandme.com

Americana family room with American flag mantel-www.goldenboysandme.com
I borrowed some pillows with red, white and blue from around the house and added a quilt to the back of the sofa.   
Brown leather sofa with quilt in Americana family room-www.goldenboysandme.com

DIY wood American flag distressed and lantern on Americana Summer Mantel-www.goldenboysandme.com



American family room and summer mantel nautical-www.goldenboysandme.com

Americana nautical summer family room-www.goldenboysandme.com

Americana nautical summer family room-www.goldenboysandme.com

Sunflowers in white pitcher and DIY wood American flag-www.goldenboysandme.com


Console with glass Target Threshold lamps in Americana family room-www.goldenboysandme.com
Our Golden Retriever, Forrest, with his red bandanna, just seems to be a part of the decor :)  We wish you a fun and happy summer and thank you for stopping by.
Golden Retriever with red bandanna and American flag in summer family room-www.goldenboysandme.com!

4 comments:

  1. Oh Forrest looks adorable! What a nice pose too! Your whole family room looks gorgeous Courtney! The red white and blue is so cheerful and really gives that summer vibe. I always dream that if I had a beach house, I would use those colors. Have a wonderful Memorial Day weekend!
    -Shelley

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  2. Really pretty! I love touches of red, white,and blue. :)

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  3. So beautiful and cozy - such a great lodge/cottage feel!

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  4. Forrest is such a sweet heart!!!! I love your touches of Americana....just perfect. Love seeing peeks into your beautiful home!

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