May 23, 2014

Americana Family Room for Summer

Americana family room with diy wooden flag and stone
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

Nautical flag pillow part of Americana family room summer

Americana family room with American flag
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

DIY wood American flag distressed and lantern on Americana Summer

American family room and summer mantel

Americana nautical summer family

Americana nautical summer family

Sunflowers in white pitcher and DIY wood American

Console with glass Target Threshold lamps in Americana family
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!


  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!

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

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

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