August 3, 2014

Summer Changes in the Living Room

Striped Drapes, lantern light, Ikea hack coffee table in Living Room-www.goldenboysandme.com
We are at that midway point of summer when I start itching to get some stuff done in the house.  The kids have been home for over a month and their stuff. is. EVERYWHERE.  I start to crave some order in the house.  One recent afternoon, all of the kids were out of the house so I straightened things up and took some pictures...my idea of a relaxing afternoon.  I think it might have stayed this way for five minutes after they got home :)


Books with antlers and hydrangea with ikat place mat-www.goldenboysandme.com
I picked up these striped drapes at TJ Maxx recently.  For under $30, they really freshen up the room. I actually am planning on using these in my youngest boy's room, but I thought I would hang them in here for a change of pace for the rest of the summer until we can get the molding done in his room.  
Striped Drapes in Living Room with faux fireplace with stacked wood-www.goldenboysandme.com
Our Ikea Hack coffee table is holding up remarkably well.  I am always a bit nervous to diy furniture because we are rough on things, but this wax finish is very durable.
DIY Ikea hack coffee table-www.goldenboysandme.com
We have been using the galvanized stool I grabbed at Target a few weeks ago (when the home stuff was 70% off) at the desk.
Console table turned desk with Target galvanized stool-www.goldenbobysandme.com

Antler, books, and hydrangea with ampersand throw pillow-www.goldenboysandme.com

Lantern style light in living room with faux fireplace with stacked wood-www.goldenboysandme.com
We have one more vacation planned and then it will be time to prep for back to school and, my favorite, fall decorating.
HomeGoods Terrarium with books and bird-www.goldenboysandme.com


I hope you enjoy the rest of your summer!

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7 comments:

  1. Your home is lovely! I am enjoying seeing rooms that are neat and in order...we have been downsizing and purging in prep for a move to a smaller home later this month...I can't wait for days when the house is neat!! Until then, I will enjoy looking at homes like yours!

    Cheryl @ The Creative Me and My McG

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    1. Thanks Cheryl! Our rooms are usually not as neat or in order as these pictures might make you think ;)

      Have a great day, Courtney

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  2. Your accessories are great! The different touches like the wood in the fireplace, antlers on top of the books , your lovely couch & the rest of the patterns & goods make this room so inviting!!! :)

    Paige.Rose
    www.TheQuaintSanctuary.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks so much, Paige. I love the little touches..they are my favorite part of decorating. Have a great day! Courtney

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  3. Gorgeous room Courtney! I love those drapes...you always manage to find such great deals! I know what you mean about the kids' stuff being everywhere! I can't keep up around here and since we are back and forth to the beach all the time, the laundry is piling up too... But it's summer so yay for that!
    -Shelley

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  4. Courtney....just when I think that your home can't get any prettier.....holy cow...it does. I love the refresh in your living room. Very pretty. I know you must get crazy from all the questions....but where did you find your pouf and the chair with the gingham slip cover????

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    1. Thanks so much! I dont mind your questions at all!! The gingham chair is the jennylund chair from Ikea and the pouf is from Target a few weeks ago. Hope that helps!

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