We have been living in this house for three years. It’s a charming house (too small of us) with some cute details: wide plank floors, original windows (it’s cold in the winter), checkered floors in the mudroom, a swing door that connects the kitchen and study. I like this house most during the summer. It takes time to make a house a home. I spent a little time updating the fireplace area, which was in need of a spruce up for summer.
I unpacked some moving boxes and found a few fern frames I used in our previous house. Don’t you just love shopping your home? Summer is all about the beach. Sea shells, new and old, were placed in a French porcelain basket. A natural fern was added to the inside of the brick fireplace. It was a great deal at $10 at Home Depot. (Look #1)
A chair and a leopard print pillow complete the space. Of course, once I started moving things around, I kept going. Here’s look #2. The birds are a gift from a dear friend. I love my Bunny Williams Home pillow. The cane chair I bought at auction. The rug is from One Kings Lane. Eventually, I would like replace the mirror and the lighting in this room.
The boys bedroom also has a fireplace and needed some TLC. Now that they are college boys, I kept it simple, and a little more age appropriate.
It’s a non-working fireplace. The tortoise shell is from Nate Berkus’ Target Collection. Tortoise shells remind me of my childhood. Lastly, the dining room fireplace could use a little change for summer. I have a few more boxes to open. Maybe I’ll find more forgotten treasures to decorate the dining room fireplace for Summer.
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