Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Better Late Than Never: Summer Family Room

With Labor Day 2014 in the books and summer (un)officially over, it's probably a little weird that I'm sharing our summer family room today.  Oh well, call me a weirdo. I never got around to showing it to you this summer, so it's now or never.

The plan for my little summer overhaul actually began last fall when I snagged this piece of aqua colored faux coral in a summer clearance sale.  Initially, I planned to spray paint it white or gold (of course), but I realized that I kind of liked the color combo when I set it next to the red walls of our family room.  Inspired, I searched the web for other red and aqua color schemes and found plenty of great inspiration.

From there, it was just a matter of picking up/creating some aqua accents (like my upcycled planter and wood shim art) to incorporate into the room.  I particularly liked how the aqua pillow covers paired with the army green of our couch and love seat.  The blue/green combo brought a much cooler feel to this typically warm-palletted room.

So now that you've seen it, stay tuned for fall version of this room.  With its red walls...autumn is what this room was born for.  I'll even try to post it during the right season this time :)

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  1. Hi - love your photos - can you tell me where you got the glass shelves? Is it a unit you purchased or something you put together yourself? Thanks! Ruth

    1. Hey Ruth! I wish I could help, but they are actually just cut glass that sits on small pegs on the track that runs up and down the side of each shelf. The pegs are adjustable, so the shelves can be moved up and down. They were here when we bought the house, so I don't know where they came from, but I kind of think you could buy the supplies (including cut glass) at most hardware stores. Hope this helps!!