April 19, 2018
updating our living room for spring

I love to change the feel of our home as the seasons change. I mean, let’s just say my idea of a fun time is redecorating bookshelves and switching out throw pillows. Let’s not even

I love to change the feel of our home as the seasons change. I mean, let’s just say my idea of a fun time is redecorating bookshelves and switching out throw pillows. Let’s not even get started on my collection of pillows that I have on rotation, much to Brandon’s embarrassment. I can hear him now… “Whyyy does one person need so many pillows?” (He says this every time I send him up in the attic to find that “beige and white pillow.” Oh, you know the one! The one that’s kinda off white, but not the one with the piping!) But the truth is, little accessories and changes like that can change the look and feel of an entire room. Sometimes I add things and sometimes I just take away to get back to my blank canvas. Simple adjustments like that can make an entire room go from feeling crisp to cozy… or the other way around!

You may remember that I shared our living room back in the fall, but like I was saying, I just crave a little change each season. Today I’m sharing how we’ve brightened it all up for spring and summer with pretty simple changes.

It all started when I fell in love with a new rug from Annie Selke. Their Pebble Natural Rug has the look of a sisal rug, but it’s soft with a wool-like texture. It’s also indoor/outdoor, so I knew it would hold up well with this being a high traffic area.

I love love the natural tone it brings into our living room. I’ve missed the look of a sisal rug, but there’s just no way I could have one at this point with a small toddler and a baby because they tend to be very scratchy and hard. But now I don’t need it because this rug provides the same look.

I’m happy to report that this rug is incredibly soft! Super comfortable to lay on with the babies, which was an absolute must for us. We do have a Rug Pad USA Superior Lock 7/16″ Pad underneath, which helps keep it in place, give extra cushion, and keep the rug in great shape.

This basket is from Aubugerine Home. I get asked about it a whole lot. The clear acrylic tray is by Marquin Campbell. And the candle is by Charleston Candle Company. This one is my favorite one, “Spanish Moss.” Their candles are all made with all natural soy wax and the fragrance is made with essential oils, so it’s phthalate free.

Just like the basket, the white pillows on the two chairs and the beige greek key pillows are from Aubergine Home.

I get asked a lot where all the toys are. Trust me, there are too many, but we try to keep them pretty tidy. When we moved into the house, there was a perfect room that I was going to use as my office, but I quickly got booted out by Watson and all of his toys. So now we have a play room! That’s where the toys live.

And as he brings the toys out into the living room, we typically store them in a basket under the coffee table so that he has his favorites right there. (I was washing our basket when this picture was taken!)

I also added in pops of light blue into the room. I found these pillows at Homegoods, but these are so very similar in color. And my favorite color to compliment this blue is gold, so I hung Rebecca Hoyle’s artwork there by the glass cabinet.


“Agreeable Gray” by Sherwin Williams


Coffee table

Black chest by fireplace


Sofa and Loveseat

Glass Cabinet

Desk – Vintage, but here are similar options.

Stools Under Desk



Rug Pad USA Superior Lock 7/16″ Pad

Blue pillows are from Homegoods, but these are very similar!

Blue Blanket on Chair – These are so similar… tons of colors!

Large Off White Pillows on Sofa are from Homegoods, but these are very similar!

Greek Key Pillows and White Pillows on Chair

Blue/White Ticking Stripe Pillow in basket


Gold Framed Painting

Coffee Table Books

Basket on Coffee Table

Clear Tray on Books

Candle on Books

Fiddle Leaf Fig Trees (real, but here’s a great artificial one)

Standing Frame on Side Table

Wall Frames (hanging on wall on either side of door)

White lamp on glass table

 More details on my first living room post!