Sunday, April 6, 2014

Spring Living Room

I finally did this last weekend, after doing some serious cleaning and vacuuming, I eventually got into the "decorating mood" and finished with this.

Be prepared for lots of pictures though!

Green and gold all around!

Malachite green love!
My Living room decor's jumping off point was this beautiful 
Agate Jewelry Boxes from West Elm I got for myself last Christmas! 

I then grabbed a pair of Green Agate pillowcases that were on clearance from West Elm too! 
Green velvet pillows (from Crate & Barrel) usually come out Christmas time, but hey, it's perfect for spring too right?

Green and gold goodness abound
I then added the brass elements - old and new and an african woven basket I scored from TJMaxx last year.

'New" side table 
I moved my Target side table (also scored on clearance) from the basement to here. I love having the drawers to store our remotes. which I posted on IG a couple of days ago.

Brass Milk Can moves to the living room from the Kitchen
I then transferred my lucite Zara tray table on the other side.

Above Piano display
I moved this brass lamp from the basement to add more brass in my decor -as if I didn't have enough right?! ;-) Anyway, I scored this lamp at a Resale store for $8!!!!!
Completed the vignette by adding one of The Pink Pagoda's Malachite Pagoda Prints  (the story on the frame is a whole other post) and of course, more brass and some Green books. 

As always, my mantle was simple
I moved our wall clock here and added my live orchids and Kerry's gorgeous watercolors as backdrop.

The small Buffet Lamps, add a nice touch at night...

See :-)
I was also finally satisfied as to where I placed the Federal Mirror at.
My 'new' brass giraffes are keeping my eagle in good company don't you think?

Closer look
I moved my other side table beside this chair across the room to hold my phone. 
Switched out the lamp as well for the one in my bedroom.

The other side of the Living room

Media Center Re-do

Our very simple Entry...

...that packs a lot of punch with this perfect trinket tray

I hope you enjoyed this mini Spring Living Room tour of mine.
I really love how it turned out and the Federal mirror, though something that has yet to earn it's appeal with my husband, is truly making me smile and happy.

Mae West was right, so as always, I just went with my gut and decorated to my hearts content!

Have a Great Week Everyone!



  1. Wow, what a terrific space and I love the touches of green you added.

    P.S. My all time fav is still those tan and white side chairs!

  2. It looks so great! Nice and fresh! And I REALLY love your trinket tray...where did you get it?!

  3. Love the updates you made for spring. Green has been a favorite accent color of mine too. Everything looks great, Vel!

  4. Gorgeous. Your living room is so beautiful. I love the touch of green you've added with the pillows and accessores. Love it all. Hugs, Marty

  5. Hi Vel! Oh, how beautiful your living room looks. Every little change looks so pretty! Now, did you cut your hair? I'm seeing your new snap and you look so lovely.
    be a sweetie,
    Shelia :)

  6. I just love the butler lamps! Such a great find!!!!

  7. All of your Spring accessorizing looks so pretty! I'm DYING over those green boxes and that federal mirror, and I spied your really pretty new light in the background!

  8. Your living room looks gorgeous pretty Vel! I love your Zara lucite tray table, it's fab! I love your Federal mirror too, it looks great where you placed it! Everything and every piece is terrific and so is your new look so pretty with your hair short!
    Have a wonderful week ahead dear.

  9. Beautiful Vel! I love the green accents on your stunningly styled coffee table:)

  10. I LOVE the Federal Mirror. Your changes for Spring look great. Green is my fave color!

  11. Vel, your living room looks so beautiful! The Spring touches are just gorgeous. The green boxes are really pretty. Enjoy your week. Maria

  12. Vel, if you ever decide to retire from your "day job", you could easily become a decorator. This room is gorgeous. I love the colors and those lamps by the sofa are stunning!!!! You are simply amazing! Also, I love all of the light that your room gets - beautiful.

  13. Oh my goodness, this is so dreamy Vel!! The agate and malachite print from TPP are so fabulous, and I love where your hung the Federal mirror!! The giraffes are too adorable for words... I would love to have a pair! Excellent job!!

    The Glam Pad

  14. I love the spring touches in your living room Val, and especially the green accent (pillows and jewelery boxes); it has added a real punch of spring to your living room. Your living room looks beautiful.

  15. I really love that federal mirror and those brass giraffes are wonderful! Your living room looks fantastic!

  16. You've been a busy bee, Vel!! Fabulous - especially all the brass accents! Now you need to celebrate with a spring party in your awesome living room. Cheers!

  17. I love the new colours. Green is perfect for spring and it compliments brass so well.

  18. Vel, I love your beautiful spring living room! The green and brass go so well together. Your room feels so warm, collected and luxurious, what's not to like? By the way, I love your stunning lucite tray table and the quote in the end. You did a really great job changing things up!


  19. Beautiful as always!!! Your green accents look so great in your space!

  20. Love it all…especially that little Mae West tray!

  21. Beautiful, Vel! That gorgeous green agate box is such a perfect addition to your room.

  22. Your living room is always a favorite of mine, well, now I have to say -after- the kitchen ;) Love the green accents you gave the room, beautiful!

  23. Gorgeous! Love that mirror, and it looks great in that spot!

  24. Your room is beautiful and sophisticated. I love the green and the brass pieces too. Great job!

  25. I am loving the green and gold combo lately, too. Your living room looks so fresh and beautiful!

  26. So much to love! I think the west elm boxes are my fave :)

  27. I'm so glad that you linked this up to Best of the Nest because somehow I missed this post. You have so many accessories that I am dying over - the agate box, federal mirror, watercolors, and giraffes are all so fabulous! You did such a great job creating a whole new look by shopping your house! Have a great weekend Vel!

  28. Vel, as always, your living room is stunning. Love it and so did everyone else!! You are one of the features today at the Sunday Showcase from the Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Here is the link so you can check out your feature. Hope to see your prettiness again at the bash tomorrow! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  29. Wonderful job of decorating. I especially like the coffee table arrangement. The green really draws the eyes and combined with the brass it looks fabulous!

  30. Love the green! Your house is beautiful!

  31. Vel, I love your malachite boxes and those green pillows on the couch! The C&B velvet ones are the perfect deep compliment to the West Elm ones, they are gorgeous and I love the pops of green in your spring decorating and how you can completely change up your space with your accessories!

  32. Your updates for spring are beautiful!! I love that your inspiration was the malachite boxes, and you always make your steals look so high-end! Gorgeous job!


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