Romantic & Elegant Styling Tips And Seasonal Changes....January Living Room


I feel so behind after being on vacation over the holidays and then not feeling quite up to par for several days this week with allergies and migraines. FINALLY all of the Christmas decor is safely stashed, the house relatively clean and I've been able to do a bit of styling down to simple elegance. Let's start with the living room...and the dining room will be on another post soon...



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NOT PRETTY! It's true that I have some neat stuff accumulated over the years, so I guess in actuality it's pretty even when all shoved into the middle of the room to vacuum:-). This is how I style though...and my tip to you would be to take all accessories down when styling and move the furniture if possible to get cleaning under the nooks and crannies and think about rearranging for a fresh look...


After cleaning up I decided to move the pink bench that I'd been using as a coffee table to the front entryway (not shown) and bring in this old rusty iron base that I've used before and was rusting (gaining patina:-) even more outside against the house. I topped it with an old window that we removed from an old "Florida cracker" cottage in our family business of contracting...


I was growing weary eyed of the two windows hanging on either side of the mantel and took them down for later use. Then I moved the old French iron gates to either side. Another lucky score years back from a client who asked to have them removed. Yes, I have my husband trained to bring these things home...


Play with your accessories when styling. I always change things around during the process, adding...stepping back to look and removing. I have learned over the years that patience is a virtue and less is more when it comes to elegant design...




Stay tuned for the dining room restyling and a couple more tips with that post!

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