Greening Up...A Sweet Summer Room

ferns in living room

You are used to seeing lots of pretty florals in my home, but I wanted to share how just a few things brought in from the outside can give life to a room for spring and summer...
especially when you start with a predominantly white room such as our living room...


bringing the outside in


I took inspiration from the vintage French syphons on the mantel for the colorful addition of plants, and propped up a couple of large vintage clamshells as well...

Next came a trio of vintage nesting tables that are usually outside and some plants from the patio as well...


I do NOT have a green thumb and my daughter is the plant expert in our home...

best vintage garden tables

Simple spring and summer touches of plants and sea shells...

white and green living room

I whipped up a few pillows for the sofa from some vintage ticking stripe fabric that I had been hoarding...

cottage style living room summer

My old French grey garden gates make the perfect backdrop for some plants on these vintage columns and plant stand. You can use anything that gives some varied height to display plants and I love to work in trios...

So there you have it...simple greenery from the garden or plants from your favorite nursery, a few pieces from the patio brought inside and you've got an easy change for a sweet summer room...

11 comments

Faded Charm said...

Love this look, Janet!

Hope you are enjoying Summer:-)

xoxo
Kathleen

Donna said...

So pretty and fresh looking. I think bringing the tables and plants in makes all the difference,

Darrielle Tennenbaum said...

Very cheerful and fresh! Made me smile this morning

Rita Reade said...

Janet, I love the touches of green. I am in a green mood my self. It's so cool to bring the outdoor in. Love what you did! Have a great weekend. Ciao Rita

Robyn Story said...

Janet you make magic happen!!!

Victorian1885 said...

What a beautiful room Janet! I love every detail of your design. Have a great weekend.

Wanda

Shannon HoggBarnAntiques said...

Gorgeous!! This is LOVELY!

time worn interiors said...

I love, love, love those nesting tables! The room looks great!
tot

molly- See you downtown said...

Janet,
I have coveted those nesting table of your ever since seeing them for the first time, some many years ago. Enjoyed seeing them again. Thanks for sharing.

White Lace and Promises said...

Oh my goodness! Love the aqua with the all the white. I will soon by working on a bedroom with those colors. You inspire me!

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

So beautiful and serene. Love those garden gates!

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