It didn't hurt that the White Issue of Country Living just arrived in the mail, providing endless inspiration for pared back, neutral spaces.
I was out on a junking trip this week and found this great arched window. Actually I found a pair, and the one I could make myself part with is for sale at The Cottage : ) The other side is a dark stained wood, and I like to think they were out of a charming old church.
The two white curtain panels were Christmas gifts to replace the oatmeal colored drapes that no longer matched the chairs. I love the smocked detailing and how light the fabric is (from World Market). I think it makes the room look a little lighter also.
One thing I didn't foresee about living in this house was just how often I would restyle these darn shelves in the living room. They've been through all sorts of reconfigurations, but I do think it has been a good exercise in practicing design. If you want to brush up on your decor skills...restyle shelves multiple times and see where you end up : )
This table can get busy quickly, but for now I wanted it to be simple. A painted basket filled with books, linens and greenery is just the look I was hoping for. The basket didn't sell after several months at the shop, so I took it home for now...if you look closely you can still see the tag : )
On the coffee table, I was again going for simple but with some fresh green to soften the winter blahs.
This just makes me smile : )
The light was so beautiful for this particular photo shoot...it was sunny but snowing out which flooded our apartment with winter light. I probably took too many photos but everything looked just right with all the creamy tones.
Have you put away the Christmas fluff yet? What look are you loving in the new year?
Have a great week!