Monday, July 2, 2012

Quaint Country Cottage ~ Living Room Update at my Mom's

My Mother's Living Room got a charming cottage refresh today.
Every few months or so my Mom will get the urge for some small updates.
Well, this one turned out to be a little more than most.
It also turned out to be, what I believe she has been looking for all along in this house.
A  cheery, quaint country cottage look to come home to everyday.

The curtains were made for my Mom by her dear friend Marge.
They really were the inspiration for the entire room.
Michael collected several new decorative items that were sure to be just the touch.
Some new, some old, some thrift store finds.
He spent the day freshening up all around.
What a great surprise for her to come home to today.

She actually knew he was changing a few things around, but
 I think she truly enjoyed the finished product.
It seems to be the most like "her" this home has ever been.
I think at times my brother & myself also stear her off course just a bit too.
We are a bit more minimalist than she is, though we like a great cottage look as much as the next.
Always on a budget, this room has never felt completly finished.
It had good bones to start with.
A casual blue striped slipcovered sofa, denim slipcovered chair, a few junk store chests, & tables.

I really think this time it turned out perfect.
The fresh pops of yellow, blue & green are very refreshing.
He  even brought in the two white end tables next to the sofa that my Dad made years ago.
My Mom is planning a small get together for a few friends for next week.
I have been helping with some of the details.
But, like most of us would,
she wanted to freshen up the house a bit before her guests arrived.

I'm so glad she did!
I hope she really enjoys this new space & feels at right at home in this new cozy living room.

I think Lucy approves:)

Hope you love your refreshed living room Mom!

For those of you who don't know we are currently staying at my Mom's,
while our home is under renovation.
To see more of our renovation click here.



  1. What a pretty room! I love all the blue & yellow touches. Makes me smile xox

  2. I love the whole space, how charming. Your mom sure has a wonderful touch for bring the whole look together.

  3. Beautiful and comfy looking livingroom! Good inspiration!

  4. It's so lovely, very charming and comfortable! I bet she was thrilled and loves it! Your brother did a wonderful job! Visiting from Kim's party and am your newest follower! Would love for you to visit me.

  5. I love this room ~ I would feel completely at home there. Of course, Lucy is the perfect finishing touch!!

  6. Thanks for all your kind comments about my Mom's fresh Cottage living room! You are all so kind:) I know my Mom loves reading all your comments too. ~ Carrie

  7. I adore this room. It is just perfect and so cozy! I love that wicked cool wreath too. Can someone come decorate my room like this???
    I would love if you stopped by my linky party happening now to link this up!
    Stacey of Embracing Change

  8. By the way...I am pinning this :o)

  9. So cozy and comfy! Feel like I could just plop down and stay awhile! What a precious haven to come home to after a weary day! Love it!

  10. I really like this room. It just fees cozy. I like all the items on the walls. She will love this.

  11. What a beautiful room! I'm your newest follower:-)

  12. This is such a stunning room. It feels so relaxed and comfortable, yet stylish. I know my Mom would enjoy this! Hope yours loves it!

  13. A beautiful, comfortable room. Not too cutsey, either. You (Michael) got just the right tone. I'm not so much a fan of country (you know - roosters all over the place) but the cottage look and accessories in the room are spot on perfect. Well one!

  14. Oops! I meant - well done!

  15. Gorgeous room! You did good! :)

  16. This living room is beautiful! I love the color palette. Stopping over from Savvy Southern Style.

  17. Love it, stopping by from Savvy Southern Style!
    Cottage is my favorite style and this is just perfectly done, love all the added touches they just make the room!

  18. Love it! Found your feature at Savvy Southern and had to run over here and check it out, it does not disappoint. I absolutely love it! I know your mom is going to be so proud of her new look when her friends arrive. Thanks for sharing with us. Hugs ~ Mary

  19. P.S. I'm your newest follower!

  20. This room is gorgeous!! Saw you on SSS.

  21. So beautiful and cozy looking! Very inviting. I'm sure her guests will be most impressed. I'm visiting from Savvy Southern Style.

  22. oooo this room is so nice! it's sweet and I can see the love you put into making it cozy and homey! I love it all! We'd love it if you'd share this at our Home is Where the Heart is!

  23. I love every single bit! So pretty! Featuring your mom's living room on Saturday! Xo, Aimee

  24. What a beautiful room =) Great colors and details, I could totally see myself sitting there reading

  25. Beautiful room, love the colors.


I love your comments! I appreciate each and every cottage visitor and hope you willll come back again soon! Carrie


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