May 27, 2014

Living Room Spring/Summer Updates {Home Tour}

Hello friends!

I realized that as many projects as I've done for various rooms of our house, I've never really done a HOME TOUR, other than the time I showed you our Living Room Progress.

How rude of me to never invite you lovely people inside my home. My apologies. 

I really enjoy touring other blogger's homes (a little nosy?) so I decided to start one! If you look at my tabs on top you will notice "My Home", which is where you will find all the room tours I post on the blog.

And what better place to start than the first room you see entering our house: THE LIVING ROOM!

This living room has undergone a few changes since the last time you saw it here.

This is what it looked like last year:

Which was a HUGE improvement of it's previous state:

Thankfully, some decor changes, a gallery wall, new pillows and other additions have made this space feel more like home and made me fall in love with it even more!

So relax and enjoy the tour...and you don't even have to take your shoes off since you're not really here!


The entryway is teeny tiny but I still love it! My favorite parts are the mirror next to the window that reflects more light into the house, the fun Spring rug and the black table.

I have some fun Spring and Summer colored accents on the table because you know this girl loves a little color!!


This is the view upon entering the house. We have a wide living room due to the fact that the dining room is supposed to be to the right. But by keeping our dining table in the kitchen we scored more space! We use the extra space for a reading nook and my office space.

The pillows have been a fun change. Actually they're just the old pillows in new pillow covers! You can see HOW TO MAKE NO SEW PILLOW COVERS here.

The blank wall finally got some Gallery Ledges up!

But my favorite wall is still my Spontaneous Gallery Wall!

Remember my Rope Candle Holders? They ended up on our T.V. stand..

I'm constantly changing the fireplace mantel. Right now it looks like this...

A fun lamp and my Spring Inspired Painted Coasters make this end table Spring/Summer ready!

And I'm still DIY'ing those Decorative/Storage Boxes as you can see.

The other end table has yet another Rope Hurricane Candle Holder, a nautical frame, and I have to have a scented candle! Below it are some rocks collected during our beach days in my DIY Apothecary Jar, some gold spray painted sea shells and more driftwood.


This is where you will find either Lily reading her books or me browsing through blogs.

And it's obvious I love these Framed Antique Keys since I haven't dared change them!

I'm still not loving this other sitting area and wall art but just to keep it real, here ya go!

I have some new supplies and projects up my sleeves so there will be some fun additions and changes coming soon!

What room tour should I do next? Lily's room? Kitchen? Guest bath? Suggestions are welcome!

Do you guys stalk blogger's homes as much as I do?

Thanks for stopping by!

You’re more than welcome to follow Restoration Beauty and always be updated on all the DIY and beauty fun!


Lisa @ Texas Decor said...

I LOVE the gold painted sea shells! What a wonderful idea! I love having scented candles around too. :) What are your favorite scents? You have such a nice home and I adore all the sitting areas and reading nooks! Your mantel looks great too...I just switched out a framed print for a mirror on mine. I love a mirror on a mantel. :) That rug in your entry way is darling! The color is just perfect! Let's see...I vote for showing your kitchen next. I love a good kitchen tour. :)

Juliet said...

Where is your entryway table from?

Selene @ Restoration Beauty said...

Thank you, Lisa! Right now I'm loving all the Spring scented candles Bath & Body came out with..Lavender, Black Sands, Peony... Kitchen it is then!!

Selene @ Restoration Beauty said...

Hi Juliet!
The entry table is from Target. It was a maple color and I painted it black ;)

Vel Criste said...

Love all the updates Selene! Your home is coming along beautifully!

Selene @ Restoration Beauty said...

Thank you, Vel!! It's such a fun process!

Anonymous said...

I just found your blog and I love all your DIYs! You home is beautiful and I love all the little touches you have put in. Totally going right now to spend a little time reading through your blog :)

Selene @ Restoration Beauty said...

Awww, thanks so much! Glad you enjoy my blog :)

Emily B said...

You have a great living room. I love all of the color you incorporate. I also have a formal dining room that we use as an office/study. We have a big art center for the kids too. I thought it was much better used space then a formal dining room. I will admit anytime I discover a new blog I look at the home tour right away. It allows me to get a feel of their style and projects right away. Just happened upon your blog from the enchanting inspiration link party and I cant wait to see more from you!

Emily- Our house now a home

Selene @ Restoration Beauty said...

Thanks so much, Emily!! I stalk home tours too! They're just so much fun!!
I love that you also incorporated an art center in your dining area!!! I've been thinking about that..hmmm.
Thanks for stopping by!

Heather said...

Love the décor! Where is that grey chair from? I also love to decorate and just posted a dresser re-do for our nursery. You should check it out!

Selene @ Restoration Beauty said...

Thank you, Heather!! The chair is from Target and I absolutely fell in love with it the minute I saw it! Thanks so much for stopping by!

Anonymous said...

If all goes well we will be moving into a new house very soon so I am loving looking at all these great design ideas! This is such a fun thing to do!

Selene @ Restoration Beauty said...

Oh, you will have so much fun! I'm glad you are finding fun ideas here! Thanks for stopping by!

nancy john said...

In the process of building a new house so I am on design blog overload at the moment but what I have decided that I want more than anything in my new house is - I want to love every single thing.

Dining Room design

Robert F. Crocker said...

So relax and enjoy the tour...and you don't even have to take your shoes off since you're not really here! my homepage

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