A little inspiration is a very good thing. I'm always seeing things that inspire me. Some in magazine's, on HGTV, on blogs and a multitude of other places.
The fireplace mantel in our living room is one of those area's that I have been in need of a little inspiration for. When we first bought this house a couple of years ago, I had decorated it and was very pleased with the outcome, but since then things have been taken away and things added until it has turned into a jumble of mess. The picture above is what it has looked like recently. Blechhhh!
While blog hopping recently, I came across Aunt Ruthie's Sugar Pie Farmhouse and fell in love with the fireplace mantel from this post. Her entire house is gorgeous and I have some pantry inspiration from her that Riff and I may follow up on before the summer is over.
Here is our new, fresher fireplace mantel, inspired by Aunt Ruthie, but with a bit of a coastal spin. Just this small change makes the room feel fresher and more organized. The best part is that I found the ceramic vases at JoAnne's for 50% off, so they were only $5 each. Yeah!
Now I want new throw cushions on the couch, some lighter summer-y curtains at the window. Bring forth the warm weather and the lighter, airer rooms.
Have you drawn decorating inspiration from somewhere recently? Where? And what have you done? Pictures please!