Early this Spring we added some shiplap to a wall in our living room to close up one side off the mantel and give it a more symmetrical look. After that was done I painted the whole area White Dove by Benjamin Moore.
I have quite a few Snowmound Spirea shrubs and love how these white blooms and the greenery look in this room.
The french doors lead out to our patio where we will spend a lot of time this Summer and I hope to share more of that space with you soon.
Since there was going to be a lot of empty space behind the shiplap, we added a cubby to hold extra wood and a cupboard to store blankets, books, magazines, candles etc...
I added an industrial lamp to the wall for extra lighting.
These snowball Viburnum blooms are a great size to fit into small jars inserted in this oblong wooden bowl and I look forward to filling it with many other different kinds of flowers throughout the Summer.
The other side of the room got simplified a little bit as well by adding another industrial style standing lamp and a few statuary pieces on a bench behind the sofa.
I love all the texture in this area and have more sealife shells and fans to add to the coral now that Summer has arrived:-)
We are finally getting some warm sunny days, schools out and I look forward to spending time with my family and working outside in the garden.
I hope you have fun plans this Summer!