You’ve heard me say it before, but every morning, I wake up the house.
I know. I get it. It’s a little random. I just can’t help it.
I’m in a committed relationship with my house.
Yesterday I walked into the front of the house and opened the vintage french doors to the dining room and whispered:
Hello, dining room.
You and your new rug look beautiful today.
Your navy walls look so cute and I love the plaster texture that was created with drywall mud.
I told my house it was the most beautiful house I had ever seen.
Especially the living room.
So much life has been lived here. Graduation parties and bridal showers and dinners and caroling parties and celebrations. And all that love has made this into one of my favorite rooms on this planet.
So today—to honor this incredible, amazing space, I wanted to share 11 of my favorite things about my blue and white living room.
11 Things I Love About This Blue and White Living Room
1. This artwork over the mantel
I searched and searched and searched for a piece that would work in this room.
I wanted tons of colors with a graphic pattern that made me happy.
This piece came to live over the mantel years ago and I love it even more now.
I bought this canvas on Etsy and had it stretched over a frame at Micheals. It was a little bit of a splurge, but worth every penny.
2. This painted arched built-in
Several years ago I painted the back of the bookcase with Naval SW 6244 and added some of my milk glass collection to the bookcase.
I use this collection all the time—for centerpieces, for storage, for parties, for flowers.
And the bookcase is the perfect home for all of it.
Most of my collection I’ve found at thrift stores and yard sales and I keep adding to it.
Everything has to be under $2—it makes the hunt so much more fun.
3. This blue and white chair
I have four of these chairs in this room I loved them so much.
The distressed chair legs look so vintage.
The nailheads at the bottom of the chair.
The stripes that are navy and white.
It’s an amazing chair and super affordable and comes in four different colors.
It’s just been restocked (sold out again now) but I just found it here, too.
4. This hand hooked monogram
My sister made this for me one Christmas.
She hooked it and monogrammed it with a “W” and the detail on it is absolutely beautiful.
It was supposed to be a trivet.
You know trivets are a little underused at this house, so I added it to a pillow instead.
5. This basket on the door
This is SUCH an easy way to decorate your door. Just tie a basket onto your doorknocker (here’s the story of this one that came from my grandfather) then add a bow and some greenery.
I bought this basket years ago from Magnolia, but I can’t find it anymore.
6. This blue and white rug
It wouldn’t be a post about the things I love about this room without mentioning this rug.
I would wear this rug to my son’s wedding as a dress if I could.
I’ve recommended it so many times and heard such glowing reviews back from all of you that it just wouldn’t be a living room without this rug.
You can see it here.
7. This blue and white planter set
I found this set of three blue and white planters last year and they are AMAZING.
They’ve kept me company all year with plants and evergreens and Christmas trees and topiaries and pinecones.
8. These navy bookcases
These bookcases used to be white. And then one day I got a wild hair that they needed to be navy and in a day the bookcases looked like this.
9. This fireplace screen
I never knew a fireplace screen could be so popular.
I get asked about this fireplace screen weekly.
Good thing it’s so affordable.
You can see it here.
10. This wood bead strand
I have added this wood bead strand everywhere.
I’ve added it to bowls and draped it over books and layered it in centerpieces.
It comes in tons of different colors and has the cutest jute tassels at the end.
You can see it here.
11. The sunlight
I saved this one for the last because it’s truly my favorite thing about this room.
No matter the day.
No matter the gray skies outside.
No matter the rain or snow or storms or sunny day.
The light in this room is truly glorious.
It lifts up my spirits and makes me happy.
These are the hydrangeas I talked about yesterday (see what I mean about how real they look). This room is so full of joy and happiness and even on the darkest winter days, the living room lights up and sparkles.
I hope you enjoyed all my favorite things and the random house conversations (and random house encouragement).
But most importantly?
I hope you enjoy the sunshine. 🙂
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