As I fluffed the Great Room for summer I could not help but think about
how I need to stage my home to get it ready to place on the market.
I certainly do not need to bring in any things, but take away . . .
take lots of things away. I love furniture and the pretties that give
a room its personality . . . mine!
In the coming month, lots of things will be stored away or donated,
but in the meantime, I will enjoy my Summer House.
The vintage settee is adorned with the Summer House grain sack pillow by
French Laundry Home and the vintage grain sack that I use as a cushion
of which no one can sit on 🙂 . . . . . . .a treasure from my friend Martha,
which will eventually be stored away.
I purposely kept my mantel with minimal decor just placing a starfish in front
of the breadboards to add that touch of summer.
The simplicity of starfish are my go to summer accessory.
A simple touch goes a long way.
Pillows of blue and white were added to the sofa.
The checked pillow was custom made and the cute pom-pom pillow
was a great find at the Pottery Barn Outlet store. I have had that embroidered coral inspired pillow
for a few years now ….. also from Pottery Barn.
Some things will change soon . . . less pretties and keeping with the
tones of blue and white portraying that classic feel.
A new coffee table vignette will happen soon. Thinking of a simple vase of flowers,
hopefully from my hydrangea bushes and other pretties that will not deter from
people looking at the bones of the room, like the architectural elements in the space.
When we built this home, we thought that we would only be here for 5 years or so
and then build our “right-sized” home. But then the bottom of the housing market fell out
and we decided to stay a while as we loved our neighborhood and friends here.
It is now time to reduce our maintenance …. less cleaning of 4,500 sq feet
and less grass to mow.
So hopefully the next house, which will be about 15 minutes away
from this one, will be the one before we head on over to the nursing home!
Now to the winner of the giveaway of one copy of the book,
“Beautiful” by Mark D. Sikes. Drum roll please . . . . . Lidy. . . Congrats Lidy!
I wish you all a most beautiful day. I will be posting next week with
rooms that I have staged.