Home Tour and Summer Color Palette
I finally decided on our summer color palette and chose aqua! I am sharing our family room today and I hope you will like it as much as I do.
We really love our family room. I know it looks different than before. But it is so much more functional and we all love it. Now that I have restyled our home with a new summer color palette I am thrilled to share it with all of you.
The New Family Room Layout
Before I share why I chose aqua for my summer color, I wanted to explain how we changed up our family room. If you recall, we used to have a table against these windows and the couch was much closer to the front.
We moved it as an experiment, to see what it would look like and if it work for our family.
I love it! The new seating area feels like a sunroom. It’s so bright (but not too bright) and comfortable at all hours of the day. The seating area is open but also quaint.
Our sectional is twenty years old! It is the Pottery Barn PB Basic. I also love the Pottery Barn PB Comfort Square Arm and it’s on sale.
Here you can see the before and after.
I did get a new slipcover for our couch (the other was way way too old!) and we love it. It looks so much better.
A Beachy Summer Color Palette
Aqua reminds me of the beach. And our beach house. There is a good reason!
I mentioned that we were starting a remodel soon on our beach house which means everything will be put into storage soon. So I decided to bring some of my favorite decor items from the beach house and use them here. I absolutely love how they look.
Before and After
In case you are wondering what happened with the pink, I decided it was time for a change. Our house has been pink for six months and I thought it would be fun to switch it up a bit. It’s a very easy change as all it took was pillows and accessories.
If you want to change up your decor, it is easy if you first decide on a color. Then just swap out some pillows and accessories and you will see an amazing change.
I made the pink and aqua pillows. You can find my tutorial to make a pillow here. They are not hard to make, but you do need a sewing machine.
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So what do you think? It’s not a big change but I love how beachy and casual our family room feels. Plus, we won’t be spending a lot of time at the beach once construction starts so we will have to spend time in our pool instead. Hah!
I wanted to highlight some of the accessories. One of my favorites is this wonderful vintage gum machine that I found at the Rose Bowl Flea Market. Isn’t it fabulous? I don’t need to put gumballs in here because it looks awesome without them. We also have a cooking timer here. Why is it in our family room? It’s a timer for games!
The coffee table has some fun vintage and new items on it. I love the old dough bowl with the glass fishing floats. They are one of my favorite things to collect. I found the blue and aqua books at the Ventura Flea Market. There was a vendor who had a lot of books and he just laughed at me while I selected books by color. I honestly didn’t even pay attention to the titles.
The aqua bottles and the ceramic rooster are new. I found them at TJ Maxx or Home Goods. I bought them eight years ago when we bought the beach house and I still love them. They are perfect for my new summer color palette.
On our dining table, I placed an old wooden box and some vintage aqua ball jars. I added some of my handmade white paper flowers.
I am so content with our new summer color palette. It is very relaxing and perfect for this summer.
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I really like the changes !! The aqua really adds a fresh summer touch !
Thanks Wanda! That makes me so happy to hear!
I’m always amazed at what a big impact little changes make! Your space looks so fresh and summery. I love what you did!
Thank you, Linda! I am so glad to hear that.
Hello your home is beautiful I do enjoy your post email ect I’m glad to see someone else change with the seasons I for many years told myself I was the only one to do this but I like a refresh every month sometime weeks this feel cleaner and me happer…..I have made a couple pillows like you Thank You enjoy summer and looking forward for fall my favorite time of year…..
So light & bright – I love how you switched the furniture placement! Can you share the source for your sectional & the slipcovers? I’m looking for similar for our lake house
Both are from Pottery Barn!
Beautiful! Again I love the casually elegant look you have pulled off. Such a welcoming look. Enjoy your summer
Thanks Eileen! I hope you are having a great summer.
So refreshing! Gorgeous!
I love the subtle summer color of aqua you chose. It’s so fresh and airy but adds just the right amount of color to the spaces.
What is the color on your walls? (if you don’t mind me asking) Thanks in advance!!
Thank you, Samantha! No problem. The wall color is called Behr Tanglewood!
Can you tell me where you purchased your slipcovered sofa?
It’s beautiful! Love a white palette which allows for a pop of color and easy to change out! You’re such an inspiration!
That is so, so kind! Thanks Patty.
Love the aqua. It’s nice to change things up now and again.
I totally agree. Thanks, Jan.
Love the new look. Where did you get the rug under your sofas?
Thanks Mary! I will be announcing that soon!
The aqua looks fabulous! Perfect choice for summertime!
Thanks Ann! I am so glad you think so.
I always place books by color !!! Love that someone else does that, too. I have aqua accents right now, as well, and am mixing in a little light green with it in some areas Your new family room vibe is wonderful … cozy & comfortable; very inviting.
Thanks so much Kathie.
The aqua is lovely and you have such fun pieces to use! It’s so fresh and summery I bet you’ll hardly miss the beach. 🙂 This answers my earlier question about furniture moving too – thanks!
Thank you Barbara!!
Where can I purchase these slipcovers?
They are Pottery Barn!
This would be my happy place. Very light and bright and serene all wrapped into one! Aqua is nice. Either I’m not paying attention when I’m out shopping, or I’ve never much of it around. Of course, there isn’t much “physical” shopping going on around here in Ontario yet! Always enjoy and look forward to your posts.
Thanks, Colleen! Hopefully, next time you are out you will find it!
Just lovely! You purchased the slip covers? and where?
From Pottery Barn!
I LOVE this! The white and the aqua are beautiful and fresh. I especially love the window wall hanging ; can you share how you did that?
Thank you! If you search “window wall” on my blog, you can find the post about it!
I love it all! Gorgeous!