February 15, 2015

Black and White Living Room

This time of year I find it very hard to decorate my home.  

I'm craving the pretty, soft colors of spring but the view outside my window tells me I have to wait just a little bit longer.

Searching for inspiration, I glanced through my Pinterest board of favorite rooms and realized that almost every single room has a Scandinavian flare and almost all have a white and black theme going on.  

How had I not noticed that before!

Once I had a little direction, I had a fun time trying to create a fresh new look for the the living room.

You may remember I use to have a set of photo ledge shelves hanging on the wall above the sofa.

Feeling like I need a change, to removed them from the wall - - this little change seemed to make a big difference in the room.

To fill in the new blank space a gathered up a few items that I thought would make a nice mini gallery display.

Simple and not too overpowering but enough to fill in the big empty wall.

The corner hutch stayed mostly the same inside.

On top I added collection of soup tureens and strung a set of battery operated fairy lights.  The lights give this corner a pretty glow at night which I love.

To add a touch a green since I don't have any house plants at the moment I  crafted a tiny heart out of a small piece of wired paper boxwood I've had for ages and hung it on the hutch door with a length of vintage lace. 

I think it's a very pretty!

Since this black and white theme is new to me I have very little soft furnishings to use.

Until I can find something I like, a set of cheerful red and white striped pillows from Target add some softness to my two side chairs.  
The pop of red is a good addition I think.

So there you have it.
My black and white, Scandinavian inspired living room.

A work in progress to be sure, but I'm liking the look so far and can see my self expanding on it a bit.

Oh what I wouldn't do to replace that sofa and carpet!

But that's a whole other post!  LOL.

Bye now,



  1. wow, they have a beautiful home, robin !!!!! I wish you a nice sunday, love greetings from angie

  2. Your living room looks beautiful. I like the pop of red, too. You did a great job on this.

  3. So pretty, Robin...sometimes it's just fun to mix up a wall decor! LOVE the little heart...

  4. I frist thought these were pictures from Pinterest, but it actually is your house! Oh my.....so fancy! Love it!

  5. Love the simplicity with the pop of red!

  6. I LOVE IT!!!! This is such a lovely room Robin. The pop of red on the chairs is perfect. I really love the little heart you hung on the hutch. It's these little touches that make a room.
    hugs from me...

  7. Your living room looks beautiful Robin. So cosy and inviting. :) Julie

  8. It's so pretty Robin! It does have the Scandinavian flare that you were going for. I like the simple box of candles on the coffee table and I really like your sofa. It looks so comfy!
    xo Sally

  9. What a fresh look for this dreary time of year! L-o-v-e and the pics inspired me to become your latest follower!

  10. Very nice, I like the changes,, I thought your couch had a nice Scandinavian look...

  11. My entire house seems to be pretty much black and white so this is right up my alley - LOVE your living room - just gorgeous !

  12. "The Nester" calls the beautiful things that you want to draw your eye to "Arrows" LOOK AT ME :) It helps to draw the attention away for the things we don't like , the carpet and the couch. As I was reading your post I was paying attention to all the beautiful arrows :) I didn't even notice the carpet and the couch. :) We all need pretty arrows because we all have imperfections. Enjoy the lovelies. I like the changes you have made. I love Scandinavian design. Love the red striped pillows on the chairs. Adds a happy touch. Visiting from Elisabeth and Co. :)

  13. It looks great. Love what you hung above your sofa.

  14. I'm swooning over the changes you made to your living room! I've been battling with color indecision lately in my home. One day I add red, the next day, I take it away. Then I add blue, then I take it away. LOL! I guess that's what happens when there is so much inspiration at your finger tips being a blogger right? I love the red and white striped pillows in those chairs and how you brought in a subtle amount of red to your gorgeous white room! Well done! I'm getting inspired from you now.


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