February 22, 2016

Black and White Cottage Style Living Room

Good Morning Everyone!

Hope your having a wonderful start to your Monday morning.

To I'd like to share my newly decorated Living Room that I was able to put the finishing touches on this past weekend.

I am so happy with the finished look of this room.

It seems for fresh and bright, perfect for getting me through these last few months of winter.

The best part of this makeover is that I didn't have to purchase a single new item to make it work.

Instead, I shopped my stash of decorating supplies and used leftovers from previous projects to craft a new look for the room that I really like.

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This adorable cast iron dog that my husband gave me a while back sort of became my inspiration for this room.  

Plus for some reason when sticking to a two color room theme I find it much easier to pull the whole room together then when trying to use multiple colors.

I typically like the finished results much better also.

I am pretty sure it has a lot to do with my love of keeping things simple and not cluttering up  my rooms with alot of unnecessary stuff.

Whatever the reason,
 I am so happy to have found a formula that works for me and my family when it comes to this often times frustrating job of decorating a home.

Getting back to the room at hand, I gathered items to use as accents in this already white space like this mirror I hung above my DIY Barn Door.

And then I crafted new items to use from previous project leftovers.

Like the tiny flags draped over the barn door - - made from leftover fabric from a quilt I made a while back for my daughter.

Thrift store finds like this candelabra and tattered books helped me not only bring in more accents of black but also to give the room an aged, collected overtime look that I like.

Somehow or another,

 just a touch of red made it's way into the room.

For those of you who know me well, this won't surprise you at all.

I really did try to resist the urge but since it was paired with black and white it was not hard at all to let down my guard.

Overall, simple displays crafted around the black and white theme carries the room and makes me smile.

I have a feeling I will be enjoying this room just the way it is for quite some time in the near future.

Hope you all have a fantastic day.


  1. I do love black and white and you have done it beautifully, Robin! I love that little cast iron dog! Our granddog, Atticus (a Boston) is coming to stay for a week...the pugs love him!

  2. It looks Swedish, and it is even better, because you had everything. I love the dog! xoox Su

  3. This looks so pretty and clean and makes me long for the freshness of new paint and springtime!

  4. Everything is so fresh and beautiful!!

  5. Your living room looks so bright and elegant dressed in black and white. Loving your corner cabinet too.
    Mary Alice

  6. I love black and white, this is sooo pretty especially for the winter!

  7. Very pretty room. I read somewhere every room needs a little black. I agree as it balances the room.

  8. Your living room looks beautiful - I love it all! I'll hope you'll share it Tuesday evening at Talk of the Town! :)

  9. It looks really great, Robin. I don't like when things get too cluttered either and your room has just enough. All of your vintage and crafted accessories pull it all together. Your cast iron dog is adorable!

  10. Robin,
    Your room looks OUTSTANDING!!! The touch of black is great touch. Thanks so much for sharing it at my Show and Share (I shared it on my FB page). Hope you are having a wonderful week.


  11. I think your room is very lovely, Robin. Even though I am an "all about color" person, I can truly appreciate the beauty and simplicity of black and white. Great job!

  12. So very pretty! Love your DIY barn door and the little dog is just too cute!
    Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY!

  13. So very pretty! Love your DIY barn door and the little dog is just too cute!
    Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY!

  14. Really fresh and pretty Robin! Featured at Be Inspired this morning. Thanks so much for sharing!

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