Decorating B'day Gift Cont'd - Music Room & Laundry Room

 Jan calls this room her Music Room because it's where her piano is and dancing pictures. She has taught International Dance for many years and the pictures above the piano are mementos of these dances.

I forgot to take many pictures of the BEFORE of this room
this is one, as you can see we kept the dancing pictures above the piano:

AFTER: We added the square plate and the two tiny framed prints as
they were gifts from little girl Jan to her mother way back when!
One is of a little girl playing a piano and one is a little boy playing a trumpet.

The round glass table was removed (moved to Living Room)
The Blue velvet chair was also moved to the living room
The framed picture was  removed, as well as the Christmas tree!

Another picture with a lot of yellow was added because
it is so pretty with the yellow walls.

We also brought in this adorable metal cart:
 It had been in the breakfast nook.

Curio cabinet

I took several items out and
rearranged it differently:
Jan's mother had a beautiful collection of green Wedgewood 
that is displayed in this curio cabinet.

Moving to the opposite side of the room,
Jan has a card table where she works lots
of jig-saw puzzles!
She also reads a lot in this sunny room:

I forgot to take before pictures of this wall. It had the hibiscus
painting (now in the living room.)

We did a new vignette on the wall above the card table:

 She added the wall lamp over the table:
Thanks, to my husband, Joe for his help installing the lamp
along with the pictures and sconce.

 The lady and dog needlepoint picture was done by Jan's mother.
The needlepoint pansies was done by Jan.
The Hummel's on the sconce were from Jan's mother's collection.

 I also made this silk floral arrangement from an
outdated flower arrangement:

Jan loves these bright colors in the room:

BEFORE, right side:

Left Side,

Right side:

We moved the large metal sunflowers to the right side.

 From left to right:

Middle of shelves:



We hung the lone dandelion framed painting
along with a clay flower pot on a sconce.
Have you ever seen a painting of a dandelion before?

 Nice to have a window in the laundry room!
The antique flat irons flank the silk flowers
The bell chimes have butterflies on it.
Jan has her mother's collection of butterflies.

Two very cheerful rooms where Jan spends a lot of time,
we hope you enjoyed seeing the transformation of these rooms.

To see other Before and After pictures of Jan's house,
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Future transformation posts to come:
Master Bedroom
Guest Room
Sewing Room

I hope you are enjoying seeing these transformations as much as I enjoyed doing them with Jan!



Capiz Shell Tablescape

I haven't done a lot of tablescapes lately, but I have a pretty one to share now!

I found these capiz shell stems at Pier 1
along with these
Capiz Shell placemats:
I wanted them to go with my new coastal decor,
isn't it all beautiful!

I couldn't decide which flatware to use with the
crystal look plates that I chose to display
with the capiz shell placemats.

First I used the clear crystal look flatware:

Then I decided to use the cream colored flatware:
Which do you prefer?




 Next I decided to use these pearl napkin rings on the napkins:


 I'm very happy with the way it all turned out!

I also added some Silver Dollar Stems in the vase:

I'm joining Susan's Tablescape Thursday, click here for lots more inspiration.

Thank you for visiting!



Decorating B'day Gift Con'd - Living Room

 AFTER: Jan's living room has been transformed and we love the way it turned out! 

Below is the BEFORE picture:
We moved the sofa, chair to and rug to the family room.
The large picture was moved to another room.
The large flower arrangement on the coffee table was removed.

We didn't have a theme for this room, but it quickly became a
tropical theme! Here's how it happened:

This large picture was taken from a back room:
It has a tropical look with palm trees.

Next we moved this hibiscus picture from another room:
And these metal birds from another room:

And this lamp from the family room:

 Below, here's the BEFORE of the Bombe Chest before we took away
the large picture and the items on top:
We removed the large floral arrangement and the candle box:
BEFORE (above)
The finished result, AFTER:


Velvet furniture is back in style, so we added this vintage blue chair
that belonged to Jan's mother!

 I also rearranged the curio cabinet, removing several small items:
AFTER: Coffee table:
 AFTER: The coffee table also has a tropical look with
a metal tray filled with shells:

Note the cute little seahorse too!

Above: A white throw ties the colors together 

(After) Long shot of living room looking toward lanai porch and pool:

 Below is BEFORE, living room looking toward porch and pool:


Opposite view. Looking toward front door:

A second blue velvet chair next to the glass doors to the lanai
 Jan grows orchids and this rust colored orchid just bloomed,
it is the color of the rust pillow Jan made from fabric from India.
It also matches the rust chair and lamp across the room

The Foyer
This large niche is in the foyer
we decorated the niche with a tobacco tray (above)

 We later added two large plates that match the flower pot:

We left the brackets at the top since Jan sometime
hangs the quilts she makes in the foyer.

AFTER: Living Room:
 I hope you enjoyed seeing this transformation of Jan's living room.
I think it is my favorite room, we are so happy with the way it turned out!
We are mostly decorating with what Jan already has, she hasn't
had to purchase very many items at all. We "shop" the house!

To see other Before and After pictures of Jan's house,
Click here:

Future transformation posts to come:
Music Room
Master Bedroom
Guest Room
Sewing Room
Laundry Room