Front Room-Home Tour

Sorry for the recent lack of posts, I turned the big 4-0 this week and my husband took me to Chicago to cheer me up, um I mean celebrate. :)  Actually, we've really been having a fabulous time!  I need to do a post when I return with all of my Chicago musts.  This is such a great city!  I have a good friend with Chicago connectections who has given me all of the inside scoop on the best Chicago has to offer.  She has been spot on in her suggestions!

Today I wanted to share my front room with my readers before it undergoes a major transformation.  Throughout the next couple of months everything on the shelves gets put in storage as I start decorating for the holidays.  The shelves in this room are customized specifically to showcase my Department 56 village collection.  It is currently hiding in the cupboards below and I'm just itching to get it all out and set up.  It is one of my favorite hobbies. I can't wait to share all of the details

This is what the front room looks like for the spring and summer season.  I love bright, happy colors and wanted to use a lot of crazy bright colors in this room.  

I've always wanted to use a bright yellow in my decor and this floral painting was the perfect jumping off point for my color scheme (see details on where to find it below).  I was able to use a lot of bright books, both new and vintage (like my vintage Nancy Drew collection).  


Goodbye bright, happy summer decor.  It's time for things to get spooky around here.