Transitional Living Room

Hello! Another little fun tour today!  When my cute, southern friend, Kelley at Kelleynan invited me to be a part of her Summer Home Showcase, I had to say yes, of course.  Last week I shared Part 1 of my summer tour of our Colorado home {here}, as well as a little tour of our Naples beach cottage {here}.  Today I’ll be sharing our transitional living room which seems to be in a constant state of transition (I’ll explain in a moment). I love so much being a part of these tours and having a chance to meet new readers!  For those of you coming from Randi Garrett Design, welcome!! Goodness, her home is romantically beautiful!  I feel like I keep introducing myself lately and for my regular readers you probably get the glazed over eyes when you read it all over again.  For all you newbies today, you can read a little more about me and what I do {here}.

Today’s line up of bloggers are most definitely going to impress.  I love all these gals and their styled homes, so please go visit each one after you’ve toured mine.  They are all linked at the end of this post.


Step on in to our formal living room.  When we built this home 6 years ago, the first thing I stated that was a must was a two-story living room.  The grand tall ceilings seemed so dreamy. What I have realized though over the years is that having ginormous ceilings (24 ft to be exact) makes everything seem like dollhouse size furniture.  This room has been rearranged countless times but it never seems to supersize my furniture.  You may be looking at those big “bare” windows.  Wondering why I haven’t beefed those up a little?  Well, I originally made my own custom drapes and they stayed for 4 years, but when my style and color began to change, the drapes felt too heavy.  So I sent the hubs up on our 20 ft latter (yikes!!) and he took them down.  You can see how scary that was {here}.  I had plans of trimming this wall of windows out with white board and batten, foregoing the drapes.  I also have a new chandelier and wall sconces that have been sitting in unopened boxes in my garage since before Christmas.  I have been dying to get them hung, but we’ve had a few big turns in the road around here lately so living room updates that require big ladders and risking your life have been put on hold.  My patience is at a record breaker by now.


Despite those plans being on hold, I still have been able to add a few updates to the room.  In a perfect design world, this room was schemed out to be a beautiful mix of hollywood regency/modern blend. Think velvet sofas in rich colors.  The furniture I have in here is original to when we first moved in and like I mentioned before, my style has changed quite a bit in the past year.  However, buying new sofas or coffee table isn’t practical right now and I am working with the pieces that I already have. They are good bones to work with, and fortunately neutral enough to be able to mix some color and pattern to spice it up a little.


Mixing bold patterns has become my favorite thing to do lately.  I am forever a leopard print lover and I love how my new leopard pillows add a bit of pizzazz to my sofa.  Last week I was in Kauai for vacation and was keeping my fingers crossed that I’d come home to my new rug.  I didn’t know what I was going to show you for this tour if that rug didn’t arrive.  Oh, the worry! haha! Yes, I worry a bit too much at times.  Recently I partnered with Rugs Studio in finding a new rug for my living room and it took me weeks to figure out which direction to go.  I knew this room needed color and I really wanted a modern pattern.  Since that’s where my true design heart is at these days, I went for the modern and bold.  I couldn’t be happier with the life that this navy print rug brings to the room.  When you can’t do a whole room redo, it’s okay to slowly add those pieces you love over time.  The transition period may actually be fun and interesting and change your design path along the way.


What I still find so stunning about this room is the statement fireplace.  Taking the stone to the ceiling added the drama that this room needed with those high ceilings.


The coffee table is where I change out the look for the seasons.  I added a simple floral arrangement which is a mix of a store bought bouquet and a few faux stems I had.  Glass and brass hurricanes are all the rage this year and can be so versatile.



Terrariums are another popular design trend this year and I’ve had fun using them for different purposes in the home, like in my kitchen.


Summer time is more laid back around here and I find myself taking longer moments to read through some of my favorite design books with my morning coffee.



Adding a small topiary to an old garden urn fills the empty space next to the sofa where a side table wasn’t necessary.


Does the lamp look familiar?? If you’ve toured my beach cottage, then you’ve seen it in my latest family room makeover.  Sometimes I love something so much that I must buy it in multiples.  I found this golden bamboo table lamp for such a steal at Homegoods.  I had wanted a new set of lamps with black shades for quite sometime, so after debating in the aisle at Homegoods for a whole 2 seconds, I swooped these up.  Why not have these beauties in both homes!



The floral pillows were new for my spring home tour.  I’ve resorted to buying pillow covers for an easy switch of styles and colors for the seasons. The moody floral mix of this one had me crushin’ at first sight.

Transitional Living Room

This little vignette in the corner is ever changing as well.  I hope to soon get a larger mirror over my old sideboard. The sunburst was a temporary fix to hide a wall outlet.  That was one of those decisions I regretted when we built the home when I added an outlet mid way up the wall for a TV.  WHAT.WAS.I.THINKING??? We aren’t a big TV watching family and I’d never kill the look of this room with a big ol’ flat screen. Thus, I just have to keep that ugly outlet covered. Live and learn, right?  My little lemon plants fool everyone thinking they’re real. I think they are so fitting for summer.  Blue and white temple jars paired with my DIY leopard books make my pattern mix heart happy.

diy-leopard-book-cover chateau-stone-fireplace

This pretty much sums up the life of our yorkie, Gucci. He sleeps all day and claimed my new anthropologie inspired poof as his the moment I set it down.  And yes, he’s a boy and he loves to wear bows (haha!).


Get The Look:

Other Sources:

Sofa/Chairs – custom (no longer available) // marble side tables/bamboo lamps/hurricanes/tray/pouf  – Homegoods // Sunburst Mirror – Tuesday Morning // Paint – Revere Pewter by Benjamin Moore

Thanks so much for stopping by! If you’d like to see the rest of our Colorado home you can view it {here} and our beach cottage in Naples, FL {here}.  I’ll be heading there next week for summer break!

Now it’s time to head on over to my friend Haneen’s home at Haneen’s Haven.  She’s a color lover like me and I know her tour is going to be fabulous!  Be sure to stop by each home below.  There are some great summer decorating ideas to be seen for sure!


Decor Gold Designs

Design Loves Detail

Randi Garrett Design


Haneen’s Haven

Lindsay Hill Interiors

Citrine Living

Addison’s Wonderland

Z Design at Home

Sunny Side Up

**This is a sponsored post by Rug Studio.  I received product of my choice and all opinions are my own.  Affiliate links have been used throughout the post and where items in my home are no longer available I have linked similar items.





  1. I love this so much, Shauna! So many beautiful details. Loving that rug, the fun lamp style, that mirror and Gucci of course!!! Perfect styling, my friend 🙂

  2. You’ve changed things up and I LOVE IT! New rug is fab! Love that Florida lamp in here! The pouf! The way you styled your coffee table! Everything is awesome, Shauna! xoxo

  3. Shauna! You know how much I love your floral and leopard combination! Your room looks amazing! I love all of your new touches and how the room has a fresh new look! Simply beautiful! xo

  4. Shauna! That rug!! I NEED it! I love the direction you’re headed in here – glam, chinoiserie, bold! Absolutely beautiful and I cannot wait to see it all come together! Tam xo

  5. Shauna, your living room is just stunning! The new rug adds so much color and drama – love it!! Can’t wait to see it evolve as you add your new lighting, etc. (although it’s hard to imagine it looking even better than it already is!) Gorgeous!

    1. Thank you so much Kathleen! I’m not sure if the new lighting will ever get hung but boy will they be a game changer for this room! So fun doing this tour with you!

  6. Shauna!! Everything is perfect! Love the way you’ve moved the furniture around and I LOVE the new rug…really brings a lot of drama to the space and a I love that!! And I love the lamps there too…perfect choice to have them in both homes! Happy summer my friend:))

  7. Shauna that rug is perfection in that room!! Everything is! And I’m so happy you bought a set of those lamps for both homes! That good of a find needs to be enjoyed every day. 🙂 I adore your home in Colorado and can totally see your beautiful family hanging out in that space. It’s decorated so stylish but still looks comfy. LOVE that. Loved this post! And the one before it! All of them actually. 🙂 Your decorating skills never cease to amaze me. Love you cutie! xo

    1. Erin, thank you so much! You always have the sweetest things to say! Sure do miss your cute, bubbly self! Wish we lived closer! August can’t come soon enough my friend!! love ya back!

  8. Shauna, 1. I love that new rug!! 2. When you switch, I want your chandelier 😉 3. Gucci is the perfect poser- I need to show him to Mister to show him that bows are to pups as man buns are to men haha 4. Every detail is perfect and I am so glad we were able to do this together. xoxo my sweet friend!

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