Hello and welcome back to my channel .
Welcome to Ken Woven .
I'm Rebecca Robson and I'm going to be hosting you today in this series that we've been running here on youtube called updating my home for spring and summer today .
I'm going to show you my living room and my music room .
You know what's really weird about it ?
I actually revealed my living room , my sun room and my music room to you just a few months ago .
It was right after Christmas and it was great for winter .
I mean , beautiful .
I loved how it looked , it was so cozy for the winter and I had my fireplace on all the time .
It was amazing .
But I decided , you know what , spring and summer are so close .
I want to update things so that my house always feels fresh and new to me .
What do I mean ?
When I say that I'm going to do a spring and summer refresh , you know , you could do that in your home too .
What does that actually mean ?
Well , for some people , it's just changing out some throw pillows for other people .
It's bringing in some fresh flowers or some beautiful fresh plants for me .
I kind of did a little of everything but kept the main pieces .
The main pieces .
Remember this room was kind of dark before white .
Well , because I did the dramatic thing of adding the black wall into my music room and the black fireplace .
How can you take black and white and spring it up ?
Summer it up ?
Let's take a look .
I'll walk you through it right now .
So here's where I started .
The first thing was and the obvious thing , the largest surface in this entire room is the floor .
And before take a look at the rug that I used to have in here .
Yes , it was brown and it really blended in perfectly with the wood flooring that I have , which is in and of itself has its advantages .
But I also had a beautiful larger rug that I brought from San Diego .
And I've always loved this rug , brought that up from the basement .
That is one stinking heavy rug , right ?
So the idea is to change this out in the spring year colors from this one to that one and we laid it down and I went , oh my gosh , that is beautiful .
The second thing that we did was I changed out the pillows before the pillows were the brick red color that went so well with the room behind me .
But with this , you know what the pillows that used to be in my family room , the butterscotch color they came in here and with the , it looked perfect .
So those were my two big things and then I added an additional pillow that had almost a rope or jute effect to it .
And that was another little clue or cue of a finish or a look or a color that I could include in this room .
You'll notice that the painting here did not change .
And in a few minutes , I'll show you that the horse painting didn't change .
Why is that ?
These are not prints .
These are actual original oil paintings .
And for that reason , they need to stay .
They were an investment in my decor .
So I'm working around them as well and yes , this does look more wintery and fall .
But I think all the other things that I did in here have compensated have balanced it out .
And I think it looks a little more springy mental checklist plant that looks summery , springy , doesn't it ?
That gets to stay these two pieces of art , although they have dark colors in them as well .
They are matted in the white and framed in the brushed gold .
Those get to stay my beautiful white window treatments .
Those get to stay .
Guess what ?
Absolutely had to go .
I hate to say it because I love this guy .
My horse's head , I belong , I belong to you and I replaced it with this amazing basket .
This is what they call the garlic .
Pretty fancy .
Basket wear there .
And then you know what I did , I bought these beads .
I just love wooden beads and glass beads .
I love beads .
So I wrapped this around it and look this little tassel in this raffia kind of rope .
Look , I just thought added some texture .
Some interest .
Isn't that fabulous ?
And look how it ties in with my pillows .
And as I continue to travel down , I still love my clear lamp with a white shade .
These marble frames super great for summer and for spring , we brought in a tree that has a variation of color in the leaves .
This has actual white included in the leaf .
You see that ?
Not as green , more green , white , definitely more springy .
Then , of course , my beloved ladder .
Now , this thing is so old .
I bought this at Matilda's Mouse years ago and I've used it for a lot of things , but I love it as a throw holder .
It's a ladder and it's , it rolls , see who it's a rolling ladder , right ?
And fortunately , my ceiling is tall enough for it to fit in this room .
So I just took each one of the wrongs and put blankets on them .
Now , did I change this out for the season ?
No , but I added something .
Look at this , a little rope of wooden beads again , I say like Raffa or rope , whatever twine , just a little touch to sort of bring in the new color scheme and the new feel of the light and airy .
Look in this room as we walk into the center of the four chairs facing each other .
What kind of upgrades or things that I do to make it a little more springy and summery .
Well , my accessorizing , let's take a look at the things right here in the very middle .
I removed the books and the dark wood bowl that was here before , which was fabulous for the winter and I replaced it with this plant .
Now , this is fresh and springy , don't you think ?
But do you see what I did here ?
Take a look at the color of the pillows with this plant .
Still giving me a lighter and more airy look in this room on the coffee table .
Do you remember what was here before ?
Well , let's take a look .
I kept a few of the things I kept the books .
Actually , I replaced one of them .
And if you look closely , the top of the book has the same color as the pillows that are in this room .
But I put on top of it , take a look at this .
This is a piece of coral and I love coral .
This piece is actually separate from the base .
The base is a piece of glass .
It's solid glass and then this just sits on top .
But because the light from either side of the room can reflect through this piece of glass , it just adds .
So much more of a springy and summery look .
And then I got a new bird .
I had a bird before .
I love birds .
Some people hate birds .
Do you hate birds ?
Leave me a comment below .
Question of the video .
How do you feel about birds in your home ?
Well , I hope you like this one .
He's um non threatening and he's super cute and he's white behind me .
I used to have these really amazing lanterns and the fire would light up and it was just so dreamy romantic yummy looking .
Well , look at this by bringing in a white pot and a Boston fern .
I pretty much covered up the space that otherwise looks very black .
Here's my black fireplace .
Am I gonna change the black fire ?
Know because I love it but adding this nice bright Boston fern in front of it with a white pot just took some of that black away and tied the room in together nicely .
You ready ?
We're gonna go over there and I'm gonna show you what's on that table .
You ready to see it ?
This side of the room has changed dramatically .
Let's start with these great accessories here on this little marble table .
I started with a new book now , I like books for decoration .
I truly do especially coffee table books , but I also like them if it's something I want to read about or take a look at pictures .
Is this the cutest book about dogs .
So look at the color , the color with this New RAA Rush rope .
Look in the room and then I got a little pedestal uh bowl and this is in like a matte finish .
So it's nice and milky white .
But these little eggs , these are eggs .
Guess what ?
I found them Easter time , but they are wood , they are wooden eggs and I'm gonna leave them here all summer and all spring because the color brings in again , everything that I'm doing in this room .
And I think it just sort of neutralizes everything and looks so great .
Aren't these just so cute ?
Now , I didn't want to change my black wall and clearly a black wall just like a black fireplace is going to leave a darker feel in a room .
So here's what I did .
I just took out a few of the colored pieces of pottery that were in here for the fall and for the winter and I brought it all to white and clear just to add some life and some spring to this side of the room .
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So we take it from this black .
What was the big thing that I could do to make a huge change in my music room ?
I painted out my wallpaper .
Perhaps you remember from my earlier videos and the reveals of this room , even my Christmas videos , the music room is probably my favorite spot in the whole house .
My one regret is that because of copyright , I cannot play it for you because it is so magical .
Love this room .
But you know what , I had done something last year and it was leading on into Christmas and a lot of you who follow me on Instagram .
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I showed how I picked out a wallpaper that looked a lot like brick .
It didn't look like brick .
Let me just say that I didn't want a faux brick wallpaper because I thought that would be cheesy .
This was a classy version of it .
Well , if you saw the first video in this whole series where I kind of walk you through the house and explain things by now , you probably know that I am going to be moving .
I'm building my dream home .
I just bought the land I just signed for it yesterday .
So exciting that tells me I don't have to keep this brick because all of those long term plans have changed .
So it seemed like you know , I'm trying to lighten , brighten it and definitely that wallpaper was dark .
Perfect for Christmas .
Perfect for winter , not so great in the spring and summer .
Perfect time to change it .
So come and take a look at what it looks like now that it has merely been painted out .
Confirm that's imagine .
I was very pleased when I found out that I could indeed paint over this wallpaper and what it would look like is kind of like a grass cloth .
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And springy , but I did add a few extra things .
Now , the cool part was the way I had my niches here , the built ins here and this one , they were already in the perfect color scheme .
So I didn't have to touch anything .
It met my checklist criteria and it got to stay .
But here's what I did .
I added an additional fiddle fig leaf tree , so I had one on that side all along and I added a second .
So now when you walk into this room , you have complete symmetry .
It really , really looks beautiful .
And then just the addition of some fresh flowers on the piano that feels springy , summery , right .
Let me take you back in the living room and explain a couple last things that I did in these two rooms together to really make them complete any time .
You're updating a room with the core items .
It's also a really good time to take a look at some of your functionality and just some practical things .
One of the things that I did both in the music room and in this room is I removed things like this brass receptacle covers and switch plates look that's certain that sort of sticks out like a sore thumb , right ?
So by taking those off and just replacing them with off white switch plate covers and outlet covers , it just sort of tied all of the color of the wall in with those functional things So now they don't stick out .
It's not a design element .
It's a necessity element .
They could go away .
The last three remaining items on my list that I wanted to address were number one , I had a burnt out light bulb in here .
It was the one that was supposed to be hitting my horse .
It was not lighting up that horse , but once we replaced it , now it's lighting up the basket so beautifully .
The next thing was I had a , a conglomeration of cords .
Now , I do a lot of my work from this chair right here on my computer .
I sit in this chair and all of my cords to plug in were always over here , sort of behind the chair , but just a hot mess .
And , you know , I did , I found a super cute basket .
Everything goes in there now and you don't see it in the basket goes with my decor .
And then the last thing was , you know , I , when I ordered these chairs from restoration hardware , I actually ordered them to have down feathers in them .
I'm gonna tell you right now , if you're ordering furniture from restoration hardware , do not spend the money on the upgrade for down feathers because I did .
And boy did I have a rude awakening .
I took them in to the upholsterer because they were so hard .
It didn't feel good to sit here for hours .
They opened it up for me and guess what ?
I saw this many down feathers .
I don't remember what the upgrade was , but I can , I can tell you it was probably significant for each of these chairs .
So don't do it .
But I did have them rest stuff .
One of my cushions because I wanted to do , you know , don't , don't take all four in at once .
That's gonna cost you a lot of money all at one time and until , you know , for sure that's what you want .
But I can tell you right now this chair , this one , not those , this one is nice and boggy and comfortable .
And if you understand what my purpose and my intent was in the design of this room in the first place was to be a gathering place for my friends to come over and have a glass of wine and get so comfortable , impossible in these chairs .
So I can tell you now , I'm going to have all four of them redone and it's gonna be like boggy time with Becky .
I like the way that sounds .
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