Lake House Update | Living Room | Indoor Tree

living room decorating ideas, silver dollar eucalyptus tree, indoor tree in basket

My living room/great room {I never know just how to refer to it really} is an ongoing project of decorating and redecorating, as many of the rooms in your homes probably are as well. It’s just never complete and never quite right and now that it’s Summer, my winter-warm accents seem too heavy. The Summer look I’m going for is a sort of rustic, beachy, cozy feel, which I love, but the room is a work in progress. {NOTE: I finally accepted the fact that the wrinkles and creases in my ombre curtain panels weren’t going to fall out on their own, unfortunately, and spent a good 5 hours hand-steaming them a few weeks ago. Curtain Rods are from C&B too}

Soon after I posted my Perfectly Leafy Indoor Trees post, I began my hunt for the perfect indoor tree for our living room. Of course my selection up here is very limited and after stopping at three of the local nurseries, I went into Jeannine’s Home Furnishings and found a few Silver Dollar Eucalyptus Trees on her back patio, which she happily sold to me for $27. I still may go back for the other one because while it’s not as bright as I originally imagined my leaves to be, or as full, I kind of love the washed out blue-green look of the round leaves. I found the Extra Large Round Sea Grass Basket on Amazon to complete the look. And I love it.

living room decorating ideas, indoor tree in basket
above shot from my iphone cam

living room decorating ideas, indoor tree in basket

living room decorating ideas, indoor tree in basket

Originally this corner was occupied by the Lenox Club Chair I found at Joss and Main and used in our old master bedroom in our old house, and paired with a table I found at MyHabit, and a random old floor lamp. It was all just there until further notice. So once I moved the tree into that corner, the chair was moved to the opposite side of the room, next to the fireplace, just off of where the dining room table is.

living room decorating ideas, indoor tree in basket

I recently found a small accent table that would quietly hide our cable box and gaming systems until we have a permanent, built-in and/or hidden spot for them. {the TV is mounted above the fireplace}

living room decorating ideas, indoor tree in basket

living room decorating ideas, indoor tree in basket

When I bought tree, I also picked up this large beachwood spikey ball from Jeannine’s Home Furnishings and can’t decide if I like it as an accent to the chair or up on the fireplace. So for now, it’s on the fireplace.

living room decorating ideas, indoor tree in basket

I also switched up some of the decor and vases on my console table/shelves by the stairs and front door area. I still love my DIY Feather Wall Art in this space and most of the other items have been found at thrift shops and randomly on the internet… the large shells were my mom’s from the 80’s.

living room decorating ideas, indoor tree in basket

Can you spot LeRoy?

living room decorating ideas, indoor tree in basket

The pillow placement on the sectional changes daily, lol.

* Find more Great Room posts and decor for reference.

Happy Hump Day!

I’m so behind today!!


LA native & lifestyle blogger Maegan Tintari writes daily at sharing beauty & style secrets, including fashion DIYs, how-to nail art manicures, hair tutorials, recipes & home decorating ideas, as well as a look into her personal life, her journey & battle with infertility & recent relocation to the mountains by a lake in search of a better life with her adorable French Bulldog brothers, Trevor and Randy.


  • Anonymous

    June 19, 2013 |

    I’m looking for carpeting similar to your stairway……Is it speckled? (Which is what I like). Wonderful rooms/photos. Very creative and comfortable. I’m on my way for a visit! (lol)

  • Mana

    June 20, 2013 |

    I only have 4 pillows between my couch and love seat and where they are changes daily. I think that anyone that claims they have magazine perfect pillows all the time doesn’t live in their house. Or at least they don’t sit/let anyone else sit ever!

    I love your living room and personally I like that stick ball thing on the fireplace better than by the chair. And I’m completely obsessed with that chair.

    Fashion and Happy Things

  • JoDi

    June 20, 2013 |

    Very nice updates! That spikey wood ball is awesome. Definitely like it better on the fireplace. I have a dog that would try to eat it. 😉

    That silver dollar tree is very pretty but definitely looks a little nekkid! LOL

  • Anonymous

    June 20, 2013 |

    Can u tell me, in the picture with the spikey ball next to the fireplace,…what is on ur fireplace? It looks almost like yellow painted flowers on the black metal,…is that what it is? Cause it looks beautiful, would love to see another picture of it. You’re the best, Stacy

  • JoJo

    June 20, 2013 |

    Love the new colour/look of your website. It loads much faster on Safari on my iPad.
    That Silver Dollar tree is pretty. I love the bluey-green and how it looks with the couch and cushions.
    The stick ball looks at home by the fireplace. By the chair it looks like its been dropped there.
    And good on you ironing those curtains. We’ve been in our house a year now and I can still see the creases.

  • ma

    June 20, 2013 |

    The room has a beautiful airy feel to it and the colors are very soft. I have to say that spike ball is really cool and accents the fireplace nicely. I may have to steal that idea. <3

  • astr!d

    June 20, 2013 |

    i love it all!!! i want to diy that stick ball thing!! with some driftwood maybe

  • Melissa Blake

    June 20, 2013 |

    oh, i love this…looks soooo relaxing!

  • Ariela

    January 1, 2014 |

    I love the color of your couch. Where is it from?

  • Claudine

    March 8, 2016 |

    Love the eucalyptus tree! Is it easy to care for?

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