There hasn't been much time for decorating and styling so far this summer. But that's the good news! We have been blessed to have a lot of family in, and a bit of travel. But my mantel has been the same since winter, and I had to take the time to update it at least a little.
An overcast morning was opportune for taking a few photos, as this room gets very strong light throughout the day in all seasons. The change in light can be dramatic, and it was so soft and light this day.
I kept the books, but added a bit of eyelet lace that I found at a flea market this spring to lighten things up. A few sea stars are perfect for the season too. Covering the dark surface of the wood makes such a difference. I'm not quite finished with the arrangement. I have a spot to fill with something. But I will be keeping it simple.
A leafy veil covers the window glass in summer. And plantation shutters are wonderful for controlling light.
I'm really enjoying the softness of the white.
I've taken a few more shots of other areas in our rooms in the soft morning light. We have bright sunshine nearly every day in New Mexico. Great weather, but not necessarily for picture taking!
Now it's off to the great outdoors again!
Have a wonderful week!
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