Thank you to the Lindsay's for having me! For any of you whom I haven't met, I am Alison from My Little Happy Place and I am a Native Texan living in Brazil with my husband and two daughters. Living outside the US creates many challenges AND opportunities for design, since I can't run to my nearest antique or resale shop, much less a HomeGoods or Target!
Needless to say, it has given me a great appreciation for the idea of making the most of what you have, but being fearless in creating what you want! I chose our more formal living room as my favorite space. I recently switched out the khaki slipcovers to white on our ikea sofas, and "hacked" an old media cabinet with high-gloss paint and new hardware. A blogger friend sent me a sample of Hague Blue so I could have it matched. See, where there's a will (and a willing compadre!) there's a way!
I love the way the sunlight streams into this room in the morning, and that it reflects our colorful and casual life down here in Brazil!