Sunday, March 18, 2012

Adding a splash of color for 2012

Here is a picture of our living room from last summer. I LOVE the cool colors we switched over to but sometimes I feel like it looks too old for us. It needed something to liven it up a bit. 
I searched, and searched, and searched, and searched and could not find anything that would work. I was thinking coral would be a great pop of color but good Lord it is hard to find coral pieces!!!

I ran across this painting online a couple of years ago.
But I KEPT SEEING it in the most random places. "We tend to seek happiness when happiness is actually a choice." oh, I love it! Something I need to remind myself from time to time! I absolutely fell in love with this piece and had to have it. I found it for sale by Ballard Designs, of all places. Yeah, they wanted 249 bucks for it. So I let it go. But I suddenly found it at Gordman's for 70 bucks. I signed up for their mailing list and got 15% off. That is still a HUGE splurge for me but I used income tax money to buy it. 

As much as I loved it, I didn't think it would go with the rest of our stuff. I made sure of their return policy before I got it home. But it was totally meant to be because LOOK at our gorgeous room now!

I LOVE it!!! I found these funky pillows at Gordman's as well. I think it is the perfect pop of color to freshen up our space.  
Aren't they funky? It is super soft and I love the texture. 

I put some of our blue Ball Perfect Mason jars on the sconces. 

You can also see our lamps from this post in the room.

I am a lover of funky and eclectic things, not so much into "pretty". So this is definitely more US :)


  1. I love this! I want one too. Maybe I'll try to make it! Thanks for the inspiration!


  2. The pop of color makes all the difference!

  3. That art piece is GORGEOUS! It really does make the room.

  4. I love eclectic! The pillows are fantastic.

  5. I love the sign, and I've been eyeing a ruffle pillow myself, just can't convince my husband yet! maybe I'll have better luck putting it in the guest room:)

  6. What beautiful changes thanks for sharing and inspiring!!

  7. I also love the sign, really brings some great color to the room. Loving your eclectic pillows, adds so much texture to the room. that you put the mason jars on the scones, pretty clever of you. Thanks for sharing your creative inspiration at Sunday’s Best.

  8. I absolutely love that art piece, what a difference it made in your room! New follower here, found you via Alderberry Hill. I'd love to have you drop by and say hello, perhaps follow me back! Can't wait to see what you have planned in the upcoming weeks!

  9. I love what you did with your to use jute!! :) The room looks wonderful. Megan


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