Sunday, February 28, 2016

Out with the red in with the blue...

I love having a neutral background in my family room. It makes it super easy to change colors out for the seasons. When I bring back the red for the summer it all seems new again. And I supposed you have noticed, I Love Color. Spring to me is green and blue and bluebonnets.Here's my inspiration. I wanted to be able to show my jadite and I had this vintage Vera dishtowel on the left from my Mom. I bought a few fabrics from Hobby Lobby and found the cute vintage tablecloth on the right. You'll see more of these fabrics in the breakfast nook post to come. 
 The other piece of inspiration was the Bluebonnet oil painting found at the thrift store. I just love the colors of both and wanted to tie them in together because the family room opens right into the breakfast nook and kitchen.
Here are the pillows I made for the couch. I hung the painting right over my old window frame. Then I started shopping my house.
 I found this nest on a walk. Added a few spring color eggs.
 Here's the view to the fire place. Brought out my little aqua chair.The bowl on the left holds Bowies toys.What you can't see are 2 leather chairs facing the TV. This room is super hard to photograph.
 Here's the thrift store chair I slip covered. I added the boxwood wreath on my old shutter. Another pillow to tie the colors in. Changed out my red curtain panels to plain white.
 Bowie photo bombing.
I did buy this New York pillow from Hobby Lobby at half off. I couldn't resist, because the colors went perfectly and NY holds a special place in my heart. That was the view from Central Park where my son got married.
 See how the fabrics tie into the colors in the painting.

 My old vintage fan on the mantle. I use alot of old books to add color and height.
 Here you can see the leather chairs, well at least one of them.
 I found the cotton stems after I took the first few pic's.
 Just stuck them in an old enamelware jug.
I have decided to break up this post into 2 parts. Breakfast nook and dining room to come next time.
Thank you for all the sweet comments on my thrifted finds.
I'm joining Thoughts of Home Thursday so you might want to check it out,
Spring has sprung around here, we've had beautiful weather. Hope your spring weather is just around the corner. Hope you all have a great week!
Leslie

23 comments:

  1. I love color, too, and the combo of blues and Jadeite green is gorgeous, especially for spring. I'd love to own white slipcovered furniture, but until our grandchildren are older, it's a no go. I can't believe you slipcovered that chair yourself- it's so professional looking! I just adore all the fabrics you used in the room, and your vintage pieces tie it all together. Thanks for the spring tour, Leslie!

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  2. I love the colors you are using for spring :) and look forward to seeing more. You have a natural talent for decorating.
    warmly,
    deb

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    1. Thank you Deb. I have a good time decorating and love to change over for the seasons. Have a great week!

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  3. Good Morning Leslie, So nice to start the day with a visit to your lovely home. I love your touches for springtime and the change in color. So fresh and pretty.
    Your pillows are beautiful and I love the New York pillow with them. Love your slip-covered chair. You did an awesome job. The sweet aqua chair is darling on the hearth. Sweet Bowie got into the pic. Too cute. Thanks for sharing. Looking forward to seeing more. Have a great day. It's going to be warm!! xo

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    1. Thanks, Celeste. I never know exactly what it will look like, but I sure have fun doing it. I love that New York pillow too and couldn't pass it up, even though I'm trying to always make my throw pillows. Have a wonderful week!

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  4. ahhh, your chosen colors for spring and summer, green and turquoise, are mine, too. My favorite color combo, with a base of black and white. My warm reds thru the cold months go right into my decorating closet for the spring and summer.
    Your house is just lovely...

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  5. This is my favorite color combination and I adore your new look. Make sure you link this gem up on Thursday! :)

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  6. This is my favorite color combination and I adore your new look. Make sure you link this gem up on Thursday! :)

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  7. Leslie, I absolutely love the whole room! You said you were switching colors and being the red lover than I am, I'm always a little sad when people take red away. This is gorgeous though! I love the blues you've put together in the room. Your slipcovered furniture is so pretty. I have a chair in my bedroom right now waiting to be covered.

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    1. Hi Leslie. So glad you linked with Thoughts of Home on Thursday. I shared your post on my Facebook page the other day, by the way. Your room is so pretty.

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  8. How very pretty! Aren't we lucky to have beautiful bluebonnets? The painting pulls your colors in perfectly! I'm now following you.
    Hugs,
    Cecilia

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  9. Hi Leslie,
    Your room looks so Springy and fresh! I am so in love with that thrifted bluebonnet picture and the fabric of your pillows go perfectly wth the painting. All your special touches...the nest, the fan, the books, the cotton, the darling little chair...look perfect. I do love your coffee table, too. Did you paint that? Happy Spring!

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  10. Love your blues. Very cozy and comfy.

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  11. Your room is just beautiful. I am going to have to borrow your idea of putting a nest in your milk glass piece. It looks perfect there.

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  12. Stunning and so spring-inspired. The color schemes are PERFECT! Your room is magazine worthy, Leslie!

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  13. Gorgeous! I love your pillows and all the touches of blue make the whole room come alive. It's so lovely!

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  14. Gorgeous family room!! I love all the blues and greens. So pretty and ready for Spring! I love your "Five in the family" book! We are 5 in my family!! :)
    Have a great day!!

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  15. Blue and green ... My favorite colors!

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  16. Lovely spring accents here and the workmanship on your slipcover is wonderful! I quilt but can't sew like THAT :)

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  17. Lovely spring accents here and the workmanship on your slipcover is wonderful! I quilt but can't sew like THAT :)

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  19. Beautiful, and fresh for spring. Blue and green have always been a favorite combo of mine.

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  20. Everything is lovely. I love the spring feel to it.

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