Skip to main content

Pick a Color

When we moved into our house, I loved the soft green color of the walls in the family room, and the fact that the previous owner had installed plantation shutters on all of the windows. I decided to take these two elements of the room and create a sort of cottage/coastal feel.

My friend suggested I hire a decorator for some ideas, so I did. In just one hour of consultation I'd decided a direction for my room and got some great advice. The number one thing she told me was to pick an accent color for the room. I had a picture from Coastal Living that had bright oranges, browns, cream and blues, so I decided to pick orange as my accent color. I painted my previously boring brown Pottery Barn coffee table a bright Adobe Orange and picked out fabrics and accent accessories that carried the color throughout the room. Next step for this room is hardwood floors - I can't wait!

If you're looking to update a room in your house, just pick a color and go for it!



  1. I love to decorate**
    Love to go to flea markets and just have ides swarm into my lil' ol' head!!
    Very cute house/living room!
    I give it...two thumbs up!

  2. The room looks great and using the pop of Orange was just perfect...

  3. That looks fabulous! I'd love for you to design a blog header for me. Should I email you directly?


  4. Seriously! I have the same fabric as the lone chair except mine has monkey's on it. I'll try to post it soon so I can show you!!! xoxo


Post a Comment

I love to hear what you all think! Thanks for visiting and let me know you were here!

Popular posts from this blog

Baby Shower Inspiration Board: Sweet Little Things

It's been a while since I posted an inspiration board, so when I saw that Angie Harmon's friends threw her a candy-inspired baby shower this weekend, I thought it would be fun to come up with some ideas of what it may have looked like! Yummy!

New Years Resolutions Attention Deficit Disorder

My mind is already a confusing mess of what I want to accomplish in 2013. And it seems like every other hour, I think of something new or read someone's idea and say "Hey, I'm gonna do that in 2013."

Overachiever, not so much. But I do get excited this time of the year to start anew, symbolic as it is, and have an excuse to step back for a minute, press the hold button and think about what I want for the next 12 months.

My 2012 goals were to get a promotion (check) while maintaining good work/life balance (check), and lose thirty lbs (not checked). My blog took a bit more of a back seat in 2012 as other items came to the front and I worked on that balance, but hopefully 2013 will provide the opportunity to spend more time here growing my online friendships and sharing my stories/projects/news...

For 2013 I jump from wanting to save, save, save so I can either completely redo my house in 2014 or move to a new house ... to wanting to travel to NYC again in the Spring …

December 30th

It's the quiet days that sometimes get to me. I just got off the phone with my mom. I told her I have cabin fever. She said, "You probably won't be someone who should retire."

I replied, "I don't ever plan to".

This year Christmas was a bit slower, a bit quieter than usual. Maybe because everyone is getting a bit older, there are no babies around to cry or wail, and my grandparents seemed so feeble. With my uncle's passing this year, Mike having to work the day after Christmas and my dad not around - such a significant absence of the male figures that had always been there over the holidays.

My mother had bronchitis, and my nephew the flu. Walker and I both ended up with awful colds that we're still trying to get over.

My parents were kind to one another, amicable and friendly.

The presents were plentiful and Santa exceeded expectations.

The three sons/cousins/grandsons were happy and hyper.

So much buildup, and it always goes by too fast. I'…