Friday, May 8, 2015

A colorful update

I suppose this post should be titled "Happy Mother's Day to me" or "The family room isn't ready". As many things go in improving or decorating your home, one thing had to happen before the original project can be completed. The color neutralizing in my family room led to shopping which led to brightening my living room and not finishing the family room.

Here is a partial before, so you get the idea.

Totally tired of it!

So I removed the vibrant pieces from the family room and went pillow shopping for some comfy pale gray pillows for the sofa. I only bought one and then raided my son's room for more. I figured It would make a good blog post with before and afters.'s not finished and I had colorful things that make me happy that needed a home.
A conversation later that day.
Me: "Want to know what I would like for Mother's day?"
Mr. Designdumonde: "Yes! And I want you to shop for it and wrap it"
Me: "OK!!!!!"

My pillow shopping had led me past these cunning little stools at Target.
 I wanted two but two just did not work in my living room. In fact, pink did not work in my living room even though the walls are the palest pink!! Horrors!

More shopping happened and the bombe chest and desk traded places.

I made sure there was a bit of vibrant pink and orange sprinkled about the room. The foundation is still ivory fabrics with dark woods and though predictable, I am really happy with it.


Raina Cox said...

That looks AWESOME! There's nothing a little pink can't cure.

Wait - that came out wrong.

therelishedroost said...

I love those stools!!

Nancy said...

color pop perfection! target is on fire right now!

Karena Albert said...

Kerry I love that you added some vibrant color and it looks so perfect with your blue and white!

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LPC said...

Looks great.

Kristen @ Pursuing Vintage said...

All of your table / desk styling looks wonderful. Love the pops of color!