Tuesday, May 14, 2013

All My Summer Pillows Are Here!!


Bringing in pillows in patterns and colors that remind me of summer is always a fun time of year for me.

Since we have some very hot temps in the summer I like to add cool colors to my family room.

Blues and Greens are colors that are cool in nature and remind  of water.

Now that the family room has been redone  I have many options to choose from.

This year I chose the blues and greens……..

spring summer look
This is the board I made up with all the patterns for my summer look.

The black and white is the rug, the blue ticking is the sofa. These pieces will remain a constant throughout all of the seasons.

I had two square pillows made out of the green and white fabric (Schumachers Chenonceau) They measure 20 in square.

The blue buffalo check has a green linen 1/2 in. flange for contrast and I had it made into a 14”X24” lumbar pillow.

family room, blue jay and flowers 008 (800x600)
I offset the lumbar pillow in order to make it not look to contrived. Putting it in the middle looked too staged for my aesthetics.

The green in this image is not as bright as it appears in person, but the sofa and the blue pillow are reading pretty true, at least on my monitor.

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The fun thing about my summer pillows and my family room is my backyard patio is tied into the overall scheme by the repeat of the colors, black and white stripes, and cobalt and white.

I have two seating areas, one for lounging around the pool and at night sitting by the fire in the chimnea. The other is where we eat breakfast and dinners.

Our backyard area is truly an extension of our living space.

Just a little update on my family room. Now that all the pillows have arrived I am ready to show you the reveal of what we have done so far so stay tuned!!

Wishing you all a wonderful Spring week!!



marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Your pillows are all gorgeous and your family room is looking amazing. Hugs, Marty

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Your color combo screams sassy class to me. Greens and blues are my favorite to put together! You certainly can't go wrong with buffalo plaid!!! Very pretty!

Patty Day @Pattys Epiphanies said...

Great .....it all looks amazing. Love how it carries to the outside!
Great job "Martha"!

Melinda said...

Loving your new cushions. What a pretty mix. That Schumacher is my fave.

Julie Taylor and Danni Greenwalt said...

Love all your pillows...some of my favorite colors...your back yard looks so inviting!

La Vie Quotidienne said...

Very pretty. I don't know how you keep everything so neat and clean outside, here everything gets dirty so fast it is really discouraging. Your outdoor spaces are imaculate!

Mary Ann at classic•casual•home said...

Gorgeous pillows...great mix of patterns, Kathysue!

Teresa at Splendid Sass said...

Everything looks fabulous, Kathysue! I love the pillows and your patio looks perfect!
Happy Wednesday.

The enchanted home said...

Hi there! Good to be back in blogland catcing up with my faves. LOVE the pillows, they look so fresh and clean and crisp, great choices on the fabrics and I must say the outside is looking so beautiful too!

Katie Clooney said...

LOVE your color combo. I may have to re-think my patio. Your hydrangeas are gorgeous.

Diane Haynie said...

Looks adorable. I would add some color to the lamps on the table, though, as they tend to disappear and seem plain against the wall, at least in the photo. Maybe a tassel or trim around the bottom of the shade. Great summer transformation.

Leslie said...

The Schumacher is my favorite! Beautiful summer colors.

Merlin said...

Lookin Good! Viva Summer!! franki

Designs By Pinky said...

I love the choices of fabrics AND the colors! It all looks wonderful. I change pillos seasonally too! ALMOST ready to bring some summer pillows out:) I love your outdoor areas too. XO, pinky

Victoria said...

I love all you choices, Kathysue. Cannot wait to see the big reveal.
XO, Victoria

michele said...

the buffalo check feels so swedish! love the freshness of the blue and green and how cheerful your outdoor gathering areas are. how could you not smile amid such hues?



vignette design said...

Your pillows say summer! Looking forward to the final reveal. Just in time to enjoy during the warm months!

Stacey said...

I love your fabric choices! That fabric with the birds on it is wonderful. Blue, white, and green is so timeless and beautiful.

Linda {Calling it Home} said...

Kathysue, it came out so beautiful. I love the mix of pattern and color. The outside is also lovely. I want to see the pool! I have swimming pools on my brain.