When asked the question, what is the biggest decorating mistake a homeowner can make? My answer is always, “ Not having a PLAN!”
Even when we have a plan there are adjustments that have to be made along the way. Often times it is due to, affordability, availability, or practicality.
Sometimes it is just the fact that the element does not look right to the owner.
As you all know I have been trying to make some little changes in my family room for a summer look.
The easiest (so I thought) changes were to switch out my pillows.
I just knew for sure they would look great, a nice combination of navy’s, cobalts, and turquoise.
Since it was summer and summer makes me think of the beach I thought I would even add a little sea-life to the mix.
ENTERS PLAN A
I ordered this pillow to start with……
Beautiful? Right? this lovely embroidered sea coral from Pottery barn looked to be the perfect jumping off point to me.
Two reasons it was wrong, it was more muddy in person, and it reminded be of a human organ of some kind. I know! Strange, but it did. Back it went.
Time to reevaluate!
ENTERS PLAN B….
So I started to reevaluate. It was too muddy, so I needed something with clear colors, no more sea-life.
I am still looking for something with navy, cobalt, turquoise.
I even made a collage of the possibilities....
Next the order was placed……….
The Ikat dot was close, but the turquoise floral was way too bright. and was just saying way too much for the room.
“LOOK-AT-ME!” and “IGNORE EVERYTHING ELSE IN THE ROOM!”
Never a good thing if an element does that in a room!
TIME TO REEVALUATE A-G-A-I-N!!
I am beginning to feel like Goldilocks here!!
Since the turquoise seems to be the wrong color in this room, as far as fabrics go, maybe I just need to use a blue and white color scheme with just touches of turquoise in accessories, like vases/books, etc.
That way I will still get the cooler look for the summer months, (which are quickly approaching their end.)
The search continues and samples of fabric are odered!!
Come back for my next blog post to see what the options are, and which fabric I FINALLY decided on!!