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Wednesday, June 20, 2018

The Summer Look In My Great Room!

I know I kind of left you all hanging in my last post didn't I? Shall we start where I left off?

Let's see! Oh yes, I was sourcing fabrics as possible pillows.

I found some pretty combinations that were using the colors I wanted, aqua and cobalt or navy, but it just did not feel quite right.

I knew I needed to order some samples to get this ball rolling and to make a decision. So being the great procrastinator that I am, instead of ordering the samples I thought I would take a little break and go wander around in Homegoods. 

I knew I wanted to add some Japanese floats as an accessory in the room. I was SURE about that decision and ready to move forward so off I went to my local Homegoods.

I think the decorating God's were definitely with me on that day, because I literally was there less than 20 minutes and found the perfect pillow combination. I know, I know I was there looking for the floats, but Homegoods had sooooo many pillows that I had to look and boy am I glad I did.

(Ralph Lauren)

Can you believe it? Just what I needed and wanted.

It doesn't stop there, though I even found a new lampshade and a pretty shaped vase.

I went back home and started putting the room together. It was a slam dunk. Literally the quickest transition I have ever made.

Here are the results.....

I wanted a cool, fresh, relaxing feel for summer and I think I got that, or at least that is how it makes us feel.

I really knew I was on a roll when I found the lampshade, the only one there in this color. It was just waiting for me to find it.

You will notice I don't have too many beach type accessories in this room. I don't want it to look to kitschy or thematic.

Even my magazines seem to have that cool, fresh look.

The one area that I do have some ocean type accessories is actually right before you enter the room at the end of my kitchen.

I actually already had the coral and the vintage spritzer bottle. It makes a nice introduction to what you are about to see.

Don't worry I will still be on the look for the Japanese floats and I also have one more addition I am going to try and work on.

I saw this image by Wisteria on Instagram and it stopped me in my tracks. 

Of course the blue and white caught my eye but what was really appealing were the urns with the palms in them. 

I want to add this look to the sides of the opening into the great room.

We already have pedestals in an almost black finish so I just need to find two large urns and the palms to go in them. 

The Hunt Begins!!


Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Wow...you certainly scored at HG!...sometimes that happens when you least expect it!....I am fortunate that my mom brought me vintage Japanese floats about 20 years ago from her trip to Alaska...she was so excited to see them and thought that I would love them...she lugged them on the plane with her...little does she know she is a visionary!...She said they reminded her of her childhood!...Mine are packed away now...but I so love them and will cherish them forever! Beautiful room Kathysue!

Judy B said...

I am in awe of your luck! I love the look, very summery. I think this is my favorite look in this room and a Homegoods trip for floats was the reason!

Niki said...

I love all the blues, but the black and white rug is throwing me off. It looks like it’s competeing with the other colors. Otherwise I think the room looks great.

Kathysue said...

Hi Niki, I think if you saw the whole room in context to the rest of the area it would make more sense to you. I use black and white as a base in my home with the blue and white I change out my pillows etc for the seasons but the base always remains the same. All my lighting is black and white as well, trust me there is a tie in!! Thanks for the input and taking the time to comment!!

Kathysue said...

Hi Shirley! Oh to have the genuine/old floats attached to a memory, now that is what I call a good design move. I bet you can't wait to get into your new home and play!!! Thanks for commenting, always a pleasure to see you here!

Kathysue said...

Hi Judy B, Thank you, I know! I couldn't believe I found my pillows at Homegoods, that never happens to me. I always get custom but not this time and I love them and the price point!! It's all GOOD!!!

Mary said...

You certainly did luck out at Homegoods. Normally I sew my own pillows but lately I’ve been find some very affordable ones there. I love when that happens. Immediate gratification!
And I think I saw your floats for sale at Pottery Barn the last time I was there.

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Oh my, everything looks so pretty. You are right, those pillows are perfect, the patterns and colors are gorgeous and so perfect for your room.

La Vie Quotidienne said...

Very pretty, cool and fresh looking for our hot summer months.