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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!!