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Blogging on the go..

I don’t blog nearly as much as I’d like to, because it is so hard to find time to sit at the computer uninterrupted for long enough. That’s why I’m going to try something new from time to time. I will try blogging from my phone now, too. Mind you, these posts will need to be short and sweet. {kinda just like me}

So, here goes nothing…

I wanted to share my latest project here. One of the last rooms to finish in our home is our living room. I want to liven it up with a more fun and almost beachy feel. I’ve settled on a palette of blues and yellow. Our huge sectional sofa is neutral beige so I am going to bring in some color with pillows. Our huge windows are still bare so I’m making curtains.

Here are some photos:
Our living room, currently with blue and orange accents..

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Pillow fabrics:

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Curtain fabric:

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Colorful Dining Room

You can’t see the whole dining room here, but I did want to take this opportunity to share this picture because it features our new curtains, which was a major DIY project accomplishment for me.  After looking for the perfect curtains to use, I ended up buying my own fabric and was lucky enough to have my mom around to make these for us.  I know this is an easy project I can tackle on my own in the future, now that I bought a sewing machine, but hey, she offered!


Our dining room furniture is so heavy [table, book cases, and side board are all dark wood] so I really wanted to brighten up the room with a bright color palette.  I thought pops of orange and hot pink would be perfect for the room, and if I could bring in some yellow, I’d hit jackpot!  We love the colorful runner we use on the table, and also brought in a bright orange lamp (from our living room) onto the sideboard that’s against the wall [not shown in this picture], to bring some cheer to this room.  We have two IKEA Poang chairs that we have had for some time, and changed the covers from faded black to fresh ivory [also not shown, these are on either side of the sideboard].  

The walls will eventually be painted in a cool bluish gray, and will complement the soft buttery yellow we are using in the adjacent kitchen.  it will take us some time to finish the look completely, and I look forward to sharing more pictures as it all comes together.

{Happy Decorating}

ps I bought the fabric at Jo-Ann Fabric store.  It is from the Waverly Home Decor Modern Essentials collection.  I used two and a half yards @ $19.99/yard.  {This particular fabric is not featured online, but there are many other great patterns I already have my eye on for future projects.}