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Thursday, January 12, 2017


Hello friends, my heart is full after yesterday's post.  Thank you all so much for your sweet comments and joining in our celebration of our son.  I'm often hesitant to post many personal things here, but you all were such kind readers and I truly appreciate how your graciously receive those posts when I do.

Now, on to more decorating talk!  As Christmas comes to a close each season and a new year begins, I always look around and get the itch to see what I can change around the house.  Nothing major, just rearranging or switching accessories or adding a pop here and there.

Currently, I'm craving even more color and pattern!  You might is that possible?  Actually, I do have a pretty neutral base in my home, with the accessories being the main source of color and pattern.

So, I've been toying with some ideas of how I could take things up another notch around the house, and I thought I'd share some of the inspiration that I'm mulling over in my head.

I blogged about this home last year, and I still am head over heels for it!

I won't go this far in my home, but this photo sure does make me happy, and I think there are some good takeaway ideas here.

If you are on Instagram, you know what I mean when I say that it is a huge source of inspiration for me (if you're not on it, you should be, so fun!  I'm here if you want to check it out.).  Other than ogling a constant feed of pretty decor, I've met some of the nicest people who I now call friends.

My friend Meredith is not a blogger, but her stunning home was featured this past year on The Glam Pad blog.  I get my dose of pretty from her Instagram feed, but you can see the formal and complete tour of her home here.  I just love how Meredith injects fun and color into her otherwise traditional home (and she sets some tables to die for!).

I can't get enough peeks of Laurie's fabulous home, either.  Another sweet friend who is not a blogger, but I'm dying for a full home tour!  In addition to her Instagram feed, Laurie has an Etsy shop filled with the most adorable things, if you're anything like me you'll want one (or two!) of every single thing!  And, her classic, feminine fashion posts always leave me drooling too!

Finally, the ultimate inspiration in preppy eye candy... The Greenbrier.  I just informed Ray that a visit here some day is on my bucket list!

A few themes I'm picking up on-
*more pattern in other areas than just pillows (lots of layers of patterns!)
*fun, colorful accessories
*more hot pink! (I think it's in every photo I chose)
*bold furniture choices (accent pieces)
*pretty wall treatments (bold paint color, graphic wall paper, etc.)

Do you get the itch for change with a new year, too?

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Would you like to comment?

  1. Adore Paige and her style. Her home just makes you smile the minute you see it.

  2. All that color makes me so happy!! You rock pattern and color <3

  3. You would absolutely LOVE the Greenbrier! Color, color, color! And the chandeliers! It is such a unique place and truly a gem! I live in WV about two hours away and it's always a treat to make a trip there.
    I love your blog! Your green inspired me with my home. I have added lime green to each room of the first floor of our house. It was so much fun going through the the rooms finding things to spray paint! I use Fiestaware in sunflower, tangerine, and lemongrass so I love the lime green in my kitchen. Fiestaware is made in WV so plan your trip east around one of their tent sales! Thanks for your inspiration!

  4. You are too kind and I'm more than thrilled to be placed in such great company! Thank you!! Did you notice that you and I have some of the same fabrics? I think we must both be drawn to cheerful, happy colors and patterns! Your home is just beautiful and I can't wait to see what you come up with next!! No doubt, I'll love it! ~xo

    1. Your gorgeous home is so inspiring to me, Meredith! A beautiful example of how traditional can be mixed with fresh and colorful! Wish we could hang out and treasure hunt some day!

  5. I am so with you on all of this! I just can't wait to get my hands on our apartment and go crazy!

  6. LOVE LOVE LOVE! Color me happy! Great photos!

  7. I hear you... January makes me want to paint.redecorate. buy fabric...

  8. Love your colorful FUN style and look forward to your 2017 projects!

  9. Yes, I have the itch. March is two years since you blessed my home with your touch. Kaydee and I are working on a few touches in the kitchen/dining area.

  10. Love, love, love the inspiration photos! I certainly appreciate the Pink Clutch photo- because the black background highlights the colorful books! I don't quite understand the reason for neutralizing everything! This makes more sense!


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