Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Adding Pops of Color to All White

It's White Wednesday again!  I haven't shown our living room for a while, so here it is today.  After the calming all-white look in winter, I'm starting to add some pops of color. 

The pillow and quilted throw have been borrowed from our daughter's room:

So has this heart ornament:

During our children's school vacation last week, we visited our local garden center to get a taste of spring.  These purple hyacinths came home with us, and I potted them for indoor enjoyment:

They liven up this corner desk in the room.  I also added a bag (won from Karen's giveaway) with dried lavender hanging on the chair:


The garden store also had the prettiest begonia with soft pink flowers....




I couldn't part with the roses from Trader Joe's, so here they are hung to dry:


Instead of scattering old books about, I stacked and wrapped them in torn muslin:

Dried sprigs of lavender and hydrangea topped them off:

Hope you are enjoying adding pops of spring color to your home, too!

16 comments:

Vintage Market Place said...

Doesn't a pop of color just make you smile.
I know it does for me. I had to add a lot of color to my home, the whites were starting to get to me.
I am searching today for some small succulents to add to the home for some green
Amy

Petite Michelle Louise said...

oh we are on the same creative track mon amei! I too am adding "pops" of color everywhere. i love my white but spring is in the air and I want my home to reflect that "new life." I've been adding soft blues all over the place. will share soon! (Can't WAIT for this week-end!) ;)

It's me said...

What a beautiful decorated home !!!...love from me....xxx..

Anne said...

Looks amazing.You've added all the right touches.

Alabaster Rose Designs said...

Absolutely beautiful Susan!!~
I love the pops of red throughout your home. That's what I'm in the process of doing adding a spot of red here and there.
Your home is looking simply stunning!!~
Have a wonderful week.
Sincerely,
Melinda

Shabby chic Sandy said...

Everything looks so pretty--I love this room!

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

This is such a pretty room. I love a cozy sofa, and it's so pretty with the patch of color. That's a darling ruffly bag that you are displaying your lavender in. I enjoyed looking over your pretty room!

All Things Chic 2 said...

Beautifuly done...Love it all & your religious items are also beautiful...I just posted a new album as well...Have a blessed day Lori

Revi said...

lovely and serene...even with pops of color!
-Revi

A Shabby Moment in Time said...

Gorgeous, Gorgeous, Gorgeous! So utterly perfect Susan! I'm finally back to blogging (a bit) and back to the land of the living. I'll email you with updates soon. I'm hoping to make that shopping trip in March with you and Michelle! Have missed you.
Blessings & hugs,
Karen

Julie L. Light said...

I love the pops of color that you added (borrowing from other rooms is always a great idea)! You have a lovely blog, I'm so glad I found it.
Have a fabulous day!
Julie

Passionate for White said...

Your living room looks amazing. I'd have kept the roses too!

FRENCH LAUNDRY said...

I love your pop of color Susan! But really, does EVERYONE have Trader Joe's except for Colorado???? Sigh...

Hugs,
Judy

Simply Me said...

Looks Beautiful !!!

Cape Cod Washashore said...

So very beautiful! I love old creamy whites... I so wish I could decorate that way, but I have a house full of mostly boys (some of them young men)... and white doesn't bode well these days! lol

Elizabeth (Blue Clear Sky) said...

Such a pretty and soothing room. The hyacinths are so pretty. We are having an early Spring here in southern Ontario, Canada, and my garden hyacinths are blooming, although much smaller than yours. You have some lovely religious statues and I the Rosary looks pretty there.

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