Sunday, July 3, 2011

Adding Some Color

Hello Friends,
Hope everyone is having a great holiday weekend!! I have been adding some color to the living room. It all started when i found these gorgeous turquoise curtains at jc penney. I love the color,and i sort of built around them for a starting point. I made a short trip to the attic to see what i could find.I had the lamps that i bought at jc penney years ago so that was good, and the color was perfect.I had the oil painting that i found at the salvation army about five years ago.I did find a few small things at michaels.Just about everything i own is white so i'm on the search for more turquoise. 



 
 
I bought the solid turquoise pillow at targets. The vase i found at the thrift shop. I just changed the flowers that were in it when i bought it.
 
This is the oil painting i found at the salvation army thrift shop. 

 
Another attic find that i had.It has just the right colors. 
 
I'm glad i didn't sell this lamps from jc penney. 

 
I had the clock. I bought it at the christmas tree shop. 

 
I made this pillow from a embroidered tea towel that i had.

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38 comments:

Kim said...

Hi Kate,
I love the new colour. It is wonderful. I makes your room look very cheery. You must be a pack rat like me. There is always something to be found hiding away. Enjoy.

Kim
http://kim-lettersfromtheshore

Linda said...

Beautiful! I love the hint of blue. Also, what great finds.

Claudia said...

I love the pops of turquoise, Kathy!

xo
Claudia

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Kathy, love the addition of the new color. That embroidered tea towel pillow is my fav.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I love it, Kathy! Mixed with your whites, it has such a nice cool summery feel to it.

Lemon Lane Cottage said...

I'm loving it Kate but then I'm a color girl. That soft turquoise is just the perfect addition to your beautiful whites. Isn't it amazing what a few found accessories can do. Your blog is inspiring as always. Happy 4th of July. Patty

sissie said...

Well Kate, you've done it again. Created a lovely space using the lovely blues.

hugs
Sissie

Victorian1885 said...

Love the new colour.. we are using it in our new condo! Your clock is fantastic! Have a great Sunday!

Wanda

NanaDiana said...

Kathy- It looks absolutely beautiful...very summery and perfect. I really love that foral pillow on your sofa too! And the lamps and pictures fit right in with your new curtains! LOVE IT! xo Diana

Something Nice and Pretty said...

Someone sure is going to contact you for your home to be published in a magazine, that's how beautiful it is! Love your style and I would LOVE to visit your attic:)
Hope your having a wonderful 4th!

Rondell

Cindy said...

Ohhhhhh pretty... Those curtains are wonderful, and i love love the blue vase with the white hydrangeas!

Cindy

Rose H (UK) said...

Cool AND classy Kate, it really lifts the room! Love all of your additions, and the Salvation Army painting is beautiful. Your clock is perfect too.
Enjoy the rest of the holiday.
Best wishes
Rose H

Heather said...

I want to go shopping in your attic! lol! I just love the touches of turquoise and the floral oil painting really brings it all together!

bj said...

O, how pretty your living room is. I love your colors so much. So clean and sharp looking.
I love going thrifting, too...
and I LOVE your name, KATE..could have something to do with my first great-granddaughter,CATE. :)))

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Love the addition of the turquoise. It is stunning. Such a lovely room, and the drapes and pillows add such a punch of color. Hugs, Marty

J'ai tout simplement said...

Olá! A cor turqueza é muito bonita. a sua sala ficou com um toque suave e romântico. E, o seu relógio deu um charme especial na decoração. Abrç

Att: Dorath

Laura said...

The new color looks lovely.
It is so serene-

Enjoyed visiting,

Laura
White Spray Paint

☼Carolina Artesanías☼ said...

nice!!

Cozy Little House said...

Well, you know I love color. I really think it accents your home so well!
Brenda

Kathy Martin said...

Beautiful! I pinned you on Pinterest! ;)

Pamela Gordon said...

I like the pretty soft blues you've added. Very nice! Colour is good.

cynthialeedesigns said...

Everything looks beautiful!! Love the new color that you have added. Oh my...do I ever love that clock!!

~Cindy~

Carolyn said...

I love your pops of color and I love your home!

Maura @ Lilac Lane Cottage said...

Hello Kathy!
I love white...but I love color too especially the colors you show here. Everything is still nice and white ...but I think the color makes the white look even fresher and makes those colors pop. I LOVE that clock you found and what you did to the tea towel. I hope you're enjoying a wonderful 4th of July weekend!
Maura :)

Comeca Jones said...

Love the pretty blue painting what a great find!

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Kathy your living room always looks beautiful but I LOVE the pop of turquoise you added to it, and I love that clock!! Martina

Brandi said...

I love your room! the new color is fantastic!

Janette - The2Seasons said...

Hello from your neighbor at Wow Us Wednesday. Love your changes.

Amy Kinser said...

I love your pops of blue that you are adding. Everything is lovely.

Would love for you to see my table I posted on tonight. I bet you would like it because of the color.

So nice to visit with you.

Becca said...

Beautiful additions of color! I love turquoise, and the pieces you've chosen are perfect for your gorgeous space! *Becca*

www.adventuresindecorating1.blogspot.com

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

As always Kathy, very pretty! You have such a good decorating eye!~Hugs, Patti

Terry said...

White is dreamy but when combined with the soft blue that is so IN, it is stunning. You have added just the right about of this blue and it looks so soft and soothing for the soul.

Michelle said...

So pretty! Don't you love changing accent colors with the seasons? That's what I love to do to keep things fresh. Just like our summer wardrobe, I feel like my house and yard has a summer wardrobe too!

Jessica said...

Very pretty! :-)

SHERRY HART said...

Since I'm new here I don't know what it looked like before but love the color you added.....turquoise is my go to color!!!love it!

tammielee said...

It's my favorite color, and you did a great job with it!!

tammielee said...

I really love it!! The color is lovely and cozy.

tammielee said...

It's my favorite color, and you did a great job with it!!