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Thursday, May 26, 2016

Our Sunroom Today ...

Happy Thursday, friends!

Can you believe it's already Memorial Day weekend ... hope you have nice plans in store.

Ya' know ... our little sunroom has seen too many arrangements to count in the short 2 1/2 years we've lived here.  I'm afraid it's always going to suffer from a permanent identity crisis. 

One thing that hasn't changed though is the fact that there's something about this space that sucks me in ... to either hop on my computer ... take a snooze ... or visit with family/friends.  These days, maybe it's the Ektorp chairs that we added in here that call my name (they used to be part of the 4 chair "configuration" in our front sitting room, but I broke them up ... oops).

Once I brought in the chairs, I then added the little accent chest (that I had moved back into the dining room after Christmas). I then replaced our beige/white checked curtains with these simple white ones. I know many will say it's way too much white, but, these days, I can't get enough of it ... it's calming.   At least our walls are painted Palladian Blue (for now) which gives a bit of contrast.

It's nice to pull out these cute footstools when you need extra seating OR you want to kick up your feet (which tends to happen a lot in here).

Nothing like faux roses from Home Goods to add a bit of *life* to the space, right? 

I also scooped up a few fun French prints from IKEA not too long ago ... they're a nice filler for these walls and were super inexpensive, too!

This coastal print has made its way around our house, now landing here.  It's nice to stare off into it, pretending we're near the ocean again ... if only it were real!

While I've changed the look in here time and time again, I have an idea (well, make that two!) for this space that will be a bit more permanent ... just have to talk my hubby into it. **Fingers crossed!**

As always, thanks so much for stopping by,
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Monday, May 16, 2016

The Sun is Finally Out ...

Happy Monday!

I hope your weekend was wonderful!  After 15 days of rain, we finally welcomed the sun, and I couldn't be happier!  Sooo, I thought I'd just share a few snaps around the house with the sun shining!

I'm trying a new arrangement here in the great room and recently added a few blue and white pieces:

Our sunroom gets lots of sun in the morning ... blue skies in the background are a welcomed sight, for sure!  I have plans for this space once I either 1) master the tutorials I've watched and talk my husband into us "going for it!" orrrr 2) we hire someone to make my vision come to life!  We shall see ...

Our foyer doesn't have a "gray skies" overcast anymore, thank goodness!  I've played around with the vignette, adding a cute ceramic pineapple ... here to greet and "welcome" guests.

Nothing says Spring and sun like fake lavender, right?  If only I had a green thumb!

Our dining room also enjoys lots of morning sunshine ... I think if this room could smile this morning it would!  I've also recently added blue and white in here, as well.  There is just something so crisp about that color combo ... so *Spring-y* and refreshing!

While you're here, I "have" to share the beautiful gift from my husband that we got on Mother's Day ... this comfy Ektorp loveseat that we added here in our sitting room.  He sure knows the way to my "decorating heart!"  When we were having our days of rain this past week, I added this "happy" yellow pillow to help remind us of the sun!

I will say, though, that while we missed the sun tremendously, our grass and birds were thrilled to have it around for so long!  Now, I can finally plant some flowers and pay attention to the outside just a bit!

I hope it's beautiful where you are today!  

Thanks for stopping by!

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