One of the many projects for this house that I have been thinking about is my new living room. In our last house we stumbled upon some awesome deals on Spode items at TJ Maxx and Marshalls. We ended up with two lamps and a bunch of plates.
Last winter we decided to ditch the plates (we have less wall space in a more open floor plan) and sold them off.
We still have two blue and white Spode lamps and another blue and white china lamp hand-me-down (currently in the girl’s room, hence the pink backdrop on the photo).
Lately, I have felt constrained by these lamps. There is no other room in the house to use them and I don’t want to recreate my last house at this house. That just is not fair to do to a house. I was inspired by the rooms on House of Turquoise hoping to keep an overall neutral feel with pops of vibrant teal or pale aqua or even both. Bold prints and patterns that are trendy and less traditional (like my new house). The idea of being able to swap out cushion covers and accessories on color and seasonal whims. I had quietly contemplated convincing Hubs to let me sell them. I even broached the subject and was met with less resistance than anticipated. My plans in my mind were coming together, only held up by the purchase of the loveseat and accent chairs.
Then the mail came.
The Frontgate Spring 2015 catalog featuring outdoor furniture and replacement cushions. Proclaiming “Spring into blue”. The cover grabbed me. Spring into blue? Maybe I should.
I was seeing bold colors, prints and patterns all coordinating perfectly with my lamps.
I had not even looked at this color scheme before when I was shopping for fabric. I could not just use blue and white. I needed another color to punch it up. What mixes with that shade of blue? Not red, too patriotic. Yellow is too Country French – too classic – I want modern! Orange? to funky and just not my thing. Purple? Eh, not my thing either. Green! Kelly green. How great would royal blue and kelly green be right now, during spring? It is fresh, preppy, modern – I. am. loving. it. I could not stop thinking about what might be out there in the fabric world. I was caught up in other things, then I had time and I logged onto Fabric.com. Clicked “Home decor fabrics” and this is what I saw…
All of the sub categories featured bold royal blue prints and patterns. Some were even prints that mixed blue white and lime. I found a ton of great prints that will give me the fresh and modern change that I was looking for. I can blend in some teal and aqua and Christmas and in winter. Come spring I will break out the bright green accents again. I don’t know if this is the beginning of a new color trend or just the universe speaking to me, but I am listening. Now I just have to convince the hubs to go furniture shopping…