Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Look away if you hate color!

What began as our transition to a king size bed ended with my need for all new bedding. King bedding...cha-ching!!!

The GOOD thing is that when you start with a blank white canvas, it's easy to change out the feel of a room without breaking the bank. 



At about the same time that we bought the new frame and mattresses, I started yearning for some bright colors and more modern touches around the house. I've really been drawn to the "Modern Country" look lately, the mix of old and new...

Or the reinvention of old looks with a fresh ,updated look...



I hunted and hunted and HUNTED for bedding. I knew I wanted the look of a fresh, colorful, MODERN twist on a patchwork quilt. But everything I fell in love with was a small fortune, especially if I wanted shams.

I ended up settling on this set from Walmart.com. I can't believe I just admitted that! It's 100% cotton and the perfect weight for a Houston summer. It got rave reviews online and I agree with the acclaim...it's an amazingly pretty and high quality set. The shams even have tie backs, which I love. The entire set was 79.99. My sheets were more than that! 

 The colorful fabric on the accent pillow is 1960's vintage DuPont  I found a large scrap in a cute shop on my recent trip to new Hampshire.




It turns out that my Crepe Myrtle painting is perfect in here too! 




Here's the tray that my butler lays on my lap as he serves my morning tea. :)




Found that little deer for 79 cents at Goodwill this morning! And the lamps were on clearance at Tar-jay this weekend. I did splurge on the shades ($30 each...that's a splurge for me!)





And there you have it! A colorful, fresh new summer space. My husband said "Wow, I love it!". Music to my ears!

Hope I didn't rock the boat to much for you, what with all these bright colors, my faithful friends. :D

♥Linsey

p.s. White plates hanging next to the painting...yay or nay? Like, 3 and 3? Your thoughts?





35 comments:

Jessica @ View from River Mtn said...

It looks wonderful. Great job! Unfortunately I have no decorating talent whatsoever so I have no valuable advice on the plates.

~Hassie~ said...

Yes, I love the idea of china next to your painting ~ dresses it up just a little more. Beautiful room you have. Thank you for sharing.

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Wow- you did a great job on this room!

I don't usually go for colour- but this is awesome!

Your painting is the best part - oh and the lamp shade? TOTALLY makes the lamp!

I would say the plates would look awesome and give you some decor texture w/o seeming too busy or crowded, being all white.

Well done, Linsey!!

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Love love love it!! But then you know I love color! I say yes to the plates.

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

Super cute bedding! Your room looks beautiful! That is great that your hubby love it too!

White Weathered Hutch, said...

Love it!! Yes to the plates!!

Something Nice and Pretty said...

Wow, great job on your room! Love the bedding and those shams are adorable!
Love the little deer too!
I'd do the plates with your picture:)

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Linsey, I love your room. That bedding is very cute and who cares where it came from. It's adorable. Lucky you to get a king bed. I wish we could.

Stacey said...

It's wonderful! I love the quilt that you got at WalMart. I don't go there (don't like our store) but often see neat things people find. Your artwork is the crowning touch and jumps out as soon as you look in the room.

Blondie's Journal said...

Oh, I love it! I don't think it's too much color at all, it's very fresh and clean looking. I love the painting. I say yes to the plates since the bed is wide. Great job!

XO,
Jane

Dawn said...

I love every inch of it, just perfect:)

Orlando Designs said...

Your room turned out so great! I love the bedding... I know what you mean about bedding costing a fortune. I bought a Duvet cover "On Sale." When we re-did our room, We made ours and I love it. As far as the plates... I think that would look nice, Theres no rules I believe in decorating your home. Its your blank canvas where you can do whatever makes you feel good. BREAK ALL THE "RULES" and go for it. lol

Sherry at The Rusty Pearl said...

Friend..........where do I start. Love that little end table with the quilts in it .. I scrolled back and looked at that a few times.. Then your music came on and I sing and type LOL.. Love your butler tray.. YOU go girl . I need a butler ... And love that PILLOW can we say PERFECTION .well I think I just did sister... and the LAMPS.. hold the FORT LOVEEEEEEEEEEEE THOSE ... great splurge .. Tarjay is fab to me .. The painting you did I save for last.. Because I love it the most.. It was all you needed.. just beautiful.. OKAY I am going to sit here the second song is on.. sO have a blessed easter and night..............hugs toodles

Anne said...

What a beautiful set! Just a hint of color I LOVE it! So pretty!
xx
Anne

debi rosin said...

very pretty, I love the colors. . . I'm just recently getting sucked into the all white theme, late bloomer, but I do love the colors in your room. I say NO to the plates. . . I think I'm out numbered tho, I think it's too predictable and would take away from the beautiful painting. . . just my opinion. . .

Holly Browning said...

Beautiful pictures, lovely color scheme and very comfortable looking.

Jennifer @ Town and Country Living said...

Lovin' the color! So fresh and crisp. The lampshades are adorable!!

Patty Sumner said...

I just llove everything. I think white plates would be great. Looks so Fresh and peaceful. Great job! Blessings!

Korrie@RedHenHome said...

The bedroom looks lovely! Love the quilt--I have admired it from Joss & Main. And I vote for the plates!

Kathy Moreland said...

Yes on the white plates. :) Love, love, love this room. Great bedding, love the picture (want one). Beautiful!!

Amy Kinser said...

I think it looks wonderful! I love that your husband loves it!

Robin said...

Your new bedding is so pretty. I just love pops of color in a white space. Somehow it makes the color so much more special and pretty.

I say Yah to the plates next to the painting. I think it would fill in the space above the bed nicely. It would be fun if you could find a few pale colored ones that work with your room.

Jeanette@Creating A Life said...

It's beautiful, Linsey! Not too much color at all, just a perfect balance. The little shelf with the quilts is so darling. Your painting is the crowning touch! I say try the plates. If you don't like them, it's easy to take them away. Thanks for sharing your pretty, happy room!

Jeanette

Custom Comforts said...

Beautiful finished look!!! So clean and yet has splashes of color without being overwhelming. Love the pillows and duvet!!!!!!!!
Cindy

KATHY said...

It looks beautiful! I love all the colors. It looks so inviting.

Kathy

chateau chic said...

Linsey, Your bedroom is beautiful and fresh and lovely! The colors you added are perfect for spring and summer. What's not to love?? It's perfect!
Mary Alice

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

LOVE the color!
You've created a sweet haven!

Eva Saga said...

Just found your blog and really loved it! Keep up the good work! Take care! Greetings from Greece!
Eva
:)

lynn said...

the bed looks fresh and pretty, linsey:) and i like the idea of the plates around the painting. the lampshades and your cute bag look great, too!

Linadlou said...

I too love what the room looks like, just enough colour with all the white. Your painting is wonderful, and I'd say yes to the plates, just not 3 and 3 configuration, try the picture, off centre and then four plates ?? You've inspired me to 'get crackin'!

Deborah@Green Willow Pond said...

Your bedroom turned out so charming! I love all the vintage touches and that stripy new pillow! I'd love it if you would share this at "What We Accomplished Wednesday," at Green Willow Pond. It is live right now. Have a great week!

Hugs,
Deborah

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

I love it- sharing at the party tonight~ thanks for linking up at Feathered Nest Friday!

carol jane said...

I Love the room! I cant find the quilt on walmart.com. What is the name of the pattern? Love your pretty music. Sooo Soothing.

Katherines Corner said...

gorgeous, I love the lilac painting and the way you display/store your quilts. The whole room beckons you to snuggle up and get cozy! Hugs

Rachel Guerrero said...

Wow Linsey, it's beautiful!! I agree with using color, it makes all the white we love to use shine through beautifully!!!


Blessings to you,
Rachel

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