Friday, January 13, 2012

Orange and Cottage

I know that the color of year according to Pantone is Tangerine in my mind its a bright orange.  Not one that I currently have in my house and not one that really goes with my style.  Or so I thought. 

My style is most definitely "cottage style" and maybe a touch on the traditional side. I am not sure that orange would work with "me".  But before I jumped to conclusions I decided to search and see what I could find that was orange and "cottagey". 

There was much more out there than I thought and I liked a lot of it.  Maybe not enough to redo a room in my house, but I liked it nonetheless.

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I really liked this living room with its touches of orange combined with fuchsia.  Just enough I think!!

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This room is so very coastal.  I loved all the texture and just small pops of color.

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The orange and periwinkle pillows were what drew me in here.

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This one is by far my favorite.  It looks so calm and serene.  Now, this room is one I may recreate!!

I should add that all photos are from pinterest.  It was fun to see how I could make this color work with my style!!

What do you think?


Sunday, January 1, 2012

Happy New Year and My Fav Posts of 2011!!

Happy New Year to all of you!!  I wish you a wonderful and prosperous new year!!

Looking back on all of my posts(which I know were irregular and erratic and followed not order and gave not a clue when and if I would ever post again,) I decided to pick my favorites.  But before I do that, I want to say that one of my resolutions is to post more often, share more projects, and to be a better blogger.  I am going to try very, very hard to do that!!  I promise!!

That said here are my favorite two posts of 2011!

First, I loved how the pics of my guest room turned out and I just love that room.  Its my favorite in the whole house.  If you missed that post you can see it here.

My favorite project of 2011 was my farmhouse chair.

 If you missed that post you can see it here.

I look forward to sharing new projects, and new decorating ideas with you in 2012!!