My husband bought me some new furniture for our 27th anniversary. I am a shabby chic and garden cottage kind of girl. I am not afraid of color. I have had very girly floral furniture and I loved it but alas, it was wearing out. So off to the furniture store we went . . .
Have you been to the furniture store lately? Apparently their favorite color is brown and every varying shade of brown. there was a spot of red and a couple of floral couches that were beautiful but when I sat down and scooted back against the back of the couch my feet could not touch the floor. I'm sorry but I like to feel like an adult when sitting on furniture. Finally I narrowed the choices (not that there were many for me) down to some beautiful robins egg blue suede furniture and the same color in leather. As you can see I ended up with leather. It is that soft kind of leather that you sink into and I can touch the floor when I sit.
What is the problem? Well, the leather makes the room feel a bit cold. Our heater works fine so not cold in temperature but not cozy like I want it to. White walls, beige trim, beige carpet, brown brick and various side tables in dark oak, and white. Do you see my problem yet? It is a good problem to have because this means I need to go shopping for some pillows and throws and maybe even a big rug. I found these really great pillows that will get me through Christmas and winter when I decorate using white, gold and a touch of lime green.
The pillow above was my very favorite. The only problem was I only found one like it. My friend Sarah and I found it at Ross. No problem we thought we would just check the other Ross stores around and about. She went to 5 or 6 in the Fort Worth area and one in Abilene, I went to Wichita Falls, Abilene, and San Angelo, but none turned up like it.
This was sad but not the end of the world because I can just mix several white and off white pillows of various textures and that will work too. I found these sparkly ones to use at Christmas time.
It would have been so nice to find more of the pretty one with ribbon roses. It was so soft and touchable and girly. Oh well . . .
I was sad but moved on. Then we found this pretty tan and blue one. It was perfect for summer and into fall. But guess what? We could only find one? I am starting to take it personal this time. My hubby really liked this one and it mixed with the other white and cream pillows. One just wasn't enough. What to do?
I ended up buying it just because I couldn't bear to leave it at the store all alone.
I found this pretty embroidered satin pillow that mixed beautifully with my others . . .
But I just couldn't get this one out of my sights. It was so pretty and soft.
The white and cream pillows are beautiful but this room is really needing some punches of color. I plan to add pink and maybe some lime green to the room in spring. But the room still needs something now. I would love to find some beautiful colorful throws into the room but nothing has really looked right. Right now it looks a bit too modern for me. Pretty, but I tend to go more towards vintage florals. What have I done? I am starting to wonder if I should have just recovered the old furniture.
Maybe some floral pillows would make me happy. Now I don't know. Do you ever do this? Think you know what you want but instead end up with something different? I know it will work out it just takes me a while to find what I want sometimes. I know there are some beautiful fabrics out that include this color but most of them include brown. I like to wear brown, I like brown wood tables, even my brown brick is OK but that color with my leather still leaves me a bit cold. I am just not into modern I guess. Of course when I add all my pretty flowers and other accessories I know that will help
And my chair is so comfy . . .
This is his chair. Not my favorite but I can live with it. He was so sweet to offer to change but I know he really loves it. Hmmmmmm, maybe I should do leopard pillows. . . . . I know that would not lead where I want it to either. Where can I find some beautiful vintage floral fabrics that will go with this furniture and have enough for several pillows and not break the budget?