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Sunday, April 15, 2012

Tweaking and fluffing...is there no end ?

You might remember that I just bought these two VERY inexpensive chairs a few weeks back....
and covered the olden ottoman in a claret Surefit ottoman slipcover.
Now...
I love my reds.
I truly do.....
but red is a very warm color so I love being able to take most of my reds
OUT of the room (this is why I LUV creamy white walls) in the hot weather and go
with something that looks COOLER.
(I am dying to add touches of the fabulous and delicious TURQUOISE color for coolness)
daughter, STACY, and I were out shopping one day and
I saw this wicker storage ottoman and FELL IN LOVE.
I love the clean look of it...plus having a great storage place for those warm throws.
I added some cute candles....
my $3.00 ceramic CAMEL
and this awesome little faux PALM from KIRKLANDS
and I am going back to see if they have another..
I'd love one in my hallway.
Right now, ANYthing that will store something is on
MY HIGH FIVE LIST....!!


I also like the texture of the basket and the smoothness of the FAUX leather top.

Ya know, before BLOGGING, I never gave 'texture' much thought. Just didn't occur to me that rooms needed
rough
smooth
dull
and bright......light and dark.
 ....and that things looked better in odd numbers....
 I just LOVE knowing that.........
but I HAVE always known that ......
IF YA LIKE IT....it's right for you.

AND.....I like my new little ottoman.

Don't ya love moving things around a bit....
or getting a "somethin' new" that you really like ?....MEEE, TOO !
The good thing is...



If I WANT to add a touch of red in the summertime....

I can
BRING OUT THE STRAWBERRIES. 
 ♥ ♥ ♥

XOXO bj

51 comments:

Linens Lace and Lattes said...

I liked the red but I REALLY like the new look. Bringing in those berries will be just what you need to pull it all together!
deb
linens lace and lattes

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Great post Bj and I love your new ottoman, it's perfect for the warmer months! Your room looks so pretty!

Mindy said...

Ohh, I love it! What a major difference such a small change makes, eh?
I too love to rearrange things every now and then. It freshens things up and makes old things seem new again.
Great post.

Ladydy5 aka: Diane Yates said...

You are just toooo much. Very creative, very decorative and I do need to get that camel.

Pondside said...

I like your summer/winter looks very much - and I love your summer idea for bringing in red!

Vee said...

It's always lovely here, BJ. I don't think about texture enough. Thanks for mentioning it. I have known that things look better in threes or fives or sevens. Your ottoman is perfect looking and an added bonus is the storage. That red is great for cold days, which I'm sure a long gone for you now.

Vee said...

Oops...forgot to add the rest...which is why my header does NOT look as lovely as yours. I selected four photos. Hmmm...nope, not changing it today.

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Lovin' your fun new ottoman BJ! It looks great and I don't think I noticed the rooster pics before-very cool, love the colors:@)

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Oh I love that ottoman coffee-table look..just great! I like how cool it looks and the storage it gives you too. I think your room looks great with the two new chairs and ottoman. Perfect!
Have a nice Sunday.
FABBY

Terra said...

You have a great flair for decorating and a fun way of describing your projects. Have a lovely Sunday.

Madeline's Album said...

Love your new Ottoman. Looks great with the new chairs. Have a blessed Sunday. Madeline

Patty Patterson said...

Love the room! I'd really like a better look at those white book shelves, though. Are they built in or a special find you found somewhere? I'm wanting to put bookcases in an upstairs room - someday and they would be perfect.... I think. I just need a closer look. Now you have something else to blog about... book shelves! :-)

Patty Patterson said...

Love the room! I'd really like a better look at those white book shelves, though. Are they built in or a special find you found somewhere? I'm wanting to put bookcases in an upstairs room - someday and they would be perfect.... I think. I just need a closer look. Now you have something else to blog about... book shelves! :-)

Sandi McBride said...

I love the look of these chairs...I could curl up like a cat and have a nap...hey...wait..I am a cat...
Batgirl

Rita said...

That ottoman is perfect for your beautiful chairs. Great photo of you and your guy. Wishing you a restful happy week.
Rita

Debbiedoo's said...

Very pretty ottoman Bj! You are creating such a cozy space to sit and relax....if only you could actually do that soon:)

Robin@DecoratingTennisGirl said...

Wow, Beeej! I love it all. Great job!!!

Korrie@RedHenHome said...

I love the new look! It's good to have options ;-)

Whimsey Creations said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE that ottoman! And I think it looks very stylish with your chairs! Now if you want to see someone trying to take red outta their room - go read my latest blog post - it'll give you a chuckle! Your room looks wonderful!

On Crooked Creek said...

BJ,
WoW!!! This is a perfect ottoman! I adore your new little cozy corner with the chairs, your hutch and the ottoman! I just bought the Romantic Prairie Style book using the last of my Christmas gift certificates!!!I haven't had a chance to "read" it as yet with dinner groups, TORNADOES, and the ladies of my circle coming...it's on my "to ~do" list for the weekend! "Mr. Ed" and I are starting an "update" for the kitchen...thanks for the inspirations from Sweet Nothings...I sure think you're a Sweet Something!!!
Fondly,
Pat

Gina said...

Your summer room looks so refreshing! I love the touch of the little palm tree. :)

Blondie's Journal said...

I love your new ottoman! Straw, wicker, sisal, jute...I love all of that stuff in the summer. I somehow missed seeing your new chairs...I thought I never missed one of your posts! I love them! This is a very comfortable area and looks so perfect!

Have a good week! :)

XO,
Jane

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

Strawberries are the perfect red for summertime! I love fluffing the home, and it really doesn't ever end! :D

XO,
RJ

doodles n daydreams said...

I've always thought of black and white as being too stark, but the way you have put everything together is lovely, the reds for warmth and the cooler summer colours. I'm looking forward to seeing your turquoise additions :D)

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Flea Market Makeovers said...

Love your changes. That ottoman is perfect!

Theresa said...

Love your chairs! I want them too:) I adore the red added in even in the Summer:) Have a blessed evening and save me some strawberries! HUGS!

Kathleen Grace said...

No,it never does end my friend, because we love making our homes pretty and there is no end of ways to do that. You always make things look fresh and pretty I really do lovw the texture on the ottoman!

Ralph said...

The simplest change from red (to not red) does change the character of the room in one step - and nothing else has. Your sense of decoration is unparalleled!

Chrissy...The Apothecary Shop said...

B.J ....I am sorry I did not catch the name of the magazine this post is in!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I love it,so classy yet inviting which is not an easy look to pull off!!! Hope your well...lots of love to you,Sea

Shug said...

I think you have done a great job here...I'm with you! I love red, but in the summer, I am ready for some cooler colors! I use a lot of black in our home and I have plans to add some hints of green as well as the turquoise color too.
Everything is looking great around there Bj...
Hugs

Something Nice and Pretty said...

Wonderful job on decorating the room, looks just fabulous and I love the new storage ottoman!

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Oh..well..not sure I can do that. I really am addicted to red..summer or winter..I just go in the living room for cool as all my rooms ..sorta different. Florals and roses in there with robin's egg blue. I'll just leave my reds. I mean, Christmas IS just around the corner..right? :)
Hugs!

Suzy said...

This looks great! It's amazing how just changing out a color can totally transform a room. I think turquoise would a great pop of color in your space.

Suzy said...

Oh - I forgot to mention that I just followed you on GFC and Linky. Have a great day!

The French Hutch said...

I need to do this too, my red hydrangeas have to go from the foyer for a summer look. I love your new summer look with the light colors, guess I should get busy since it already feels like summer! Great look!

~Emily
the French Hutch

"Auntie" sezzzzzz... said...

Oh Dear, I don't know how you can bear to switch, from that gorgeous black/white/RED winter look!!!! I love it soooooo! :-)

"(Children) still believe in God, the family, angels, devils, witches, goblins, logic, clarity, punctuation, and other such obsolete stuff.... When a book is boring, they yawn openly."
~Isaac Bashevis Singer, 1978

chateau chic said...

I love being able to move things around and in and out. What a great ottoman. Love it without its cover for summer. Such a delightful room.
Mary Alice

Linda Chapman said...

Juts the ability to CHANGE is alwasy good! I love it both ways! Suit your moods and seasons!!

classic • casual • home said...

Nice! I love both looks. I just switched my pillows out yesterday for the warmer weather.

mississippi artist said...

Love these chairs! You are so right, turquoise would be a lovely accent in this room.

Karena said...

BJ I adore your springtime changes!! The mix of fabrics and textures is perfect!! I might run up to Kirklands myself!! Love the palm!

I have a $100 Gift Card Giveaway from Soft Surroundings if you would like to enter!!

xoxo
Karena
Art by Karena

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Is there an end to tweaking??? NEVER my love! Never!!!

xinex said...

Very pretty, BJ! Love the new look! Beautiful and functional ottoman...Christine

Dena said...

Wow BJ! I thought that was a magazine! Those chairs are so elegant. Goodness I have some catching up to do!

Hugs,
Dena

Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

Very pretty BJ! Love the chairs and ottoman.

Nezzy said...

I do, I do love to tweak things here and there.

Your added turquoise is gonna add a wonderful seasonal touch. I've got a feelin' it's gonna be beautiful!!!

God bless ya and have a glorious day sweetie!!! :o)

Audrey said...

Looking good as always BJ ... you have the perfect touch.
Blessings,
Audrey Z @ Timeless Treasures.

Adrienne said...

Oh, no - now I'm thinking about ottomans and texture and palms and tiger and bears...oh, my! Love your new ottoman. It's perfect there. Just the right touch!
~Adrienne~

A Vintage Fairy said...

Love, love, love the black and white!!

Becolorful said...

I love changing things out too and your switch up looks spectacular. Thanks for sharing on BeColorful
pam

Sue (Someones Mom) said...

Ooo...I want one just like that. We have been looking for one for my husband to "park" in front of the couch where he sits. Our sofas are dark brown leather and so far, what we have seen that will blend are way...out of our budget. I love your room!