New Spring Accents | Blush and Blue
So, I confess, it’s not really spring. The morning I took these photos it was 4 degrees outside! There also is an abundance of snow on the ground. But March provides such a shift in the amount of sunshine that tricks our brains into happy thoughts of such things like the hope of spring. And, frankly, I’m done with winter. Ok, so I don’t have a choice I realize, besides a move south, however, I can make it spring on the inside.
When I was doing this photo shoot of my sweet little girl and her blue rose headband, her dress became the inspiration for my spring décor. A little bit of blush with blue.
Although blue isn’t technically a neutral, I’m finding it works well with a lot of different colors as accents. And blue with simple, subtle blush accents has me swooning over the idea of spring.
I think finally having another girl in the house sort of wooed me towards this color inspiration. I already had the faux flowers on hand, and the pink velvet pillow shams I actually found on clearance at Target after Christmas for only $3! I bought them to cut up and make something for my daughter. And that may happen eventually, but for now, I thought a spring palette of blue and blush sounded very sweet and refreshing. Not too much blush, after all, we have 5 males with a healthy does of testosterone residing here. So really, the balance in the color is similar to the gender ratio in our home, a lot of blue with accents of blush.
The velvet tufted ottoman was first introduced here when I repurposed an old thrifted coffee table. And I daresay, it remains the prima-donna of furniture, setting the stage for a bit of French Country decor in Alaska. It is cozy for feet to rest on, it is inviting for books and coffee to borrow space upon, and usually it has a few Lego men hidden within the tufts. (It has even withstood the practical test of time and boys, stains have easily wiped up, and even a pencil mark was erased from memory.) But always, it sets the stage for beauty and comfort in our main living space.
I shared this photo previously on the French Country Candlestick Makeover. The organ sits just to the left of the sofa, tying all in.
The sweet and sophisticated linen sofa sits separating the living area from the dining area and is always adorned with a plethora of pillows to sink into.
I’m totally crushing on this blue with blush accents for spring. It’s always fun playing house with the seasons.
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I am sure you have your moments but…..REALLY!!! I cannot believe 5 kids live in your spotless home!!! AND a newborn to boot!!! I am liking the “blush and the blue” you’ve got everything just right!!!
Addie, your are so sweet. I always, always so appreciate your encouragement. And I’m telling you, in full disclosure, my house doesn’t look this spotless on a regular basis. But people wouldn’t find Legos in the tufts of the ottoman as inspiring, so I picked them up, along with stray books and kids and parked them behind the camera for a photo shoot. We encourage cleanliness in our home, but it is also very lived in.
This space is beautiful! I love your tufted coffee table.
Pamela, that means so much! Thank you! I’ve admired your house and projects and style so much over the years.
It’s beautiful Cheryl! I’m looking to you for inspiration. I’m finding myself drawn to blush in my wardrobe and navy blue as a neutral at home. Keep these posts coming. No I won’t be making anything anytime soon but the beauty you create inspires me to create some of my own in my own way. And for that I thank you!
You are so sweet. I wish we could sit down for a couple hours and dream together! You are a creator and it always blesses me when what I post inspires in some way. That’s the beauty of inspiration isn’t it. We take what inspires (God breathes) and make it look a little different, since He made each of us a little different. I love that!
Blessings, dear friend,