Monday, March 9, 2009

Feeling Blue



Robins-egg blue that is. Remember this post? Well, it started a domino effect of adding blue to my family room. I am hosting a baby shower for my sister this Saturday and restyling my family room the week before the shower was a tad stressful, hence the lack of blog posts.

This room has always bugged me; it's like a big box with high ceilings and no architectural interest {no crown moulding, no large mantel on the firplace, etc.} I will have to reveal the whole room one of these days, but in the meantime take my word that it's difficult to make it cozy without it feeling cluttered.

And I had almost no money to do this on. I was determined to spend a very small amount of money {like $30 or less} and use what I had on hand to spruce things up and incorporate more blue. I did it with splashes of blue around the room, like this robin's egg blue platter and plates, for a total of $14. The throw on the chair was clearanced at $10 and it added another great pop of color.


I had the pillow already in my stash, as well as the frames. You know, it's hard to get a frenchy/shabby/cottagey/farmhouse look at all, let alone without making it look like you tried too hard. But that's a whole other post. I would love to replace my {very comfortable} leather club chair with something a little more vintage and french, but that's not in the cards right now. So back to the room....


I added some details of blue and brown around, like these 2 vintage plates:

That's all of the sneak peek for now. I will plan on posting the whole room maybe next week once the shower is over. For now, I'm off to wash all my white linens, schedule the carpet cleaning and finish the diaper cake. So many details to tend to....

xo
-Kari

12 comments:

Jackie said...

Love it! I got those same platters at Homegoods. Love that place!!

C Maisy said...

girl...you are awesome. i also just adore this color blue. it's a very soothing color.
happy spring...right??...i think...

Polka Dot Possibilities said...

Can't wait to see the whole room! I know it will be beautiful. Good luck with your sister's shower.

Wendy @ The Shabby Nest said...

I love your touches of blue...especially the plates!

jen said...

I have been hit by the blue bug too...Slowly trying to add touches of it here and there in my home.

I think you did a fantastic job!! I love the fabric you used for your curtains!! Very nice!

Jen

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

It always takes hosting a bunch of people to make "feather" a little bit more. I love the blue - totally gorgeous.

Momovthree said...

Your blue touches are just perfect. And I think you are so sweet to be the hostess for such a big event. You are doing a great job, definitely take pictures of that diaper cake if you can. I would love to see it.
~Michelle

Meg said...

I think the room looks fantastic! And I too am on a robin's egg blue kick. In fact, I think that I may paint one of my flea market finds that color. I love the plates and platters too! Hope you and the family are doing well. Thanks again for all the ideas.

Meg

Chrissy said...

Morning!! Love the picture frame and plates, so pretty...and yes, the sign in our bathroom does say that, had it forever!! All the best, talk soon, Chrissy

Kasey said...

i love that touch of blue, looks so calming.
xo

Susie from Bienvenue said...

Just wanted to come by and say thanks~....ps...I adore those blue plates!

Jeanneoli said...

Blue is my favorite color...we really have the most in our bedroom. I love the frames and plates on the wall!