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Tuesday, August 6, 2013

A Little Summer Green/White/Brown

I showed you some of my fabrics that I was trying out for a little bit of a summer change to the living room and I finally settled on one.  Nice and simple and just green/white and a touch of brown.  You can see all of my trials here.

The green pillows I already had, so just the two florals and the two geometrics are new.  Fresh Summer Green.

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Then just when I thought it was done, I have another change.  I always look at GW for feather pillow forms, and I hit the jackpot.  I needed several for myself and some for a friend and today I found 6.  These four,


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These two chocolate ones.  They are all out of the same dupoini silk and beautifully made.  Now I can't use the pink and purple colors at all in my house, but I will definitely use the inserts.  The chocolate ones are fabulous with my new pillows for a totally new and different look again.  Gotta love it.

See how fun this is.  A little fabric and a couple of pillows from GW and I can play all day.

Now let's get to the final reveal.  I just couldn't help myself, I just kept adding to the mix.  I adore checks, so when I found two tableclothes at only $12.95 each, I just couldn't resist.  One was a round tablecloth and the other was a 60 x 110 rectangular size.  That's a huge tablecloth, so I can cut that one up and make several things out of it.


I love the check added to the mix.  So fun.



 Using the round tablecloth on the table and making one sofa pillow, changes the entire look and feel again.





 I cut the huge rectangular tablecloth up for the pillow and I made a really sinple table runner for the dining table.


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 I think the check gives the room a little bit of a country french look.



So what do you think?  What would be your favorite of all three looks.  With all three, the accessories stayed the same, just the pillows changed.  Also just as a little FIY.  I make all of my pillows with either a pocket back or a zipper, so I just change the covers and don't have to store all of the pillow forms.  That way I can have dozens and it doesn't take up any more space than just one storage tub in the garage.

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56 comments:

  1. I love it! The brown check is the perfect touch. And nice score at GW! I added green to my living room in early spring - very similar shade as yours. I got new curtains & pillows. Makes it so vibrant & fresh.

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  2. Marty,
    These pillows are fabulous! I love the very first one, but then when I saw the brown and white check table cloth and runner, I like it a lot too! So, either one works for me. I love those with the floral and geometric prints too! You just did a great job choosing these fabrics.

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  3. I love 'em...especially with the additional brown dupioni silk ones!! Gorgeous!

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  4. All are gorgeous and look wonderful, but if I had to pick a favorite, I'd say it would be the first one. That green is just so soothing and summery looking. Great job!

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  5. Marty, I love the check, green , floral and geometric together, so fresh!! The dark brown feels a bit heavy in the mix, IMHO. Love the floral, it is so bright and fresh and you know how I love a good check. Excellent!!!
    Kathysue

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  6. Those new pillows add such a pop of that lovely green, I love the green and white geometric, so hot right now..they all look wonderful together, not sure how they could not look good in your lovely living room..thanks for sharing...

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  7. I love the all is more....with everything! What a wonderful find with the two checked tablecloths!

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  8. Your pillows are great. I love the green and that check table cloth and pillow are really sweet. It does give a really nice look to your living space. Really bright and fresh and inviting.
    Kris

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  9. Your rooms are beautiful, so warm and welcoming! My favorite is when you introduced the brown and cream check fabric as I am a huge fan of French country. Thanks for sharing your beautiful home!

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  10. Loving all the greens and browns. I did that in my sunroom last fall.

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  11. Hi Marty!
    Saw your room on Pinterest and recognized it as yours!
    LOVE the pops of green and brown. The room looks awesome.
    Such beautiful touches.
    xox
    A

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  12. They are all wonderful but the check design is my favorite. I think you are right. Definitely a French country feel about it.

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  13. This is one of your prettiest transformations yet - love it all :-)

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  14. Love the new pillows Marty. They are so fresh and summery! The checks with the green fabrics look great.

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  15. Such a pretty combination, Marty. I love the checks!

    Jeanette

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  16. I love to change up my pillows! Very nice!

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  17. lovely! I reall like how you tied the rooms together using the tabecloth you got. Also, the collection of pillows really stands out. Beautiful

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  18. Perfect balance on patterns & color Marty!!! Love the checks all around as well! You make me want to sew! Can't wait to see you change it up again (because I know you will ) into another gorgeous set-up ;-)!

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  19. Marty - your pillows are lovely! I especially LOVE the floral ones...and that table runner is the perfect touch!

    Cheryl @ The Creative Me and My McG

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  20. How pretty, Marty! The room looks so fresh and the checks add just the right amount of "punch"! Great find on the pillows!

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  21. Marty,
    How does one choose a favorite, dear friend???
    The first look had me swooning. . .
    and then you changed them. . .and then came the brown. . .
    then the checks. . .I love them all!!!
    Thanks for sharing how easily we can make suble changes!
    Great impact without breaking the bank. . .
    Love the storage solution, too!!!
    Fondly,
    Pat

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  22. I love all the greens, especially cause that is exactly what I just changed our bedding to for summer:) LOVE that apple green color. The addition of the check though is the cherry on top! I love it. The table skirt and runner are wonderful, I sure wish I could sew. Since I can't I do have to store a gazzilion pillows:):) XO, Pinky

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  23. You're so clever!!! I love the pops of green and that brown checked pillow with the matching tablecloth and runner!!

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  24. I would not have thought to put all of those patterns together like that, but you did and it's fabulous!

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  25. You go girl! Easy and so handy to be able to change things out. Love all the patterns and colors.

    Cathy's cupboard Calamity <;)

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  26. I think this is my favorite...love the checks!

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  27. I just love how you mix color and pattern, Marty! The mix of the green pattern, browns and checks is my favorite along with the matching tablecloth and runner...everything looks so summery and gorgeous! The table vignette complements everything beautifully:) Thanks for always inspiring us:) Hugs,Poppy

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  28. I love the creative way you used the fabrics and patterns together! The check seems to be the popular favorite :) With Autumn coming on, I think the brown with the check adds just the right amount of warmth to the room. It seems to make the check pattern pop! You've done a beautiful job :)

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  29. Hi Marty!! Love the pops of green and brown. The room looks lovely and fresh! Great job!
    Blessings and hugs from Belgrade,
    Vesna

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  30. Marty, I love, love your pillows! Green is my favorite color! Love how you mixed the different patterns. Your living room looks so elegant!

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  31. Very pretty, Marty! I love the freshness of that green. It looks great, especially with how you've picked it up around the room with your accessories, too.

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  32. Hi Marty,

    These changes are fabulous!! I think the third look is my very favorite because of the addition of the checks. I agree they give the room a bit of a French country look. I, too, love checks, especially the soft brown you've chosen; and I think checks look great with florals, too. You are so talented with your sewing; I just love how a few additions made such a nice, fresh change to your room. Bravo!!

    Thanks for sharing, Mary, and have a wonderful day! :)

    Hugs,

    Denise at Forest Manor

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  33. Sorry I left out the "t" in your name in first comment. :) I'm still trying to wake up.

    Hugs,

    Denise at Forest Manor

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  34. Great job Marty! I really like the third look with the brown check too.

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  35. Pillow fun! They all look great. Really like the green combo. Easy way to have a beautiful and quick change. Your living room looks beautiful!!!

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  36. Hi, Marty! I always do the feather pillow check at thrift stores. You're right, you can always use the inserts! I think the last pic with the check is my favorite. Love green and brown together. Such a pretty combination and your room is just lovely!

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  37. Oh gosh, it's hard to pick a favorite as I like em all!! The check takes it up a notch, though! I never thought to look at GW for feather pillow inserts!! Excellent idea! Now I need to learn how to sew! LOL!!~~Ang

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  38. I love the new colours you added and the checked runner is really pretty.

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  39. Marty,
    My favorite look is the last look with the checked cushion, tablecloth, and table runner. What a fantastic idea to use the rectangular tablecloth for the cushion cover and table runner. This checked pattern pulled the entire space together!

    Judith

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  40. Hi Marty! Love all three looks. So much fun to change things up at home. We change our clothes every day, why not our decor once in a while? Especially when you are a smart GW shopper (me too!) Just found your blog and am now addicted. Kudos to you! I'm thrilled to find you in my inbox!

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  41. Your space just keeps looking better and better!!!!!

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  42. I love your livingroom like this with the green, brown and check plus the tablecloth and runner! I'm pinning this for my livingroom board!

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  43. Marty, love the new colors and patterns. I have been very successful in the thrift stores lately, bought 3 Longaberger baskets and spent less than ten dollars for all three! Love the GW!

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  44. Marty, love the new colors and patterns. I have been very successful in the thrift stores lately, bought 3 Longaberger baskets and spent less than ten dollars for all three! Love the GW!

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  45. You are a wizard with the fabrics and vignettes. I like all of the different looks, but summer in Arizona? I would probably do the green and white everywhere!

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  46. They actually all look so great hard to choose but the green pillows with the brown somehow does it for me.

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  47. This looks fabulous Marty! The green and white seems fresh and summery and the brown helps tie it in to your existing decor and everything looks cool and bright! I love the big cloche with the decorative orbs and the brown checked cloth. Pillows are my favorite thing to change out, I ought some new ones for fall today!
    Jenna

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  48. Your summer living room is simply awesome, Marty! Fresh colours, a beautiful tablesetting and not overloaded. You have created a very calming atmosphere!
    Greets, Manu

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  49. Marty your pillows look fabulous...LOVE the check fabric!! Definitely adds a Country French look to your beautiful room!

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  50. Love this color combination.
    My daughter is using this in her living room this summer with a brown leather sofa, white curtains and green and brown throw pillows!
    It is an easy change up for different styles...but the colors, being natural, are easy on the eyes!

    ...loved this stroll thru your summer living room! Pat

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  51. I love the greens, it reminds me of my sunroom, and how for the spring and summer, I get the itching for greens in color and real greens (or fake flowers, too).

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  52. Love your post, Marty! You're one of our top 3 most viewed links this week at Home{work} Wednesday. I'm featuring you at the party, on my facebook page and I'm pinning! Thanks for linking up with us!

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  53. Your house always looks beautiful, Marty. I love the checkered tablecloths you found! I think my favorite look is the one with the checks. Anyway, thanks so much for linking this up to our All Things Thursday Blog Hop. I hope you'll be back tomorrow night to link up more beautiful projects!
    Blessings,
    Nici

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  54. Absolutely gorgeous. I will be featuring it tonight at my Sizzle into Summer party.

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  55. Hello Marty - I just love this color combination - so summery and sophisticated! What marvelous deals you found at Goodwill! I wish ours would use tags instead of packing tape to price everything! I am delighted that you shared with Home and Garden Thursday,
    Kathy

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  56. I love all those looks, Marty, but especially the one with the checks! Fresh and chic at the same time. Putting that new sewing machine to good use making your own pillow covers and even a table runner...just great.

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