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Friday, February 19, 2016

I Couldn't Resist Those Orange & White Tulips-Thinking Spring

The other day I was stripping down the living room and purging a ton of accessories to give the room a more open and airy feel.  You know how I am on a kick to open spaces up for a little breathing room.  After purging and editing the family room, I just had to do something with the living room.  It looked way too cluttered to me.  Sometimes more is great and then sometimes less is best.  With warmer days and thinking of spring, I just have the urge to have more breathing room and open spaces.  Since my home isn't large that means paring down and purging and easing up on accessories and clutter.

Once everything was out of the room, I started looking at my stash to see what direction I was going in.  Well, those pretty orange and white tulips just caught my eye and I couldn't resist. (Now I know they are faux, but they are so pretty anyway.)


I also had those new black pillows (from Amazon) that I wanted to use since I still had the black and white check tablecloth (from Boscov's) on the side table.  You can see the post here where I showed you all the fabulous pillows on sale at Amazon.  Pillow covers with zippers in so many gorgeous colors and designs for under $7 each. Ok, back to the task at hand, and no I was not compensated by Amazon.  Just passing along some great deals.

  Looking through my stash I also had two orange velvet pillows.  Maybe just the orange, black and white and leave the rest simple.  Now I don't want this to look like Halloween, but I don't think it does, just bright and cheery.


                                    " Just one pop of color can be fun."

I think it is always fun to see what the room looked like before.   Hubby gave me that fun throw for Christmas,  so I did an all black and white room.  Kind of a Farmhouse Chic look.  I thought this was fun and that throw gives the room a little whimsey.

To open up the space and give it a more airy look,  I removed the ottoman and a few of the accessories for a less cluttered and cleaner room.



This pop of color just says "Spring Is On The Way" to me.  We have had such warm days, it definitely feels like spring.  Editing out the ottoman and simplifying the accessories makes the room feel so much bigger.

This gives me tons of ideas on how to brighten up things for Spring when it really gets here.

How about you, are you in the mood for spring and some bright cheery pops of color?

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41 comments:

  1. I love the touch of orange and the arrow pillow is fantastic! I hope you'll link this gem up.

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  2. The tulips are so pretty and gives the room such a fun pop of color. Love, love your pillows!

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  3. The tulips are so beautiful Marty! Love the colors in your living room, and love that arrow pillow! :)

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  4. This is great Marty! I love the orange- it really adds zing! The tulips are so pretty and real or not they add a great touch!

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  5. Great source for pillow covers! Thank you!! I love your faux tulips. I got some fresh ones for Valentine's day which are feeling quite Springy!

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  6. Where is the black and white checked tablecloth from?

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    1. It came from a company called Boscov's. They have some fabulous tableclothes. I have even used them for drapes and they work beautifully.

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  7. thank you for your recommendations on pillow covers from amazon! I'm ordering some now. Love your room. beautifully edited!

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  8. Those little spots of orange are perfect in your room, Marty. Perfect.

    Thank you for supporting us at TOHOT. We love having you. :)

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  9. I love the look ~ very refreshing! I'm working on my closet now. I've honestly downsized and donated so much but for some unknown reason, I kept some clothes that I still haven't worn. I hope others will be blessed by having them.

    xo
    Pat

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  10. Marty, do you know where you got your tulips? Love this fresh springy room!

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    1. They are great faux's from Michaels. I also saw some gorgeous ones the other day at Hobby Lobby.

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  11. Just simply lovely Marty! I love your orange and black and white combo going on!!!!!So chic!

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  12. Love your pops of Spring, Marty! So bright, fresh and inviting!

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  13. Marty,
    I adore your PoPs of Orange in the tulips and the pillow cushions, dear friend!
    I've been adding touches of "green" in myhome decor, but the yellow tulips I purchased last Spring keep nudging me each time I pass their container! Ha!
    Your home is lovely and truly inspiring!
    Fondly,
    Pat

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  14. I like all of the black and white pillows and those orange tulips!

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  15. I love the new look Marty. That pop of orange is the perfect contrast against the black and white.

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  16. Orange, black and gold are so fab together! I've been doing a lot of re-doing with faux flowers in my stash and a few new ones. Faux florals have definitely gone up in price, but the quality has greatly improved, too. Such a fun way to add pops of color!

    Carol

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  17. I would have guessed they were fresh! Looks great in the ironstone pitcher!

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  18. Wow...love the pops of color! Great look!

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  19. Wow...love the pops of color! Great look!

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  20. The splash of colour certainly brightens the room up! It looks lovely!

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  21. I really like this look for your room. I thought it needed that touch of color the tulips/pillows gave to your space. (Of course I'd say that: I'm Brenda and I love color!)
    Brenda

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  22. Marty-

    Those pops of color are wonderful.
    You've got the touch-as my mother would say.

    Thank you for joining TOHOT!

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  23. I am SO ready for Spring. I keep moving things around, creating new vignettes etc. Cabin fever. I will be decorating for Spring starting Sunday: dinner group coming here Sat. night:) I love, LOVE your pops of orange and it doesn't look one bit like Halloween. It looks beautiful!

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  24. The orange adds a nice punch of color and I love it with the black accents. You are GOOD, Marty!!

    Jane x

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  25. Marty, love, love, love the tulips that are available now. I'll buy them every week while they are in the stores. Love the pop of orange in your room. Your black and white patterns are great. Nothing makes me think of Halloween.

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  26. Marty,
    I am new to your blog and am in love! I love the pop of color that you added to your room. Orange is lovely with the black accessories. I look forward to following you!

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  27. Beautiful home and lovely flowers! :)

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  28. Oh Marty, I'm so ready for Spring! I'm beginning to add colorful touches around my home. I thought the tulips were real! they're pretty.Swooning over those black and white pillows!

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  29. Your home is so lovely Marty and those faux tulips look awesome and so cheerful. I'm definitely looking forward to Spring...it's only 29 days away!

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  30. You are right about a pop of color being such fun. I have been all over orange this past couple of weeks, and love your tulips here. I have been stalking the paint aisles looking for the perfect apricot color paint to spray some small birdcages for spring. (Found you on Foodie Friday.)

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  31. Your home is so lovely, Marty - I love the pop of orange! I have some coral coming in for spring....whenever I get a little time to clean and spruce up!

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  32. So pretty! Love the orange tulips with the black and white. Everything looks just great.Off to check on the pillow covers on Amazon.

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  33. A perfect addition of color, Marty.
    Thank you for sharing your time and talents with us on Thoughts of Home on Thursday.
    Jemmma

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  34. The pop of color is perfect for the coming of spring! I really like the orange with the black and white. Thank you for sharing from your home!

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  35. I think your faux tulips are beautiful!!!

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  36. You have such a knack for accessorizing your home! Thanks for sharing with the Pretty Project Party! xoxo- Heather

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  37. Yes, I love your tulips and am sooooo ready for spring!
    Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY!
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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  38. What a perfect pop of color to bring me out of the winter doldrums. Thanks so much for sharing at You're Gonna Love It!

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