Sunday, May 6, 2018

I've Got the Blues

I have slowly been working on my 2018 goals

and although changing the color palette throughout the house wasn't one of my goals,

it seems to be the happening with each change.

Making a new cover for the window seat cushion was high on the list.

The dining room plate racks are filled with blue and white dishes

so I chose a blue and white plaid fabric.

A year ago my sister-in-law gave me the white fabric which was perfect because it has just a little bit of texture.

I struggled to find another fabric for 2 more pillows and then one day I walked into Marshalls to find the perfect pillows to finish off the bench.

The next change was difficult for me to make -

I loved the dining room chairs in red, but they clashed with many of Steve' paintings

and the blue chairs compliment his art.

The room looks "put together" now.

I've definitely got the blues -  blue and white dishes,

 blue and white pillows

 blue and white cushion ...

 and even a blue and white house.

Having the blues means being depressed, but I don't know how anyone could be sad around this happy combo.

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  1. And that first photo of the dishes and the towel is a magazine-worthy photo! I prefer blue over red any day, though you have always mastered it in your décor. But for a beach cottage? Blue is the color of happiness. LOVE IT ALL, Carol!

  2. I love what you have done. I have also been changing colors in our home. I have been adding more white and blue to most of the house, but to my sewing room I have been adding lots of color.

  3. Your color changes have inspired me as BIL and I work on remodeling here at Plum Cottage.

    Your home is lovely no matter what you do, thanks for sharing ~ FlowerLady

  4. Love blue and white!

  5. No way to be depressed in your cottage! The blues are perfectly at home there.

  6. Carol, your collection of blues and white are pretty. Like the blue tea towels hanging from that pretty dish rack.

    I like the blue chairs better. A nice relaxing place for a great meal


  7. Your blues are much more relaxing than depressing . . . let's call them the Happy Blues :)
    Have a sweet day.
    Connie :)

  8. Blue & white is such a calming combination. perfect backdrop for Steve's paintings. I love the changes!

  9. Such a fresh color scheme. I love blue and white together.

  10. Blue and white is my new obsession, Carol. Of course with so many red wall around here, it would be hard to implement, but I do love looking at your new decor! Enjoy it...I'm off to pin it!

  11. Carol, I love the change. Of course, that is not to say that I didn't like the primary colors. I loved the look of your seaside cottage. It's equally as pretty now, just different. The softness of blue and white is so relaxing. And I have to say, I LOVE the color of the chairs. I admire your energy. I seem to be stalled on the home front. So much I need or want to do, but here I sit with my laptop visiting blogs. Glad I didn't miss this lovely post!

  12. Oh Carol, everything looks so lovely. Love the blue and white also.

    Your cottage always looks beautiful and refreshing.

    Enjoy your week.


  13. I'm green over your blues!! Another wonderdul look throughout the cottage! ❤

  14. I'm feeling the blues too but in a good way! Loving your " blues" cottage!

  15. Oh Carol just love love everything. The blues with the whites is gorgeous. I like the chairs painted to blue and white. They make all the difference in your sweet dining area. Great job and beautiful pics. I feel like I am looking through a beautiful magazine with all your posts. Happy Tuesday.

  16. Beautiful and so relaxing. A wonderful summer look.

  17. I have the blues, too! This reminds me of the ocean and summer. I love all your pretty blues!

  18. Blue and white is one of my favorite color combinations! No matter what you do in your house, it always looks fantastic and beautiful.

  19. Blue and white is always the top combination in my book. There's a lot of it in my home, too. I do like your new look. There are still a few touches of red here and there, I notice. Don't get rid of it all. Love that dining room plate rack.

  20. Your home by the sea looks sooo pretty. All these photos should be in a magazine.n Love the blues....

  21. I never tire of blue and white and love the changes you have made. Well done!

  22. I love EVERYTHING about this post! As you could tell from my bedroom, I love blue and white, as well! Pinned for inspiration!

  23. Carol, I am loving your new blue and white combinations. That cushion and pillows is the best. I also like how the red chairs are blue now. Those plate racks are wonderful. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

  24. Gorgeous! I could use your help!

  25. Your cottage just keeps getting better and better! This new combo of blue and white is really refreshing.

  26. Love your home! Calm and beautiful colours...
    You share so much inspiration!
    Love from Titti

  27. Vraiment très, très joli :)

  28. The blue and white palette is very soothing and absolutely perfect for a seaside cottage.

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