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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28 comments:

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

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!

Betty said...

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.

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

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

Mary in VA said...

Love blue and white!

Stacey said...

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

Cindy - ClochesandLavender said...

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

Cindy

Connie said...

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

Linda @ A La Carte said...

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

Jeanna said...

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

Kim said...

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!

Sarah said...

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!

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

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

Your cottage always looks beautiful and refreshing.

Enjoy your week.

Mary

Rita C. said...

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

Cathy, 1929 Charmer Cottage said...

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

Junkchiccottage said...

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.
xoxo
Kris

Brenda Pruitt said...

Beautiful and so relaxing. A wonderful summer look.
Brenda

Ricki Treleaven said...

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

Melanie said...

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

Lorrie said...

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.

bj said...

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

podso said...

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

Julie B. said...

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

Susie said...

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

Terry said...

Gorgeous! I could use your help!

At Rivercrest Cottage said...

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

HWIT BLOGG said...

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

Nadezda said...

Vraiment très, très joli :)

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

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