by laura janning

Keeping Room Changes

July 3, 2014

I never realized how painting the kitchen white, click here if you missed the reveal, would allow me to have so much fun infusing the space with all kinds of color.

I mean really, having my hot tea each morning reading my daily devotionals and surrounded by aqua blue and charteruse green just wasn't even in the plan....until I spotted this fun 
indoor /outdoor rug from here. Love. 

Truth is, this rug takes me out of my otherwise 'predictable' comfort zone. I think the hot pink rug that I put in the craft room here, gave me the gentle push to start having some fun with colorful rugs and pillows. More like who I think I am. Ha.

I bought these curtain panels from Ikea months ago for the breakfast room and thought I would continue the steady stream of aqua on the windows. Still working through if I want to have the long panels in this space or use the panels to have some shades made.
Speaking of Ikea, would you believe I purchased these chairs about ~20 years ago when I lived in Houston. They are as good as new, all these years later.

I picked up the fun green pillows from Hobby Lobby for less then what it cost me for lunch.  Ready for this.... $4.79. Seriously. 
The blue pillows came from World Market... for the cost of dinner.

My beloved yard sale find table that I first shared here a few years ago, got a couple of coats of Nimbus Grey, which is the same color as the kitchen Island. And the pretty hydrangeas, courtesy of my garden.

Who knows, maybe the vibe of this room will last as long as those IKEA chairs, or I will just move on to some new colors....... cause that's just what us fun and colorful gals do. 

What colors are you having fun with in your home these days?

I'll be taking a little break for the next few days to spend time with my family. I hope you have a wonderful weekend. 
Happy 4th of July to all of my readers who will be celebrating our nations independence tomorrow. Be safe and have fun.
Talk to you next week!

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  1. Love the new colors. We can be braver like that in the summer time. Don't you think?

  2. I love all your colorful additions and I need to check out HL for pillows. Have a happy and safe 4th!

  3. that rug is so fun- i love the fringies!

  4. What a cheerful and beautiful space! I love the color combo. ;)

  5. It looks so wonderful Laura! The punch of color is perfect and I love those chairs!!

  6. I love playing with color using accents.. sometimes changing it up before it even makes it to the blog! HA! Love that you are having fun with color Laura! A pretty space for sure! Have a great holiday weekend!

  7. So gorgeous! The colors are vibrant and fun. Happy 4th of July!

  8. Love the vibrant colors!

  9. Aaahh the beauty of a neutral background. It means you can splash colour all over. I luv your vibrant colour choices Laura.
    Wishing you and yours a happy 4th.
    Hugs, Gee

  10. YOu are amazing! I love the beautiful color you infused in your home! What a beautiful area to start your day!!!

  11. I have been swooning over the colors of this area for some time....just love it..!!...Funny how I also justify a purchase comparing it to the cost of a meal!...Have a very happy and safe 4th with your family!!!

  12. Happy 4th of July to a firecracker of a lady with a colorful rug.

  13. Love these colors, so cheerful. I love HL pillows, I have bought about a dozen now. You can't beat the price and style. So fun.

  14. Lovin' the cheery colors! So summery! Jane

  15. Love those punches of color - and that rug is AMAZING!!! Have a fabulous 4th weekend! :) Linda

  16. That is a darling rug! I love the fringe on the end. I agree it's nice to be able to bring in color if you want it with having neutral colors in the background. It certainly gives you a clean slate to try anything. I've been bringing in more soft blues in my home lately. I love the combo of blue and white. Hope you have a great 4th of July weekend. Btw, how was the movie yesterday?

  17. Love the colors, and your kitchen makeover is beautiful!

  18. Came over from Amanda's. Love all the vibrant colors. Looking forward to following along.

  19. Words can't describe how much I love that rug... and the entire room! It's just beautiful and so happy! Great job.

  20. that rug is wonderful! perfect!


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