Going Bold With Color Accents...Inspired By Flowers


What inspires you to switch up a room in your decor? For me, it's often the flowers that I find when I'm out doing weekly errands. It's not unusual for me to rush around to several markets.


I'm always looking for flowers that inspire me, and a bouquet is not a splurge...it's rather like the air that I need to breathe...

So this week I found some gorgeous fuchsia roses and mums that were on sale at my local florist. I discovered that the best day to find florals on sale is often Monday, as the weekend leftovers are sometimes discounted with fresh deliveries on Tuesdays.


I'm obsessed with the new rustic side table that I made and talked about in the previous post and decided to place some of those roses in a tiny vintage aqua vase...and my decision was then made to go with aqua accents along with rich deep pinks.


Because I make Mason jar chandeliers for the shop, I always have a large supply of them around to use for florals as well. On the mantel I styled a vignette with some of my favorite "off color" Mason jars, old French syphons, books and dried hydrangeas from the last few weeks. No water necessary with those, since they are now nicely preserved.


Soft shades of pumpkins, both real and faux...and just a few to keep it simple. The velvet pumpkin is from HomeGoods and the real are from our local Trader Joes.


A couple of color pops in deep tones that I shopped from other rooms in the house. This is how I style and redesign almost always...with the white grounded rooms allowing inter~home swaps and shops!


See how those pops of cranberry red flow to the eye in a circular path? 


An old transferware platter grounds and contains the pumpkin collection and I'm a fan of using vintage plates and trays to do that with.


Going bold with just a few accents in the normally pale color palette, yet non~committal. I think that I may just be in love with this combo of aqua and red.

10 comments

Cathy Carroll said...

I love the fushia with the aqua - so lovely. And those hydrangeas in mason jars beautiful. Such a gorgeous room. Cathy

Revi said...

Beautiful. I pinned it. :)

Hilda Rodgers said...

Wow! So beautiful! I love those roses.

Vanessa said...

Truly breathtaking. I love the red and aqua. Soft and peaceful colors. I thing I am going to be switching things up.

Shingle Cottage said...

Beautiful pictures! i adore pink and aqua together x

Darrielle Tennenbaum said...

Gorgeous! I agree that fresh flowers are like air to breath for me too. I have a standing order at the local florist shop for bouquets every week! Plus I pick from my garden a lot. Love looking at your photos!

Anne's Attic - Design said...

The colors are so beautiful! XX Jo

Libellule Bleue said...

Love it all! I wish I could get the velvet pumpkin in the UK...they are exquisite♡♡♡

Libellule Bleue said...

Gorgeous! Wish I could get the velvet pumpkins here in the UK

parisjudy said...

Beautiful as always!
So happy you turned us on to the velvet pumpkins, I got mine and love them. I bought the pink and purple combo, love them.

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