How To Brighten Up A Room On A Grey Day

beach house shabbyfufu
This past weekend we finally got to spend a few days up at our beach home and we almost didn't go. My husband came home from work on Thursday and told me about the gloomy weather forecast, and we debated. But we did and I'm glad since it was relaxing and we needed that...

beautiful sunrise beach pink sky
Our morning view and with the pink sky you can almost be sure that it is going to rain, as it means that there is moisture in the air...
farmhouse table set with flowers
You might already know if you've been here before that I'm a huge fan of the power of paint...

White paint that is! 

Some think that it's boring, but our home and the beach home both have white painted walls. There is nothing like white to reflect the sun and even when the sun doesn't make an appearance it's reflective. You can see our white Pottery Barn slipcovered sofas in the background and beyond are the large glass doors facing the ocean. In the morning the light is gorgeous whatever the weather and I honestly believe that it's the white painted walls and the sofas. I talked about replacing the ugly leather sectional with the POTTERY BARN {affiliate} Slipcovered White Sofa (and loveseat) in THIS POST, and ever since we replaced it with white furniture the room is brighter...
farmhouse table driftwood
 Much brighter!

The floor plan is open concept and that helps too and the only color is with accents of a few old paintings, pale blue pillows and a few colored objects in shades of the ocean outside...
restoration hardware chairs
My first stop when we arrive into town is to the market for food for the weekend and I ALWAYS pick up flowers. Since it's spring time and Easter is almost here the flower selection at the market (Fresh Market) was amazing with lots of pastels...
peonies and hyacinth
Flowers brighten up a room rain or shine and it's the one way that I treat myself for working hard at everything that I do. Some girls lust after shoes or a fabulous handbag. I'd rather have flowers, especially pink ones:~}}
pink peonies aqua chandelier
The table is set for lunch and we really do eat here! In the tall stoneware pitcher (source~HomeGoods) is a Heather plant. I might attempt to plant it when I'm back home, but I'm not sure that it would do well down south in Miami...so will probably dry the flowers. The dishes are a combination of vintage and newer, the goblets I've had for a few years and you can find similar gorgeous ones HERE {affiliate}...

We built the farmhouse style table and you can learn step by step how we did that in THIS POST. The chairs are from Restoration Hardware, and we are so lucky to have an RH Outlet close by to the beach house...
purple heather homegoods pitcher
 Gorgeous Heather!
blush pink flowers
I don't have a lot of pitchers here, so I placed the cut Hyacinths in ordinary clear drinking glasses. They seem to radiate light placed in these glasses and smell wonderful as well!
setting a table spring
Now I have a question for you and need your help. Can you easily read the print on this post or would you prefer it to be a little bit larger?

Have a wonderful week and see you again on soon with a new post that I've been working on!