Friday, 5 September 2014

My Living Room - Making Seasonal Changes



Spring is here and that means a few changes to my home, I have abandoned the warm shades of winter, done a little shopping, introduced some spring foliage, swapped a few things around and given my living area a fresh, new look...Gasp!


It all started when I spotted a delightful artichoke at Dovecote on Kepa Road. It is a ceramic candleholder with rustic tips on the ends of the fronds. When I got it home I decided I would bring out my summer cushions and change a few other things around. I am still not sure that everything is where it should be, my home is constantly evolving, but this is how I keep things fresh and interesting. Be pre-warned, I am still playing with this camera so where some shots are over-exposed it was because I was experimenting with the whiter background. My walls are actually a warmer white than they appear in these shots.

Above: Ceramic artichoke from Dovecote,1/224, Kepa Road, Mission Bay.
 
Above: The cushions were made for me by Curtainalia & Bel Cuscino last summer. Kaye creates the most gorgeous curtains and cushions which are made to order. Kaye also stocks lovely homeware and one of a kind painted furniture in her store.
 
Above: The large faux wood finial and rustic pot of baby's tears were purchased at 
 at Le Monde in Parnell.

A few changes in the home can take away that desire to completely re-decorate. Introduce a change of colour with some new cushions, add some flowers or foliage plants, Moth orchids are timeless and one of my favourite. You may be surprised at how uplifting it can be to make a few changes. If you missed my room in winter, you can catch up...here.






12 comments:

  1. Hi Lee, it looks lovely and fresh and inviting. I rearranged the furniture in our family room last weekend, still not quite sumarised, but getting there. I think i need a few plants and definitely need summer cushions. But have to go to Martha's fabrics to get the blue/white/yellow stripe curtain fabric. Once that's done...

    Jane

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    1. Thanks Jane, I actually bought the Ralph Lauren fabric from Martha's last year, I get all my cushion fabrics there. Plants definitely bring a freshness to a room, try planting some Baby's tears, it is such a pretty plant.

      Lee :)

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  2. Beautiful! I always want to add some seasonal extras to the home (right now there's hardly any decoration except for toddler toys), but for some reason it never really happens. You gave me inspiration to go for it this year!

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    1. Thank you for taking time to comment, I know what it was like when I had young children and the house seemed a low priority. Maybe you could get a nice rattan basket and get the children to pop their toys in there after play time. A few plants around the house are the easiest thing and they will for sure brighten up the place...Moth orchids are fabulous and suit any decor. I am so pleased I have inspired you :)

      Lee

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  3. Each picture is a work of art. Gorgeous. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire ME.

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  4. Lovely post, I'm loving that artichoke candleholder also!! It all looks so fresh and sunshiney! Have a great week! ~Lorraine ♥♥♥

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    1. Thank you Lorraine, yes I love it so much I am trying to track down a larger one as they came in three sizes but they had sold out where I bought this one. I did try another place but sadly the base was a different colour than the top.

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  5. Thank you for sharing your gorgeous space. I love all the clean white - beautiful!

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    1. Thank you Karen for taking time to comment :)

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  6. Lee, it's so lovely! Thank you for sharing. You are one of the fan favorites at the Sunday Showcase from the Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Here is the link to the Showcase so you can check out your feature. http://www.thededicatedhouse.com/2014/09/sunday-showcase-from-make-it-pretty_14.html Hope to see you again tomorrow at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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    1. Thank you Kathryn and thanks so much for featuring me as a favourite on your Sunday showcase:)

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