It’s Raining Red!

February is best known for the month of love [Valentine’s Day]. Also in this month we celebrate the Chinese New Year – known for their vibrant reds and other bright colors. And the Heart Association. Here are some rooms I found as an inspiration that carries out red whether it be accessories, furniture or wall colors.

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Photos: Veranda & House Beautiful

Happy Valentines Day & Enjoy!!


Red Pagoda


Yesterday, I purchased this beautiful Red Pagoda by Ralph Lauren and then shortly went to another Marshall’s to return it. I came home talking about it. And I think I almost dreamed about it last night! Oh the horror if this was gone and I’d be left with the what if’s? So this morning I called the store hoping it was still there…and while waiting on hold that felt like a life time. I was busy preparing myself for someone to return and say it was already gone. Fortunately, he came back and said, “it’s still here”. I quickly asked him to please hold it and I’ll be there after lunch!

This cookie jar will serve as display on my desk or even on my floating shelf. But my plan is to use it as a storage container, to store pens, pencils, note pads & mail.

Something Borrowed & Something Blue

Blue & White Pillow

When I came across this print from my late grandmother’s collection of fabrics (something borrowed). I immediately began to think of a beach themed bedroom. White¬†panel walls. Antique/roughly used sailing paddles along the entry wall. Natural woven linen drapes dance¬†along the open breezy windows. Across from the bed is a distressed aqua-blue dresser with glass antique knobs. As you can tell I’m just imagining the room in my head. From this one fabric I was able to transfer a room in my mind. I bought these small pillows to match my duvet set. But I like to swap out different colors throughout the year. I decided to make use out of it more then just for a few months. So here you have it! I’ve created new pillow cases to go with my sheet set (something blue).