Wednesday, February 18, 2009

I'm Blue

This is a little redo I did in my sitting room before Christmas but I am just now getting the pictures. It used to be a tuscan style with and italian painting , brown plaid chairs, and burgundy pillows.  I took down the painting above the mantle and added this new mirror. There is writing in french in each of the four corners.
I made new simple pillow covers in icy blues.  I made bolster pillows out of the same fabrics for the chairs. 
I slipcovered the brown plaid chairs in a natural cotton duck. I was so happy to find this super soft throw at TJ Maxx. Usually when you go shopping with a color in mind you can never find it.

The fireplace surround is gray marble so I think it compliments the blue nicely.

I bought this blue church at Christmas but it matches so well I hate to pack it away. I got the nice little color change I wanted without having to change too many things. Since the room already had golds and neutrals I could get away with it I think. I'd like to do the family room in the same color scheme but the walls are green in there so that would require painting. Ugh....painting! I will have to think on that one some more.


celestina marie said...

Hi karen, WOW the icy blue added is gorgeous. The pillows you covered really did it and that throw over the other chair you coverd is perfect.
Isn't it amazing what just a few changes or additions can do for a space.
That Church is beautiful. I would find it hard to put away too. The color is perfect in that roon. I bet your Christmas colors will be icy blue in there. It will be gorgeous.

Thanks for stopping by, always great to see you.
hugs, Celestina Marie

Connie said...

Okay, sweetpea, email me and I'll help ya with the text.

Lori said...

i love the shade of blue that you used...and OH MY!!! i just adore that church that you bought, how wonderful!!!

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Hi Karen! Gosh, how beautiful is all of this!! I love your new color combination ~ I even tried to get Bree to use icy blues & browns & golds for her wedding! You have done a fantastic job of pulling it all together. And that little church is precious!! Let's leave ours out all year!! And you know me ~ oh how I love that gorgeous mirror!!

Big TX Hugs,
Angelic Accents

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

It's so great to see what you've been up to! The colors look great! I love the neutrals with blue. I have been wanting to add black to my nuetral and blue room, and now that I see how wonderful the mirror looks. I think I will take the plunge, (what a fabulous mirror with French writing! Where did you find that?). You are so talented with your slip covers. They look great. My favorite is the bolster pillow. It just adds so much! I hope your winter has settled down a little! Ours is still going strong, but my little sunny vacation has helped a lot. Hugs to you!

Vintage To Chic said...

Your room looks beautiful and I love the church, I have been wanting to make some chair covers just can't get the nerve to try it. I have a nativity that I leave out all year, I enjoy it and just don't want to put it away.

KatCollects said...

The colors are beautiful together, and I love that blue church.

vickie said...

Karen, the room looks so pretty. The icy blue accents are perfect. Oh, I love the mirror! Great job!

rosechicfriends said...

Well..this is one girl that is glad to see blue making a comeback! Your room looks so right over for a cup of coffee and a nice chat!

I also LOVE, LOVE, LOVE that church...I found one thrifting that I want to fix up just like that!
Thanks so much for was well worth it and it all looks lovely!

Kathy said...

I love what you've done...the browns and blues look wonderful, and that mirror is gorgeous!


Christine said...

Karen, it is lovely. Leave that church up all year. It adds some sparkle and a little whimsy and that mirror is a treasure.

Jennifer said...

Karen Your room came out wonderful.I am happy to see the ending results of it.The icy blue is just wonderful with brown.That church is beautiful too.I have several now too.Love them.Hugs,Jen

Sharon said...

I do like all the touches of blue, a nice refreshing feeling.

Katie said...

Ooooooo love those icy blues! Very very pretty!

Lu Lu's Fluffy Ruffles said...

Your redo looks wonderful!
The color combo is so soft and serene.
I cant believe you did the slip covers!
I want to do a slip cover but im very intimidated.