...saturday's 2-minute makeover...

If you've been reading this blog for a little while, you may remember me talking about trying to de-brown my living room...everything was brown. Brown, brown, brown, brown & brown...

So, in an attempt to lighten things up, I started adding a lot of lighter (mostly white) accents...which I adore...but, apparently I become blind to my own decorating & I started to over-do it again...

My husband, with so much love and tact says to me last night..."Honey...please don't take this the wrong way. I'm not commenting on your decorating style. I just have a question...do you think things are starting to look too white in here? A little washed out maybe? Could we maybe add a little color?"

Isn't he the best? He knows me so well...he broached that subject perfectly...

And, I'll be damned...you know what? He was soooooo right...

I stepped back and decided I needed to do something...quickly...so I went shopping...in my basement...

Here we are with the before:

One quick pillow switch & a couple of flowers and POW! ZOOM! PRESTO CHANGE-O!

The after:

 I think it looks a whole lot better...the black and white damask is so bold & really stands out and kind of updates the room...the pink flowers are (in my opinion) the perfect splash of color...

2 minutes...a whole new room...love.
Now...about that carpeting...honey?


14 comments

  1. cute!! i was just telling my sister that i have the hardest time accessorizing my house without everything just feeling cluttered. do you know what i mean? i love how the pillow and the flowers make a statement in this one and definitely does not overdo it! nice!

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  2. So pretty! The flowers and pillow make such a huge difference! I LOVE the plates on the wall--super cute! I need to de-brown my living room too. I was just complaining to my mom (an interior designer) that my living room is just so brown . . . and I don't know how it happened, because I sure do love me some color! Here's to the next living room being a little more colorful!

    Rachel @ Maybe Matilda

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  3. So, today I have two brown sofas delivered, lols.

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  4. Gotta like the color added by the flowers and the pillow is stunning and provides a great accent.
    I love how husbands just keep an eye on the big picture :)

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  5. It's amazing what a little pop of color will do!
    (btw - the coffee stain and the army guys make me love you even more...)

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  6. Looks beautiful. I love the black and white damask. But I liked the lotso white too! ;)

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  7. Love it!...For the carpet stain you may want to try a product called Awesome...you buy it from the dollar store....I use it for everything and it is truly awesome..It works when nothing else does.

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  8. I need you to come and spend two minutes in my house! And then you could just stay longer and hang out! ;D

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  9. I need you at my house!!!! And I have the same "brown" problem. We moved in 6 years ago when everything was taupe...and I jumped on the bandwagon. Now, I am wanting to change it all. I repainted downstairs a greenish neutral, but I am still trying to de-taupe everything else. Head west...my dear. I need you!

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  10. Love the pillow. The extra splash of color looks fantastic. Love it.

    Ruth

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  11. Ha! Fabulous and fresh... and FREE! What is not to love about that!

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  12. Oh, but you are a decorator! What you did is perfect! With your daughters bedroom set, I'm with you...Chip off those shells and add what you like!

    Carol

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  13. sorry lorie!-mags is comin to OUR house to gang out first lol! ;) love it girl, as always!

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  14. Without flowers yard not looks very beautiful. And because of it I like second photograph. You are very good decorator.

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