Happy Monday, everyone. I will be in Charlotte this week to help Jordan get Google’s room ready for his arrival. We have an adoption update ready for tomorrow, so be sure to stop by and read the latest news. We had so much fun getting Little Miss’s room ready for her arrival, but this room will be completely different. No pink allowed. Follow along on Instagram to see what we are up to. Meanwhile, I have been adding spring to the guest room. This post proves you don’t have to have a completely neutral room to change the room’s seasonal look. As you know, we have a lot of neutral and a lot of navy in this house. Well, I’m treating navy as if it’s a neutral as well. And guess what!!! It’s working. Let’s take a look.
When we were in Peru last month, we spent a few hours at the local market while we were in Cusco. Shopping with the locals is one of my favorite ways to find great souvenirs to bring home from a trip. Since Peru produces a lot of warm, cozy products from alpaca, and I knew that I had to bring home some alpaca throws. When we were in Peru 12 years ago, I bought a good alpaca sweater, and it still looks brand new.
So, for the guest room, I bought a pink throw and some beautiful pillow covers with nice pastel colors. Adding these few items to the guest room just made it brighten up and look all springy. Don’t you agree?
The pillows are so cheery and definitely say spring and summer.
The bonus is that the colors are perfect with my latest art purchase, and I didn’t even know that I would be buying this painting when I got the pillows.
But when I was at the Blue Grass Trust antique show, I saw this large art piece from the 1950’s and had to have it. It was quite pricey, but the colors and the children playing blind man’s bluff just spoke to me. I know that if I get bored with it in this room, I can always put it in the dorm or in the nursery.
The frame was warped, and when I hung it on the wall, it didn’t hang straight. I took it to my local picture framer (The Great Frame Up for you locals), and he removed the canvas from the frame and built a new frame for it. It is now perfect.
Adding some fresh flowers is always a good idea when welcoming in a new season. There’s more of the pink.
I even bought a new plant to fill this corner.
That’s spring in the guest room. Just a few simple additions took the room from it’s winter coziness to a bright and fresh room that ready for warmer weather.