Wednesday, January 18, 2012

One thing just might lead to another....

Does this ever happen to y'all.....don't know why I'm asking because I know it does. 
I spied this on my recent shopping spree.....
I love these garden seats.  The price was right and the color is what I call a Paris Gray....and one thing led to another.

I do not have this color in my home, but I so love it.  I can make it work I told myself, oh yes I can.
So this led to this.... 

Soft creamy ivory pillows with a silky paris gray long pillow with a bit of bling....

Paris Gray, soft creams and yellows go together, right?


I remembered I had these little beads.  They look great with Ness's tags.

And, of course, another paris gray pillow....





Oh yeah, things are starting to look up....
just another pillow will do...




What do you think, is the paris gray working or not?
These items are on standby until you approve, that is if I haven't changed my mind by tomorrow!
So now you see how one thing can lead to another....and another....and another....
Don't worry, Mr. Sissie never notices until several months down the road, sometimes years!

I also placed my new found vintage mirror against the shelf.
I'm not sure how long it will stay there....


I submitted photos of my livingroom to Betsy Speert's Tuesday design questions.
If you missed her post you can catch up on it here.
She reviewed my room and gave suggestions on what she would do to improve the room. One thing she suggested was to add more stuff to the bookshelves and to include some artwork.  I'm workin on it!  I'll be sharing some of her ideas soon.

Later gators...

~~hugs~~
Sissie








43 comments:

" SHABBY JUNK" said...

Just added that color to my white and burlap colors. Love it!

Melissa said...

I love it! I think the garden seat fits nicely into your scheme. Everything is so soft and feminine.

fiona anderson said...

I think that accent colour works perfectly with your lovely room.
And sometime in the future, you can always change it if you want ! x

Diann said...

I think it looks absolutely lovely Sissie!

Kate Lewis-Driver said...

oh yes, you can definitely make that colour work! gorgeous! love it all! Kate x

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

It all turned into a beautiful accent color for your home!

NanaDiana said...

I love the play of the Paris Grey against all your white. I think it is beautiful and I LOVE those pillows. I just found Betsy S's blog the other day. What a talented gal she is. Can't wait to see your new changes. xo Diana

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I really do love the soft blue/gray color. It's so elegant and fits right in to your decor. Gorgeous. hugs, Linda

Nancy said...

I love that color! I think it all works well together!!

Hugs,
Nancy

KATHY said...

Hi Sissie,
I love your garden seat so much!! I'm looking for one for my living room.Your pillows are gorgeous,and yes it sure does work.

Kathy

www.MaisonStGermain.com said...

Love how you just snuck it in there as if it were there the whole time:) Looks great!
~Debra xxx
Capers of the vintage vixens

Sandy said...

Sissie...
I know your quandry, SO WELL. I do exactly the same thing...actually I'm doing it now to *my* room. It's always a redo, huh? Or, an add too.
This is how I test if it stays or goes: I put and place, then leave the room, if I keep going back in and out of the room..... "looking", "wondering", "thinking", *pondering", "supposing",it's pretty much a given that it's NOT right. And, I do so try to like what ever it is I've just created.
BUT: If I leave it well enough alone....it's a done deal. I love it and it stays. That's my test and it works every time. I think your grey is lovely, but..... only YOU know! xoso Sandy

Sharing Shadymont said...

Oh yes, I do the same thing. The gray is definitely working. Love the garden seat. Beautiful as always!!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Love the Paris Grey you've brought in, Sissie! Yes, gray and yellow are a hot combo now!

Victorian1885 said...

It looks lovely Sissie! I have used this colour allot in our Home. Have a great week.

The Polka Dot Closet said...

I love that color, did not know it was Paris Grey, a great blue grey. I need you to stand back and take a picture. I can't wait to see what everyone says, I would love to add a little grey to my pink and white and I was wondering how it would work with my green walls....hummm

Carol

Shabby chic Sandy said...

I like the paris grey added--but I'm a blue lover so that grey is great to me. Love those beads hanging on the lamp--where did you find those???

afistfullofweeds* said...

My favorite color! Looking good Sissie, keep up the good work!

Gail said...

Beautiful Sissie! I definitely think the color is working. Enjoy your day, Gail

Riet said...

It all goes together beautifully Sissie. LOve that color . And I think berty is right.
Have a good day

trash talk said...

Ohmylanta Sissie! I've been wanting garden chairs like yours forever and then you go and snag 'em in a gorgeous color. Don't sell them...they look fabulous and the color...perfect in your room.
I can't imagine you needing any help in design. You do a fantastic job.
Deb

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

I think the grey looks awesome in there~and I loved the pic of the bookcases...I still struggle with mine. I guess that is the way of life!

Linda said...

Sissie......I think the addition of Paris Grey is just what the doctor ordered. It made a hugh difference....added some color. Good Job.
Linda

**CREATIVE CARMELINA** said...

You have a way about you darling.....the colours look great...the grey translates as a metalic silver to me...and metals "GO" with anything! Tres Chic, my friend! I love the thought of you on your sewing machine...and still fancy myself on your lounge day bed sipping coffee......listening to that hummmm of the machine!

oh if we were closer.....

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Jenn said...

Hello,
I've been reading your blog for some time, but have never commented...the new look inspired me to do so.
I think it all works beautifully. I think the grey broke up the white, in a wonderful soft way. Love the new seat/stool and the pillows are gorgeous. I agree a few more books, etc., would make the shelf pop more. Good luck!

bj said...

Oh, Lordy Mercy, Sissie girl...I have been dreaming of Paris Gray. I have a black chest that is just crying for a new paint delight and I thought I heard it whisper PARIS GRAY as I walked past it this morning. So, I am thinking now, since you are showing me all this Paris Gray, it MUST be a sign....don't ya think? I am pretty sure YOU get those signs, too. :)))))

CHERI said...

I'm not a "gray" person but this really looks pretty. Once again your magic touch! And yes...just this week one thing led to another. I cleaned out some craft supplies and had some left over that wouldn't fit which made me clean out a drawer for the leftovers which led me to clean out another drawer to put some things from the first drawer which made me organize a closet with things I found in the second drawer....and now every closet and drawer in my house has been reorganized:)

Shelia said...

Hi Sissieness! I love the color you're using! Keep these pretty things! :) You're simply the best pillow maker! :)
Thanks for popping in to see me.
be aa sweetie,
Shelia ;)

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~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I love this little pop of gray! You have the most beautiful, feminine pillows! Oh how I love pillows! ♥♥♥

Polly said...

I'm beyond in love with the grey touches you added! I think the combination is beautiful!! love love

The Tablescaper said...

Your colors are exactly what we're looking to do in my daughter's room. We've started a box. Whenever we find a pillow or drapes or a picture frame or whatever that works with new color scheme, we stick it in the box. It's so soothing.

- The Tablescaper

Sophia's said...

Wow!! Your room is simply gorgeous and I love the touches of gray. I've never seen a garden stool like that and I love it. I just have a plain white one.

I'm so glad you found my blog because now I found yours and I'm hooked!

Have a wonderful weekend,

Kristen

rosechicfriends said...

Sissie..i just got a chuckle from your post...yep its amazing how one great find inspires more. Am a firm believer if you buy what you love, it always seems to work with something you have and you can find a place for it somewhere. And..i have a hubby like yours who takes a while to *see* changes..now my daughter is a different story..lol
Thanks for yyour sweet comments, i always love your visits!
Be blessed,
Lorena

Sonia said...

I love that color too! Gorgeous pillow and beads coordinate so well and such a warm soft shade of blue!!
Miss Bloomers

Dixie said...

I still love that little pinch of green! sending Hugs to you Miss Sissie! Hope all is well and beautiful in your world!

Theresa said...

I think that the gray adds a nice touch to the room Sissie! I love gray, and your garden seat is the perfect shade. Everything looks beautiful as always! t.xoxoxoxo

Pink Roses and Teacups said...

Hello sweet Sissy,

Yes, it works! Love the look!!

Hugs,
Debbie

Decor To Adore said...

Oh Paris gray is truly swoonworthy.
I love how yo incorporated other touches.

Bente said...

I think it`s beautiful. I have some of that color in my livingroom and bedroom. Love it.

I absolutly love your last photo.

Hugs Bente

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

I think that paris grey is working just fine...LOVE your garden seat!

Blessings,
Linda

Kim @ Cheap Chic Home said...

Hi Sissie, I think the Paris gray looks right at home. You were so smart to pick up that garden stool. (I passed on one awhile back and regret it.)

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

Hello beautiful! The addition of the Paris Gray is perfect. It really balances your room and goes nicely with the vintage green pottery that you have on your shelf. These colors remind me of old sea glass that can be found on the beach.

Your home is gorgeous and so clean!!

xxo
Becky

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