January 23, 2013

Colorful Home Details

It’s funny how when you start your decorating process, you think you know exactly what you want (or at least I did!) And then you start actually decorating and things don’t necessarily turn out how you expect. I started out wanting our home to be all white, but when we started to fill our space with only white, I changed my mind. It felt too cold and boring. I want to keep a majority of our furniture in light, neutral colors and add some pops of bright colors as well. We decided on the base colors white, tan and light grey and bought this white cowhide rug but then returned it and got this one. I’m constantly sourcing inspiration on Pinterest (images above here, here and here) and am also getting help from my friend and local interior designer, Caitlin (her blog is Sacramento Street). We have some upcoming DIY projects and will be showing you guys the process of our home decorating journey!

Artwork: LeighViner

Pillows: Furbish, Layla Grace

Objects: Book, Flower Candle, Trellis Candle


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Andrea {daintylittlethings.com} January 23, 2013 at 5:54 pm

Love the mix of the white couch/bookcases with the colorful accents. So much to play with!



Susannah January 23, 2013 at 5:57 pm

I am a newlywed and just went through the remodeling and decorating process. You will be proud of yourself when it all said and done! Check out my before and after pics!



Chelsea January 23, 2013 at 5:58 pm

I am excited to follow along. I think we are going to be relocating on my husbands company’s terms, so I won’t be able to decorate. Doing it vicariously is always fun! xo


Elise {Buttercream & Roses} January 23, 2013 at 5:59 pm

Love the frames and the bookshelves. Love Caitlin’s blog as well!


Hannah January 23, 2013 at 6:02 pm

I think it’s smart to keep the bones of the room neutral. I have changed my living room 3 times since moving into our apartment a year ago! I’m able to keep up with my indecisiveness because of the neutral furniture pieces.

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erin (@erincg) January 23, 2013 at 6:09 pm

so much fun to decorate but just don’t rush it! its taken me years to decorate and i feel like its an ever evolving project. enjoy! x


Chelsea January 23, 2013 at 6:09 pm

I definitely agree about keeping things neutral but adding splashes of color! All white is a good idea in theory, but I think that as time wore on it would be a bit dull! Looks like you are heading in the right direction.



Caroline January 23, 2013 at 6:16 pm

Love the mix of patterns! Looks really nice!




Louise January 23, 2013 at 6:20 pm

I love your home aesthetic! It’s so feminine and inviting!

xx Louise
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Cassidy Short January 23, 2013 at 6:25 pm

Love this! I love all white as well, but pops of color truly make a space unique and interesting. Can’t wait to see more!




Journey Son January 23, 2013 at 6:27 pm

I love those three vertical striped throw pillows~
I bet they will go with just about anything and everything.

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Stephanie January 23, 2013 at 6:57 pm

I love adding colorful accents to a white room!! Very similar to my room!



Lily January 23, 2013 at 7:01 pm

I personally love illustrations and am currently planning to have one done and framed for myself as well!
Good luck and have fun w/ the decoration process!

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Rachelle January 23, 2013 at 7:06 pm

My style is pretty similar light wall and furniture with a pop of color here and there.



Sandra Lucia January 23, 2013 at 7:26 pm

Love the wall gallery I’m going to try putting one in my office soon! Thanks for posting you have such a fabolous blog!


Suzy Smith January 23, 2013 at 7:39 pm

I’m seriously going through the same thing right now haha. I wanted all white but then I didn’t like how blank everything looked so I’ve been trying to add pops of color here and there. Can’t wait to see the DIY’s you have planned!


Alison January 23, 2013 at 7:45 pm

I’ve been going through a similar thing with our home! We didn’t move, but we got new couches and now all I want to do is redecorate! I feel like the minute I think I have it figured out, I change my mind :) Can’t wait to see the details of your new place, lady!

XO, Alison


ellen January 23, 2013 at 7:45 pm

Very cool. Looks awesome- decorating at home can be so calming for me, I love it



Anngelik January 23, 2013 at 8:00 pm

I love the house decorations! This is perfect for my office. Thanks for the inspiration!



Elisa January 23, 2013 at 8:05 pm

Fabulous little pops of color! Perfect pick-me-up on these cold winter days!


Drew @ Catfish & Caviar January 23, 2013 at 8:12 pm

Love a colorful home! I have an art wall in my den that I just stare at while working on the computer.


Celine January 23, 2013 at 8:15 pm

This is a really good post, I love finding new decor ideas! Those shelves are really lovely, it’s always good to have things organised.

- Celine


Adela January 23, 2013 at 8:31 pm

Love those stripy cushions. Great pictures.
Adela x



Rachel January 23, 2013 at 8:44 pm

Love the prints on the wall! Such a great idea, I would love to decorate my closet this way :)


Taylor January 23, 2013 at 9:32 pm

those pillows are too flipping pretty!!!! loving those wall prints also!



Kory January 23, 2013 at 9:48 pm

I love decorating with color! I think it makes a space much more fun and cozy


Kenzie Lee January 23, 2013 at 9:53 pm

I love how you stuck with light colors and bright accents. We tend to stick to a darker palate and neutrals.

X Kenzie



Kayla January 23, 2013 at 10:29 pm

House decorating can be a long process. It’s totally okay to change your mind a few times. It will be prefect when you get done! : )



Anna January 23, 2013 at 10:38 pm

I agree! i thought I knew what I wanted but now going through the process it’s turning out quiet differently from what I thought it would. I love pops of color too… My base color is grey so i’m filling in with lots of purple, orange and teal…



Allison January 23, 2013 at 11:22 pm

I think cowhide rugs are abhorrent and shameful. Walking on a dead animal is beyond tacky.


Rebecca Kirstin January 24, 2013 at 2:43 am

Definitely had that same plan of attack when decorating my first apartment. Color is a scary thing for me. I’ve had my eye on that book for my coffee table (neutral cover yay). Hope everything goes well!!


Kelly January 24, 2013 at 3:12 am

I love pinterest for inspiration! I just hope my boyfriend is as open as Thomas is when it comes to home decor!

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Elle January 24, 2013 at 3:18 am

Hello! I just came across your blog, and I love it! Would you like to follow each other? If you get a minute, I’d love to know what you think of my latest outfit post! While you’re visiting, follow along so we can keep in touch! :)
xo, elle from Living in Color.


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Michelle January 24, 2013 at 2:18 pm

LOVE the pink and navy pillows! great taste:)


Leigh January 24, 2013 at 3:51 pm

I know exactly what you mean! We’ve just bought a house and I’m about to go through the same process…


Jessica January 24, 2013 at 4:44 pm

That’s so funny you say that about the all white. When I moved to NYC, I wanted to do my room in all white. Bought a white comforter from West Elm, but ended up returning it for a gray one at Anthro. Isn’t it funny how things look so differently in your head?! :)


Nora January 26, 2013 at 6:54 pm

Love the Furbish pillows with the stripes, so chic!



rica go January 28, 2013 at 1:58 am

Very nice blog. Thank you for sharing this to us. Now I have ideas on how to redecorate my room. And probably can share these ideas to my friend who just moved in her new house! Keep it up and I’ll keep posted! Thanks!
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Tali January 29, 2013 at 3:24 pm

Awesome! I’m loving your bright pillows and accent pieces. Must be fun to decorate + design your new home! xx Tali


andrea February 12, 2013 at 6:34 pm

looking forward to seeing a post on your apartment when you’re done!



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