It’s not so hard being green

Well, again I left y’all hanging. I truly had good intentions of posting more holiday photos and recipes, but then that awful thing happened in Connecticut and I just didn’t feel like it.  Like most everyone else, all I wanted to to was hold my family tighter than ever and create warm and loving memories with my kids during what should be a joyous time of year.  Working and decorating weren’t even on my radar.  We did end up having a special Christmas, and I did take pictures which I will (hopefully) get around to sharing one of these days.

But for now it’s a new year, and I’m looking forward to it.  Having 3 kids at home for 2 weeks meant that I didn’t get out much, so I spent a lot of time organizing, cleaning out, and rethinking some areas in my home.  I’m working on some plans for them that I will  share when I finish.  They are definitely lofty for my budget (which is nill), but I’m going to try to show you how to get the biggest bang for your decorating budget by doing little things at a time.  Stay tuned for that.  One of my resolutions will be to share more with y’all on this here blog.

To begin, I wanted to share a moodboard I did featuring Pantone’s 2013 color of the year: Emerald.

photo(5)Pantone, in case you don’t know, is the color standard for pretty much everything.  They standardize color for a wide range of industries like fashion, architecture/design, and printing.  Each year they announce a color of the year, and when they do, you can be sure you’ll see it popping up everywhere.

Here’s the sources:

Sofa–when your big furniture pieces are neutral, it’s easy to change up the look with art, accessories, and pillows.

Rug–another neutral

End Table

Floral Lumbar Pillow–this pillow is so pretty, and notice all of those shades of green

Grey Polka Dot Pillow

Orange Velvet Pillow–add a complimentary color into the mix to keep it interesting.

Green Chevron Pillow–(this one’s no longer available, but here’s another)

Vintage Egg Print–I use these all the time

Vintage Foo Dogs–these guys would look great nestled in a book shelf

Tray–in our accent color

Butterfly print–aren’t those colors amazing?!  I could see this as part of a vignette with a chest below, and that lamp.

Go out and be inspired.  Have a great day!



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