Friday, March 7, 2014

Radiant Violet - Sneak Peek at Living Room Details

What do you do if you love a neutral room, but you also love a color so much you could eat it?

I am in no way ready to leave my mostly white and greige theme behind...but radiant violet has captured my heart.

So what to do...? Use it. 

No, I am not painting an accent wall, or buying a new sofa...

...but I had this large plastic bin of violet and lavender things I used a few years back in a bedroom...

...and I found a knitted throw on sale for $11 at Big Lots...

not to mention objets d'art and books that found their way into my "collections"...

Then there were a few pillows...

Then I found chevron fabric at Walmart...

which sort of excites me to be able to use it in the same room as this vintage ironstone platter...

and this thrift store artwork...

and while it all might seem a bit much just seeing these sneak peeks...

I hope, when you see the finished spring updates as a whole...

You might find them as yummy as I do!

I still have some work to do...finishing the gallery wall behind the sofa...sewing pillows with that chevron fabric...adding some details that finish it off...

But I hope to show you a finished room Saturday or Sunday!

Until then...

Word for the Day:
One of those listening was a woman from the city of Thyatira named Lydia, a dealer in purple cloth. She was a worshiper of God. The Lord opened her heart to respond to Paul’s message.

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Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

I like the colors you added.

Audrey said...

Looking good Revi ... love the punch of color. I need to do that in my living room ... it is so boring.
So happy to read your story over at Susan's Must Love Junk and getting to know you a little better. Beautiful Revi and family. Good luck.
Audrey Z.@ Timeless Treasures

Rita C. said...

Hi Revi! I have found you through Susan's spotlight (Kris spotlighted me on 2/1). I'm happy to make your acquaintance and can't wait to read more posts. This one immediately reminds me of my mother - she epitomized the color purple - shades of which I see scattered here. :)

I found many similarities in how you started your blog - putting your name out there, the transition to Wordpress (I still have inertia), but I'll follow along your journey. I've just added your blog to my list of those to read, and maybe I'll even link up to your party - sounds fun!
Rita C at Panoply

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

You have such a pretty home, Revi! I just read your feature over at Must Love Junk and I am your newest follower. Love seeing how you are doing things on a budget {I am on one, too} and I'm looking forward to seeing your room updates you mentioned.

lynn said...

just read your feature piece over at susan's, revi. everything you do is so polished and professional. loved the painting of the little children and your portrait picture:) happy weekend!

Anonymous said...

Just discovered your blog thru Susan over at must Love Junk and love it! The post you did on Susan's blog was very inspirational as I am in the process of starting a new blog. I have signed up for a free wordpress account and chosen a name but that is about as far as I've gotten. Would love to talk with you further about starting a blog!
Go Red Raiders btw! ( my husband and I are both Texas Tech grads and still have family in Lubbock)

Revi said...

Carmen, Please email me through the email on my side bar. I'd be happy to share my personal experiences with you! Go Big Red! :)

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Hoping over from Susan's...I am loving how you are introducing these wonderful items and colors into your room...I know the finished product of this room will be stunning!

Joselyn@The DIY Spot said...

Can't wait to see your pops of color added to your room.

Musings From A French Cottage said...

Hi Revi! I'm here from Susan's and I loved reading your story. Your living room is beautiful and I think your touches of color are just perfect. I can't wait to see your pillows!

Take care and have a wonderful weekend!


Corn in my Coffee-Pot said...

Got your email regarding your Thursday Party...and as you know, I'm not currently blogging- on a break!
But I wanted to come over and see all that you're up to, it seems like I just can't keep up with it all.
Love the violet in your living room!

So gorgeous.
Can't wait to see the big reveal...I'm intrigued.
I'm heading on over to see your post at must love junk.