Wednesday, March 25, 2015

A Small Touch of Red

Hi, everyone! Thank you for all the well-wishes regarding my mom!

Last time I showed you my armoire transformation here.

I've been tweaking the rest of our living room for spring. (Although it's still cold here and actually snowed on the first day of spring!)

The next area I'm going to show you has been touched by small doses of red.

I still have the chippy door behind my couch and the canvas bag filled with cotton, but I switched up the top of the drawer unit between the couch and loveseat.

It includes my favorite Madonna (a gift from my mom) and a wooden 'dough bowl' full of sweet-smelling lavender sachets, the burlap ones made by my friend Carol.  (I found the red monogrammed sachet at an out-of-town antique shop.)

She also stenciled the pretty lampshade in a grain sack style, which I love!  I just added it to an old lamp base that I found at a resale shop.

The shade echos the vintage red-striped linens on the ladder...

...and also the pair of authentic grain sacks on the shelving unit.

Carol also stenciled the fun number 3 pillow for me, and the wonderful pillows on the couch.

(Needless to say, her work can be seen all over my home! Gotta love talented friends! :)

I think small touches of red contribute nicely to a classic 'country/farmhouse' look, don't you?

I'll show you some more of my new living room vignettes next time!

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have a fantastic day!


  1. Your home is so lovely. A great mix of fibers and nature married to romantic :) I like that!
    Have a lovely week, and I do hope that warm weather comes your way very soon.
    Connie :)

  2. Gorgeous as always! I love the little pops of red especially in the grain sacks you have hanging on that fabulous ladder.

  3. I love just those small touches of red. They provide interest but don't overwhelm the serenity you have created there. Love it- xo Diana

  4. Susan, I think your touches of red and just right. Not a brassy red. What cute sachet bags too. Blessings , xoxo,Susie

  5. So pretty, I love all your interesting things and the touch of red looks great with them! Your friend is very talented, lucky you!

  6. When you add touches of red, you win my heart, Susan! It IS my favorite color and you know '3' is my favorite number, we must be related :) Blessings to you, Cindy

  7. This is beautiful, Susan. I particularly love your baskets and lampshade -- and yes, that spot of red is perfect!

  8. I always love seeing your wonderful spaces. the touches of red really add so much visual interest. Love that wonderful lamp!

  9. That lamp base is perfect for the shade! Now I want it back, with the base! LOL! Everything looks so cute! I forgot how cute those sachets turned out! I must make more- and keep some for myself!

  10. The texture and the bit of color make the shade stand out. Plus I love anything with a grain sack detail. Great vignettes and I love the white armoire from the last post.

  11. Hello Susan,
    Us too wirh snow (5 inches) the first day of Spring. Love your little Red touches, I personally think the color Red in small punches adds warmth and an intensity to ones decor that oftentimes is overlooked without it. I'm not advocating painting a wall or adding a mass of Red but small accents add beauty without ever shouting it's color. I so love your posts mon amie.

  12. Oh the Armour looks great painted white
    Your hubby did a good job
    can't believe you don't paint? get a brush girl and go for it LOL or try a spray can , even chalk paint comes in spray cans, start by painting a flat board , really

  13. I love the touches of red you've added. that lampshade with the stencil on it is my favorite!

  14. The small touches of red look great in your house. We too had snow on the first day of spring. Hopefully soon things will warm up. Enjoy the rest of the week.
    Julie xo

  15. Love all your touches through out your wonderful vignettes but the red does give a little pop. Love that lamp shade. Gorgeous. Have a great rest of the week my friend.

  16. You did a great job - I also like the little touches of red.
    Glad you Mother got a good report!

  17. I always like what you do in your home, Susan. Your living room looks beautiful, and yes, I love the hints of red you've added.
    Mary Alice

  18. It's all so lovely, Susan...I love the little touches of red...

  19. the bitty bits of red blend perfectly with your whites and creams, susan:) wonderful news for your mom, too!

  20. I love your small touches of red. Everything such lovely

  21. The touches of red look great. LOVE the lampshade


  22. Love it all--at least the sun is shining in that last picture :). Still waiting for warm weather here!!

  23. this is literally the most awesome arrangement and color scheme of your living room so far!!! love love love! miss you! <3

  24. Oh my goodness! Your room looks fantastic, Susan! The red says French farmhouse, for sure.
    So glad about your Mom's good report.
    Happy your are posting again.

  25. Hi Susan, I think the slight muted touch of the red is very nice.....Just a pop of color always adds to a room....your room is beautiful and comfy~~Blessings~~~Roxie

  26. So many lovely thing´s...I just love that room! Fantastic!
    Have a great weekend and take care...

  27. Love the look! You can make a room sing Susan!!

    Blessings, Edie Marie

  28. Very pretty, Susan! The touches of red are lovely.
    It's great to hear that your Mom is doing well. You all must be relieved.
    Have a wonderful weekend!

  29. Susan I'm in love with that lamp...specifically the shade. I also love the cotton! I've been somewhat MIA lately but I'm going to try and change that! Have a great day!

  30. Very pretty. I too love the lamp, and have been toying with the idea of making one similar to it out of an old baluster. The touches of red are very pretty!

  31. Susan,
    The touch of red looks great and I am still loving that charming door you have (great find). I would love for you to share your room at my Show and Share party on Monday...hope to see ya there.


  32. The beautiful red just pops against the wonderful sea of gorgeous white furniture and decor...and love that beautiful lamp shade!


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