An Extra Pop of Color

2.20.2014

We have had some beautiful weather this week with temps right at 70. A week ago we were buried in sleet and snow. Typical roller coaster weather here in the south. Since it is feeling a bit spring like I am sharing a touch of spring in the dining room with some flowers that were left from the photo shoot.


I have had the vintage dough bowl filled with dried lavender on the table since late December along with the blue and white jars. The addition of the Carolina blue irises added that extra pop of color.

I've never bought any irises before and I love this color. They only lasted about three days though.



This is where the vintage Ethan Allen brass sconces moved to that did hang in the breakfast room.



Morning sun streams in.










Okay, I think I need to run to the store and buy some more flowers.

Have a super day!

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47 comments:

  1. Beautiful Kim. Love how the flowers pull the color out of the buffet hutch.

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  2. Perfection! I adore blue in this room. It really make the hutch pop too! You are a master decorator, Kim!

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  3. Very pretty, to bad you only get 3 days out of them. They're a great way to brighten up your space and get excited about that 70 degree weather.

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  4. That's a shame they only lasted 3 days because they are beautiful. Our weather has been beautiful too but I don't think we are done with the cold weather.
    Your photos are lovely. Love the lavender.

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  5. A nice pop of blue. Luv the way it pulls the blue out of the hutch.

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  6. Hi Kim, Your dining room looks so beautiful. I love the pops of blue. Your lavender looks gorgeous in your dough bowl. So bright and pretty.

    Kathy

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  7. I love the pops of color! The flowers really pull out the color in the hutch. I'm waiting for my daffodils to bloom so I can add some pops of yellow. I'm so ready for spring after this crazy weather we have had! After our 70's temperatures, I'm going to hate it if we get another cold spell.

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  8. So pretty and I love your Ironstone collection. Where do you get your lavender bunches?

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  9. Your room looks so pretty. I have been putting flowers around the house too… in hopes Spring will HURRY UP ALREADY. We still have about a foot of snow on the ground and now today, we are having thunder showers. (So, so weird.) Flowers brighten everything up… including my mood! Ha!

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  10. Hi Kim, Beautiful dining room.....like ALL of the rooms in your home! I love the Collie/Sheltie painting you have in there. The flowers are gorgeous! I loved the photos of your Tulips the other day as well. My favorite flowers are white Tulips! It is a shame these only last a few short days.

    Will you please share the paint color of the walls, I know you just repainted the Greatroom, sitting room and foyer; was not sure if you had painted the dining room as well. If I can remember correctly, which is getting harder and harder to do; you repainted with BM Manchester Tan? I remember you debated between the Manchester Tan and Natural Linen.
    We are having great weather here in AL as well....possibility of some strong storms late this afternoon! yuck!

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    1. I painted that room in 2011. It is Swiss Coffee by Behr. I now only use Benjamin Moore paints. It took three coats of the Behr paint in there and I remember complaining a lot. Took two gallons just for the wall above the chair rail since the bottom was already that color from the beginning. When I paint in there again it will be with BM and it won't even take a gallon.

      thanks

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    2. Thanks Kim. I love the BM paints too and completely agree with you regarding the one coat coverage! Only took one coat of Manchester Tan to cover a deep gold color in my sitting room last year. That brand is my only paint choice as well!

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  11. Your whole dining room is just stunning!! And those jars filled with iris add such a great pop of color!!! Beautiful display of your ironstone in your china cabinet.
    Mary Alice

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  12. Beautiful color ... works beautifully in there! Love the sunlight streaming in ....

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  13. I love the purple flowers in there. I like the combination of blue and purple. The lavender bundles look great stacked in your dough bowl too!

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  14. Just a beautiful room, Kim...the blue in the cabinet is lovely against the white china, and love those sconces....makes me long for Spring! N.xo

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  15. Oh how so very beautiful....G&G certainly brought such gorgeous flowers to you and Kelly....I so love flowers all throughout the house...my hubby says that sometimes he feels he is in a florist shop around here!...the irises are so perfect with the lavender...Hope you can find more that will last longer!!..and love the sconces in the dining room!

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  16. Lovely room, Kim....Love the blue background of your hutch and your side chest. Are they painted in the same blue? It is a beautiful color!~~Angela

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  17. Kim this is all so beautiful. I love the lavender in the wonderful wood bowl. I invite you to share at my hop today Hugs!

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  18. Those iris's look wonderful in your dining room Kim.

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  19. Oh my goodness, what a beautiful room all around. Your pictures are amazing, magazine worthy for sure.
    Thanks for sharing! ~Liz

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  20. This room is gorgeous!! I love your collection of ironstone! I'm a new follower!:)

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  21. Just gorgeous, Kim! Love the blue and white throughout and the lovely walnut brown of the table and wood floors and accessories! Beautiful and sunny and warm!

    Poppy

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  22. Gorgeous! Especially love the bench & hutch and the lavender is the perfect accent. Super jealous of your warm temps!

    Angela @ Number Fifty-Three

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  23. Kim, your dining room is beautiful! I love the color of the interior of your china cabinet! Still snowing here in Michigan!
    love and blessings!
    Lynda @ Gates of Crystal

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  24. Looks Stunning! I love the contrast of the wood table and the blue and white with all of the neutrals. Enjoy your nice weather - you guys deserve it!
    Cindy

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  25. Gorgeous! Love the Iris' in the blue vases! So pretty! Your home is beautiful!

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  26. I blow my flower budget every month!
    Cannot live without fresh flowers.
    Great post!

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  27. Wow Kim everything looks so beautiful..I love to have fresh flowers in the house it can always cheer you up

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  28. What a room! Dining in there must be such wonderful. I love your furniture pieces, the hutch, the table, they are awesome and oh my, I could go on and on. The purple richness of the irises in the large blue vases, so striking! Love it all, Miss Kim!

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  29. Your dining room is stunning Kim! I love the pops of blue. Each of your beautiful accessories are so perfectly placed throughout the room and your painted pieces are to die for! I can't wait to see your home in the magazine : )

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  30. Love Love! The ironstone in your hutch is so striking with the blue background. Did you have a post on doing the background color? I have a china cabinet I want to paint or wallpaper the inside and was curious what you did.

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  31. Love the POP of beautiful Carolina Blue! So pretty Kim.

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  32. Very pretty Kim...I have a blue and white ginger jar just like your two!

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  33. Your dining room looks amazing, of course its in the same colours as my living room...blue and white. I love how you have painted the back of the dresser. In fact I love everything and could easily swap homes. I have a very small cottage and lack room for a dining table so use a drop sided one that doubles as a console when not in use. I more than ever now want a dining room and we have been looking into the possibility of extending our current place.

    Lee :)

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  34. When they are not buried in snow and subjected to below zero temperatures, purple iris abound in my yard. But I have never ever cut them for the house. Maybe this year.

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  35. I have some purple iris that are blooming in the garden……a welcomed sight! I also have a dough bowl filled with lavender bundles too. Love the look of your hutch with the doors swung open.

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  36. Oh- Those are just beautiful, Kim. I have always loved the way irises look -and with the blue and white they are gorgeous. That room really is lovely and I have always loved the inside of that hutch you painted. xo Diana

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  37. I love getting inspiration from others. Now that my table is longer, I can do a centerpiece with a vase on either side just like your beautiful centerpiece.

    Now I have to hunt for two of the same ( or two similar) pieces. Thanks for the idea.

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  38. Your DR has changed so much...love the french blue accent! The flowers in the blue bowls are stunning!

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  39. Love the pop of color and the the dried lavender is a wonderful centerpiece.

    I have a weakness for dishes and your shelves are making me drool (smile). Everything is beautifully displayed.

    Have a great weekend, Kim!

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  40. Kim, love the dining room....actually LOVE your home. Thank you for blogging, because we have similar tastes in color, furniture & home decor, but you have the vision, flair & knack for pulling it all together, that has given me ideas & guidelines (since that trait seems to have eluded me...but I'm learning here). Often thought "wish we lived closer" I'd just open the door & say "have at it". lol But here I especially love the dough bowl, demijohn & the dog painting/print. Three things I'm hoping to find soon myself. Thank You again for your wonderful blog.

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  41. Kim, I never tire of seeing your stunning dining room. Your china cabinet is so beautiful and the lavender, the dough bowl... it's all perfect!!

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  42. Beautiful pop of color- love the iris! Your hutch makes quite a statement with all the whiteware!

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  43. Beautiful Kim! I adore the blue as a backdrop to your ironstone! ♥

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  44. Isn't it amazing how just some flowers in a room make it feel like spring? Although I'm sure the 7-degree weather helps, too! We are still freezing here - will be 12 degrees tonight and a big snow storm on Monday. I think I need to go buy some flowers, too! Your room looks beautiful.

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