Sunday, May 15, 2011

Some Decor Inspiration Teasers

The screened porch saga still continues. 
I wanted to share the decor inspiration for the porch.  Or, as my family teasingly calls it, the excuse to change things around again.  I found this wonderful iron daybed at an estate sale.  It actually had these custom gray cushions that I actually like.  Again, on one of my spend my gift card money from Nate Berkus shopping trips, I found these fabulous sea life pillows at Tuesday Morning. They look a lot like a Thomas Paul fabric, don't you think?   There were only two.  Bummer.  So, I had my color scheme:  gray and cobalt.  And I had a ton of wicker furniture to unload.

Just thought I'd show you a few other finds I'm considering for the porch.  This mirror is from Home Goods.  I love the look.  I think I'll definitely use it on the porch.

(Any suggestions for photographing mirrors would be greatly appreciated.)

Also at Tuesday Morning I found these bound sisal rugs.  Side note:  If you're looking for very nice sisal rugs at a super price go there.  I found two 5x8 rugs for less than $100 each.  I was so excited because not only were they a good price, but they also were trimmed in gray.  They look a little uneven because they were folded up.  I'm sure they'll flatten.

Last tease.  I found this lantern at Home Goods too.  I don't know what I'll put inside, but it won't be a candle.  I"m thinking some shells or a stack of books.  What do you think?
I've had the garden orb for a while hanging above the table under the pergola.  I'm thinking about suspending it from the ceiling and adding a light and cord cover.
I love corbels.  I'm particularly excited about this one because it's gray.

And then I found these.  How often do you get the chance to coordinate your decor with your dishes? ( I just wanted to make sure that you know that you should not take this comment seriously.)
They're acrylic.  I'll have to have a party if I ever finish this project.

Stay tuned.  More screened porch to come.

If you missed the previous posts, go here, here, and here.



  1. love the pillows and that sofa! where did you find those plates... i love them!!!

  2. Wow Kathy is looking awesome! Can't wait to see it {soon I hope!} I'll be by after our big sale this week, Nancy

  3. That day bed is gorgeous.. you have a great start! Can't wait to see the finished product. Have fun.

  4. very cool Kathy - I love porches and Home Goods is a fav of mine! we have a new Marshall's up in Frederick that I try to stay out of lol!