My family and I recently bought a new house and moved. We stayed in the same city, just to a bigger house down the street. As with any move, once the boxes are all unpacked it iss time for new stuff. New decorations, new paint, new pilows, quilts and placemats. (so far the pillows have yet to be made)
My old house was very warm. Browns, orange, beige, lots of wrought iron. This house will be the opposite. It’s going to be me: gray, purple, teal and white….insert happy dance!
(This crazy linoleum floor is getting replaced this winter. I. Can’t. Wait.)
So my old cream, brown polka dot, Kate Spade Central Park placemats weren’t going to go with my new interior at all. This was actually one of my first priorities. I wanted something simple, yet awesome for everyday use. I had just finished my Flying Geese quilt (also conveniently done in my new colors so it can be on the couch all the time) so I opted for more flying geese. This simplicity of the one row was exactly what I was wanting. And chambray. Is there ever a time where you can wrong with chambray for every day use?!
This place is starting to really feel like my home. I still have a lot more work I want to get done, but it has already come a long way. Did I mention that this living room was a country blue and the kitchen was a salmon pink when we moved in? That might be comforting to some people, but it was not my personal style.
And while we are here, I need to show off the tile (glass and stone) backsplash that we put up. The first weekend in our new house (like 24 hours after getting the keys) the kitchen became purple (a huge thanks to my MIL) and we put up the backsplash! Things almost never go this timely but thankfully this time they did. And guess what, the backsplash, it was easy to do! But that’s another story for another blog.
Now I’ve completed another quilt that “fits” into my new living room well. I’ll share that with you all next week. So the placemats are done, quilts are done, now I just need some new pillows for downstairs! Home sweet home.