A few years ago, I decided, happily, to remove bright and bold colors from most rooms in my house - with exception to the boys rooms. This winter I finally reached a happy place in line with my vision of many layered neutrals.
....and then - once again, I felt a shift.....I noticed that I was pinning, to Pinterest, rooms with splashes of bold colors again and again. I'm still drawn to very neutral rooms, but I thought maybe I could reach a happy medium.
So, I decided to add some bold color into my life. Luckily, with the neutral wall colors and furnishings we have, it wasn't too hard to follow my whim and add touches of color. So, for this spring, I've decided to add some splashes of color into our home through accessories and plants.
Last Thursday, my husband surprised me with the news that he had planned a spa day, dinner, and hotel stay for us downtown in the city. And oh yeah....we were leaving the next morning at 10 am! Today I thought I'd share with you some of my favorite pictures from our getaway at Allyu Spa and Hotel Monaco.
Who DOESN'T love IKEA lately? I know, I know, the parking lots are HUGE and always jam packed, the product names make me feel like I need a translator to simply ask for help locating an item, I can only hope and pray that I find my way out of the maze they call a store - god help me when I have to double back for something I missed - and once I locate an item I'm seeking on the showroom floor, fingers crossed it is in stock once I finally make my way down to the warehouse.
I'm tired just thinking about it.
With all that said, their prices and great design make it all worth it, in my opinion. I tried my hand, for the first time, at using Olioboard to create an IKEA reproduction of a dining room I'm kind of crushing on, and that I found recently on Pinterest (follow me!). Here is what I came up with: