Sunflower Inspired Decor

The other day, I was “on the hunt” for a new pillow for the great room.

I really did not have anything in mind . . . other than it had to coordinate with a gold throw.

Sunflower Decor

The pillow is crewel work of a pretty gold and brown flower . . .

~ ~ it reminded me of the colors of sunflowers.

Sunflower Decor

Found the throw at HomeGoods too . . it has a “furry” texture on one side . . .

~ ~ and a velvet texture on the other side.

Sunflower Decor

After I left HomeGoods, I went directly to Trader Joe’s to purchase some sunflowers.

I grabbed my red transferware pitcher that I purchased on my France trip and arranged the flowers.

Sunflower Decor

Sunflower Decor

My newly purchased ironstone tureen (my Pennsylvania deal) holds red apples for added color to the table.

Sunflower Decor

I changed out the garden stool that stood beside the chair and added the French Wine Picnic Basket . . .

~ ~ another find from France.

Sunflower Decor

Sunflower Decor

Funny how a item such as this pillow can inspire you to change things about . . .

~ ~ to keep the room fresh and interesting. Pretty changes . . . a good thing.

Have a wonderful day filled with inspiration!

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  1. Very lovely additions/changes to an already pretty room. It’s fun to keep a room fresh even to a family that sees it everyday…thanks for showing us how you do it!

  2. love it as a matter of fact I bought the same one – lol – I put mine on an old church pew that I have outside on the front porch – the pew had been painted a mustard yellow. We are moving and I will move it inside with the inspiration that you gave me with the sunflowers.

  3. LOVE IT…Wish I was closer to a HG store….

  4. I love that pillow! Every thing looks wonderful. I love the combination of red and yellow together.

  5. Wow, Shirley, I love this combination. Yellow and green are my favorite colors and the sunflower pillow is perfect with the taupe-checked chair.

    Pretty little touches everywhere. I have that same Paris Flea Market Style book too.

    Beautiful room presentation and a pleasure to browse.

    Hope you have a great day,


  6. For you, nothing stays the same for long and you do succeed in finding just the right thing to inspire change.

  7. It looks fabulous Shirley! Your photos are staged perfectly!!

  8. YOU inspire me with every post! LOVE that pillow! I just realized I got a new pillow a month ago for the living room and never posted. I think I should go do some “snaps”:):)

  9. Love that pillow mixed with the other fabrics in the room. The sunflowers and apples are the perfect addition too. Kind of looks like a Fall vignette!

  10. How do you get anything done? I would want to sit, drink coffee and read forever! Love it.

  11. Linda miller says

    Very pretty. I love sunflowers with red accents, Hope the designer approves.

  12. Your color palette goes so well with the sunflowers.Your home is beautiful.

  13. Pretty, Shirley – perfect transitional decor items!

  14. Very pretty late summer vignette Shirley. Luvly pillow.
    Hugs, Gee

  15. So pretty…..I love sunflowers, they always make me smile.

  16. Shirley,

    Your home is beautiful.

  17. Love that pillow and can’t believe it is from HG. Love the whole vignette!!

  18. What an inviting spot, Shirley! I love the pillow and the sunflowers are beautiful in the red transfer ware pitcher. The throw sounds heavenly. I’ll be right over with a book and I’ll get all comfy, ok?

  19. Great pillow and I always love seeing the items you brought back from France. Love that pitcher. Transferware fan here, starting a small collection once settled. Have a few pieces but would like a few more.


  20. Jeanette Price says

    As always, it looks lovely. I love the sunny yellow and the warm red of the apples. Your French picnic table is to die for!! xoxo

  21. This looks great, Shirley; and it looks perfect for transitioning into Fall. Sunflowers are such a happy flower; and I love the way that you coordinated your pillow with the gold throw. Everything looks so cozy! Your home is beautiful!

  22. It’s all just so beautiful Shirley!! Our sunflowers are just getting ready to bloom and we just love them so much. 🙂

  23. Shirley I love the new pillow…love the pretty vignette on your coffee table…and love the french picnic basket near the chair…can you tell I LOVE IT ALL!!

  24. Very pretty, Shirley! You have such a knack for grouping things together beautifully. 🙂

  25. So pretty, Shirley! Sunflowers just say Provence to me!…hugs…Debbie

  26. Linda Kemp says

    Oh my…the French picnic table is beautiful and I love the apples and sunflowers. Speaking of France, have you seen “The One Hundred Foot Journey?”. You must, you must.

  27. Summery sunflowers, such a nice addition to an already lovely room.

  28. Great pillow!!

  29. I love the sunflower theme this time of year. It looks perfect.

  30. Oh Shirley, I love love love the pillow and it goes so well with your throw. Everything looks perfect and you certainly have given us some inspirations. I can hardly wait to start decorating for fall. I am really tired of all this hot, humid weather, which is very unusual for us Californians.
    Have a great weekend coming up.
    How did your granddaughter like school? Hope she got a terrific teacher.

  31. I would definitely concur that the pillow met the criteria…and then some!!! It’s such a neat design! It has one of those flowers that can be just about anything you want it to be from a sunflower to clematis to magnolia and beyond! I love flower depictions like that!!! It really looks perfect with the throw AND with the chair AND with its general surroundings. Score!!!!!!!

    Incidentally, that is one of the coolest garden stools I’ve ever seen.

  32. Love the addition of your pillow and touch of cheery sunflowers Shirley! There’s a touch of fall in air this morning, unusual as you know this time of year! This is just a teaser but I’m ready for all things fall! Hope all goes well today! ♥

  33. Gorgeous colors! I definitely need t update my pillow stash! Love the touches of wicker you always add too. Now I’m feeling kinda guilty for putting my ratan demi-johns in the closet…LOL

  34. Gorgeous! you have me itching for Fall with sunflowers. My favorite. What a pretty pillow too Shirley!

  35. This is so pretty, Shirley! I love the sunflowers and the pillow is gorgeous! Your French, wine, picnic basket is so pretty! I love this vignette! I’m seeing some Fall influences! I’m past ready for the cooler crisp air of Fall and lovely Fall decorations!

  36. Love the use of sunflowers in every way!! That is such a delightful pillow.
    Have a fantastic weekend!!

  37. Love the sunflower pillow, where did you purchase that, I would love to have one.

  38. I love sunflowers. That pillow is the perfect match for the throw and I love the beautiful gold and brown jar. A beautiful room.

  39. Hi Shirley,

    It’s Jeanie from Marmelade Gypsy and thanks for coming by! I feel awake and cheery already with this airy, happy room. Sunflowers do that to a person, don’t they? Spread the happiness!

  40. it’s so beautiful Shirley and I love your chair!!

  41. Love all your beautiful touches Shirley! Your home always looks so warm and inviting.

  42. OMG! SO stunning! I love all of the patterns and textures, it all came together so amazing! And those gorgeous sunflowers are the most perfect pop of color for Summer! Thanks for sharing.

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