Mixing Classic and Trendy Styles

I am a bit fickle when it comes to design.

What can I say, I love it all and try not to blend too many different looks and styles

to confuse my interiors.

I am truly a classic kind of gal. Give me a great strand of pearls

as opposed to sparkly beads and bangles . . . but then again I will take the sparkly diamonds any day!

To keep my interiors fresh, I like to mix the trends with the classic.

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These pillows were on the sofa as a backdrop for the toile pillows.

I love this Robert Allen fabric, its Ikat pattern and colors.

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I thought I would use these pillows for a focal point in the room

to give it a breath of fresh air for late Spring.

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I saw these pillows in a showroom/storefront that were being shipped to Joss and Main.

The owner had enough yardage leftover to make me a pair of these pillows.

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I decided to change out the hearth a bit too.

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A basket and demijohn for for added texture and an ivy for that live, natural element.

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The plant stand is on one of the porches waiting to be included in a bit of a makeover.

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Love shopping the house and dancing to the Shuffle!!

And . . . join me and 9 other fabulous ladies for our Shades of Spring Open House Party.

Hosted by Pamela of From My Front Porch to Yours.

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The party starts tomorrow, Monday, April 20th!

Come and gather some great Spring inspiration for your home from these lovely, creative

and most talented ladies!

Hope you are having a great weekend!

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  1. You can never go wrong mixing classic and trendy. Nice pop of color with those new pillows and I love the layers of texture added to the hearth.
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  2. I love the pillows and your decor is so soothing to look at.:) I’m always excited to see what you are doing next.:)

  3. Oh. Love those pillows and how they work with what you have going on in the room. I too love diamonds…. Big ones please.
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  4. Everything looks beautiful and fresh Shirley, I want those pillows what a great pattern. Have a wonderful Sunday friend 🙂
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  5. Linda Kemp says

    I love the mix of fabrics and textures. I want those plant stands on the mantel and perhaps you’d give me the chintz plates as well 🙂

  6. Loving the pattern and colors of that gorgeous fabric and the pillows look perfect paired with chairs. What a fun mix styles and your vignettes are always so pretty!
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  7. Gorgeous. I love those pillows, they are so pretty and your home is always such a breath of fresh air. Looking forward to the tour.
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  8. I love the pop of color in these pillows!!! SO pretty! Love the hearth make over too. The way you mIX is always flawless. Have a great day.
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  9. I love your mix of colours and patterns – so beautiful. I’m hopeless with pattern. Sigh…
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  10. Linda miller says

    Love how the pillows and the colors in them freshened up the space. In my opinion, a touch of trend in design and/or fashion keep classic from getting boring.

  11. Just beautiful Shirley! Belongs in a magazine.

  12. So pretty, Shirley, and I love how those pillows look against the chairs. It’s a simple and inexpensive way to change up the look, too, without buying new ones. Just move them from one room to another!
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  13. Your pillows certainly add a pretty pop of color to your room! Accessories are such a fun way to add the current trends to our homes. Your home is lovely and this room is magazine ready!
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  14. Love the changes…..your new pillows are so gorgeous!
    It’s fun to mix things up a little….
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  15. I love the fabric on your pillows. The basket and demijohn add the perfect textural touch to the fireplace.
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  16. Shirley your fireplace looks lovely and I really like the Ikat pillows. I can’t wait for Monday, the Shades of Spring sounds wonderful. Jo
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  17. House looks great, Shirley. I’ll be there to see the party tomorrow.
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  18. Your home is always styled to perfection, Shirley! Those beautiful pillows add just that right pop of spring to the room. Love the texture of the basket and demijohn on the hearth.
    Mary Alice
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  19. Love the splash of color in your beautiful living room, Shirley! The texture of the basket and demijohn look great on the hearth. Hope your weekend was happy!

  20. Oh Shirley…this post spoke to me. I am a pearl girl too! And I love traditional interiors, but I am looking at ways to bring some pizzaz into my spaces. I love your new pillow fabric…and want to look for an Ikat in my colors. That may be just the thing I need need. Your style is lovely…and I always see good ideas when I visit! Have a great week! Sheila
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  21. You have such a beautiful home Shirley:) I always have a really hard time decorating because I do like too many styles. After that realization finally hit me, I now force myself to answer the question: “will you like this for a long time, or is this just cutesy? I love to look at your home to keep me on track:) thanks for sharing!

  22. Looks great Shirley. I love a mix with the classic. That demijohn looks good every place I have seen it in your home. I collect demijohns…..did you say you were getting rid of it… LOL

  23. Love the pop of color from your new pillows Shirley, especially paired with your bee fabric chair 🙂
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  24. LOVE that fabric! Your room sings spring with the new pillows!
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  25. That pillow fabric is indeed gorgeous, and I noticed the pinkish red of the chair matches it perfectly. That’s not easy to do, since those are blended colors. I know you’ve shown it before, but like your bedroom ceiling, I adore that gingham chair!
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  26. Hi Shirley! I love the plate stands on your mantle. Any idea where I could find some in that style? Thanks, Rebecca

  27. I’m hopeless at mixing Ikat fabric into my decor, but you did it flawlessly. Looks great!
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  28. I’m so happy for you Shirley:D What a thrill that must have been! Your house definitely belongs in that magazine!!! It’s such blessing that your dream came true:)
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  29. Mixing and matching is all good and you always outdo yourself… Everything looks wonderful…
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