I am back and wearing new colors!

In my last post of the sunroom, I refreshed it with more red accents

using a vintage grain sack and accent pillows.

While I was refreshing the sunroom the other day, thoughts went through my mind

on how I can re-arrange the furniture.

The other day, I got up a 6 a.m., grabbed my first cup of coffee

and was just staring into the room……I set down the coffee cup and went to work.

Sunroom antique chest vignette - Housepitality Designs

It didn’t work . . . Tried a couple of variations,

but the best placement seems to be the original one.

When I was doing some refreshing in the guest room, I had an epiphany.

Oh “The Joy of Decorating”!

Sunroom - Housepitality Designs

Was it the arrangement the change I wanted?

In the guest room, the colors are blue and white with the apple green,

with accents of black and white check.

Sunroom table vignette - Housepitality Designs

Then my very favorite pattern and color of table linens came to mind

of the blue and white and apple green. Colors that I also have in the dining room.


Sunroom - Housepitality Designs

Colors that also in the upper porch since I placed the blue and white

chinoiserie that can be seen

from every room on the main floor.

I did a little tweaking on the potting bench, adding some ironstone pieces.

Vintage Ironstone - Housepitality Designs

Vintage Scales - Housepitality Designs

Sunroom - Housepitality Designs

I brought up the blue and white lamp that was in the guest room

to see if it would work in the room…and it did!

Sunroom - Housepitality Designs

Sunroom - Housepitality Designs

I will still have the pops of red in the room as the two plant stands are red

along with the bar stools at the island that is adjacent to the sunroom.

Sunroom - Housepitality Designs

Sunroom - Housepitality Designs

Sunroom - Housepitality Designs

So which accent colors do you prefer? The red, as it was previous to the change . .

Sunroom in Winter - Housepitality Designs

Or the softer side of blue and white in which I love since it ties into the

colors of the adjoining area.

Sunroom - Housepitality Designs

I have been having difficulty with my blog lately due to DDOS attacks to my

hosting service….my site has been up and down and back down today.

I thank you all for your patience during this time and thank you for your

loyalty. Many of you have informed me when my site goes down and I appreciate that

and your concern….Hopefully things will be back to normal soon!

Hope you will have a great week!

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  1. I love the new color pops Shirley. Sometimes the best furniture arrangement is the one you already have because it’s what looks best.

  2. Shirley, I always love coming by and seeing your home, whether it is just different lighting, a new arrangement or pop of color-girl you sure know how to decorate.
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  3. Just beautiful my friend. Love the color combo!
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  4. In a million years I would’ve never thrown together these colors and they are gorgeous together!!! You are without a doubt a natural when it comes to decorating Ms. Shirley! Always love what you do:)
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  5. Your sunroom is a favorite of mine, Shirley! It’s such an inviting room no matter what the accent colors. But I am loving the blue and green accents…so nicely appointed.
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  6. I am loving the blue and green accents now as I am weeding a lot of red out of my home.
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  7. Hi Shirley! I have to go with the blue, white and green, after all, I have those same colors in my home! Lol. I really love that pallet! Rebecca

  8. In my experience, I’ve found two things to be true…the first is that usually the first furniture arrangement is always the best. The second….that there is usually at least two color waves that can work in every room. You’ve just proved my hunches! I love both…but the red seems more formal to me. Though, the blue is lovely…..and almost acts as a neutral! 😉

  9. Sherry Myers says

    I love this look. I love blue and green together. It flows beautifully. It’s perfect for your sunroom.

  10. AHHH, that’s better! I wanted to see the rest of the room! It all looks so pretty. I love the blue additions, but then of course I do!!!
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  11. I love blue in every room of a house. It adds a fresh note and is good with other colors. It is my favorite color. I wear blue every day if only on my nightgown

  12. Hi Shirley, lost my comment. Trying again. Love your color pops with blue and green. Such great anchor colors like red and black. Love your sun room. Enjoy the rest of the week and weekend ahead. xo

  13. I love your rug. My rug has a lot of red in it so that will be the first thing to go. You have a beautiful room!

  14. Shirley, Your blue and white accents looks so fresh with the green, along with the cheery pop of yellow from the Kalanchoe!
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  15. I love the blue and white addition! What a great bit in inspiration!

  16. Shirley, I vote for the blue and white with the green accents! The red accents are good, too, but the holidays are over and this welcomes Spring, which will arrive before we know it!

  17. I’m new to your blog, but I’m happy I stop by, your pop of color looks beautiful in your room…..


  18. Looking great! Glad you are back online.

  19. Marlyn bisher says

    I always love blue and white. Thanks

  20. You have such an eye for putting the right this together.You can do no wrong to me cause I love everything you change.:)

  21. Always love a good dose of blue and white, it sounds as if you are in the nesting mood, enjoy the process!!
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  22. No matter what you change it always looks so GREAT!!! I love the blue and white with green for this time of year.

  23. It is hard to decide Shirley! They are both so beautiful! If you had the reds for a while its good to change things up. The Blues are beautiful too. Either way you cannot go wrong! Beautiful sunroom!!
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  24. LOVE the blue and green…such a pretty combination!!! Your sunroom is so gorgeous!!!!!! I recently tried re-arranging my living room and like you had to put it back the way it was because that was really the best way to have it arranged.
    Have a great weekend!!!
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  25. LOVE the blue and white and the green added in!!! Looks so fresh !!! LOVE your style
    and always look forward to your blog.
    Have A Great Weekend!!!
    Dee in Texas

  26. I love that color combination, too. What a nice way to freshen up the sunroom! Glad you’re back up and running; those technical issues are so frustrating, aren’t they? XO, Christy

  27. Your sunroom is so beyond beautiful and looks perfect with both the blue and red. I love them both! I always find so much inspiration when I visit your blog and enjoy seeing all of the pretty vignettes that you put together. Have a wonderful week Shirley : )
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  28. I like them both, but my favorite is the red tones…
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  29. The sun room looks amazing, Shirley! Blue white red. It is beautiful!

  30. Those look like fresh picked apples! I love the blue in there. I also really like the red. I love them both evenly. The fresh flowers look so pretty, too.

  31. By jove, I think you got it!
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  32. Your new color scheme says “Springtime” to me, especially with the rest of your garden accents! How wonderful that your sun room is so versatile that you can add whatever colors you feel like at the moment. I’m thinking about making a few changes here so that I can do the same!
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  33. I am a red fan all the way, but the blues looks lovely too!
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  34. Shirley,
    Both room hues are gorgeous!!!
    With the approaching of another Season of Change, I choose the blue theme!!!
    Love all the natural light within your room!!!
    Those blue accessories make this a stunning showcased Classic blue and white design!!!

  35. I love the blue…the room looks very warm and inviting. Sincerely, Bobbi

  36. Shirley, this is amazingly beautiful. I just love all the pillows and the fabric patterns.

  37. Hi, Shirley – can you tell me if you painted your wicker yourself? If so, would you mind sharing the color? Thanks!

  38. Hi Shirley…. love the blue and white… was having a garage sale next weekend and had alot of blue and white I was going to sell. Now I’m going to hold onto the blue and white and redecorate. Thank you for such great inspiration. Where did you get your blue and white pillows?

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