Friday, January 3, 2014

Decorating With My New Finds

Hello everyone!

As I promised, in my last post, I am sharing where my new finds from Ikea ended up.

I combined the white enamelware pitcher and  basket as a centerpiece for my table in the kitchen.  Take a look at those tall paper whites in the background!  I guess they're on their last leg.  



I like the size and the combination of the white pitcher with the nubby texture of the basket.  It looks like a very simple country centerpiece.



I also bought some grey kitchen linens.  I love that color in here.


In my sitting room, I switched out the chandelier that was in here for this new light.


I like the look of this light because of the cotton fabric shade.  I felt it complimented the white slipcovers in the room. The chandelier that was in here will be relocated to my upstairs hallway.


Here it is with the light turned on.  I have this on a dimmer switch too, so I can turn down the brightness if needed.


My inspiration for this light came from this room.


My favorite piece is this trunk!  It had to be put together but was very easy.  I placed it in front of the fireplace. I love the versatility of this piece.


It's large enough to fill with blankets or throws.  I placed some of my vintage grain sacks on top. Now, I'd like to get more.



So that's the round-up of where everything ended up!  I'm loving getting back to my neutrals now that Christmas is over.  Everything feels back in balance now. Very clean and clutter free.  

Thanks for stopping by!

~ Kelly ~

36 comments:

Stacey said...

Incredibly beautiful. I'm not a neutrals girl, obviously, but your home looks so clean and soft. :)

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

I love that light! Great trunk, too.

Wanda said...

I was up early to see what you did with your finds, and I'm inspired. Calling my daughter today to see if she'll go with me to Ikea!!
I could just move into your home...but then you don't need a permanent house guest...HaHa.
Love all that you do.

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

Everything looks great! Love the light fixture in your room! One of these days I have to go get that wicker trunk! It is awesome!

Gee Singh Newbanks said...

As always, everything looks wonderful. I am luving the trunk!

JoAnne Weisser said...

I really like the combination of your enamel pitcher and basket. Now that Christmas is over, I need something for our table and I just happen to have the same pitcher and a similar basket...hmmm...I may just have to be a copy cat. Love your adorable hanging light too!

Loribeth Clark said...

Just lovely! I would never be able to keep a trunk like that, even though it's beautiful. My cat would have it destroyed!

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Your new light looks fabulous in your sitting room Kelly... love the trunk too! Your kitchen always looks so cozy and pretty!

Deserae said...

Your found some great stuff!!!! My absolute favorite thing is the beautiful light with linen shade......GORGEOUS!!!!! Have a great weekend girlie :o)
~Des

Jennifer Schmitz said...

Everything looks gorgeous! I love everything you have done with your finds!

Penny @ The Comforts of Home said...

All your new pieces look great. Did I ever ask you where you got that wonderful horse on the mantel? I love that piece too!

Linda said...

It is all just beautiful~~
I am knee depp in clutter over here! Being sick for a week has taken its toll! I am starting to take Christmas down and am so thankful taking it DOWN goes so much faster than getting it all OUT and UP!!!
It will certainly be LESS cluttered once it is all gone.

Junkchiccottage said...

Kelly,
It all looks amazing. I have loved that light from Ikea it is so cute and it looks cute where you have it hanging. Love the basket for blankets too in front of the fireplace. Everything looks beautiful.
Kris

Jane W said...

Perfect additions, Kelly.....and that trunk.....love it! Jane

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Your new additions look great. My Christmas is down as well. Not that I put up that much. It's less and less each year.

Lisa @ Texas Decor said...

I think my favorite thing is that new light. It's gorgeous and goes perfectly with your decor. I love a big trunk too. It's always nice to have a decorative item that doubles as storage.

Art and Sand said...

B E A U T I F U L . . . B E A U T I F U L . . . B E A U T I F U L . . .

love the lamp . . . love the slipcovered chairs . . . love the transom in the doorway . . . love it all.

Katie Mansfield said...

I love the softness of the light fixture. The pitcher and basket are super cute! Thanks for sharing.

Cozy Little House said...

Love the lamp with the cotton shade! So pretty.
Brenda

Ron said...

Kelly- You definitely have an eye for that style. It looks so refreshing. Love the trunk so much. Happy Weekend. xo

cynthia lee designs said...

Everything looks great!! Love the pitcher...love the light...love the trunk...love the horse!!
hugs,
Cindy

Charity Thomas said...

That chandalier is amazing! It all looks wonderful Kelly!

Olive said...

The light is beautiful and really casts a soft light through the fabric.

BlueClearSky Elizabeth said...

Your new finds look great, Kelly. Your rooms are so pretty and relaxing. The wicker trunk looks like a great piece.

Andrea said...

I almost bought that trunk, but the store was out of stock-looks great!

chateau chic said...

I really like your use of grays, Kelly! So soft and mellow in your lovely home.
Mary Alice

Amy at Ms. Toody Goo Shoes said...

They all look right at home. I'm just curious - when you bought everything, did you already have in mind where you would put them, or did you figure it out once you brought them home?

must love junk said...

Kelly, I love all of your finds! That light is so pretty and looks perfect where you hung it! I sure wish we had an Ikea-our closest one is 2 hrs.away (sigh)
Susan

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

That trunk is amazing...and you can never have too many grain sacks! Hope you have a wonderful 2014!

Missy George said...

Ya done good Kelly..Love the lamp shade and I haven't met a trunk that doesn't catch my eye..

Becca said...

Love your new grey linens, Kelly, and the trunk is beautiful!

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White Weathered Hutch said...

Great purchases Kelly! Love how you have decorated with them.

Anne said...

Your home looks amazing Kelly! Love your beautiful centerpiece! And your fabric shade.....gorgeous!Love your basket in front of your fire place too!
xx
Anne

Christine Vandormolen said...

wow I would have never thought to put the trunk in front of the fireplace. But it looks awesome!!!!

Pamela said...

Love all your finds Kelly! That Ikea pendant is fabulous!