Sunday, October 14, 2012

plum crazy for fall...


Plum, aubergine, eggplant, or ordinary purple...
I was in the mood for something new and different, and decided on adding lively
 accents of it here and there to spruce up my neutrals for fall.
  A few diy projects and they have a complete new look without much expense. 
If you've been reading for long you know of my love for neutrals because of the
versatility, and ease in introducing an entire new color palette...


On a whim I tried my hand at painting an abstract last week, you can read the details here.
I gave my Craigslist buffet gold highlights with a quick Rub 'n Buff  here

One of my favorite items to retrieve from the 'Fall' box every year are  
a collection of photos of Detail Boy, I took one every fall when he was young.

  
Remember that lamp last February when I was in a pink mood here, I'm thinking it's ready
for something new.


Pillows are my favorite accessory for adding pizazz.
The green one on the left I stole from Detail Boy's room and the other three I made.
I like Ikea's Fjadrar 20 x 20 feather inserts for $6.99 here and make envelope style
 covers for quick and easy changes! :) 


The plum color palette was in the works when I began stenciling the suzani patterned rug here


This fall floral arrangement came together after a trip to Lowes yesterday,
 all the plants in the garden center are 50% off. Hurry! I picked up 3 ornamental kale,
 a small mum and the pansies for about $11, the package of mini pumpkins was
$4 at Walmart.  I'm hoping if I water it they'll last for my Thanksgiving table
 centerpiece. Fingers crossed!

  
I chose a rustic Pepsi crate as my planter, but the possibilities for containers are endless.
I'll show you how I put it together tomorrow.



Thanks for coming along for the fall living room tour, sweet friends!

Join me at Cottage and Vine for more inspiration here.


                                                        Cottage & Vine


25 comments:

My Crafty Home Life said...

SHUT UP! I can't believe how fantastic your abstract looks. Wow, Pam you are an artist. Lovely details all around.

Crissy @ House of Marlowe said...

Wow...wow...wow....and wow! I am in awe. Your projects came together spectacularly!

cindy said...

Your ability to craft elegant furnishings from found pieces is so inspiring! The living room looks fresh and beautiful. Some may have the idea to change something for the better but you actually get out the supplies and do it...and do it so well! I love how you are not afraid to move things around and change them. Focusing on one's own creativity leads to a happy life. Well done!

Dana Frieling said...

Ok, you can officially never say again that you can't paint abstracts. I love it! I'm glad you gave it another try, but beware, it's addicting. ;)

Holly said...

Excellent new color palette - I love it. And I like how you brought in some yellow leaves to compliment some of the touches of yellow in your painting. I really like what you did w/ the Rub n' buff too - I just painted our dresser yesterday that had that same stain. And I need to see how you put that planter together too - that's so pretty.

Cathy Wall said...

Yowza!!!! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the plum!!! Was wondering when you chose the colors for your rug. Of course every little detail is perfect, from the abstract art to the florals. You rock it girl!

Taylor Greenwalt said...

I love all the purple and pink tones your adding. Very pretty.

Diana @ Your Day Simplified said...

When did you go to "Artist School" ???? Your abstract is gorgeous. I am inspired by your coffee table centerpiece. I may have to go to Wal-Mart today and I am looking forward to see what you do with your lamp!

Nancy said...

Pam, I LOVE the plums, greens, black, all of it! It looks fabulous, and your styling is superb as always! Have a great Monday! Way to go to bring out your paints and create some art!! I love how creative you are, in every way.

xo Nancy
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Morgan said...

That painting is gorgeous! And the shades of purple are perfect for fall. :) I love that purple pillow too - I saw one similar to it at Marshall's the other day and loved it.

René said...

Dying over that painting!!! Gorgeous! Love the updates Pam. Thanks so much for joining "The After Party"!

René

Jennifer @ Dimples and Tangles said...

Pam, your talents never cease to amaze me! Your painting is amazing and I love how you've worked in your plummy fall touches. And your centerpiece? Perfection! Rushing to Lowe's today, for some reason I doubt ours is having that sale!

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

i love the touches of eggplant/purple! i love to add more plum to my wardrobe in the fall- such a rich color! love the painting!

Lisa @ Shine Your Light said...

How beautiful, Pam!!! I just LOVE the pop of purple in this room, plus your floral arrangement is gorgeous!! It's SO inspiring to see how you change up your neutral space with different colors. Thank you for sharing - I have a renewed energy about the neutral backdrop I'm trying to pull together so I can change up my house when the mood strikes. You have such a lovely touch with design.

Carol@TheDesignPages said...

Wow Pam. That painting is stunning!!! The colours are so perfect and you've created a perfect vignette.

Jill Flory of Sew a Fine Seam said...

Lovely! Love that centerpiece!

Leslie said...

I love the plum ornamental kale :) We all have it growing here in the pacific northwest. Very pretty touches Pam, and I love your accent pillows!

Shauna@Satori Design for Living said...

Your painting is gorgeous. I have a few canvases in my project room waiting for me to try my hand at something like yours. I hope they turn out even half as good! And your rug is so beautiful too!

Patty Day @Pattys Epiphanies said...

Your abstract is amazing...as are all your additions. Love the "eggplant" color. A welcome addition at this time of the year.
FABULOUS .....FABULOUS

Lori said...

It's all so pretty. You did a great job on your abstract, the pillows, and the beautiful planter.

Danielle said...

It looks fantastic! I love the rub n buff on the buffet and your 'new' white lamp. Also, love your pillows. It looks fantastic. x

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Pam that painting looks amazing! Love how you layered it against the mirror! The whole vignette looks beautiful!

The Governors Daughter said...

I am coming back to purple as well. I pinned a whole board for a friend about purple to try to change her mind about purple. It certainly changed mine! I find myself gravitating towards purple these days in clothes, fabrics, and accessories. Here is the board if you want to see:
http://pinterest.com/thegovdaughter/a-study-of-purple-plum-lilac-lavender/

The Vintique Object said...

Gorgeous, just gorgeous. I mean, everything. From your painting, to your vignettes, to your florals. You must feel so great walking into your home and being surrounded by such beautiful things!
Camille

SHERRY HART said...

I love your fall arrangement! I forget how gorgeous those colors are! I love your abstract also!

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