On The Hunt for Green

Thrifted Green Garden Stool - Decorating with Texture

I‘ve spent the last couple of years working on the color scheme that seems to work best for our house. We have almost finished ridding our home of the builder’s favorite color a.k.a. swine walls (let’s reflect back to when my entire house was covered in swine, shall we?). We’ve spent the past couple of years painting our walls with neutral shades of warm grays, blues and whites. I just love that mix and feel like it all goes together without anything needing to match. Stay tuned for the second to last swine room currently getting a good-bye swine makeover!

One color I’ve been wanting to add more of is a shade of deeper green. Not for the walls, but as an additional accent in accessories or fabrics. I think a darker green adds a richer depth to the mix of softer blues, teals, and grays.

Lately I’ve been on the hunt for green (not to be confused with necessarily looking for hunter green from the 1980′s for anyone old enough to remember the English Country trend of that era. Heheh! Maybe I’ll inadvertantly bring that back.)

So I was quite pleased when on my rounds of the local second hand and flea markets I stumbled upon this cute little green jewel toned gem of a garden stool! I was thrilled because not only is it green and it was a great flea market find, but I’m quite fond of having little stools all over my house. Besides adding a fun splash of color or texture to a room, stools are so handy and practical as seating or side tables too.

What’s your favorite second hand find?

Did you see the fun “How to Decorate” blogger series going on this week? Check out my post here!

PS. The cute chair with the nailheads is from Ballard Designs–I will have some updates on our family room to share with you soon!

Other second hand finds:
How to get inspired for decorating {new flea market finds!}
Flea Market Find: A Teak Teacart Turned Plant Stand
New Entry Dresser and Vignette from the Flea Market
She Sent Me What? {Fun Second Hand Finds}
Thrift Store Character

{Inspiration} Fillable Glass Lamps

Console with two glass lamps and pretty gallery wall

Remember when I said I was having trouble finding large glass lamps, so I resorted to my DIY glass bottle lamp? Well, HomeGoods surprised me recently and had tons of pretty and large lamps, including these lovely glass lamps I put on my console … ** Read more **

Decorating for Summer {Summer Tour of Homes}

Summer Family Room Console Cabinet and Gallery Wall - The Inspired Room

Welcome! I'm happy you stopped by! If it is your first time here, I am so glad you are here. Today I'm joining up with Gina from The Shabby Creek Cottage and her fun Summer Tour of Homes! You can find the entire line up of links at the end of the … ** Read more **

The Not So Big House {Organization in the Family Room}

Restoration Hardware Cabinet and Gallery Wall

My goals this year are to make every room in our house work better for us. I have always loved the idea of "the not so big house" (based on the books by Sarah Susanka) which is about not building a bigger McMansion style home for more space, … ** Read more **

My House So Far

The Inspired Room House Tour and Progress Report

I'm looking forward to the next projects around my house, but before I press forward it is helpful to me to step back and remember how much progress I've already made! We've lived in this house for five years now. I'm slowly but surely transforming … ** Read more **

How to Hang Oars {or Paddles} in an X Shape

Hang paddles on the wall

At first the way to hang oars or paddles in an X shape might seem like it would be pretty obvious. But, if you've tried it you'll see that it requires a bit more thought than just forming the letter X on a wall with your paddles. However, I have a … ** Read more **