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March 5, 2017

Greening Up For Spring

Since the portrait over the fireplace plays a dominate role in this room I decided to play up the green coloring a bit more.
 I've added a few bits of green here and there and a couple of different deco accents- most of which I already had in my stash which is always fun! 
Lots of pics so hang on! 

 I wanted something lighter in color to perk up the sofa.

 The green pillows grabbed my attention because they were the right shade of glreen to work with my room and I liked the botanical theme.  I tried some green pillows from Pier 1 but they were way off in
color and the texture just didn't work well with my fabric.  I have seen some pretty darn expensive pillows since I started looking- I'm tickled that these were only $19.99 each.

 The creamy white and gold pillow had me because of the chevron design. 

 They have these interesting little yarn patches every so often that I liked and big tassels.

  I added a new oyster white velvet pillows and green throws to the recliners.

This also layers well with the sofa pillows.

 This was out in the kitchen on the etagere but I decided to bring it back out here again.  I love elephants!  It's a candle holder but it works with the green boxwood ball too.

 I have had a pair of bronze stork statues (from Bombay before they closed in the U.S.)  Since I have my sister in-law's art on the wall that focuses on Lake Michigan, beach sand, and grasses I decided to see how the storks would look in the room.  I think it's a good tie-in.

I took this picture of a lighthouse near Frankfort, MI 4 years ago called the Point Betsie Lighthouse which adds another level to tie-in with the portrait above the tv.  There's a much better picture of it "here" at a previous post. 

 We chose a little green matting accent when we had the picture framed.  

 I found these two little green vases and thought I'd give them a try under the tv mixed in with the little stereo speakers.

 I'm pleased with the touch of green here and it's coordination to the picture.

 This is the other stork that goes with the first one I showed.  I love the graceful stance these storks have.  I also just used these in the post just before this one for a tablescape.

The coffee table got a little sprucing up too.

 I love little decorative boxes!  Again the bold chevron design caught my eye!

 I moved this lidded bowl over to the vignette and liked it here immediately.

 Last year I got the big handled pot and put it on the dining table.  The other day I got the idea to give it a try here.

 I added the fern after a few days to see how it would look.   

 I had put the orchid away last fall so I decided to bring it back out and it found a new home here on the cabinet top.

 I've shown the orchid before- I fell in love with the pot it came with.

 We're having a lovely sunny day today.  The temps are warmer and the snow is melting…again.  This prompted my picture taking!

 The floral print on the green pillows has a 70's vibe to them.  This will be fun for spring and summer!

One more picture since it got even brighter in here!  We've had so many gray days we cherish the sunny ones!
So do you think I've "springified" the room?


  1. I love the additions of green. Green is a favorite color of mine, so I am partial. Green signals spring is coming.

  2. Great additions - by the way, I love your storks!

  3. It all looks great Liz! Our snow is finally gone and the sun was out all day!

  4. Liz, what a gorgeous room! I love all of the green accents...so pretty. Your beautiful pillows are a great addition to the sofa. I hope that you have a wonderful week!!!

  5. Hi Liz, Love your accent of greens for springtime. It really is fresh and pretty. The pic you took of the lighthouse is really nice. Adds a lot of charm to go along with the bigger photo above the TV. All your details are gorgeous and such an inviting space.
    Have a great week. xo

  6. Love all of the added green to the room from the plants to the pillows! Love all of your decorative touches such as that beautiful chevron box....so glad that you had a sunny day! Have a great week Liz!

  7. Well, you have 'greened things up' quite nicely, Liz. I love how even changing pillows out makes a huge difference in the room. Beautifully done...spring can't be too far off, can it? xo Diana

  8. I love your 'greening up' and pretty ,soft pillow additions Liz!

  9. I love your green additions! Green is always my go-to color, for some reason. Your pillows are perfect, along with the pops of white in your room, too. I'd love to put my hands on that velvet pillow in your recliner. It looks so comfy! I'd bet that's the napping chair. :-) I hope you have lots more sunshine headed your way!

  10. The beautiful touches of green really brighten up this lovely room! The orchid and the pillows are so pretty. I am glad you had some sun today. We are warm til the end of the week then FREEZING again. I wish Mother Nature would make up her mind:)

  11. You can never go wrong with green, it is a beautiful room and I love your changes.. so perfect!

  12. A charming look for Spring. The pillows look lovely. Spring is in the air. Beautiful changes make us happy. The elephant is very sweet. Adding greenery to any room brightens the space.

  13. I love the touches you added. Those pillows are a perfect fit, especially that darling oyster pillow! I shared this on Twitter an G+, it's too pretty not to share!

    Have a great day.

  14. I'm a tad behind in adding a few touches of green but I'm inspired by what you've done.

  15. Lovely touches of Spring! Thanks for sharing. You are one of the feature at the Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Here is the link to this week’s bash! http://www.thededicatedhouse.com/2017/03/make-pretty-monday-week-210.html Hope you have a happy week. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse


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Welcome to Home and Gardening With Liz. I have combined my previous blogs “Infuse With Liz” and “Sit With Me In My Garden” into this new blog. I love interior decorating and gardening. I enjoy redefining interior spaces by moving things around and reusing decorative items already found in the home. I also enjoy creating tablescapes and an occasional crafting project. I'm so pleased you've stopped by. I invite you to follow me and I do hope you will keep coming back! Liz
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