WELCOME to CAROLINA PANACHE! I believe our homes should be a haven, a place of beauty and peace that reflect who we are and what's important to us. I'm on a journey to add personality and panache to every corner of my house. For me, good design evolves, grows and changes with the needs of one's lifestyle. I want my home to be creative, to be stylish, to be entertaining, to be real. I hope you will join me on my journey. It's always more fun to travel together.
This blog is all about bringing style and elegance to the home. The art of dressing your home goes beyond hanging a few items on the wall and arranging furniture. Much like a fabulous set of earrings or a new stylish handbag may take your little black dress from fine to fabulous, home accesories and key furnishings can take your rooms from ho-hum to singing the Halleluiah Chorus! Join with me as we discover new ways to add panache to every room of the house.

A Sunroom in need of sun!

So today I've been thinking about the SUN.
It's March 1 and the sun has been shining here in my part of NC. However, the Weather Man is calling for gray skys and snow tomorrow! Burr! I'm so ready for Winter to be over. I'm looking forward to Spring and so I'm not gonna let a
little snow dampen my desire to fluff the house with a little
touch of sunshine and whimsy.
Floral prints, birds, butterflies and bright colors are everywhere! I was at my neighborhood TARGET store this weekend and found these adorable little toss pillows. Now my sunroom is in need of a little sun and I think the best place to start is with some bright sunny color to replace the browns, deep greens and muted orange that I have been living with since October.
Let's take a look...
This oblong pillow is feather filled and oh so soft. I love the bright clear brown,yellow, orange and yes, that's right - pink color scheme of this pillow and all on an ivory background. The butterfly really caught my eye too. Now this isn't a commercial for TARGET but I really loved the Spring accessories they have displayed right now! These colors are just what I need to add
panache to my sunless sunroom.
A collection of mini-pillows in accent fabrics tie together red, yellow, peach, pink, orange, white and green. I couldn't make these little guys for what they are on sale for so...

I might just have to add these to my ever growing collection of pillows!
I love this big floral medallion print. This would be perfect on my yellow, white and green striped sofa.

Fun patterns and colors are just what the Decorating Doctor ordered but before I go spending money on these little beauties, I'm gonna check some other outlets to see if I can find anything similar or maybe even some fabric remnants to make my own. I might try making slipcovers for my existing pillows. That would save a bundle I bet. Most of these pillows were between $9-25 dollars. I figured $100 would take care of what I would need for the sofa,
loveseat and my wicker side chair.

Stay tuned in this week to see what happens. My next post will be some before pics of my sun room dressed for fall. I must warn you it's a little sad. Once Christmas was over, things sort of looked ho-hum! New window treatments are much needed and I would love to update the look with plantation shutters but that's not in the budget right now so I've got my eye on some bamboo roll shades and I'm thinking that a nice topper would do the trick.
Who knows what I'll end up with but until then,
Live Life Beautifully


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