Yay!! We're back in action and ready for a new year!
I'm so excited!!
Before jumping into our blacks and whites I'd like to share a little story.
Our family took a trip last week and we welcomed in the new year in a cozy cabin in Cascade Idaho. Snow piled down on the mountains and we flew down the hillsides on sleds. At night we were able to snuggle under blankets and laugh with family as we played games and watched shows. The perfect winter wonderland get-away. While driving home through the windy roads The Joe and I started noticing cars flashing their lights at us. We immediately assumed that the cars were ratting out a cop car parked around the bends of the road ready to jump out at the first sign of irresponsible driving. We must have seen 9 or 10 cars flashing their lights. It wasn't until we drove around a particular bend in the road that we realized why we were being flashed. There had been a car accident and the drivers were alerting us of the danger that was just around the corner that we were unable to see. Gratitude filled my heart. I was impressed at the number of people who tried to help us. I can't seem to get those flashing lights out of my mind. I thought about the light that is within all of us and the ability we have to affect people around us if we are are willing to shine. I was reminded of all the people in my life who have been willing to shine their lights in my direction and have guided me and literally saved me from slamming myself head on into disaster. Thank you to all of the wonderful people in my life. I've added SHINE to the list of my resolutions in honor of you!
Now back to our originally scheduled program!
I've been so excited at the thought of decorating our home in a few months.
I've been searching for ideas that will endure the test of time.
For me that means I will be able to stand them for longer than a month.
I've really been drawn to black and whites.
Here's a few images to get the ball rolling.
This doggy wall art totally grabbed my attention.
The framed collage of silhouettes is completely perfect.
I also love the black beads hung on the mantle
The white flowered branches give this room such an airy appeal.
I love this room. Clean, bright and crisp
The black shelf grounds the white decor and gives it an unexpected homey feel.
An eclectic collage offers style for any budget.
Bring similarity into the room by mirroring the chandelier design onto the throw pillows.
The floor design can be just as bold as wall decor.
Add b&w decor to brightly painted rooms. It makes the color feel intentional.
Perfectly matched with pale pink to create an inviting and unique nursery.
B&W patterned plates are really pulling me in!!
Material wrapped canvases are a great way to make a stunning statement.
Eager for some decorating of my own I added a little black decal to my headboard.
I also liked the idea of initials on our pillow cases.
It's an easy way to add a little pizazz!
This vinyl decal is actually also our first giveaway of the year!
It's about 13'' tall and can be easily applied anywhere in your home.
A little "Thank You" for stopping by and sharing part of your day with
Poppies at Play.
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The winner will be announced on Friday at our Creative Cats Linky Party!
Happy New Year!!