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May Moodboard

May Moodboard : Shades of Red - This month’s May moodboard looks MUCH different than the one I shared exactly one year ago. Last May, I was into zero color and all things natural, organic, and anything neutral. Color is coming back in a BIG, bold way and I’m honestly pretty excited about it. I wish we had a larger house so I could welcome more of it into my home. Maybe I’ll have to start renovating the already renovated rooms? Ha! Either way, I’m welcoming the addition of color we’ve been seeing so far this year. Click through for my recent finds, must-have decor, and shades of the season. 

May Moodboard : Shades of Red - I’m really comfortable using hues of blue and green- even in a moody or saturated way, but red isn’t something I’ve ever played with in my home. One of my favorite bloggers, Gwen Hefner of The Makerista, does red & maroon SO well. She has inspired me to try to integrate the bold shade into my life.

May Moodboard : Shades of Red - Last weekend, we celebrated one of my best friend’s birthdays and I wore a red top that I dug out of the back of my closet. Since we were still renovating the laundry room, I was trying to find something clean. I hadn’t worn it in years and I applied a red lipstick to match the top and got more compliments than I have in the past two years. Growing up, my mom always told me that she loved seeing me wear red. It made me think, why am I not incorporating more of this amazing color into the day-to-day? It’s so fun and always makes a bold statement! I’m on a mission to add something red to my home before the end of summer. Does anyone else want to accept the challenge and play along with me?

01: red table lamp // 02: red diamond weave throw // 03: lacquered end table // 04: red lacquered tray // 05: abstract marbled art print // 06: dhurrie rug // 07: red and brass wall mirror // 08: red vintage literature collection // 09: candle // 10: striped area rug // 11: red stripe tassel pillow

Even if you don’t want to commit wholeheartedly (like our talented friend Gwen), red can easily be incorporated into your home with accent pieces. A pillow, throw, lacquered tray, candle, table lamp, or shelf of monochromatic red books will totally do the trick while making a statement! A little bit really does go a long way. I’m off to plot which room should receive a little pop of red.

May Moodboard : Shades of Red - I’d love to hear your feedback! Are you guys ready for more color in the coming year? I’m kind of looking at my house and wishing it weren’t SO neutral right about now.

images via : the makerista

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  • Reply
    May 15, 2018 at 5:59 am

    Gwen uses color so well Sarah, I totally agree with you.

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      May 15, 2018 at 10:38 am

      She really does!!

  • Reply
    May 15, 2018 at 12:51 pm

    Red is actually my favorite color, but I don’t ever wear red, and the only red I will use in home decor is more of a rusty red-orange. I currently have a rust colored sofa, which will soon be replaced with a brown leather sofa, but I still plan to incorporate rust in the room with throws and pillows.

    The striped walls in the above room are too much for me, but I love how she used red/maroon/blush together.

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