4.27.2011

Matching Your Decor

Look how the birthday present that I brought to my sister in San Diego
unintentionally matches her home's décor.
When my mother and sister moved into a new large home together,
 I had the interesting decorating challenge of combining  
my sister's more contemporary taste with that of my mother's traditional furnishings 
(along with a lot of brutal editing).  I hope to give you a tour of their home soon.
The view from their back garden.

 Last Sunday,
 I accidentally ended up coordinating with our table setting...
I probably should have changed clothes.
Do you find your wardrobe sometimes match your décor?

Best wishes,

57 comments:

  1. Everything is beautiful and I love how you are coordinated with your gorgeous table :)
    xo

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  2. They say to look inside your closet to determine what colors you should incorporate in your home. Beautiful!

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  3. Love the colors you used for EAster. I find my clothes definitely reflect my home. In fact I often ask my clients what are their fav clothes to wear and which colors do they get compliments on when they wear them. It is a great clue to what colors should be in their home. Even patterns that a person wears will help. I wear solids and stripes,go figure?!!! Have a great day,your table is so pretty,Kathysue

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  4. That table is so pretty and springy! Love the shell napkin rings.
    I DO match my decor - my house is a total reflection of colors I like to wear!

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  5. Oh how pretty...love the colors in the tablescape and yes my clothes do match my home decor:)

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  6. So pretty! Love the colors you used for your table! My wardrobe tends to be very colorful as is my decor, so I either totally match or completely clash. I'm never the neutral that could blend into the background. Thanks for sharing.

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  7. Too funny....you matched the table! I like that fact! BTW, the table was beautiful! Now that you mention it...I do wear alot of black and white combos....maybe that is why I painted the kitchen black and white!!!

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  8. This is so true! Usually a person dresses in similar colors and styles as they would decorate their home. Guilty here! Your table setting is so gorgeous! xo

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  9. Love the fireplace, it is beautiful and I love their decor. Your gifts were wrapped perfectly. The tablescape is gorgeous, so pretty with the soft blues. You look perfect with the table. I can't wait to see more of their home. Thanks so much for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

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  10. Haha, funny. Fashion is a great source of inspiration for interiors. I guess you proved the point well. Can't wait to see your mom and sister's home tour.

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  11. Love all the coordination especially your outfit with the beautiful table setting - too funny!! Clearly the subconscious of your mind's eye at work!!

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  12. I'm looking forward to the home tour...I'd love to see how you mixed the two styles!

    I wore light blue on Easter, too! Now that I think of it, I used china that has the same shade in it!!

    Have a great week!

    XO,
    Jane

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  13. Gorgeous table setting! I think they say we all wear the colors in our decor. Isn't there a show on HGTV about that? You look lovely in blue btw.

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  14. Great post! I often find that the colors I am drawn to in interior design, is also the colors I love in clothing. I could wear grays and browns with white all day- and so can my house! :)

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  15. I wear so much black that I seldom match my decor. These are all such pretty colors. Love your Easter decor. Mona

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  16. How interesting...love the table decor and you match beautifully!! Can't wait to see their home ~

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  17. Mary Anne,
    It is so true that we decorate our homes in the same colors as out wardrobe. So funny.
    Love your sister's home. You gist was beautifully wrapped, and you outfit is perfect with the table. Can't wait to see the entire home.
    Teresa
    xoxo

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  18. I think it is so funny that you matched the table! I always seem to dress my kids in colors that coordinate with my outfits when we go out somewhere. My husband swears I do it on purpose but I don't - I must do it subconciously.

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  19. Oh I am a huge fan of coordination.
    Perhaps to much.
    To me it shows that thought and effort has been given...beyond the norm.

    Everything looks amazing.


    Rashon aka Mr. Goodwill Hunting

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  20. Hello,

    Thank you for leaving a comment last week. We had a great time in CA. Miss it already and the weather.
    Beautiful table setting! Love the blue glasses and the napkin rings. It all looks so pretty.
    Take care,
    Claudia

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  21. Your table looks beautiful. I rarely match anything because I'm usually in my painting or gardening clothes!

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  22. Perfect colour coordination all through! :-)

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  23. That is a truly scrumptious table! And I love that you coordinated with it. Have you noticed that often designers on TV "match" their home reveals?!?!

    Big TX Hugs,
    Stephanie
    Angelic Accents

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  24. This is really interesting to me. Both of my sisters' homes reflect the type of clothing they like to wear.

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  25. Hi MaryAnn,
    thanks for coming by today hon, and for your sweet comments.
    Love your table, that is my all time fav color of blue, and it looks wonderful coupled with the hot pink. Very pretty table, and you look great in the same colors, sometimes I actually try to match the table, not always.
    Loved the colors of your sisters gift too, and it does look so nice with her home, she probably just wanted to put it up as a decoration for awhile!! lol
    have a great day hon,
    Blessings, Nellie

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  26. Beautiful table setting and you look great in blue!
    Would love to tour their home!!

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  27. That's so funny!!! I think you were definitely inspired by what you were creating. Or vice versa.

    That table is just lovely!!!
    xo Elizabeth

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  28. I do end up matching my decor - but isn't that a good sign? It's best to surround yourself with the colors that make you happy. And those should be the ones you're dressing yourself in, too!

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  29. I love your sis and mom's home!...it is gorgeous and your matching present, gee! Your outfit does match your table too, hahaha...but you look so pretty as part of that beautiful table setting...I'm crazy about your plates, their just beautiful! Thank you for coming by and for the lovely comments, I'll for sure will be visiting you again!
    Hugs
    FABBY

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  30. Hi Mary Ann, What a beautiful table and I love the soothing blue color. The white plates are also wonderful. Thank you so much for joining my party.
    Hugs,
    Sherry

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  31. GORGEOUS table setting. I also loved the rose bushes in the picture of your sister's backyard. I want that salmon colored one!
    Best~
    Karen

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  32. You are so darn talented - that table is gorgeous!! The present is gorgeous - as are the "sneak peeks" of your sister and mom's new home!!!

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  33. I love how the blue and pink yell "Spring!".Makes the table pop. Many times I have worked on a project and I must subconsciously be stuck on that palate. I have not only accidentally dressed myself like that, but my kids as well! One track minds sometimes... Gorgeous table.

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  34. How pretty Mary Ann! I LOVE the table setting and think it's so funny that you 'accidentally' matched with your gift and clothes. You look great! :o)

    I'd love to see how you answered the challenge of mixing two styles in one home.

    xo
    Donna

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  35. Oh wow, your mom and sis' home is absolutely beautiful. :)


    xoxo,
    Addie
    The Cat Hag

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  36. That's such a lovely table setting!


    xoxo ~ Courtney
    http://sartorialsidelines.blogspot.com

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  37. *** I sooo appreciate and prefer UNDERstated elegance, as you have done/shown here... it's just soooo clean, lovely and "WELCOMINGLY CHARMING" (and IMHO, THAT'S the ultimate compliment!).

    I must admit to having a bit of ENVY at your ability to think about coordinating your clothes WITH your table... I plan and plan and everything can truly look fab. Then I finally start to think "OMG, what shall *I* wear?"... Yer gooood, girlfriend!!!

    Warmest wishes and happy upcoming Mothers' Day!

    Linda in AZ *
    bellesmom1234@comcast.net

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  38. Beautiful, serene table...love the pale aquas.

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  39. Beautiful tablescape...the color choices make it ethereal. I love that your sister and you honor your mom, each in your own way. You'll never regret a moment of the time that you give her. Thanks for stopping by my post. I had read your wonderful post on dining at Baccarat..you've given me high praise; I'm humbled. Come visit any time. Cherry Kay

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  40. What a beautiful table! I love your little bud vases... they're gorgeous :)

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  41. Ohhh Mary Ann I love the table setting, it's just stunning and you've used my favourite colours...cool, calm and relaxing...a dream :))
    Have a fantastic w/end
    xo

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  42. Beautiful home and great pics. Love the colours! Thanks so much for stopping by Beach Cottage Good Life Wednesdays!

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  43. I have added you to my side bar. I really think your blog is interesting and beautifully edited.

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  44. Mary Ann what a stunning table setting! {and what lucky guests!} Thanks for stopping by my blog and your kind comment...thankful to have discovered your blog! Looking forward to following :)

    Have a wonderful weekend,
    Karla

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  45. Beautiful tablescape - such a soft, pretty color.

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  46. I love how your gift wrapping matched your sister's decor - I do find that I match my decor with my clothing quite often...glad I'm not alone. The table setting is gorgeous!! Have a lovely weekend.

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  47. All the colors are just beautiful! The wrapping on the gifts is perfect isn't it? And, your attire is indicative of your favorite colors I think. At least that holds true for me. I use the same colors in decorating that I like to wear.

    The table is just gorgeous ~ such a peaceful feeling.

    Hope you have a wonderful weekend!
    xo
    Pat

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  48. Wow!! Everything is just beautiful! I love the back yard view..breathtaking! And I absolutely LOVE the pink and blues combined on the table. I have never really liked that combination until I saw how you paired it together. You made it seem so effortless! Beautiful! I'm about to have the same decorating problem here. My mother in law in moving in. She is all lace and ruffles and traditional and we are more modern. She's already telling me all the things she's taking of my house and what she'll be adding of hers....oh lord! Wish me luck!
    -April

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  49. Thanks so much for linking up to Cottage Flora Thursday's - love the little gerber daisy's on the table! ooxx, tracie

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  50. You should have sprawled yourself accross the table! You would have looked gorgeous on there! heehee! LOVE the colors.
    yes! I agree, I love to wear pink clothes and I am bringing more and more pink in my home!
    Have a pretty day!
    Kristin

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  51. Mary Ann, soo pretty! You did such a lovely job!

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  52. I visited you from BNOTP and now from the Tablescaper! I love the painting and your table. xo,

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  53. The table is stunning...and I think it is perfectly fine to blend in with your decor! Especially if the colors are blue and hot pink!

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  54. I love these colors! The table setting is gorgeous and the roses in the garden are so beautiful:>)

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  55. What gorgeous colors. So beautiful. Glad you could be a part of Seasonal Sundays.

    - The Tablescasper

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