Debbie Futhey - Floral designer at Memories of Home

Well it finally snowed last week. Yay! At least we didn’t have a bunch of ice with this dump. But, I’m beginning to get “cabin fever.” Not because I’m staying inside and just gazing at the snow, but because I want to do something fun and exciting without freezing to death while I’m doing it. Spring is on it’s way!

Any one who has known me for very long at all, knows that I really like different things. I’m not one that likes the ordinary. So when I’m decorating, I want to be really different than the “norm.” That holds true with the shoes I buy or shoes that I wish I would buy. So how does that hold true with my decorating?

I have spent a long time looking for a sofa that I could love for a very long time, would hold up to 10 grandchildren and their parents, a husband and son, and many welcome guests in our home. However, at this point, I have not found the perfect sofa.


So what am I to do to keep up with the trend of using the more gray tones and lighter colors and adding pops of color here and there? Well, of course. You add pillows that will bring that fresh color palette into your home until you can find that perfect piece that is “me.”


I know the color tones of the last 10 years were the golds, browns, reds, oranges and on and on. But it’s time to move on. So here’s what I did as a stop gap way to make my home feel a little more on trend until I find that perfect piece.
I found that piece of fabric that still had the yellow undertones like my sofa. But, it also brought in the grays and blacks, that I wanted to go with. Much of my furniture is black, so I felt this is a way to marry all the colors that I wanted together.
Then we put a contrasting back on the pillow so that if at any time I wanted to bring in a brighter color or many other brighter colors. It’s all ready for that!


Tip: Use that fabric on that pillow as an inspiration piece. Bring out the colors in that fabric and you’ve got all those colors to choose from. Guaranteed you’ll know you’re on the right track.


And how does it look on my gold couch? It will be great until I  find that perfect sofa. I can’t buy a sofa like I do when I buy a pair of shoes. My indecision that I have when purchasing can’t be solved like I solve the dilemma of what shoes to buy. I just buy them all. (My little granddaughter says I could open a shoe store.) Shoes are much cheaper than sofas.
Debbie Futhey - Floral designer at Memories of Home