Sunday, March 4, 2012

TEAL with a twist of LIME

Today I'm excited to share a giveaway with my blog readers! I'll give you the details further down this post, but here's a hint: the giveaway is related to teal and lime decor.

Last year Shades of Light cover page featured a vignette of teal and lime.

I've kept that picture as an inspiration, knowing I wanted to incorporate the look into my decor one day. Recently that day came and I painted an accent wall in our piano room teal.
(click on any image to enlarge)

The color is Benjamin Moore's Beau Green, # 2054-20. . At nightime, the piano room has a glam sparkle to the wall because of the paint finish. The finish I used was BM's Regal Select Paint in Semi-Gloss. I really wanted the high gloss sheen but each gallon is very expensive when you add more gloss to an interior wall paint. The semi-gloss turned out to have plenty of gloss and still has the lacquer look I was going for.
Please note that this type of gloss looks best on flat , non-textured walls. If your walls have any type of orange peel texture, then the gloss won't look right. Gloss shows imperfections in texture or lumps.

Here's a few more shots of the piano room with teal, lime & turquoise accents.

Turquoise is the sister to teal and these colors just make me feel good! Adding a citrus touch of lime to the palette is a great accent.

Kravet's Windsor Smith's Archipelagos fabric in lime, is a great accent color to use in a teal room:

Would you like to incorporate lime into your decor? Here's your chance with our giveaway today!!
We're giving away your choice of a beautiful 12" x 16" linen pillow cover in either your choice of :

Kravet Windsor Smith's lime Archipelagos

Maine Cottage's Mod Rosie pattern

Here's how to enter :

-First of all you must be a "FOLLOWER" of this blog (see right column) . Then, leave a comment letting me know WHICH pillow you'd love to have.

- For extra chances:
- LIKE "jvw home" on FACEBOOK ( see right column), and come back here telling me you did.
- follow "jvw home" on Twitter by going here, and come back here and let me know you did.
- blog about my giveaway on your post and come back and let me know you did!

And please remember when you leave a comment to always tell me your email address , so that we can reach you if you win!

I'll announce the lucky winner on Sunday, March 25th!

Good luck and have a fabulous week,



Jessie said...

Lovely giveaway! I love the 'Kravet Windsor Smith's lime Archipelagos' pillow. A follower of your blog via GFC!

P/S: Your room looks stunning by the way, love the teal in the alcove!


Jessie said...

I like you on Facebook!


Jessie said...

A new Twitter follower!


Meredith said...

I'm a new follower of your blog. I love the Kravet Windsor Smith's lime Archipelagos pillow cover!

It would look so perfect in my new living room/library!!

8008 Hosta Way said...

I just started following you and I love your style. I am building a new home in a Historic Neighborhood and your home is inspiring me. I love the 2nd pillow on your giveaway!

jvw home said...

Welcome Amy and Meredith! Happy to have new followers and wish you all the best in the giveaway! Have a great week!

Jen said...

I just saw a house you designed on House of Turguoise's website. Beautiful!!! I am now following you on here, on Pinterest, and liked you on Facebook.

I really love the look of the Kravet's Windsor Smith's Archipelagos pillow.


jvw home said...

Welcome Jen! Thanks for following and best of luck in the giveaway...have a sunny day...xox

Renee CasaStephensInteriors said...

Hi there!
I'm a designer in the Dallas area and just discovered you via House of Turquoise. Beautiful work!
I just joined your list of readers and liked you on facebook as well =)

Looking forward to seeing more from you!!


Dotti said...

I found your blog via House of Turquoise, and I am now a follower. Your blog is sure to grow - you are very talented. My fave is the chevron the linen and the color.

jvw home said...

Welcome Rene and Dotti!

Love having you as new followers and good luck on the giveaway! xoxo

p.s. Rene, great to hear from a fellow Texan designer!

Liz said...

What a beautiful home! My husband and I live in Austin and i had no idea houses like this existed here. It makes me happy that they do! We love the "coastal" look and I love everything you have done with your home. I event have a blog about going coastal in a non-coastal town (Austin):). I love the rose pillow. There are different shades of blue and green all over our house and this would be a great addition. Glad to have found your blog and I look forward to following!


I am a follower!!! Love that you were featured on HOT today!!! So cool. that teal wall. These are all my "signature" colors too :)

Unknown said...

I like "Kravet Windsor Smith's lime Archipelagos" and I really like your blog - heard about it via House of Turquoise today!

Kristen said...

I'm a new blog follower, Facebook fan and Twitter follower! I love your stuff and the Maine Cottage's Mod Rosie pattern pillow.

Kristen Morelius
Cross and Dot Events for Kids

Unknown said...

I found you via HOT today. Beautiful home!!!

I'm signed up by Fb, pinterest &, email.

I love the Maine Cottage's Mod Rosie pattern.

Unknown said...

My email is pend.karen@

Found you from the HOT today. Amazing home!!! I'm from Texas & love your style. Following on Fb, pinterest, & email!

I LOVE the 2nd pillow - cottage.

Thank you!

msshevy said...

Wouldn't that Kravet Windsor Smith Lime Archipelagos pillow look lovely in my currently being painted Palladian Blue living room?
You betcha!

I loved the entire home on HoT - what was that wall color????

Mandy said...

Following now! Love these colors together! I would love the Mod Rosie pattern!! Thanks!

Christine said...

i felt like I hit the jackpot discovering your blog. I'm in love with all things blue and green. Found you through House of Turquoise today and now I'm a follower! I would love to add that Kravet Windsor Smith Lime Archipelagos' pillow to my living room.
The teal wall with piano is amazing. Thanks for the opportunity and looking forward more posts with Green and blue :)

readeroflots said...

Love the mod rosie pattern.


readeroflots said...

Followed on Twitter

Love the mod rosie pattern.


readeroflots said...

Liked on Facebook

Love the mod rosie pattern.


readeroflots said...

Following all boards on Pinterest.

Love the mod rosie pattern.


stephanie said...

I love the Kravet Windsor Smith's Lime Archipelagos' pillow! I am a new follower:)

stephanie said...

I also liked you on facebook!
Love the Lime Archipelagos' Pillow


Stacy said...

I love the 'Kravet Windsor Smith's lime Archipelagos' pillow! I became a follower today (so glad I found you)!

Stacy said...

I liked you on Facebook!

A Brit of HAPPINESS said...

I would love to have the Kravet Windsor Smith's lime Archipelagos
pillow for my couch. I just finished my Beach Coastal Family Room Makeover and it will go perfect in there :)


A Brit of HAPPINESS said...

I liked you on facebook!


proudgrits11 said...

Following you on Twitter!

proudgrits11 said...

following your blog! I like the pillow from Maine Cottage, that would be perfect with my green, turquoise and brown colors--and lovely for spring!

proudgrits11 said...

"Like" you on Facebook!

proudgrits11 said...

I blogged about it, too! :)
I love your teal wall--I adore that color! My walls are a blue-green and I have a turquoise accent wall and a turquoise office/studio. I love your style! :)
Blog link:

Vava (aka Virginia) said...

A new follower on FB...discovered you through House of Turquoise. WOW! Your color sense, style sense is absolutely gorgeous!! From one Texan to another, I'd be THRILLED with the Kravet lime pillow....since I have lime throughout my home. I'm just sayin'. Excited to look through your blog!

Suburban Stitcher said...

I'd love the Kravet pillow. SO pretty.

Carolyn@SweetChaos said...

Hi Jeanette,

Very happy to be following your blog! I love the Kravet Windsor Smith pillow, and I have the perfect place for it. Crossing my fingers :)

bahar006 said...

Hi, I'm a new follower of your blog. I like the Mod Rosie pattern.

BarkerFamily said...

I love them both. Earthy and artsy.

BarkerFamily said...

I like you on Facebook.

Merlin said...

LUV "Shades of Light"...their stores are a fantasyland! Might I know where you found that "gorgeous" coverlet on the bed shown in "House of Turquoise??" It is beautiful and trust me, I'l "all about" aqua and lime!!

Sandi Oliverio said...

Found you on House of favorite color in all of it's hues! My choice for the wonderful giveaway would be Maine's Cottage Mod Roses.
I have liked you on FaceBook and look forward to your emails, and visiting here again.
Sandi Hammerstrom Oliverio

Rosalie said...

I loved your post on House of Turquoise and had to stop by to view more, great eye candy. I would love to add Maine Cottage's Mod Rosie pattern to my new bedroom decor. Also, signed up for Facebook.

Mango said...

I really love the Mod Rosie. Love the color combo, really, just everything : )

Mango said...

I really love the Maine Cottage Mod Rosie pillow!

Heather and Eric L said...

I love the Kravat pillow! Also just requested to be a twitter follower. Im new to your blog -found you via House of Turq! or @h_larson

Amy R. said...

I am a new follower and I love the Archipelagos pillow. Love your designs too!

Amy R. said...

I also liked you on FB.

Amy Winningham said...

I just joined your blog. Daydreaming at work about how good that Mod Rosie pillow would look in my daughter's bedroom. She just turned 13 yesterday and we've redone her bedroom so she doesn't have a little girl's room anymore! Love your style!


Jamie Lynn said...

I love the maine cottage pillow! New follower!

Ronnie said...

Found you @ House of Turquoise! I just painted my kitchen door lime green. The painters were laughing at my choice and I took it as a good sign!!! I'm now a follower/subscriber of your blog and a follower of your facebook page. I love that Kravet Windsor Smith's lime Archipelagos pillow!
Thanks for the giveaway,

A "Fancy Nancy" Miss Leigh said...

cThese are my favorite colors and I look forward to your inspirations! New follower and I LOVE the Archipelagos pillow!

A "Fancy Nancy" Miss Leigh said...

New follower! These are my favorite colors and I look forward to your inspirations. I LOVE the Archipelagos pillow. Wish I had a blog to post you on!

jvw home said...

welcome new readers! I've been spinning alot of plates this week b/c it's Spring Break, etc., etc....and so forgive me for now responding to some of your questions!

Pat: let me know which room you needed the wall color for....I believe Erin from HOT posted some of the colors in Part 2 today. But let me know if you still need one.

Merlin: let me know which coverlet, because each room had coverlets on them....i'll be happy to answer!

Ronnie: LOVE the idea of your kitchen door being lime....send a pic sometime, would love to see it.

good luck to all on the giveaway! I appreciate the response so much....I've got a few other pillows to giveaway and will be doing different ones over the next couple of mths. , so stay tuned....
and there's lots of design happenin's I want to share with you......xox

Christine said...

Love, love, love Maine Cottage's Mod Rosie pillow. I'm a recent follower - love your blog!!

jvw home said...

thx Christine for following....good luck in the giveaway! xo

JulieBird said...

Love your blog! Found from House of Turquoise. The mod rosie pattern is fabulous! I am now a subscriber and a follower on twitter and facebook.

Enjoy Austin! I miss it!

JulieBird said...

Love your blog! The mod rosie pattern is fabulous! I'm a new subscriber and follower on Facebook and twitter. Enjoy Austin! I miss it!

AmyPinSeattle said...

Loved the spread of on your house from House of Turquoise blog!

And those pillows? AWESOME. I actually like both, but am partial to Maine Cottage's Mod Rosie pattern cause it has blue in it!

I love light blue/teal/turquoise. I mix it with brown usually. In different rooms, I add accents of Red, Orange and Light Green.

Now? I totally want to do some lime and teal! Haven't finished my house (I'll never get there I'm sure).

Mumma Shirl said...

Love the turquoise alcove found you at House of Turquoise always looking for a good blog to read am a follower and have liked you on facebook. I would love to win Maine Cottage's Mod Rosie pattern pillow.
Cheers Shirley

Kris @ Driven by D├ęcor said...

Beautiful fabrics! Would love the Archipelago pillow!

Dawn said...

I became a follower. I love the archipelago pillow.

Dawn said...

I liked you on FB also.

monarte said...

I'm a follower and love the Maine Cottage pillow. Thank you for the nice Give away.

monarte said...

I like your site on Facebook

monarte said...

I put a post about your Givaway on my Blog.

monarte said...

Sorry I forgot to leave my email ... it is

jvw home said...

Welcome also:

And "Monarte" thanks so much for posting about the giveaway on your blog!! Let me know your blog post name!

Thanks all for following and good luck on the giveaway!

Debbi Beverage said...

Hi Just found your blog and excited to follow! I love the Maine cottage Mod Rosie pattern!!!
Debbi @ the beach

Linda said...

Just stumbled upon your excellent blog. The new Kravat fabrics are fabulous. I love them both. If I win, I guess I'd choose the Archipelagos fabric pillow.

Lisa L said...

Hi, I'm a new follower. I love the Archipelagos pillow.
I also adore your painted wall in your piano room.

ina said...

Found you on House of Turquoise. We're practically neighbors: I live in New Braunfels. Would love to win the Mod Rosie pillow:)


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