My Favorite Things – Original Art by Peter Cocuzza Over My Coastal Futon

My home is my haven and reflects who I am. Home decor to me is not just what is fashionable or in style; I love to surround myself with things that speak of home, family, and faith. My style is eclectic as I find beauty in many styles. I love vintage and browse thrift store, flea markets and yard sales looking for treasures. I have several side tables that originally belonged to my maternal grandmother. I have quilts made for me by sister-in-law, paintings and drawings by my father, and a painting by a close friend in Ft. Lauderdale.

Drawing by my father

The colors in the painting remind me of the sea and Florida, and the design of the floral still-life also speaks of an Asian element which I love. At the time, I owned a larger home in Sunrise, Florida in Broward County. For some years, I had been trying to find something to put on one large blank wall. This painting totally changed that room.

When I purchased my current cozy home, I knew this picture would dominate the living room. I placed it over my futon which I decided to use as my couch. Living in Florida, a queen size futon is a God-send when all your family and friends up north come to visit. Originally when I purchased the futon, I had placed the futon in a second bedroom in my old home. I bought a hot red cover with Asian elements and decorated the bedroom around that. For my new home here outside of Tampa, I went with a lighter natural sailcloth look for several years with brown and aqua cushions. Recently I updated that look with an off-white cover and coastal pillow covers.

I do love pillow covers and now have others to change the look of the room with a simple change of pillow covers. There are also futon covers available in many shades and patterns, and many can now be washed and dried.

Spring is a perfect time for the coastal flavor. I am loving my lightened room and looking forward to other looks as the seasons change.

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I was raised in Tennessee but have lived in Florida for many years. Love my small home in the Tampa Bay area and its developing garden. My decorating style is eclectic - some vintage, some cottage, all with a modern flair. Pursuing a healthier lifestyle. Spent many years in social services but am happily retired.

16 thoughts to “My Favorite Things – Original Art by Peter Cocuzza Over My Coastal Futon”

  1. Carol, I can see why you purchased that painting. Not only is it lovely but it shares the message you want for your home.
    There is nothing better when that happens..
    By reading this post, I am going to re-examine something I have hanging over my couch.

    Thank you!

  2. What a gorgeous piece of art, Carol, and yes, it looks just beautiful as a focal point over your futon. Your pillows add a perfect touch to your coastal home.
    Thank you for your visit to my blog!

  3. I love the light colored futon with the painting above it! And the sea turtle pillow is totally cool! It looks bright and inviting!

  4. These would want to come home with me too, lovely art! I think the pillow cases are beautiful, I really love the colors in the sea turtle. Great choices. So nice to visit with you today…….

  5. The painting is beautiful and I love how wonderfully it fills up the space! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

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