I'm still unsure about a lot of things, and ask a lot of questions of my designer friends. I recently was talking with a friend about redecorating my living room. I was surprised to realize that for the first time, I really had a good feel for what I wanted, and what I didn't want.
I've learned that the pictures I love to look are not necessarily what I want in my own home.
This is a gorgeous room from Country Living that I pinned a long time ago, but now I know, it's totally not me.
I've learned that while my style is ever-evolving, there are looks that I have always loved. I love texture, like burlap, linen, canvas, wire, and weathered wood.
I've learned that I need to learn how to layer. I tend to be very simple, in my clothing and in my decorating.
I actually bought a new necklace and added a shrug for this outfit. May not seem like much to you, but it was a HUGE step for me!
I've learned that I love to decorate with pieces that mean something to me.I wish I had learned that sooner. I'm not really apt to decorate with random items unless I really, really love them. I love when my decor really expresses my heritage. (Which is why you're going to see a few touches of Germany in my upcoming Living Room makeover).
Oma's vintage suitcase brought over from Germany. It sits above the TV armoire in my living room.
Opa's workbench, re-purposed to be my new industrial style desk.
I've learned that while I love a coastal "feel," there are other ways to express that love than with seashells every where.
Tons of seashells rounded out my summer living room last year. Not this year!
I've learned that I'm not a big fan of color. I love a neutral pallet of grays, browns, creams and whites. And I don't like pink.
I've learned that I do not have to fear the Goodwill. I know, some of you may have known this for a while, but for me, it took a little time.
The wicker chair, nightstand and headboard used in my daughter's room all came from thrift stores.
I've learned that artwork and wall decor is not limited to photos of my children. In fact, I really love typography, and creating pieces of my own.
I've learned that I need to think outside of the box more. Like the "big box store box." I'm getting better...
I've learned that I need time to get used to new trends, to decide if I like them or not. This may put me at the end of a trend, but I'm ok with that.I guess I feel like, if I still like it in a year (when it's no longer "trendy," then it's safe to have it in my home! Like the first time I purchased something with a Chevron pattern...last month.
I've learned that I am a minimalist, and I prefer items that are functional, rather than simply for decoration.
I love it when a decorative item performs another function, like using this old crate to store shoes.
I've learned that I do not fit into just one design style. I've learned that I don't have to be defined by one style either.
I've learned that my style may not unique, and I may be a copycat sometimes, but I'm ok with that!What's my style? Here's what I think:
Is that a real thing???
What about you? What have you learned about your style?
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