Finding Your Design Style – What’s Your Style Series

Finding Your Design Style – What’s Your Style Series

I just chopped all my hair in to what essentially could be called a pixie cut.  Actually, first I had my hair cut “short”,  and then my girlfriend came back yesterday and I went “really short”.

I kind of love it – it is fun and funky – but still take some getting used to.

And by summer, I will grow it out again.

So, why am I sharing this when the title of this post is really about finding your design style?

Because, just like my hair, I am always changing around my home and tweaking and redecorating – but when it really gets down to it – there are some things about my style that will always stay true.

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Finding Your Design Style – What’s Your Style Series

Finding Your Design Style – What’s Your Style Series

I just chopped all my hair in to what essentially could be called a pixie cut.  Actually, first I had my hair cut “short”,  and then my girlfriend came back yesterday and I went “really short”.

I kind of love it – it is fun and funky – but still take some getting used to.

And by summer, I will grow it out again.

So, why am I sharing this when the title of this post is really about finding your design style?

Because, just like my hair, I am always changing around my home and tweaking and redecorating – but when it really gets down to it – there are some things about my style that will always stay true.

To read the rest of this post, click here...

Home Office Are Done!

The Craft Room and Home Office Are Done!

If you are joining me the first time from I Heart Organizing - Welcome! I am so glad you came by! The day has finally come. We are officially done....
The Story of a Coffee Table & Working With What You Have

The Story of a Coffee Table & Working With What You Have

Last night, I was cleaning my office.  There was a piece of glass that used to be on my coffee table that I had been using in the office.  I no longer needed it in the office, so I brought it back downstairs.

As I was carrying it, I realized how heavy it was and it brought me back to such a strong memory that I thought I would share with you today.

When Dana and I first moved to NY, the company he worked for put us up in an apartment for 3 months.  At the end of the three months, we still had not found a house, so we were on our own.  We found a very small, unfurnished apartment in a nice town nearby.

It was two rooms, a kitchen and a very small bathroom.  We didn’t think we would be there very long, so we were not too concerned.

All of our furniture was in storage, so we loaded our clothes in the one room and headed out to buy a new mattress.  Then we headed to Goodwill and bought two plates, two bowls, two sets of silverware and drinking cups.

My Dad loaned us a TV and my stepmother loaned us her mother’s coffee table.

We set up the TV on the coffee table and the bed became our couch, office and sleeping zone.

That apartment, with all of its issues is where we spent the first two trimesters of my pregnancy with Sunshine and where we made the decision to build instead of buy a house.

We ended up living there for 8 months.

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Nailhead Trim Upholstered Table

Nailhead Trim Upholstered Table

I have a reputation.

It is true.

A reputation for being willing to take in long forgotten items with a little wear, maybe even some rust.

In fact, just this Sunday, as we went to leave the church parking lot – a friend stopped her car and waved me down so her husband could give me the old metal bucket he had saved for me.

It was one of the sweetest things someone had done for me in a long time.

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The Evolution of our Stairs and Entry

The Evolution of our Stairs and Entry

In the days before blogging, in case you are wondering, I didn’t make it a habit of just taking pictures of my home. So, when it came to finding “before”...
Living Room Decorating: The Evolution

Living Room Decorating: The Evolution

Today, I want to share with you the evolution of decorating our living room. I hear people often say that they don’t use their living room that much, that it...
Finding Paint Colors in Our Home

Finding Paint Colors in Our Home

Today, I want to share with you the paint colors we have used in our home. I so clearly remember picking the previous colors of our house out of the...
Tutorial: How to Plan a Gallery Wall

Tutorial: How to Plan a Gallery Wall

When I put together the gallery wall in my guest bedroom, I kind of just went for it. But, when I put together the wall in my kitchen, there were...
Decorating Ideas: Collected Vintage Gallery Wall

Decorating Ideas: Collected Vintage Gallery Wall

Last week, I said I was ready to make some changes, to be a little more bold in my home. And I started with a gallery wall made up some...

Decorating Ideas: Feeling the Need to Be a Little More Bold…

We have lived in our home for 12 1/2 years. It has been almost 3 years since we started our renovation. When we planned our renovation, I had not yet...

Bathroom Decorating Ideas: Footboard Towel Rack

Please get ready to form a mental picture… A few years ago, my family and I went out for ice cream while we are on vacation on Long Beach Island,...