I am not sure if I know exactly when I first fell in love with decorating my home. I do remember my first apartment on my own, having an absolutely horrible looking couch that was handed down to me that I had to cover with floral sheets. I could not stand having a ugly brown couch in the center of my apartment. I had to make it feel pretty and comfortable.
Back then my style was completely dictated by what was given to me. Over time, I have found my style evolving into what it is today. However, it is always changing, always mixing and transitional.
I love mixing old with new, metals with wood and colors that not everyone would agree on being combined. Who says you can't have a library ladder without the library? When it all comes together, my main goal is my home to feel welcoming and comfortable.
I shared with you the other day about my friend KariAnne's new book The DIY Style Finder. In it, she shares my home along with her own and three other bloggers to help you get a sense of your decorating style. With each home, she shares one of five different styles to help provide you some direction on your own style. But this book is more than that. There are DIY projects, tips and advice to help guide you in your personal style.
You can even get a jump start on your style plan by taking a fun style quiz (and getting another look at this beautiful book) by clicking HERE. I took it and came out 67% transitional with a little bit of traditional and coastal added in. I think that is the best part. You style does not have to be all one style. You can have pieces from here and there. The quiz helps give you some direction, and then the book helps you figure out how to execute it.
And it gets even better! To celebrate launch week, each of the featured bloggers are giving away prize packages, each valued at around $400, and filled with decor items that match the styles in the book.
I find when I refreshing the style in my house, I start with my mantel. It has always been my way. I love to use it as a launch point for color, feel and direction. And I thought maybe you would like to do the same! I chose my items to help refresh your mantel (or shelf/wall) add a little to your coffee table and freshen up your pillows.
Today, you can enter to win my Transitional-themed prize pack. Just follow the simple instructions in the form below.
a Rafflecopter giveaway Follow along all week as we celebrate launch week together and you can enter each giveaway until Friday, March 15th.
You can order¬†The DIY Style Finder¬†here
Visit These Blogs and Enter to Win!
Monday, March 4: Thistlewood Farms
Tuesday, March 5: Rooms for Rent
Thursday, March 7: Our Fifth House
Friday, March 8: StoneGable
Best of luck and thank you for stopping by!