I am psyched to get the very first Show Me Your Decorating Style link party started. If it is a success, I will host it more often. You can show us anything that you made or represents your style.
For this party I am going to show you my style in the way of how I like to decorate. A house filled with all the “perfect for me” perfectness.
If you have been reading my blog for some time then you know that my hubs and I have been living in limbo for 22 months now – since he was laid off from his job of 22 years and is in transition (nice way to say unemployed). Living in limbo is no fun. It keeps you stuck – I can’t go forward with any plans, especially in the realm of decorating. Everything I do is with the thought that I may have to move playing in the back of my mind, so I haven’t done too much – only think and plan for when we are no longer living in limbo.
Like most of you, I keep files of what I like and dream about having my house be like one day. I refer to this file as The House In My Head – named after the vintage Dorothy Rodgers book you see below. The book is her story of how she went about building her dream house. One that would be perfect for living as well as to entertain in. Since her husband was the Rodgers part of Rodgers and Hammerstein – they entertained a lot! I just loved the title and had to add it to my vintage decorating book collection.
If you had my House In My Head file on your lap right now and began to page through it you would definitely see what my style in is all about. It is sort of an eclectic mix – I am not shabby, nor am I chic. I am not beachy, but I love to live by water. I like modern, but it has to be natural. My style is just – my style. I love what I love for no other reason then it makes my heart go pitter-patter. I have tweaked and edited my style over the years and most of my friends know my style well. The best thing anybody can ever say to me is – Oh! that is so YOU! I know when I hear that, that I have been successful at fine tuning what works for me.
The most important decorating element to me – is all about “the view”. I would love to look out to this, but as long as I have something far and wide to look at out my windows I am pretty happy. It could even be an apartment on 5th Avenue overlooking Central Park – I’ll take it.
To enjoy “the view” I like lots and lots of windows. My style is all about light.
This is my kitchen in my next house. Gotta have this counter/cabinet window combo and lots of light!
The style of the exterior of The House In My Head would look something like this. Plain and simple with lots of windows and white trim.
The interior would have lots of stone and natural elements going on.
My style consists of white or light colored walls with pops of color strategically placed. Does anybody know where I can find doors like the ones in the photo below?
My style is pretty casual. It is all about enjoying the simple pleasures in life – an outside swing really makes me happy. It is the best way to enjoy “the view”.
Now I am excited to see “your style”. Link up your posts with anything that shows me what your style is all about. It could be your favorite things that define you. The way you cook a certain recipe, the way you entertain, decorate, or wrap a gift for a friend. I want to see the way you do things.
Link up and inspire us. Please include a link back to the party on your post.
Photo Credits: Cohen & Hacker Architects, House and Home, Beautiful Homes, Atlanta Homes Magazine