My style for our home--hmmmm. I know what I love, that's for sure, and I know what I loathe. Which helps a lot when making big decisions on things like paint colors and furniture. Since we've moved to New York, I've fallen in love with the Primitive look--it just seems to "fit" here, where so much is old and historical. I also love to decorate with antiques--I find they really warm up our newer home. The garden inspired interiors have always appealed to me, and so does anything French Country. So you know what? I decorate with what I love--a mishmash of Primitive/Country/Garden/French, and for some reason, it all works! I guess that would be my decorating advice--go with what you LOVE,and don't worry too much about what your style is. Somehow, it'll always work together.
Today, I'm going to show you some photos of my home taken over the last year--these show my more Primitive/Gardeney style. Next post--French Country! Here's one of my favorite things--an old shutter, complete with peeling paint. I've adorned it with a barn star and battery operated candle, that flickers wonderfully:
I also love this old barn door, that I keep on our stair landing. It's fun to hang things on, like these yellow plates. The door would also be wonderful used as a partition:
this door is more of a barn red in color)
I've had this real live topiary for years, and somehow haven't killed it yet. It's next to an old old shovel--my husband jokes that I keep it next to the front door to kill intruders with!:
Do you have an old rake? I needed a place to hang some jewelry in my bathroom, and this does the trick!:
Speaking of bathrooms, I just love these gardeney plates hanging in our master bath. They make me smile:
Here's a little tablescape I created in our entryway--it changes seasonally:
And even more primitive:
I just ADORE little houses--can't you tell?:
And bee skeps--I also love bee skeps!:
Here's my old floral covered chair in my office--the cats LOVE to hang out here when I work:
And SPEAKING of cats--this is my fattest, Pee Wee. He's running away--I think the flash scared him, and he's on top of one of my homemade "rugs" that I love to paint:
Come back next time for part 2--I'll show you my Provencial/French Country side!