Hey, everyone! Not to sound like a 5 year old, but I’m so happy it’s my turn in Casa Watkin’s “My Home Style” blog hop. I’m just a grown-up version of that annoying kid in school who’d wave her hand around when she knew the answer, except now I drink wine and watch far too much reality television. Can we call that progress?
If you’re visiting me from Elizabeth Joan Designs, welcome–I’m happy to have you! We’re a motley crew here at PPH, but we do have fun and I occasionally finish designing a room and then share it. (Wonders never cease.)
I love the idea of this blog hop, which is to boil down your style into three words. In true annoying kid fashion, I jotted down words as they came to me and I waited until I had a set that all started with the same letter, because, um, alliteration and whatnot. Let’s break it down, shall we?
Classic I like the tried-and-true, and think tufting, monograms, antique silver, and white kitchens are the bee’s knees. I’m a pattern junkie but it has to be the right kind of pattern, which is basically everything but chevron. (Just, no–make it stop.)
Colorful We’ve been in our house for a year now and we’ve painted three rooms, but the rest are still beige. I’m not a beige kind of girl, so I’ll be changing all of that very soon. (I like color so much that I’ve devised a system to keep my house from looking like a bazaar in Bangladesh. Very handy if you’re a color lover.) The ladies’ lounge was the first room we overhauled, and where you can usually find me blogging and watching my beloved Bravo Housewives. (Get all the details on this room here.) Next up was my laundry room, which was kind of a big deal.I love the stenciled walls and the folding table that we built. I’m currently working on my older daughter’s room, and it’s color-tastic in there, too. I’m ready to ditch my beige master bedroom and move on in!
Curated The things I love most in my home are the ones with sentimental meaning. I can always run out to HomeGoods and buy some new ginger jars, but I can’t buy new family pieces or mementos from our travels. If it’s all shiny and new, your house won’t tell a story. (Regular visitors know all too well that I’m all about the story. They likely wish I’d shut my piehole and just get on with the decorating.)This was embroidered by my Bubba and sits in the kitchen. “Bubba” is an eastern European term for grandmother, and yes, I’m an Eastern-European girl. (My mom is from Slovakia–holla!) My paternal grandparents’ camera and some items from my husband’s world travels are displayed in our office credenza. He used to bring me home t-shirts until I stopped that nonsense.
The most beloved of my curated items is my Steve Penley sketch of his iconic Statue of Liberty paintings. How this came into my possession deserves its own post, so we’ll save the story for another day. (Suffice it to say, you’ll need some tissues.)So that’s my home style in a nutshell–classic, colorful, and curated. Next up is Amy from My Life From Home–she just finished her kitchen makeover and it’s gorgeous! If you missed yesterday’s style posts, I’ve included the links below.
I’ll be back tomorrow with some of my recent shopping loot and the Thursday style posts, and again on Friday for Week 5 of my Simple Decorating Series. (4 days in a row?!!–I can’t handle this much productivity.) Get hopping, friends!