My Home Style

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. Pretty Practical HomeI’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. My Home Style Blog HopLet’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.) Pretty Practical Home Pretty Practical Home

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Pretty Practical HomeColorful 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.) Pretty Practical HomeThe 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.Pretty Practical HomeI 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! Pretty Practical Home

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Pretty Practical HomeCurated 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.)Pretty Practical HomeThis was embroidered by my Bubba and sits in the kitchen. Pretty Practical Home“Bubba” is an eastern European term for grandmother, and yes, I’m an Eastern-European girl. (My mom is from Slovakia–holla!) Pretty Practical HomeMy 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. Pretty Practical Home

Pretty Practical HomeHe still complains about how he had to bring this jug home wrapped in a towel on his lap from Guatemala. I say it was totally worth it and way better than some lame t-shirt. (Thanks, honey!)

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.)Pretty Practical HomeSo 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!


39 thoughts on “My Home Style

  1. I love all of the bold colors in your home! I can’t wait to see what you do with the beige walls. Your home was just as much fun to look at as reading your post. You have a knack for writing!

  2. Loving your classic, colorful, and curated home style Sharon! There are so many pieces that I’d run out to get at the stores TODAY! Love how you mixed and styled the different accent pieces. Your daughter’s room is looking great! Can’t wait to see the transformation for the One Room Challenge! Pinned and Shared

  3. Your home looks beautiful Sharon! I am not sure I could narrow my style down to 3 words but you did a fantastic job explaining yours:). Love seeing all the personal treasures you have collected in your decorating. I am excited to see how you continue to transform your house! P.S. I have the same rug as the one in your living room in my master bedroom:). Take care, Tara

    1. Hey, Tara! You, me, and all the Pottery Barn lovers from back in the day have that rug. 🙂 I think they still sell it! Here’s the rug I really want and have for a few years now. So many pretty colors! Maybe in the spring…

    1. Thanks, Shelley! I’m always a little sad when someone says they don’t like having color in their home. So nice to have done the blog hop with you!

  4. Sharon, I have always loved your decor style! I’m so happy to get an even more in depth look into your style via this hop! Not only am I dreaming of your white kitchen, I love how you have incorporated your souvenirs into your decor as well. We always try to bring home the smallest trinket to display amongst our stuff, but I just might start looking for the larger items now, seeing how beautiful they can be! Thank you for sharing with us, friend!

    1. Thanks so much, Iris! You have such a way with styling–you should definitely bring home some bigger pieces to add to the mix. I’m so happy you stopped by!

  5. It’s so beautiful, I’m so happy you participated. I have only seen pieces, but not the house as a whole. It’s gorgeous and you nailed the colorful! I am such a stickler for black and white, I am jealous of your ability to use color. Beautiful home!

    1. Thanks so much, April! I think you either love color or you don’t, and I definitely love it. I’m excited to visit you today and see your take on black and white style!

  6. Your tour was great and love your description, too – it perfectly describes the lovely decor style in your home! Your Bubba’s embroidery is fantastic, and how great that you have it! the scene it depicts is very descriptive of your home and passions as well… so cool! That lamp in your daughters room turned out gorgeous, I want one just like it… I am loving what you’re doing in there, too. Thanks for sharing, Sharon!
    (that’s my comment alliteration….in case you missed it)
    p.s. I’m currently editing the photos for my first couple furniture makeover blog posts (I know I already said that before- but really this time) but I’m gonna need blog buddies for ‘my tribe’ – wanna be one? 😉

    1. Thanks for the kind words about the house, Julie. I’m so excited to hear that you’re finally getting your blog up and running–good for you! I’m happy to be a member of your tribe and have a great Facebook group that I can add you to. I’ll shoot you an email to get you set up.

  7. I love all the color in your daughter’s room! And I totally kept working on my three words until I had an alliteration too – it just didn’t feel right otherwise!

    1. Thanks, Carrie! Glad I’m not the only one who geeks out over the mundane details. 😉 It was nice virtually meeting you during the blog hop!

  8. I am totally coveting all your blue and white accents, particularly those china jars and the blue and white table lamp!! Gorgeous. I really enjoyed “meeting” you through the hop!

    1. Thanks, Sheila! If I designed our kitchen, I would’ve done the subway tile with a dove gray grout in a herringbone pattern. How exciting that you’re getting to do exactly what you want! Looking forward to reading your style post tomorrow. 🙂

  9. Wonderful post and I love your presentation!!!! Your home is beautiful and one of my favorites to visit.
    Funny story:
    I always look for fabric when we travel…I buy something I particularly like and bring it home to make a tablecloth for our kitchen table as our souvenier. One time hubby went on a cycle trip with his sons. When he came home, he brought me………………………………………..a tablecloth :^) When asked, he said “I’M not going into a FABRIC SHOP!!!!, so I bought you a tablecloth at Walmart”….gotta’ love ’em!
    Blessings to you,

    1. Thank you, J! Your story is too funny and sounds like something my husband would do. As if you couldn’t just buy a tablecloth at the Wal-Mart near you. I suppose it’s the thought that counts when it comes to gifts. Thanks for stopping by!

    1. Thank you, Mary! I love writing only second to design, so I appreciate the compliment. He likes to grumble a little, but he really doesn’t mind since he knows how much I love the interesting things he finds for me. I’ve asked for textiles a few times but he seemed a bit confused by that request, so I’ll have to purchase some when I finally get around to traveling.

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