Hi there! Sorry it's been awhile since I last wrote. I've just been busy with everyday life...projects, housework, gardening, out with friends, yoga classes, haircut, learning how to use my new phone (amazing how much technology changes in two years!) and best of all...an overnight visit from my son.
As I was reading Rue's blog post today about being trendy (or not) and different decorating styles, I was wondering what my own decorating style was...
(Oops, there's a sneak peek of the hallway gallery wall I'm working on in the background.)
Hmm...I see a couple of mid-century modern creamers in this collection.
Another pairing of old and new...
There's a modern ladder shelf in the living room ~ and a few modern vases, but then there's milk glass pieces and old books in the mix.
On the opposite side of the living room, a vintage magazine rack graces a corner next to an antique mahogany buffet.
Then it's back to modern with the lamp and end table...but what about the baskets underneath?
The opposite side of the couch has vintage suitcases as an end table, but I used a metal (modern!) basket on top to hold books. (Isn't the cover of that gardening book pretty? Found it recently at Goodwill. Yes, I bought this book for its cover. I also may or may not have bought wine because of the label. Don't judge. I'm a visual person.)
One thing's for certain ~ cats will always be part of my decor. :-)
And so will books. Lots and lots of books.
This is my main book area...in the basement family room. Those of you who are new to my blog might not recognize this space. It's definitely modern compared to the rest of the house. I don't show it too often simply because I'm rarely down there. We mostly "live" upstairs on the main level.
Well, I guess I can't put my decorating style in a box and call it anything certain. I've got old stuff, new stuff, and in-between stuff. I like it all! Eclectic, maybe? But like Rue said, "Stop apologizing and love your own style, no matter what it is." I couldn't agree more. I love to decorate and do so for myself and my family. As long as my home is comfortable, welcoming, a safe haven and filled with love, that's all that matters.