Wednesday, February 24, 2010
What's YOUR Style?
Good morning! How's your week going so far? I hope it hasn't had too many challenges and that the one's that have come your way, haven't been too overwhelming. It's been a good week for me so far. I've been feeling better (more energy) and I even had some good news that I'll share with you on Friday. ;)
As you might already know, we live in an old Craftsman Style home (1918) in the Seattle area. We've been slooooowly refurbishing it over the last 12 years, but we still have a long way to go. Anyways, we're planning on painting the interior soon and I've decided to go with white and cream, which is surprising, because I'm a big fan of COLOR. Through the process of choosing paint color, I've been thinking alot about what my decorating style is and I think I've finally narrowed it down to two styles!
~ Farmstyle Cottage
~ Elegant Vintage Style
These styles seem so opposite in ways, but they do have similarities. The first photo above is from Pottery Barns Farmstyle Collection. I love the rustic, homey feel of this room. I also like the RICH WARM COLORS against the OFF-WHITE walls. I'm a real fan of ORANGE in an earthy tone like the orange you see in the bedding. I would actually add a little more of it to the room through toss pillows and accessories, though.
The second bedroom (via Gathering Spriggs) is much more glamourous and feminine and would be my "dream room" or a place I would love to visit and spend lots of time daydreaming and relaxing in. I love the vintage touches, the WHITE wood floors, and the SOFT PASTELS.
There are two common factors in my two dream bedrooms:
1. Wood everything(wood floors, wood furniture, etc)! Even though the second room is much more elegant, both rooms have a natural feel because of all of the wood surfaces.
2. Colorful bedding/accessories against white walls. Sigh....I just love this combination.
What about YOU? What is your decorating style? Do you have more than one?
Posted by Vicki Dvorak at 8:56 AM