I've always appreciated old things. Antiques. Vintage pieces. I love them all. These elements, for me, add quite a bit of warmth and meaning to a space and give it character like nothing else.
My antique love spreads further than just trend. I believe it's just part of who I am since I am, indeed, a Southern girl and if you've shopped antiques stores, vintage markets or fleas in the South, you know exactly what I mean.
This is a pic from our last home.
These pics were taken about a year after we moved in and before a coffee table but it at least gives you an idea of my style. A whole lot of traditional, farmhouse living going on in there. It's comfy and cozy for sure but when we moved into our new space, I just felt the need for a change. I still want to incorporate elements of the farmhouse style but mix in a bit more modern and rustic touches along the way.
This is a pic of our dining area. I posted one similar on Instagram a little while back. If you've followed me for any amount of time, you know that I am a sucker for neutrals and muted tones. It just makes for a calm, peaceful space for me.
But, when we moved in here, something changed.
Insert, said inspiration board...
As much as I think I am crazy for feeling this way. I love this space. I keep thinking there is no way I can have an eclectic gallery wall, little to no symmetry or color in our space but every time I think of going back to my old style it just doesn't feel right.
I've decided this is it. And I am going for it.
So, why does this space work for me?
- The base of the design is neutral. From the rugs to natural wood, this space remains calm allowing for pops of color (need a paper bag, cannot believe I am even saying it) incorporation if desired. I've used a few modern elements like the metal finishes and lighting and pillow patterns to give the room a fresh, clean feel.
- To add a bit of character and make the room feel more lived in, I will add vintage and antique pieces and you all know that no room is ever complete for me without an antler or two
- I know this word has been used a lot lately but it's eclectic. And I like that. I've found that I love a lot of different styles and have had a hard time figuring out how to incorporated them all into one space. I went through a lot of boards before deciding on this one. Lots of deleting, reworking, etc. and this one stuck.
I am SO excited about getting to work on this space for me and my family and cannot wait to share along the way with you guys! So, what's your home style? Has it changed recently and how have you decided to incorporate it into your life? Would love to hear!