Working in the interior design industry for as long as I have, I admit, makes it often difficult to pin point my own personal style when it comes to my own home. I’ve always classified my taste as eclectic because I love so many different styles. If I had to narrow it down, I’d go with California chic, mainly because that’s where I grew up and it has absolutely shaped my style. I have spent so many years translating the likes and dislikes of others that it has at times, created a bit of an identity crisis within myself. I have always instead, let my home evolve naturally and let the house tell me what IT wants to become. My current home is really no different. As it’s beginning to take shape, I’m finding that I am drawn more and more into a sense of minimalism. Moving into a smaller home will do that (or should, anyway). But in addition to that, I’m finding that I’m in love with the way my cutting boards and jar of wooden spoons are looking up against my marble back splash and the way the twigs I gathered from my back yard and placed into the weathered white vases flanking the tv over our fireplace looks against the soft gray paint on the walls. My home is telling me it loves the clean simplicity found in natural elements. And when my home speaks, I’ve learned to listen.
Amber Interiors always gets it right. I love her signature look which always include natural bohemian elements. This girl is GOOD.
Mid century chairs and natural wood details balance out the contemporary lines and give the space wonderful warmth.
This headboard and Lucite nightstand have me rethinking EVERYTHING about my bedroom plans. Thanks for that.
as does this!
One thing that stands out to me in all of these photo examples of what I’m drawn to is the fact that all of the spaces are painted white, which makes the wood tones extra rich. I’ve considered this and may possibly try using white in my bedroom however, the gray we used in the living room, Sherwin Williams Repose Gray, is so light that it also looks amazing against the wood tones. At any rate, I’m excited with the surprise direction my house is taking me.
What about you? Do you let your house direct you or do you attack with a full game plan in mind?