April 07, 2009

Completely Me

I was tagged by the sweet as can be Karlene at Bloomstudio to post a picture that encompasses my interior design style. Since I was never one to follow directions, I've posted more than that. I just couldn't help myself. I think my style, much like my personality, is full of contradictions.

I love to pair the refined and rustic, light and dark, smooth and rough. I love marble and old wormy wood. I love linen slipcovers and chippy iron tables. I love rooms that have texture, layers and personality.

I love lots of natural light and soft cozy corners. I think every room should have at least one piece of furniture that is chipped, distressed or peeling. Since I'm on a budget, that part is easy for me to achieve.
Karlene, sorry I didn't play by the rules but if you knew me a little better, it wouldn't surprise you at all.

28 comments:

  1. Delicious pics!!! Love them!

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  2. I LOVE the pictures you chose, so we must have similar taste! I'm completely with you on the chipped furniture. I live with four "professional" distressors.

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  3. Love, love, love, love. that's all I can say- because it's so true. I always think I need to add color, but then I see photos of a natural color palette, and my heart skips a beat!

    XO
    Simplyheddyshea

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  4. B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L....Love the chadeliers and I love the checkerboard floor in the kitchen.

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  5. I really love every photo. Looks perfect to me!

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  6. Beautiful pictures! My style is full of contradictions too. It's kind of a strange tightrope walk between a whole bunch of styles. You've defined yours beautifully though.

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  7. I am you. You are me. At least when it comes to our taste in decor. Your descriptions of what you like are exactly what I would say. The only difference I can think of is that I think every room should have two pieces of chippy furniture. :)

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  8. I understand that it would be hard to pick one. I love the creative work space! ~Kelly

    unDeniably Domestic

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  9. I love the pics you posted... makes me want more white in my house!!! LOVE IT!! Your style is wonderful and I enjoy visiting your blog!! Thanks!
    -Rachel

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  10. All the pics you posted are gorgeous. I can see myself in any one of them!
    ~Michelle

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  11. oh my goodness, now I know why we hit it off, and it wasn't just because of our names! I love each and every room, definitely my style as well!
    have a great day!
    xoxo, Tiffany

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  12. Beautiful soft colors. I love the soothing nature of all the pictures you chose.

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  13. great photos. Love the pale colors and the classy vs. simple. Something I am trying to acheive in my home also. Thanks for sharing

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  14. i've been in a blog funk lately but i HAVE TO SAY that i love the words, "my style, much like my personality, is full of contradictions"....BRAVO MY DEAR! i love the exactness of that and how i completely and utterly identify with that on so many levels dealing with so many things in life....i mean, you could be quoted two-hundred years from now....that...was....brilliant.

    blessings.

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  15. I LOVE that you do not play by the rules. :-) and, I LOVE your styles!! thank you for coming out to play with me.

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  16. Can I move in..........love all of these rooms. I love romantic and rustic paired together too. I tried to accomplish this in my house in Seattle. In some ways I will be sad to say goodbye.....especially to my wood ceilings and chandeliers. The bedroom is to die for....so peaceful!

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  17. Oh I wish I could just live in those pics... with 3 young children running around nothing will stay white for long.
    xoxo
    Dixie
    The Chic Housewife

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  18. Ummmm, yeah. Completely me too! Love, love those pics.

    But come on...enough with that. I wanna see the new sofa...I keep dreaming of fudge brownies and chocolate sauce. :)

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  19. I want to live in those pictures! Soft whites and creams and that comfy cozy peaceful kind of feeling. You're decorating style is tailored made for me. Bravo!

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  20. I agree with you. Chipped furniture is wonderful! Your style is lovely and I wish I had each of those rooms myself. Thanks for not sticking with the rules!!

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  21. Jen I love your style and your choice of inspiration photos. I could be so happy in your home. RJ

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  22. That creative space that you posted is one that is in my inspiration book & is my absolute favorite!

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  23. this desk photo is so amazing, i can barely catch my breath! like you, i really like the juxtapositions of textures, like it keeps it all in balance from being too cute, etc.

    wonderful post!!!

    xo

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  24. The eat in kichen picture is REALLY pretty. With the doors open you can almost smell the summer air. Would love to be sitting at that table right now... possibly because we just got two more inches of snow last night. Oy!

    Blessings ~ Eileen @ Star's Fault

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  25. What's a house without chippy furniture??????

    Shouldn't even be allowed!!!!
    Love the pictures,
    Clara

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  26. ooooh I love all these photos - lovely!

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