I joined the My Home Style blog hop, hosted by Casa Watkins, along with 19 other talented bloggers where we describe our decorating style in three words. I had a very hard time describing my style in just three words and kept changing my three words but finally settled on transitional, neutral and casual. I’ll describe my style in more detail below.
Following my post is a list of all the bloggers participating in the hop. It’s a hop so feel free to start at the beginning to see the first blogger’s style then hop on over the next blogger, then the next. Have fun exploring home styles!
My home is transitional as I have a blend of traditional and contemporary styles where I balance both masculine and feminine attributes to create a comfortable and inviting home. I use a lot of warm neutrals when decorating my home. I like the main pieces such as furniture, drapes and rugs to be neutral so I can add my pops of color with pillows, throws and accessories. The earthy neutrals combined with natural elements, rustic touches and textured textiles bring a relaxing and casual feel.
Our living room is the most formal room of the house consisting of a traditional sofa, chairs and coffee table which we purchased about 15 years ago. If I were to buy new furniture today, I wouldn’t buy these pieces as my style has changed and they are a bit too formal for my taste now. Since I can’t afford to replace these items, I toned down the formality of the room by introducing a casual, chunky wool jute rug, burlap drapes, linen lamp shades and large pillows. I have also thrown in a rustic pot of sticks and wire basket filled with balls made from natural elements. This mix of neutral textiles and warm woods work together bringing in a calming, casual effect to the room.
Our family room is painted in a warm, golden yellow color that right away makes the room feel inviting. The leather sofa is neutral piece of furniture that I layer with colored pillows and throws. I like switching out the pillows every season. I have paired the sofa with a rustic coffee table made from reclaimed wood. This oversize table adds character to the room and it invites people to relax and put their feet up.
The stacking tables with the metal legs add another casual element.
I didn’t want to add another brown wood into the room, so I threw in a melange chest that has an eclectic blend of textures and soft green color.
The accessories are no fuss consisting of tobacco baskets and natural elements such as burlap wrapped books, mossy balls, ivy, and rustic wooden frames in warm tones.
Hope you enjoyed my home style tour. Remember this is a blog HOP. Please visit Our House Now a Home next.
If you have joined in the middle of the blog hop, please go back and start at the beginning. The sequence and links are listed below. Have fun exploring everyone’s different home styles. Be sure to come back on Wednesday and Thursday so you don’t miss anyone sharing their fabulous home style.