Last year I told you about my Suburban style. “Real” decorators – especially those on TV –- seem to think “Suburban” is a bad word. I happen to think it’s lovely and warm and so ME.
Oh, the horrors! ;)
Over the past year or so, I’m drawn to different styles and feel like mine is changing a bit. I just have no clue what to call it now. I don’t know if it’s all the lovely blogs out there or just the natural ebb and flow of my decor taste, but things, they are a changin’.
The other day I was looking around at some of my purchases over the past few months and they just showcase my decorating confusion. I thought I’d share a few of them with you. :)
I visited one of my favorite spots in Indy a couple of months ago – a salvage and architectural shop that I don’t think I’ve blogged about yet. (I will soon cause it’s amazing!)
We were in a bit of a hurry, (it’s the kind of place you need at least an hour to look through) but I did find this old crock:
I’ve always been drawn to all things old and full of character. I absolutely LOVE it and the light blue “6” on the front. The price was crazy good too – only $20!
It sits next to the sofa and I fill it with blankets:
Score one for the antiques! Or farmhouse style? Cottage? I have no idea.
For months and months I’ve been trying to figure out what to put on the wall to the left of our stairs. I can’t find a good picture of the scrolly iron thing that I had up there, but you can see a smidge of it here:
I’ve used those iron jobbies forever and a day to fill wall space, but I’m trying to move on and change it up a bit.
The iron piece was way too small for this wall anyway – but figuring out what to use instead was stumping me big time. I didn’t want a gallery wall, cause it would be too busy with the one on the stairs. I didn’t want to do a mirror, cause I have one over the foyer table. So what the heck else do you do?
Well…a find at a small town antique shop nearby solved that problem…at least for now:
(Yes. The Halloween mice are still out. I’m throwing in some spooky style into the mix.)
I found a few old antique windows, cleaned them up and hung them on the wall. I love the colors – they came in the white, blue and brown – perfect for our house! And I love how they fill up that large wall. I may do some adjusting but I’ve already got eleventy billion holes in that wall as it is.
Sooo…old stuff, two points.
Over the summer I found this little beauty at HomeGoods:
It’s the cutest little stool I ever did see! The grey color and metal legs lean more toward an industrial look, but the cute little number on the top is more farmhouse style:
Half point industrial, half farmhouse. I’m so confused. ;)
Finally, I totally blame blogland for this one. My friend Chris made my multiple decor personalities issue even worse. She found a lovely table at World Market and I was smitten.
I was sitting in a waiting room when I read her post, and it just so happened I was about 50 yards from a World Market. Curses!!!
So I went. And I got it:
(Yes. Those are seashells still on display. In November. I told you I’m all over the place.)
Dang her and her awesome taste!! I got it for a great price because I found a coupon online (they took it off my phone – hurrah!). You can find the table here.
I’m IN LOVE with it’s modern look – the shape, the design, the glass top. I swoon every time I walk by it. I’m still thinking about taking some Rub n Buff to it to change up the color a bit, but we’ll see about that.
Sooo…score one for modern style.
That leaves us with…uh. Major design confusion. ;)
I wouldn’t even call my home eclectic cause I when I hear eclectic I think funky – maybe I’m wrong? Who knows what’s going on in my head and house. All I know is I LIKE IT!
I love the different pieces throughout our home and that they change up the look up around here. I’m just more confused than ever on what to call my style.
Modern farmhouse industrial old stuff suburban? It’s got a certain ring to it.
Has blogland influenced your style? What would you call yours? I hope it’s easier than mine. For your sake. ;)