Coming into someones home, you can usually get a good feel for who they are by how they represent themselves in their decor. Do they have a "model" home, or is it something creative, organic, & thoughtful in how they pull it all together? Sometimes it's just easier to have a designer come in and do it all for you, just like it's easier when you pay a trainer to get you into shape.
What do I want my home to say about me¿? Is it bad that I find things on the curb waiting to be tossed in the garbage, waiting for a new coat of paint?
Two of my favorite pieces of garbage so far.... my gold button mirror, and white crackle paint dresser in the living room:
Is it bad that nothing in my home matches? What does that say about me? I am realizing now, I am a product my mother. She always had an interesting Hodge-podge of nick-knacks adorning the walls, or furniture with a story and I think I really appreciate that now. Without realizing it, I've sort of adopted that same kind of taste, like I've adopted her love for shoes, and clothes. (Thanks mom!)
I have so many ideas up my sleeve and I can't wait to get started on making this house a home.
Soon, the smaller wall in our kitchen will be painted with chalk board paint...inspired by the kitchens in these photos....
and that one wall in our hallway is begging to be wall papered...