I've been through many style stages. In my teens, I fell in love with Victoria magazine and dreamed of living in a Queen Anne mansion. I could just imagine myself wearing a lacy white dress while serving tea cakes between rounds of croquet on the west lawn.
Almost eight years ago, we moved into our current home. I channeled Rainbow Bright and painted almost every room a different color. Our living room was yellow. The kitchen was red. The guest bath was blue. Our bedroom was green. Our guest room was orange (though I was really trying for terra cotta). What can I say? After living in off-white rental homes for years, I was ready for color.
Now, I'm ready for a calmer color scheme. We're painting all of the living areas in Sherwin Williams' Ecru (#6135). Our furniture is decidedly country in feel and I still really like it, but I'm looking around my freshly painted living room and I'm thinking that I want to add in more traditional and (gasp) even a few contemporary items.
Am I experiencing another style transition?
How do I incorporate all of the things I love into one cohesive style?
I wonder how Emily would label my style during a "style diagnostic."
Unhip-country-antique-mismash with a hint of transitional-traditional-contemporary-cottage.
Too specific (Ha!)
I think that it is time to pull all of my knick knacks out of the closets and garage.
I think it's time to make some decisions and just get 'er done.
I think it's time...if only I can find the time!
Wish me luck...