Decorating your home is about finding those objects that represent you and putting them to use. I always encourage clients to personalize a room, especially a living area. Anyone can take a picture from a magazine and duplicate the room. I think it is much more challenging – and ultimately rewarding – to create something unique. Our house does not have the most stylish or expensive furniture or decor in it; and yet, walking into our front door always gives me that wonderful feeling of coming home.
Most of my favorite things in our house represent a marriage of styles between my husband and I. As opinionated as I am, I do respect and utilize his opinions. (And he typically doesn’t make bad decisions!)
Here are just a handful of pieces we have that I love:
|This is a piece we bought at a local Amish furniture shop.|
|Dining Room Chandelier|
|Spotlight for the basement stairs|
These are two of the pieces we have from my favorite lighting collection at Lowe’s. We also have a triple-pendant track light in the kitchen and a torchiere in the living room.
|One of two cherry corner cabinets made by my Dad|
This piece takes a lot of abuse by every child that sets foot in our house:
Most recently added:
|This table was purchased from my Great Uncle’s estate. Not only is it a family heirloom, but the style also fits perfectly with our living room decor!|
Just remember, it’s your house. It should reflect who you are and what you like. Have fun with it!