Hey there my friends!! I cannot believe Spring is upon us even though south Texas never even had an acceptable winter! Our grass stayed green, for the most part, and we still haven’t had to buy a rake since moving into our house a year ago this month!
With spring comes new decor, spring cleaning, organization and all sorts of fun things that I’m going to be sharing with y’all along the way. I’m super excited to show y’all my new farmhouse shelves that I’ve been meaning to hang since last March. Sometimes life just gets way too busy, but no longer!! Continue reading
When I think of a farmhouse unfinished is the first word that comes to mind. The ever so popular farmhouse style has completely taken over. It’s molding into so many different decor styles; modern farmhouse, mid-century farmhouse, vintage farmhouse, and even cottage chic farmhouse, to name a few. I’ve been exploring my favorite farmhouse twists over the past few months and it’s safe to say I’m a mix of all of the above. Continue reading
You guys!! Lets talk home offices, shall we? I’ve always wanted a home office, but lets be honest, I never really needed one. Now, however, I need a space to sit down and plan my work. Plus, we have accumulated so much paperwork! Between shot records, old hospital papers, and random medical bills, that show up 3 years after the date of service, I just cannot dare to go digital. I like my hardcopies y’all!
My home office inspiration is pretty straight forward. I’ve already purchased this desk from World Market, The Josephine, and I LOVE it. The top is glossy white lacquer and I can’t get enough of it. World Market is proving to be the only store I need in my life!
The thing about farmhouse styles are, they all have white accents. White furniture is crisp, clean, and simple. The color of this desk will make my open home office, the former formal dining room, flow with the rest of my house, like my breakfast nook table for example.
I’ll add some shelving units and a big clock on the same wall as the desk to add some dimension. The shelves will give off more of my industrial look. My husband will actually make those industrial shelves, it’s super easy and all you need is galvanized piping and your choice of wood. I’ll link the tutorial at the end of this post!
Im also doing a cute little gallery wall of some of my favorite printables, which will be a surprise till its finished! My office furniture will have a modern/industrial feel, accessorized with minimal farmhouse decorations.
Which is what I want, because It’s really the first room you see when you walk into the front door.
Another big factor, thats getting changed ASAP, is the dreadful light fixture, another “first see” when you walk into my home. Its got nearly 10 individual lamps throughout the entire thing and fake metal tassels hanging from each lamp. It’s being changed to an orb light fixture.. Although I can’t decide between a metal or wood one. What do you think?
Thats it for now! I don’t want to give too much away, Im trying to knock out these inspirations before we move in on Friday, but if I don’t, I won’t leave you hanging. As I’m unpacking and setting up you can bet I’ll have my camera on hand.
If you missed my living room and kitchen inspiration you can read all about that HERE.
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I cannot contain my excitement for my new home decor category! I’ve always been in to decorating my home, in fact, theres never been a time where I didn’t go the extra mile to make everything cozy and quaint. I’d like to thank my Mom and my Oma for that.
Growing up I always watched my Mom shop for decorations. I was always in awe at how she could buy the most random things and throw them all together to make something so perfect. She’s all about detail and the little things. Picture frames are slightly turned, table runners and folded like a flat laid bow, and potpourri bowls fill the house with a sweet scent.
My Oma’s style is formal as formal can be. She grew up in the generation I so badly wish I grew up in. Born and raised in Germany her style is nothing short of classic european. Everything has a place, table linens and sheets are always ironed, and window drapes are layered and pleated correctly. The fuzzy white rugs I used to lay on as a child are still spotless and as soft as the day she purchased them. Fragile china and decorations are put on display, and there are orchids galore throughout her home.
My style, however, has changed countless times over the span of my lifetime. I’ve been through the glam phase, grew out of it. The western phase, hated it. Even the modern phase, huge no go. Looking back now I realize what finding your home style is all about. It’s never a set theme, you can’t expect to choose one theme and not get sick of it eventually. Styling your home is all about picking and choosing what suits you best.
This weekend we are moving into our new home and, while I have a theme in mind, I won’t strictly stick to that style alone. My vision for our house is literally going to be a mix of everything I’ve ever tried, because at some point I actually did like it. But too much of a good thing is a bad thing, and thats why they failed to please me.
This time around I am decorating my home to give off an industrial modern farmhouse feel, but most importantly, not a full on feel of just one theme. I’ll have minimal farmhouse touches on my kitchen backsplash, my breakfast nook, and some of the decor. I’ve always loved the look of farmhouse kitchens and I think that area of my house will give off the most farmhouse vibe. The picture on the left is my inspiration, kind of. Think of that table as white, and the chairs metal instead of wood. Notice the plates on the wall and on display. Very minimal yet functional decor.
My living room already contains earthy tones with minimal decor pieces, which makes it very calm and inviting, just like a bohemian feel. It’s the one space in the house where I like clean lines and less clutter. Think modern boho, yes thats a thing, look at the picture on the right.. See how well they flow together? They’re two completely different styles yet they will flow effortlessly if you incorporate each styles decor within the other. This tip can also help with open concept kitchens!
Next up this week I’ll be spilling the inspirational beans on my home office, the kids playroom, and our master bedroom. Hopefully before we actually move in! That way you can see how I put my inspiration into action, easier done than said!
What’s your home style? And just for fun, whats one style you look back on and cringe at? Like middle school outfits, we all have our regrets!