My New Home & The Evolution of My Style

If you follow me on Instagram you know I recently bought a new home!  This new house will be our home for a very long time so I’m trying to slowly and thoughtfully decorate each space.  It’s been fun for me to think about this new home and the style I want it to represent.

Seven years ago we moved into our little townhome that we lived in for six years.  The space started out like this:

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photo by Jessica Kettle Photography

It was pieced together with Craigslist furniture, bargain finds and hand-me-down items.  About 5 years in I decided I wanted to redo the space.  At first it started with just switching out the pillows and then it snowballed into redecorating the entire space.

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photo by Jessica Kettle Photography

My last home was such a fun experiment for me.  I feel like I really found my style over time. It’s funny though how my style has already evolved again.  Is that just the curse of being a designer or does everyone struggle with this problem?!

My goal for my new home is to do it right the first time.  I don’t want to feel like I need to re-decorate every three years. I want to buy things I’ve ALWAYS loved. I want to pick pieces that feel a bit more classic and maybe grown-up.  With this new attitude towards decorating I also want my home to feel like “me” and be a reflection of my family.

The past year I have really been nailing down my style and the way I want my new home to feel.  I started out just pinning everything I was drawn to.  What I noticed is that I definitely shift towards a coastal feel.  These are some images I pinned initially that I loved.

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Image via Blackband Design

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Image via Emily A. Clark

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Image via @brittany_stiles_design

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Image via One Kings’ Lane

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Image via @brittany_stiles_design

Along with a coastal nod I also want to incorporate a lot more black and natural woods.

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Image via Style at Home

I’m obsessed with the stark black and white, the stripes and the seagrass rug. Also the fiddle fig. I still love a good fiddle fig.

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Image via One King’s Lane

Again loving the black and white stripe and the pops of blue.

Color will still make it’s debut in small doses.

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Image via Architectural Digest

I love peachy pinks, purples and greens.

I’m putting together ideas together room-by-room and as soon as I start working on them I’ll be posting all the details!

4 Responses to My New Home & The Evolution of My Style

  1. Natalie Thursday, September 15, 2016 at 4:03 pm #

    So excited to see what you do! I love all of your inspiration pins! It’s going to be beautiful!

  2. Meg Thursday, September 15, 2016 at 11:47 pm #

    I love all the inspiration photos. Congrats on the house! Do you by any chance know the source of the water photo print in the Brittany Stiles design photo??

  3. Suzanne Karp Tuesday, September 27, 2016 at 6:18 pm #

    Where can I find that white rug with the thin black stripes?

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