Hey, hey! Today, I’m joining a group of bloggers for a big ol’ blog hop. What’s that, you say? Well, we’re each talking about our decorating style, which gives you a chance to discover other bloggers and their styles. When you finish here, simply hop on over to the next blog on the list at the bottom of this post. When you get to the end, go to the top of the list to catch the previous days’ lovely decor enthusiasts.
If you’ve been around here awhile, you know my blog and my home style is “a doodle of this and a doodle of that.” Hmm, how to fit it into a category….
I love the casual coziness of French cottage style. Since moving into our new home, I also seem to be throwing a whimsical woodland vibe into the mix. And of course, my favorite color purple invades most of what I do. Sooo, woodland French cottage? All dressed in purple? Crazy? Yeah, that’s me!
Let’s break it down:
Building on wooded property has prompted me to incorporate more nature-inspired décor into our home. From the bird light fixture in my kitchen to the bird stencil in my laundry room, things are getting a bit tweet-y around here. I plan to take advantage of all the wild grapevine, moss, rocks and wood on the property for projects and vignettes. Woo-hoo, free supplies!
I love French style furniture, but nothing too fussy or formal. I haven’t yet shown the master bathroom in my new home tour, but this curvy legged table that once sat in our foyer now serves as my vanity table. The chair was a thrift store find that I rehabbed with paint and stenciled drop cloth fabric. I have always stood at the sink to put on my makeup, so this is real luxury. Or laziness…?
The hewn stone look of our fireplace and the curvy corbels of the mantel help create the cottage look- just enough rustic vibe to keep it from feeling formal.
Did you see a bit of purple peeking through many of the pictures? You’ll find touches of purple throughout our home, though I TRY not to go toooo overboard in deference to my husband. Richard is actually somewhat color blind, though, so colors don’t really matter much to him. I’m so blessed.
Can’t get enough design style? Let’s get hopping- check out these lovely ladies for more “My Home Style” inspiration: