Beauty & The Mess

Beauty & The Mess

When I rearranged a few things in my dining room the other day, it led to a mess in the living room. Does that ever happen to you, where a project in one room sets off an avalanche in another? No? Well, it happens at my house all the time.

I start to get one area more pulled together, and the room next to it falls apart (at least temporarily). Messes multiply.

I don’t think home projects are as compartmentalized or neat and tidy as we might wish they were. Rooms in our home are connected to each other (and intertwined with our daily life) so a project or change in one space can throw another room into a tailspin.

But that ebb and flow between beauty and the mess are all a part of the creative process.

Tell me about the mix of beauty and mess in your house! Let’s confess what we’re dealing with here.

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Do you ever just feel like you aren’t sure what your TRUEST most AUTHENTIC style is? I’ve shared countless times over the years that I often have an identity crisis when it comes to making design commitments. I can’t always pinpoint what look I love the most and it can cause me inner confusion trying to decide which direction to go.

WHO EVEN AM I SOMETIMES?

I just love it all. I have to say, though, I’m in love with these rooms designed by Urban Grace Interiors. I do think that the general mood and look of these rooms is one that has consistently drawn me in and made me the happiest for years. Warm woods, white paneling, neutral furniture, pops of blues and coastal colors. Sea-inspired mood. Plants. Cottage details.

There are definitely styles I love that I know I just can’t live with! I think the house itself can help to reveal the right mood and our own mood is uplifted when we are surrounded by what makes us feel most at home.

Whims can come and go and I can be so easily swayed! But I think I find my truest style when I quiet all the visual voices so I can watch and listen to what makes my own heart beat.

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How about you? Do you ever wrestle with style soul searching?

Top three images:
Architect Paul Geary of T.S. Adams Design Studio,
Designer Leigh Ann Harris Urban Grace Interiors
Photographer Emily Jenkins Followill

Bottom five images:
Architect: Archiscapes
Designer: Urban Grace Interiors

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