Refining Your Authentic Style

Refining Your Authentic Style

I love getting inspiration for my home all over the place. Sometimes when I’m taking a walk, looking through a magazine, or window shopping I’ll see something that speaks to me and know instantly it’s a vibe or a look or even a texture that I would love to have reflected in my own home (remember my decorating lessons from Anthropologie?).

This little scene inspired me while wandering around near my home in Seattle this weekend, so I snapped a quick iPhone photo before anyone noticed. I’m always trying to be stealth like that. (Disclaimer: I don’t know who that man is in my pic, but I bet he doesn’t realize he’s a feature at the top of my blog today. Hello, sir. Hope you don’t mind.).

As I was standing there enjoying this space in a store called Lucca, I noticed I really loved the textures, the colors and the quirkiness that all came together in this part of the shop. I was especially taken with it all because there were so many familiar elements in one spot that I already have in my home now or used in my last house (and will still likely incorporate here over time!).

The mix of elements like open rattan display shelves filled with visual delights, quirky animals and whales, antique lighting and chandeliers, some chippy furniture mixed in here and there, chalkboards, and navy walls aren’t just things I happen to have, but they are all things I still love. 

My new home will have unique things about it of course because it’s a different house and I’m always evolving creatively, but I am pretty sure that by the time I’ve lived here for years, it will reflect all the things I love in one way or another. When you follow your heart, you always take that with you.

Your home should be a reflection of who you are, too!

It takes time to get to know your home and to get to know yourself. Don’t hesitate to incorporate the styles, colors and textures you discover along the way that make YOU happy. Refine what works, edit out what doesn’t. You’ll find a mix that inspires you.

That’s what I love about personal style, it’s a process of discovering who you are, refining what you love and then becoming more confident in what makes YOU you so you can reflect that authentically in your home.

What elements in a home make YOUR heart flutter?

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Getting Organized to Slow Down

Getting Organized to Slow Down

I think what most of us want this summer is unhurried time to enjoy with our family. Yes? At least that’s what we are craving at our house! We have a pretty busy schedule most of the time so being intentional about our summer plans is what will make all the difference between dreaming about slowing down…and actually slowing down.

We are deliberately and quite intentionally slowing our usual pace this summer starting in July, and I could not be more excited know we will have downtime together.

But in order to make the most of our downtime and enjoy our “staycations”and road trips, we have to get a little bit better organized and prepared now so we can begin to fully experience what will hopefully feel like the lazy days of summer.

Today on The Decluttered Home you’ll find my guest post with inspiring ideas and gentle nudges for how to prepare for your best summer yet! Come on over!

Getting Organized to Slow Down
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