Charming Little Corners

The Inspired Room Kitchen and Family Room
I have a fascination with charming little corners of a house. In older houses you sometimes have those fun little nooks, quirky stairwells, small hallways or pockets of space that add to the ambience of the home. I miss that! Our house is a pretty standard layout, so each room is basically just a regular rectangle. But one thing we do have is this little area tucked in the corner by the half wall and pillars that separate the kitchen from the family room (and again in the dining room and front room).

It’s such a small, unassuming little corner that at first it doesn’t even seem like it would be all that useful of a space. It almost seems more like a space you would leave empty because the room isn’t very big. But I think it is fun to tuck in a little charming personality and function to at least one corner of a room! It adds an element of coziness–a little unexpected finishing touch. I don’t necessarily like to fill up every corner or it can feel cluttery to me, but I think it’s great to put a plant, a small table or a chair in a corner.

Do you have a small overlooked corner that might benefit from a little more charm or character? It’s fun to keep your eye out for just the right piece that can transform even the small corners of our home!

I got this table years ago (I think it was from Lamps Plus!) and it’s become one of my favorites. I love furniture that is interesting so I enjoy looking at it as I walk by! This one is so fun from the side, that I’m glad we can see one side of it.

PS. It’s good to be back today after being MIA for a few days! I had a crazy busy week trying to finish up some very exciting projects (can’t wait to share something fun with you in the next week or so!) and then I headed to Portland with my husband for the weekend for a conference! Thanks again to everyone who kept the blog going with your great comments and stories on the last Get to Know You post!! :)

Get to Know You: Your Style

Get To Know You - Your Style

get to know you - the inspired room - your style

Last November I decided to turn the tables on you so I could get to know you a little better! While I always appreciate hearing from you in the comments, emails and social media, the truth is I really want to get to know each of you a little bit better. You all get to read a lot about me and my house (and in my new book you’ll get to read even more of my many house stories! SO excited to share it with you) but I really do love hearing about you and your house stories, too!

I loved that so many of you joined the conversation and shared where you live and details about your home. It was so fun to read all of the comments (yes, I read every single one!) and even better, I loved that you all enjoyed each others’ stories! That just warmed my heart, you are all kindred spirits of the house loving kind! :). I appreciated that so many of you commented for the first time too.

So today, I wanted to strike up the conversation again with another get to know you question! Would you delurk and join in the conversation? I would love that and I know other readers enjoy it, too.

Here’s the question for today’s installment of “get to know you” … Now that you’ve shared where you live, let’s talk about this: how would you define your decorating style if you had to describe it in words? It can be tricky to define sometimes, I know. And if you are like me, you might have several favorite decorating styles but then you have one you actually go with because it suits your house or what you already have.

So, let’s discuss the style you decorate with now and whether you like your style currently or if you are evolving to a new look! This is just for fun :). You can share your favorite decorating colors, your style of furniture or whether you would describe your style with terms like cottage style, modern, farmhouse, traditional, mid-century modern, coastal, or even good ol’ hand-me-down or gathered over time eclectic. Is your style based on your style of house or simply what you love? And if you are evolving to a new look, tell me about it! Even if you don’t have a style yet or you are just starting out, you can share about that, too.

It’s so fun to hear from you. There are over 600,000 monthly readers at The Inspired Room (I know!, Crazy, right?) so I really do love getting to know more of you personally! :)

If you don’t know how to comment, it is really easy. There is a comment link at the end of the post. You just click it, it will open up a comment box. Then you can fill out your name and email address (that’s just a security feature) and then type in a comment! You do not have to fill out the “url” or “website” box unless you have one. You can leave it blank!

Ready, set, delurk!

PS. Thank you to those of you who are voting for your favorite blogs in the Better Homes & Gardens contest! You’ll notice that the Decorating nominees were moved to the last screen, so now when you click the link you have to scroll through to the end to find it. There is a skip this category button or you can vote in each. Vote here!

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