Sunday, November 10, 2013

How I Found MY Style Sundays- Northern Nesting


Hi Friends...I'm Martina from the blog Northern Nesting and I am so honored & excited that Pamela asked me to be part of her series How I Found My Style!

Boy...in the 16 years I've been married my style and taste sure did change... a lot!! My style went from 90's style Country with a lot of mauve, blue, and greens to Traditional with the dark wine and navy blue color scheme. But over the last 5 years things changed again around here and I know I finally fell for a style I absolutely love...Country French!

I am still a person who loves color...that will never change... and I love to paint (and not just the walls;)...I love to paint furniture, to bring an old outdated piece back to life again. *Use what you have...just give it an update when needed...I have many pieces that were do-overs;)
I love mixing the old with the new for a collected over time look.
I would have to say this blue chest that I found at a local garage sale a few years ago and redid with Annie Sloan chalk paint would have to be the piece in my home that is near and dear to me...it's my favorite makeover!
Moving on into the dining room. I just replaced our old chandelier with this beauty.
 This chair was a recent victim of a paint makeover.
*My tip to you would be...paint is your friend and it's the easiest way to change the look of a room or a piece of furniture without spending a lot.
Our kitchen and family room open up to one another and is definitely the heart of our home... it's where you will always find us.
It's a space I filled with all things cozy and homey. 
 A few years ago we turned our builder basic white island into a more custom piece by painting it black and adding bead board around the sides and decorative trim to finish it off. (My husband almost lost a thumb doing this...NO JOKING!)
 My mom just picked this wreath up for me (we like the same things)!

The wicker stand in the next shot was a recent find in Pier1...it's the little things like this that make me smile:) I love the warmth wicker adds to a room.
Looking into our family room from the breakfast area.

It's important to fill your home with all the things you love...don't worry what's in and what's not! If you love it... and it makes your house a "home"... stick with it!
My decorating style flows right on through into our master bedroom.
Pamela thank you so much for having me over today...this was so much fun! 

I love making new friends and would love you to stop on by Northern Nesting for a visit!

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Martina thank you so much for coming over to visit with us today! I have always enjoyed watching you transform your home over the years and of course you already know how much I LOVE your new dining room chandy. 


31 comments:

  1. I LOVE Martina's home -- it's one of my very favorites! Her blog is such a great source of inspiration! Wonderful feature, Pamela!
    xo, Andrea

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  2. Beautiful home! I adore Martina!!

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  3. Pretty home, looks like someone actually lives there!

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  4. Love the blue ASCP chest too...everything looks just wonderful!

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  5. Wonderful choice for a style/home feature, Pam. Martina's home is GORGEOUS!

    I love all here new changes - and going over there now to say hello to her.

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  6. One of my favorite homes! Martina is so gracious and creates a beautiful space for her family.

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  7. Martina has a beautiful home and great views out her windows, too.

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  8. I love Martina's beautiful home. It's definitely a place I would feel happy to live!
    -Shelley

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  9. Great Choice Pamela. I love Martina and her beautiful home. Her blog is sweet and full of inspiration. Love her crown molding over her windows in the Master. So pretty.
    Kris

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  10. Martina's home looks so warm and cozy, love her Country French style!
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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  11. I really like Martina's home. I'm a big fan of country French too. I love the changes she has made over the years to acquire that look. The painted furniture and the country French style fabrics and accessories has all transformed her home. I love what she did with her island in her kitchen. I love for an island to stand out as a statement in a kitchen rather than blending in with the rest of the cabinets. Really glad that her husband's thumb was spared! Otherwise, we might not get to see any more of these nice projects! LOL!

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  12. It sounds like Martina and I have a lot in common with our past decorating color and style choices. : ) Love how she's decorated her home; I love her style. It's always fun to see what she has been up to with her decorating or what she has found to add in to her décor. Thanks for sharing Martina's style with us, Pamela!

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  13. Thanks for sharing the tour of Martina's lovely home, Pamela. The blue chest and the chair makeovers are inspiring. The family room looks like a pretty and cosy spot to spend time.

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  14. I am a huge fan of Martina. She is true and genuine. Her style is always spot on. What a good feature!!!! xo

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  15. Martina has created such a warm and inviting home for her family. She is such a sweetheart too.
    Mary Alice

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  16. Martina, You know I love your home! It is just a wonderful warm livable place. I love all your sweet touches and I really love that blue dresser! Beautiful guest post, Pamela! xo Diana

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  17. Pamela...thank you so much for sharing Martina's beautiful home. Martina...your home is spot on perfection! What a great way to celebrate Sunday...wishing you both a wonderful week!
    XO Barbara

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  18. Thanks for featuring Martina's home, Pamela. It's just beautiful!

    XO,
    Jane

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  19. That blue chest stole my heart the last time I saw it at your place. Gorgeous!
    Brenda

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  20. Martina's home is lovely, so glad you had her over for a guest post. I have followed her for some time now and always enjoy her style and posts.
    Cindy

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  21. I love Martina's home and style, but more importantly, she's just such a sweet and inspiring person!

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  22. Her style is just gorgeous. It's very sophisticated country… it looks so cozy!

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  23. I never get tired of looking at Martina's gorgeous home. Thanks for sharing.

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  24. Oh I love her home and her style and I have loved following her from the beginning. Hugs, Marty

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  25. Oh I so love Martina….her home is so beautiful and warm…Martina is very talented and I always look forward to each and every one of her posts…and I am happy that her hubby did not have to sacrifice his thumb for the good of the island!….Thanks Pamela for another great feature!…so enjoyed it!!!!

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  26. Beautiful Martina. The blue chest is gorgeous.

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