Sunday, December 1, 2013

How I Found My Style Sunday- My Soulful Home


 


Hello...I am Kelly from My Soulful Home. What a thrill to be here with Pamela and you! (Emmett is excited too!) We are here together to talk "style", specifically my decorating style. (what a compliment to be asked to do so!)
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"My style"….hmmm? My style comes more from an attitude about how I want to live in my home rather than a specific 'look' or era. I want to feel warm & comfortable, have others feel welcome and have the house be a place that enhances our happiness.
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For me that means filling my home with time worn pieces, color, texture & treasures that make my heart beat a little faster. Like vintage gardening books...and old tins. Funny, what lites my fire!
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Finding my style did not happen over night. It has evolved over time. I looked, copied, borrowed, tried & edited….again and again. Out of all that experimenting my personal style emerged.
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Aside from experimenting, I think what has helped me most to develop my style is trust. Trust in myself that what I was drawn to and felt at home with would work all together in my house.
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To sum up my style I will share with you the best compliment I ever got regarding my home…"It feels like your house is giving me a hug". That made realize that whatever words one would use to describe my style didn't really matter, it is the feeling that counts for me.
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So many things I have collected are special to me, but one thing does stand out a bit from the rest. You see that bust on the corner of the fireplace? fam2
Know who that is? I bet you do. That is my Bill. (aka William Shakespeare) He has been with me longer than my husband of 21+ years and has lived in every place I have since moving out on my own. So, I must say Bill is my most treasured find.
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Out antiquing with my mom on a rainy day, I found him inside crate in an old barn. Not a very practical thing to buy as a young law student moving out on her own, but I had to have him. (thanks Mom!) entry 
My number one tip for creating a beautiful home is to have your home reflect YOU. Surround yourself with things that celebrate the personal. Trust your instincts…oh, and do edit. painted cabinet
Editing is my very practical tip. Create vignettes of the things you love, put other bits away & switch it all around once in awhile. That will keep your home uncluttered, fresh and beautiful.
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It has really been a pleasure to be here. Thank you Pamela! My front porch is small, but there is room inside for us all. So if you enjoyed my visit do come over to My Soulful Home sometime. I would be delighted to have you. Now it is time for me to start decorating for Christmas!
 ** Kelly **        
Kelly thank you for stopping by today and bringing Emmett with you! I loved reading about how you found your style and the best compliment you ever got. I think all of our homes should feel like hugs. 

20 comments:

  1. Kelly, you have a beautiful home and I can see why someone said it was like getting a hug! Thank you for sharing your home with us. I am off to go to your blog to browse some more!
    Penny

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    1. Thank you so much Penny! I look forward to seeing you around My Soulful Home. Have a wonderful holiday & the happiest of Holidays!

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  3. Pamela, Thank you so much for having me over to your 'porch' today. I am honored that you let me share my decorating style & home with your readers. Happy Holidays to you, yours & all your readers!
    Kelly :)

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  4. Lovely to hear more about your decorating style Kelly. I enjoy what you do and the happiness always shines through. Best of all, I love that you decorate for you, not to please others. I feel that way about my own home too. Thanks Pamela for hosting a great event.

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    1. Isn't this such a fun series…yes, thank you Pamela! I read over many of the interviews before writing mine & truly enjoyed each one. Kerryanne, I think we have a lot in common!!

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  5. Very beautiful home and I love your style!

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    1. Thank you so much! I really appreciate your kind words. It is a little scary to put yourself out there! Thanks for the positive feedback!

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  6. Beautiful home Kelly. I love the front door and entry into your home. I bet it will be fun to decorate for Christmas. Love your style.
    Kris

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    1. Thanks Kris! It is fun to decorate for Christmas & I am at that right now. Come on over to My Soulful Home soon to see it done up for the holidays! Thank you very much for your comment!

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  7. So beautiful and inviting. I am finding my style in the same way...slowly but surely. Thank you for the wonderful advice. I will carry it around with me as I am putting my new home together. Love this blog and am on my way to check out your soulful home. :)

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    1. Thank you Lisa! Do trust in yourself when decorating your new home. That way YOU will love it. Hope to see you over at My Soulful Home someday soon...

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  8. Thanks, Kelly, for inviting us over! Love all the subtle golden light in your home!

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    1. Tandy we meet again! Thank you so much..that is the Cali sunshine for you!

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  9. I just LOVE Kelly's beautiful home and style...heading over to see more!!

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    1. Wow! Thank you Martina…I will look out for you at My Soulful Home!

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  10. Wow, that arch or purple flowers is stunning! Love your antiques!

    Linsey

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    1. Thank you Linsey! The vine is the simple & common lavender vine. Grows easily almost anywhere!

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  11. What a treat to see all of the many wonderful treasures!…I love that someone said that Kelly's home feels like a warm hug…yes, that is such a wonderful compliment….I am loving that gorgeous corner cabinet..and the front entry way is spectacular!…What a beautiful way to welcome family and friends!…Great feature Pamela!

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