Hi there! My name is Julie and I write the blog, "Lilacs & Longhorns" where I share my passion for all things home.
I am so thrilled to be here at Pamela's today sharing how I found my style! The truth is, my style is always evolving and I often feel like I'm still trying to find it! I've come to believe that finding one's style is an ongoing life-long process. I'm sure the look of my home will change over the years, but that is all part of the fun when you enjoy decorating like I do!
|Right now, my dining room is my favorite room in our house. I updated it last year and to me, it reflects my style the best.|
|I love rustic, farmhouse/cottage-type spaces and homes that exude warmth and comfort. And, as much as I can appreciate the beauty of a formal space, they don't reflect my personality.|
I am practical and sentimental. I love things that remind me of the past, I like color, I like flowers, I love fabric, I adore pitchers and plates, I love quality and I like saving a buck. I don't like "matchy-matchy" spaces -- I have hand-me-down furniture and pieces that I've bought at garage sales and made over myself as well as brand new pieces. I adore pillows in fabrics I love and I always find a way to incorporate a flower here and there.
My home has a very open floor plan which is wonderful for family living but can be challenging to decorate. My home is a work in progress and I have many projects to tackle in the days and months ahead!
Here in the kitchen is a good place to tell you something that has affected the style you see in my home. It will also explain the name of my blog.
|As we've created our home together, it has been a challenge for me to stay true to myself while also incorporating the style and personality of my husband.|
|Through the art of compromise and figuring out how to blend our tastes, I'm finally getting the hang of it!|
|I have to confess that he has grown to trust that I will to blend our styles and he doesn't interject himself in to decorating the way he used to.|
|Our home reflects more and more of both our personalities the longer we live here.|
|Our home is not perfect, but it is ours and we love it.|
|Thank you Julie for stopping by today. Your home is just beautiful and I loved learning more about you and your home.|