When Pamela asked me if I would like to share on 'How I Found My Style Sundays', my first thought was "me... style"?. Then I thought about how it takes all sorts of tastes to make the decorating world go round. For me, I'd need to own about a dozen homes, decorated in a dozen different styles to capture all the different looks I like.
But I only have one place I call home, and as I write this I'm still pondering what my decorating style really is!
Sometimes I think I will haul anything home that I like even a little, and try to make it work. My shed full of junk proves that to be true.
So in that sense my style is probably "collected", if that's a style.
|Hammered Aluminum Collection|
Often times I like to use old wood with a history.......
|Barn Wood Window Bathroom Cabinet|
The same is true for decorating a home. What works for some might not work for me, but it doesn't mean I don't appreciate or see the beauty in other design styles.
It's a matter of taste and preference. And many times of budget.
Decorating at my house takes compromise, and being realistic usually trumps what I would pick if no one touched the furniture.
|Barn Door Coffee Table|
The truth about my style is that it has to be easy. This is a very lived in home, where not only my style has to fit in, but that of the other people who call this place home.
Sometimes my decorating means making lemonade out of lemons.
There are not any priceless artifacts here.
Just the art work of the six kids who have carved out the lifestyle that works for our house as well as our yard.
|Kids Wall Art Collage and dog moon|
So my decorating can be a little bit country.....
|The Cedar Porch Furniture Redo|
Or a little bit rock & roll, depending on who I'm doing the decorating for.
|Rock & Roll Boys Dresser|
I've never felt that I'm very good at melding the many things I like into cohesive design, so I'm the last one to give any decorating advice.
But every once in a while something I dream up in my head turns out just like I imagined.....
|Faux Grain Sack Drop Cloth Chairs|
Fortunately for me, someone else who lives in this house can build things that often pull the style I'm after, all together......
|Scene's From the Master Bedroom|
Natural elements, rock & stone, barn wood, vintage finds, passed down treasures, industrial metals, and things that are relaxed and comfortable. I like it all.
|100 Year Old Barn Wood Bathroom Shelves|
Sometimes rustic, sometimes clean and white.
Decorating that looks good but can handle anything from a mug of spilled coffee, and tiny fingers, to teenagers big dirty feet.
And of course that can handle the darn dog!
I like the old with the new.....
Often I passed over a decorative item or beautiful piece of furniture that I really liked because it just wasn't going to work in a sometimes very messy household.
OK, fine.... often messy household!
Every decorating choice I have ever made had to be family friendly, and I don't always get it right while I'm busy focusing on the bigger picture.
I do what I can, with what I have, so that it works for me and who I lived with.
|Dresser turned portable patio bar|
|Outdoors at Bliss Ranch|
We intentionally and accidentally have created a home where not just our adult friends are welcome, but our kids' friends as well.
But really, there is only one thing that makes a home beautiful, and that's the people inside it.
Thank you Pamela for inviting a bit of northern Bliss Ranch
down south.... From My Front Porch To Yours.
|Bliss you have a wonderful style and I always love looking at your many projects. Thanx so very much for stopping by today and visiting with!|