Sunday, August 3, 2014

How I Found My Style Sundays- The Essence of Home

From My Front Porch To Yours- How I Found my Style Sundays

I want to thank Pamela for inviting me to participate in this series.  I have always enjoyed reading everyone else's style posts so it is a pleasure to write one of my own and a thrill to be considered! 

 However, with that being said, that means I have to really "think" about what I'm going to write about.  Hmmmm.........

From My Front Porch To Yours- How I Found my Style Sundays-The Essence of Home


For anyone out there that is new to my blog, my name is Kelly from The Essence of Home.  I am married with two boys and love to decorate!  I'm always changing things around, so what you see one day may not be what you see the next day. I had the honor of being featured in the Fall issue of Romantic Homes Magazine this year too!

From My Front Porch To Yours- How I Found my Style Sundays-The Essence of Home

1.  My decorating style is...............

This is a tricky question for me because I'm always changing things around.  But as a whole, I'd say it is cottage style.  There are many types of cottage style.  I gravitate towards a more feminine look, which includes white slipcovers, floral, striped or velvet pillows in soft hues, lots of white dishes, dressy chandeliers and simple window coverings.

From My Front Porch To Yours- How I Found my Style Sundays-The Essence of Home

2.  How did you find your decorating style?

I've enjoyed the cottage style for many years.  I've tried different styles out, but always go back to the simple cottage style.  It's so easy to live with.  I believe it was after seeing Rachel Ashwell's books and reading some Country Living/Home magazines that pushed me in that direction.  I fell in love with the softness of those interiors.  I also find that it's family friendly.

From My Front Porch To Yours- How I Found my Style Sundays-The Essence of Home

3.  What has been your most treasured find for your home?

I would have to say my huge armoire with glass doors that's in my family room.  I fell in love with it at a consignment store.  It was feminine in style and a statement maker for a room.  It originally had a dark brown finish, but after I switched over to a very light color scheme, I painted it grey.  It now holds a collection of my favorite white serving dishes.

From My Front Porch To Yours- How I Found my Style Sundays-The Essence of Home


4.  What tips do you have for creating a beautiful home?

I would recommend starting with a specific color scheme and sticking with it in each room.  Consistency is key to having your whole house flow nicely.  You can use eclectic pieces throughout, but stay within the same color scheme.  I think that will make it more professional looking too.  One other thing, for me, is to have a "cozy factor" to your home.  You don't want it to look like a furniture showroom, or a generic hotel.  It's easy to just go buy furniture and accessories at a store, but if you warm it up with things that make people want to stay in that room, then you've done it well.  Every room should be pretty AND functional.  Always keep that in mind when designing a room.  

From My Front Porch To Yours- How I Found my Style Sundays-The Essence of Home

From My Front Porch To Yours- How I Found my Style Sundays
Kelly it was a pleasure to have you stop by today! One of the reasons I enjoy your blog so much is because you always are changing things up. I think it is awesome how you and Kim share a passion for decorating your homes! 

22 comments:

  1. Wonderful feature, Pamela ~ I really love Kelly's home and her style, beautiful and inspiring!

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  2. Great choice Pamela. Kelly's home and decor style are beautiful. Kelly is one of the sweetest bloggers out there. Kelly and I share the same decor style of softer cottage style. Love every room in her home. Her home is cozy and so inviting. Love her style.
    Kris

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  3. Luv Kelly's style. Beautiful, cozy and sink in comfy!

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  4. I love Kelly's blog. Her style is so refreshing. Thanks for featuring her today Pamela!

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  5. I love sweet Kelly and her beautiful blog! She truly is one of the nicest and most helpful bloggers out there. Her home is beautifully decorated and I always look forward to her posts. She's even inspired a lot of my own decorating choices. :)

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  6. Kelly has a beautiful home! Thanks for sharing her design style. I am off to check out her blog!

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  7. Kelly is a sweetheart and I enjoy her style! Great choice for your feature today. I love the way Kelly is always changing things around to keep her home interesting.

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  8. Absolutely beautiful!! She has such great style...I love everything she does.

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  9. No matter how Kelly changes around her rooms, they always look beautiful! She's a real sweetheart too!!
    Mary Alice

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  10. I have been a big fan of Kelly's for a long time. Her style is so pretty and inspiring...nothing pretentious at all. And she is one of the nicest girls in Blogland!

    Jane xx

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  11. I love Kelly and her gorgeous cottage/farmhouse style! Great feature :)
    Susan

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  12. I love Kelly's blog and her decorating style!!
    ~Cindy

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  13. Kelly's style is impeccable! Her home has character and class to spare and I always enjoy her posts!

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  14. Kelly's house just makes you want to plop down and hang out there, doesn't it? Great feature, Pam.

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  15. Kelly's home has lots of style and personality and even though I gravitate in a different direction I enjoy seeing what she does. Her home is inviting and cozy and one thing we have in common is the desire to make frequent changes!

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  16. I always enjoy Kelly's blog -- and it's fun to see what she does next.

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  17. Love Kelly and her ever changing beautiful home!...She has a great sense of style and so great to have seen her home featured in the magazine...a great feature today....thanks Pamela.

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  18. I love her style and the tip of keeping color consistent. it's beautiful - and that armoire!

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  19. Kelly has such a lovely home! I've enjoyed seeing the changes she's made since she has started her blog. It's always fun to follow along and see things in their "before" and "after" state. Love how calm feeling Kelly's home looks. Thanks for sharing Kelly's style with us, Pamela!

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  20. Kelly has a beautiful home, comfort and cottage rolled into one.

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  21. I'm a big fan of Kelly's and happy to see her featured here. I love her design style, and always look forward to how she is changing things up.

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  22. Kelly and her home are both lovely and it was so fun learning more about her and how she found her fabulous style! :-)

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