Sunday, October 5, 2014

How I Found My Style Sundays- Design Dreams by Anne

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

Hi, my name is Anne and you can find me over at Design Dreams by Anne. I was thrilled to be included in Pamela's "How I Found my Style" series, particularly since it seems I've only just found my style! These days I'm embracing all things farmhouse in a big way.
From My Front Porch To Yours-How I Found My Style Sundays- Design Dreams by Anne

I've owned a number of houses and I have to say that my style has changed with each move, partly due to the style and age of the homes and partly due to my love of rustic and vintage decor. My current home has two parts, the original which was built in the 1930s still has much of the old style trim and doors. The new addition which houses the bedrooms and a second bathroom was built in 2009. I moved here in 2010 and promptly began the work of putting my stamp all over the place.
From My Front Porch To Yours-How I Found My Style Sundays- Design Dreams by Anne
I built and installed the shutters on my house and painted everything in either white, aqua, tan or off-white.  PS this is an old view of the front of my house, I'm about to reveal a brand new front landing and deck! Over the first two years that I lived here, I grew to love painted furniture, butcher block, shutters, second-hand furniture and beadboard panelling.  Once I began blogging, my eyes were really opened to the world of farmhouse decor and now I love it! My new dining room:
From My Front Porch To Yours-How I Found My Style Sundays- Design Dreams by Anne
My newly renovated kitchen:
From My Front Porch To Yours-How I Found My Style Sundays- Design Dreams by Anne
My newly renovated mudroom/laundry/bathroom:
From My Front Porch To Yours-How I Found My Style Sundays- Design Dreams by Anne
From My Front Porch To Yours-How I Found My Style Sundays- Design Dreams by Anne
From My Front Porch To Yours-How I Found My Style Sundays- Design Dreams by Anne
Um, yep, I really, really love aqua.  And renovating apparently. Pamela has asked me to choose my most treasured find, this is very difficult for me since I am always picking up fabulous things from online buy & sell pages, yard sales, second hand shops, friends and our local dump (we have a building at the dump where you can leave things that are in decent condition for others to use). I'd have to say that my current favourite find is my $100 solid wood hutch that I converted from 1980s style to a farmhouse classic.
From My Front Porch To Yours-How I Found My Style Sundays- Design Dreams by Anne
But all those old doors & shutters that I keep dragging home are a very close second...
From My Front Porch To Yours-How I Found My Style Sundays- Design Dreams by AnneFrom My Front Porch To Yours-How I Found My Style Sundays- Design Dreams by Anne
The more I surround myself with things that I've fallen in love with, the happier I am in my home. If I had only one piece of advice to give about decorating, it's that you should only choose things that you truly love to decorate with.  Your home is your refuge, fill it with the things that appeal most to you instead of following trends or listening to decorating "rules" - but then I am a bit of a rebel, I love to break rules!! Thanks for having me Pamela and thank you all for spending a few minutes of your day with me. Have a happy week!
From My Front Porch To Yours-How I Found My Style Sundays
Anne I have been enjoying watching you find your style. Your kitchen turned out fabulous ad well worth all your hard work. Thank you for joining us today.

 

21 comments:

  1. Great feature! I always enjoy visiting Anne's blog. :)

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  2. Thank you so much for the feature Pamela! Happy Sunday!

    Anne
    designdreamsbyanne at gmail.com

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  3. Luv your style and philosophy Anne. Decorate with what you luv... not trends and fads. Just shared your shutters with the Mr. I WANT them :)
    Thanks for sharing ladies.

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    1. Thanks so much! Good luck with your shutters!!

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    1. Thanks Laurel! You know how much I love your home... xo

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  5. Love this place and the style is so fun. Looks very inviting.

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  6. I wish I could commit to one style! LOL..I haven't yet done so and envy those that can! I totally enjoyed your space!! Very nice!!

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    1. Thank you! and I had the same issue for years lol!

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  7. Great choice today Pamela. Anne is so talented. I always said she could have her own DIY show. Love her blog and all the wonderful amount of inspiration she gives to us bloggers.
    Kris

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  8. I think Anne's advice on decorating with what you love couldn't be more true and you can tell from here pictures that is exactly what she has done. Her style shows through more and more with every post as she transforms her home. Love every one of her projects!

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  9. Anne's home is charming. I've been following her for a long time and I'm constantly amazed at her vision and talent. Love her style and her blog. Great choice to feature Anne here. ~ Nancy

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  10. I am so, so happy to see the great and wonderful Anne...queen of the DIY world...she is amazing...I am always in awe of her projects....she is not afraid to tackle any project. I have been enjoying her journey of renovating an decorating her beautiful home....I know she can probably build a home by herself from the ground up!...Such a great feature here today Pamela of the ever so talented and sweet "aqua woman", Anne!...a super hero!

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    1. Oh Shirley, you always say the sweetest things - thank you my dear friend!

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  11. wow, sie haben ein wunderschönes zuhause, ihre vinage möbel finde ich super!!! liebe grüße von angie aus deutschland

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