Sunday, November 30, 2014

How I Found My Style Sundays- Everyday Living

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

As new bloggers (only three and a half months!), we are honored to share on Pamela's amazing series "How I Found My Style Sundays"! Pamela, thank you so much for this opportunity to meet new friends. My husband, Butch and I would like to invite you to come and visit with us at www.everydayliving.me.
Blessings, Pam
Everyday Living-How I Found My Style Sundays- From My Front Porch To Yours
Decorating has always been a part of my life, beginning as a ten year old. When Butch and I married, I went in to full decorating mode. He was so patient, never knowing what he might find or how I may have re-decorated when he came home from work each day! The next thing I knew, friends and family were asking if I could help them decorate a room or solve a dilemma. In late 1996, God opened a door of opportunity that changed everything–I was officially “hired” to decorate an entire house! From that one job, a new career began! Now eighteen years later, I look back and am overwhelmed with God’s goodness in allowing me to follow a dream.
To quote Oscar de la Renta, "Style is more about being yourself".
As an interior decorator, my clients' personal styles have ranged from English Country to Southern Traditional to Country French to Eclectic, and many that didn't know what they liked. I have enjoyed the challenge of helping clients to embrace being themselves and not just 'give in' to the latest decorating trends. My personal style has evolved over time and I would classify myself somewhere between Country French and English Country. My preference is warm colors that invite you to sit down and visit!
(You can click on the individual pictures to go to their original post)
Every Day Living-How I Found My Style Sundays- From My Front Porch To Yours

Our kitchen has a definite Country French look with its warm Provençal colors. Note the French chest between our reading chairs and the oil painting of a 19th century Paris street scene! You can see more photos of our kitchen here: Our Refuge and Bon Voyage to Bon Appetit!
French Country Kitchen-Every Day Living-How I Found My Style Sundays- From My Front Porch To Yours
I love our granite topped island with the elegant chandeliers hanging above!
Country French Living Room-Every Day Living-How I Found My Style Sundays- From My Front Porch To Yours
Our family room has the feel of an English Country house. Look closely and you will see the mix of patterns: floral, plaid, leopard, toile, and a mix of textures. The cedar walls and ceiling provide the rustic while the chandelier and furnishings provide the elegance. I have always loved books-they give a room the feel that someone really lives in the space!
Country French Dining Room-Every Day Living-How I Found My Style Sundays- From My Front Porch To Yours
Hospitality was a gift that my Mother possessed. I have done my best to follow her example! I love setting beautiful tables to welcome family and friends.
Country French Dining Room-Every Day Living-How I Found My Style Sundays- From My Front Porch To Yours
Country French Dining Room-Every Day Living-How I Found My Style Sundays- From My Front Porch To Yours
When I began blogging in August of this year, I was encouraged to share my tablescapes...and Tablescape Tuesday began!
Every Day Living-How I Found My Style Sundays- From My Front Porch To Yours
An elegant vignette in our master bath with hand-painted walls and of course, a chandelier!
English Country Bathroom-Every Day Living-How I Found My Style Sundays- From My Front Porch To Yours
A peak into our jewel-box powder room!
My advice in creating a beautiful home is this: begin with love. You can acquire expensive and beautiful "stuff", but without the spirit of love, it will be a cold and lonely house. It is perfectly ok not to follow all the latest decorating trends! Again, style is about being yourself. If I feel the need to incorporate the latest trend, I will purchase a pillow or small accessory for an inexpensive update! My home is a collection of a lifetime of travel, books, gifts, and spotting a perfect accessory for a specific place. Enjoy making your home a place of love and peace from all the noise that grabs our attention. When our son, Seth was little, he said many times, "home was his favorite place to be"!
"...and above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony" Colossians 3:14
How I Found My Style Sundays- From My Front Porch To Yours
Pam I am so glad to have met you thru blogging. You and Butch have such a beautiful home. You truly know how to pull everything together to create a warm and inviting home that not only looks amazing but is comfortable as well. Thank you for joining us this week and sharing your decorating advice.
How I Found My Style Sundays Holiday Edition- From My Front Porch To Yours
Next week begins "How I Found My Style Sundays" Holiday Edition. Every Sunday in the month of December I will be featuring some of my beloved bloggy pals and their Christmas styles. I personally can not wait to hear about how they found their Christmas Style and what their favorite holiday item is. 

9 comments:

  1. Hi Pamela! That house is so ornate. I love when people embrace a style and let it flow through the whole house. Very beautiful!

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  2. Oh wow!!! How luvly. Thanks for sharing this beautiful home with us Pamela... hopping over to the blog for more...
    Happy Sunday!

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  3. I just love this series and am so excited about the holiday version!! After many years of Christmas decorations driving me crazy, I finally found my holiday style this year. I won't be counting the days until I can get the house "back to normal".

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  4. WOW! Fabulous home and beautifully written.

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  5. Love Pam's gorgeous home....and love following her on Instagram every day!

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  6. Pam's home is gorgeous...love her style!! I fell in love with her cozy family room!

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  7. So pretty! I love the same patterns, especially toile and animal print. I have a neighbor (and decorator) who has very similar style and she's having trouble selling her house because so many people are afraid of patterns/color. I'm totally with Pam- embracing your own personal style and not getting caught up with trends. It's hard not to though!

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  8. Pam's style and home are beautiful. I especially love the french country kitchen.
    xx,
    Sherry

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  9. Such a colourful and warm home, make me feel so cozy.

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