Finding my personal home style
Posted by Rachel
Now that our fun-filled family vacation is over (insert crying face), I have about 1.1 million things on my to do list. I love making lists and crossing things off, but I’m entering into verge-of-meltdown territory over how daunted I feel by most of it.
My biggest issue? The fact that I have made a plan to get my entire apartment painted and decorated over the next year. And by ‘over the next year’, to me, that really means by the end of 2011. My husband Shaun and I purchased our home a little over a year ago.
While the place was brand spankin’ new, it also kinda feels like a giant white box. It’s a loft, which means high ceilings, industrial piping and a lot of white walls. I love the style, but it’s so empty right now. It’s cold and mismatched with furniture from our last apartment. It’s just begging for some TLC.
I’ve been putting off any kind of decisions on the place for one major reason.
I stink at decorating.
I don’t know what I’m doing. I don’t know how to match. I need help, friends. A lot of help.
I’m not afraid of color…though I don’t know how to use it. My instinct tells me to do light, happy gray walls and then inject some color with pretty pillows, bedding, throw blankets and artwork. Some pretty things I already love…
But I’m torn. Perhaps I should go bold on the walls?
What do you think?
I need your help. Where do you go for home inspiration? What blogs do you read? Or do you find inspiration in a glossy magazine? Please send some resource ideas my way! I can’t wait to get this process started and fill you in on all the decorating as it happens!