Thursday, January 22, 2015

Time to Redecorate

Yippee! I'm doing a happy dance as the construction on the family room walls and ceiling is complete! It took a couple tries to get the touch up paint to match, but as of Tuesday afternoon I no longer have construction workers in my house. Now I can give it a thorough cleaning and think through how I want to re-decorate. My blogger friend Teri over at shared some links on her site for assessing your decorating style. Here are my results from the quizzes:

1.  From
Your style is:  Coastal!
Coastal: If you don’t already, you prefer to live at the beach. You like things light and breezy and use things you found washed up from the tide as decor. You like lots of light and sunshine, and wonder what season there is besides sunny and warm. You’re laid back, and you never worry about someone or something messing up your furniture.

This makes sense to me. My late husband loved nautical antiques so there are pictures, antiques, and ocean themed objects sprinkled through the room. I always figured I was more of a Country French kind of girl, but since I had to take everything out of the family room during the construction and pasteurization, I realize how much I miss those coastal touches! So the nautical will return to my room when I redecorate, but perhaps with a slightly more feminine twist.

2.  From
Your style is:  Country Cottage
The pretty, practical look and feel of country cottage style suits your casual attitude perfectly. You are drawn to colors, fabrics, and window treatments that are light and airy. Heavy, dark colors and textures are simply not your style.
Whether you're decorating a seaside retreat or your primary residence in the city or suburbs, your country cottage style calls for elements that are feminine but not overly fussy. Florals are an important motif and are likely to turn up in window fabrics, slipcovers, or wallpaper.
When it comes to furniture, you're a big fan of painted pieces that add warmth and character. In the kitchen, a farmhouse sink, bead board, and white or light-colored cabinetry are classic cottage features that appeal to you.
One of your favorite activities: Scouring flea markets for vintage fabrics and other special finds to add just the right touch of romance to your space.
I was actually 70% country cottage, 20% eclectic country, and 10% modern country. I'll stick with the country cottage, as it seems to fit better.
3.  From
Your style is:  Crafted Simplicity
Simple shapes and strong lines. Fine craftsmanship mixes with natural materials. Arts & Crafts, Mission and Shaker work for me.

I do have an appreciation for Arts & Crafts styling, but don't see this as a true style for me.  
So decorating wise I'm all over the place, but plan to settle on a mix of Country French Cottage (which I already have going on) with coastal.  

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