You know what is one of the best things about owning a home? Decorating it and painting the walls however you want. But let me warn you, if you are anything like us, you might think you love something because you liked how it looked in a picture or magazine–so you do it! And you live with it! And you realize, “Oh, wow. This just isn’t me. At. All.” We have lived in our home for about a year and a half now and our style has completely changed. I really thought I loved color and lots of it! Just check out all of the images I was pinning a year ago:
And then there is this bright blue room that is, no doubt, beautiful. But just isn’t us like we thought it was.
I was a color-pinning monster:
I also thought that we were really into super contemporary design.
Our design style has evolved into more traditional (with a modern quirky twist thrown in every so often) and neutrals. And, most importantly, casual and cozy. I am really digging warm, darker walls these days. Our favorite room in our house right now is our family room because it is just so inviting, calming and cozy.
The funny thing is–that is exactly how we dress ourselves, so why wouldn’t we dress our house in the same way?! We both like classics. Jeans and solid cozy t-shirts or button downs in (mostly) neutral or toned-down colors. Maybe a hoodie or jacket. Flats. Accessories for me usually include a skinny cognac belt, my wedding ring and earrings (pearl studs or hoops). Simple and classic, but casual 95% of the time.