A lot has happened in our home over the past 6 months. Our living room looked like this exactly a year ago for the 2015 Summer Home Tour……..
I love these home tours because it’s so fun/interesting too see how things change over time. This tour today is hosted by Lindsay from The White Buffalo Styling Co. If you are following the lineup, you came over from A Designer at Home and up next is Julie Blanner. (Full lineup at the end of the post.)
I’m really not partial to either two versions of our living room. They’re both very fun, but I would probably go in a totally different direction if I were to start clean. (Is that surprising????) Neither of these spaces were super intentional (sometimes that’s WAY more fun), where my parents’ living room had me literally obsessing over every detail.
My own home is where I try things that I really have no clue as to how they will turn out. A client’s space is obviously not the time and place for that, so I of course only present design ideas/plans in which I am very confident will work out. My house……..not the case at all. Most would probably think it’s a total waste of time/money/energy to continue redoing ones home, but I am so eager to try new things at this point that I can’t help it. I’m trying to train my eye to immediately recognize what I am drawn to and more importantly, why I love it, and I’ve found that it’s really helpful to actually follow through with some ideas that pop into my head…..
Anyway, bottom line, we are renting, and sometimes I take that idea TOO far by thinking nothing has to ever be permanent as long as we rent. Yet at the same time, I love experimenting with my own home because I can physically see my style evolving whether I like it or not.
I also painted our kitchen green on a whim a few months ago…
Other than the wall color, our kitchen has remained the same since we moved in.
And that’s it for today! Be sure to check out the other tours today (major inspo!) Up next is Julie Blanner and the full lineup is below.
Photography by Kayla Snell.