Tuesday, June 16, 2009

My favorite decorating style - and wow was it hard to narrow it down!

The very awesome Amber over at Maven Mama presented a little challenge for me to pick one image that best represents my personal style for interiors. I'll have you know it took me long enough - as she presented me with the question April 1st! It's so hard though, and for me my personal style sometimes depends on what day it is! But today, I'd have to say that I always come back to what I call mid-century modern vintage.

Here is the picture that inspired my decision:
via Sweet Fine Day on Flickr

I still don't feel like this image quite sums it up - and there are things that I would do differently of course. I love the neutrals and wood tones, but I'd have to have some aqua blue in there somewhere. Also some fluffy seating - a shabby chic couch or something....and some more organic forms. I guess I just haven't really found the "just right image" yet, but I love this little glimpse of the room. I also love this style because you can use items you already have - I don't believe in tossing something just cause it doesn't match. Also, items that you use and live with are special - and make a home really yours.

While we're on the topic, here's some more mid-century modern interiors.








9 above images from Desire to Inspire
via Design Shrine


via Hidden in France

via House of Onika

via Curbly

This one was a close contender... I just love spaces that are really lived in and loved.
via Apartment Therapy

7 comments:

nicolette said...

Hidden in France is definitely my personal favorite. Even the room is small, the design is quite quaint. Also, the use of colors and patterns really catches your attention.

Nicolette
http://www.furnitureanddesignideas.com

bluelaugh said...

I do love the bucket and or fiberglass chairs. Some day I would like some for my place.

maven mama said...

I love the rooms you chose, and I agree the first one (your 'official' choice) needs a splash of aqua - maybe a nice organic vase with some big green elephant ears? I like that palette because it reminds me of a charcoal sketch on craft paper. But yes, I am an aqua/robin's egg blue junkie myself!

Shan said...

I agree with Nicolette! The Hidden in France set-up is beautiful and warm.

It makes me want to cuddle up and read a book on the window-seat during a rainy day.

SixDifferentWays said...

What a great collection of images. I love them all!

Sarah's Fab Day said...

Love them all. They all have such great colors it makes it hard to choose just one.

Tommy Bahama Bedding said...

Some great pics - the last one is my fave :)

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