The actual “house” itself, just lends itself to a more traditional/formal design.
Let’s take a peek!
Now, don’t get me wrong. I love my home (minus the green carpet) and feel immensly blessed.
And, as I visit all of you talented folks here in blogland, I fall in love with so many styles and design ideas but have struggled with how to incorporate them into my existing decor.
So, I decided it was high-time to bite the bullet and figure out how to breath some fresh, new life into some of my more “traditional” spaces.
Here it is a few months ago, and as you can see there is dark furniture (which we have had for 12 years) a brass chandelier (which will be going bye-bye very soon!) and other more “formal” elements.
I actually like a little bit of “formal” in my life!
Most of my life is filled with toys and stuffed animals and potty training and messes so a hint of formality here and there helps me to feel less…ummm…one dimensional. You know what I mean?
That being said, I’ve realized that the line between “formal” and “stuffy” can get a bit blurred.
And I don’t want anyone to ever feel like my home is for show and not for real living!
So, I decided to attempt to add some character to my dining room and started with this sofa table which currently acts as a kind of “pseudo” buffet table.
This post is partying at the following places:
The Blooming Hydrangea: Someone’s Trash is My Treasure
A Stroll Thru Life: Tabletop Tuesday
Savvy Southern Style: Wow Us Wednesday
DIY By Design: Sizzle into Summer
No Minimalist Here: Open House Party
And Then There Was Home: Plate Wall Party
Elements Interiors: Whassup Wednesday
Stuff and Nonsense: Friday’s Unfolded
French Country Cottage: Feathered Nest Friday
Common Ground: Vintage Inspiration Friday
Green Door Designs: Saturday Spotlight