Sunday, January 24, 2016

Defining My Style


Here's my problem: when I find something I like at a flea market, antique store, or Home Goods, I just buy it. I know, doesn't really sound like a problem, right? Well, you're probably thinking I am about to start talking about my spending habits (ok...which are a problem...) but what I really want to discuss is how it's really hard to just pick one style sometimes. When I lived at home with my parents before I got married, we went to flea markets and I grew to love the antique stores so I would collect treasures from those and I didn't really have much sense of style in my little bedroom because, well, it was one room and that's all my mind was focused on. Then when we got married, I had this time period when I started liking a more contemporary, all white with some gold kind of style, so all my antiques and junk were dead to me. I made a few purchases that I look back on and regret, but luckily we were on a super strict budget so I couldn't have made any huge mistakes even if I wanted. Then over the past year or so I realized that trend really did not bring me joy, so I turned back around and brought the antiques back out of the basement. I dusted them off and redecorated. Being on Instagram is really what started providing me the most style stress. There are so many amazing designers with awesome tastes. One day I wanted my house to look just like so-and-so and the next day I switched to a totally new obsession. Each purchase I made reflected something I saw online. One day I would try to make my house look like a farmhouse (....I live in the middle of the city....) and the next I wanted to be minimalistic (HAHA!) and the next I liked a more Pottery Barn look and the next I wanted to be all French countryside. It wasn't until recently that I realized how silly I was being. I spend so much time trying to choose a style but lose track of what a home really is. It's the one place that I get to make mine. Who cares if I can't define my style? My style is Allie. It's a combination of what brings me joy and if it doesn't fall into a category, who the heck cares? The journey of creating my home is my journey, not Home Good's journey, not such-and-such Insta-famous blogger's journey...it's all mine and I hope you enjoy glimpses of what brings me joy:)


Oh and I know...#firstworldproblems, but this is a blog about home decorating and the things I like so I don't feel bad being honest... :)


All this to say...I bring you my living room!









No comments :

Post a Comment

adding pinterest script 3. Changing the Position of the Pin it! button The cool thing about this code is that you have some freedom over where the Pinterest button for Blogger will go over the image. Take a look at the code that you just copied and pasted into the HTML for the word 'center'.