We are still trying to sell our home in Shattuck. It's been a bit discouraging, but we know this is a horrible time to sell. Although we have a few homes we really would love to put an offer on, I still am having fun looking at homes and making reno plans in my head. Even just from the last two years in this home, I feel that my style has refined itself even more. I'm still into the eclectic/vintage, mix-match vibes, but I definitely want to try to focus it in a little better in my next home.
I've talked before about how I spend way too much time online looking at decor ideas (thanks pinterest) so I thought it would be fun (for me anyways) to do another mini showcase of a few of my favorite looks lately.
I really enjoy looking at other's family photos in their homes so it's no surprise I enjoy a good gallery wall.
I've decided to embrace all things chalkboard. I still think it's a little overdone, but what can we do? We all seem to have this new found love of chalk boards on everything! It's like, have an ugly table? Slap some chalkboard paint on it. Weird painting? Now it's a chalkboard. Boring planter? Paint it and now, surprise, you can write it on it with chalk. Old suitcase? Chalkboard. Vase? chalkboard. My christmas tags last year were even mini chalkboards. It's like the new owl. And though most would be very wary to paint any walls black, I am really wanting to do a chalkboard accent wall. It just feels like the right thing to do in my imaginary home, ya know? I DO NOT have enough chalkboards in my life.
I have fallen in love with not only this bedspread from anthropology, but also with this wall color. I just find it so beautiful! I have always loved shades of green, but this one is my new inspiration, it is so pretty!
Do you remember Genevieve Gorder from Trading Spaces? She usually did something kind of crazy design that the home owner's either loved or hated. Well she has a new short series on Netflix called "Genevieve's Renovation" in which Genevieve purchases the apartment above hers in good ol' New York and obviously renovates the place on her "budget". The end product is everything I love basically! Lots of colors and mixed in pieces from all around the world- fireplaces from Venice, doors from Morocco, wall hangings from Israel- I love those kinds of pieces that add so much character! To see the rest of her rooms you can click here.
To me kitchen's are typically a room I will most definitely be remodeling. My husband will tell you I'm very picky. I would prefer to buy a home that is way outdated, in need of renovations and less costly then to buy a brand new home with counters and fixtures that aren't my style and then feel guilty for wanting to tear it out. I like light and bright which is starting to come around, but in your typical Oklahoman home, I feel like most things are brown brown brown. I don't hate brown, but man there are so many pretty colors! This two-toned cabinet trend lately has me planning for a mint and white mix like the one pictured below. MINT EVERYTHING!
Bathrooms are the other rooms that typically need a lot of work. When we did the bathroom in our current house I thought to myself, "oh all it needs is a new vanity, texture and paint, flooring, that won't take long!" I had NO idea the process that takes place! I'm in love with my bathroom now and can appreciate where it came from before. I'm weirdly thankful for this "starter" home we've had in a way that I feel like it's been a good practice for me to see things differently that are important for me in a home that I wouldn't have thought really mattered to me THAT MUCH before I was actually a home owner. For instance, the fact that it does matter which way your house and your windows are facing, I REALLY want a separate laundry room, you really don't realize how much storage you will need, and now when I look at a home without any established trees it's pretty much off of my list unless it is just an amazing house. I also just feel very blessed that I even am a homeowner and in a way it makes me feel so selfish to even spend so much time concerned with home decor like I do. I know there are parts in the world, much more than I even realize, that would love to have a stable roof over their head. I thank God daily that I have that and pray that I will not be a complainer for what I do have. I fail often at that.
Well that kind of got off subject, but I do feel God puts certain interests in your heart for reasons you may not even realize that can be used for the betterment of His kingdom, if you seek out for it to be used as such. I hope you all have a great week as fall maybe finally starts to settle in and we cozy up in our homes. And if you know anyone looking for a home to cozy up in, in Shattuck, we would love to sell to them (shameless plug). Love you all!
In His hug,
P.S. If you liked this post, you can see more of my favorite roomspirations here and here.