What's Your Style Series | Our Living Room Design & Giveaway

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

So glad you stopped by for day two of What's Your Style, Living Room Edition!
If you're coming over from DIY ShowOff, then Welcome!
Our style can best be described as Eclectic with notes of coastal, cottage and country design.  Brian and I have lived in a very wide range of places and take a lot of cues from the lifestyles of those settings.  Everywhere from the coast of Maine to the Carolina lowcountry, Nashville to Colorado, even Australia and the Philippines.  Now that we live in Atlanta, it's hard for us not to bring some of those environments into our present home.  My approach to design is more of a mantra of sorts:
This is what I mean by that:

We strive for simple design that maximizes our small space.  We're always seeking creative storage ideas and most things in our home need to serve multiple purposes.  We stay away from fussy things and although we've gone with a neutral color palette, slipcovers and washable fabrics help keep the maintenance manageable.  We want our home to feel warm and comfortable and ultimately be our happy place.  Another reason I LOVE neutrals?!  It allows for easy transitions from seasons and holidays.  Switch out a couple pillows and add a colorful throw for an entirely new look ~ who doesn't love that?!

Thrifting is a favorite pastime and a lot of the items in our home have been scored for a couple bucks.  For example, the map behind the Fiddle Leaf Tree was a 25 cents find and the Navy Gourmet Magazine Folders in the Hutch were $5 each.

Weekends are spent at Antique Markets and quaint rows of shops searching for that perfect statement piece.  We love the look of mixing old with new and like to bring that into each room of our home.  An antique wallpaper table for a computer desk?  Why not!

Another design tip:
Most people know to layer textures, colors and fabrics, but we also challenge ourselves to layer varying price points.  A HomeGoods lamp on an antique French Table?  Go for it!  Hunt for new or thrifted items that will best compliment your vintage and antique statement piece.

We always want our home to evolve with us and the experiences we have.  We strongly believe your house should serve you and your household as well as represent who you are as a family.  After all, this is your home. 

So whether you're a new home owner, or already have an established home, know that everyone goes through design challenges.  Ultimately, it's about investing in pieces you love and knowing the rest will fall into place!

 Be sure to check out all the bloggers on the tour:

Jenna from Rain on a Tin Roof
Lucy from Craftberry Bush
Melissa from Shabby Love
Laura from Finding Home
Danika from Gorgeous Shiny Things
Roeshel from DIY Showoff

And don't forget...
There's a GIVEAWAY!
And if it looks familiar, I'm offering another Mohawk Home Rug Giveaway right now on this post.  So be sure to enter our What's Your Style Giveaway below:

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And stop by this post to enter for another chance to win!!
That's TWO chances people!!


  1. So beautiful, Michelle! Everything is so light and bright and then those wood tones - love it!

  2. I love your style
    I could have my sitting room exatcly lije yours ;)Its GORGEOUS

  3. I love your style! Everything is so calm and bright and inviting and you have fantastic furniture!

    Angela @ Number Fifty-Three

  4. Your home is perfect - even with a neutral color palette, the mix of neutrals and wood with textures make it so full of life and bright and welcoming - thanks for sharing!

  5. Your living room is beautiful, and your post is really well written! I love that you define what each part of your style means to you. Thanks so much for sharing!

  6. LOVE this room! So fresh and bright! Love that fiddle fig in the corner...I'm going to have to get one of those...and then try to keep it alive! Thanks so much for sharing! Life to the full! Melissa @ DaisyMaeBelle

  7. Michelle, I love your home! I'm in love with neutrals too. So glad you're a part of this tour! Sharing on my FB page tomorrow ;)

  8. Love the new look of navy accessories. Of course I've always thought your living room looked beautiful. Your photography is so wonderful, easy to look at and writings are also easy to read. CJW

  9. Your home is gorgeous! I love your design explanation and you do a great job mixing the fresh and the rustic. If you trying for elegant and cozy, you got it!!!

  10. would love to hear where you got your slipcovers if you don't mind. thanks

  11. Beautiful! Love the photos and the tips. I have totally switched over to nuetrals. I agree with you 100% :)
    What's the dinner and wine club, that sounds fun! :D

  12. just beautiful! I really love your indoor plant/tree!!!

  13. Beautiful family room! That is a beautiful plant! Is it is fiddle leaf or rubber tree?

  14. Gasp. Michelle, this is crazy stunning. I love everything about it. SO so fresh and pretty.

  15. Just discovering you! Great space, so well styled!

  16. Absolutely charming and gorgeous space! So my style...a little old mixed in with new....so curated!

  17. I love it all, but you know what really steals the show? That giant tree/plant/living thing! It's GORGEOUS!


  18. Hi, I love your style and love the neutrals. Absolutely gorgeous. Can you share where you found the neutral club chairs. They are so pretty and I am in need. Also, the color block throw. Thanks so much. I found your blog through Thrifty Decor Chick blog. So happy. I have now subscribed. Cindy (schwerdtcw@charter.net)

  19. Where is the planter basket from?

  20. This article gives the light in which we can observe the reality. This is very nice one and gives indepth information. Thanks for this nice article.


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