February 25, 2012

✥ My Style Defined ✥

In case you missed this post I did for Jennifer at a Place 2 Call Home- here it is. She invited me to talk about my design style, so pull up the computer, get cozy!
 Here's a pic of our home- ok, let me be more clear, it's the dining room part of the living/dining room/kitchen which I call "livitchen". For the past three years, the condo life has been, livitchen.
This pic is perfect for showing my love for both styles! I love the vintage globes and suitcases above a brand new Ikea mirror and very modern moose head! 
Truly, my style falls into four categories: "NEW-NEW", "OLD-NEW," "NEW-OLD," and "OLD-OLD."
The New-New- Our sectional is what you would call "new-new". It's a custom made sectional from Basset Furniture and I designed it to have clean lines and a modern feel. Pretty much all the pillow cases on the couch are also "new-new." Surprisingly, "new-new" is kinda fun to say!


The New-Old- This is when you buy something with the intent to change it into something that looks "aged". Take a look at the curtain panels behind my couch. They are new Ikea curtain panels that I stenciled with a damask stencil. I wanted to create an aged looking fabric to balance the newness of the couch.

The Old-New-These are the things we already have that get a makeover to resurrect an old item and make it into a new one. The lamp on my front table in the livitchin was a brass monster, but had these gorgeous lines. I used a 20 cent clearance can of spray paint to makeover the lamp and also the mantel clock beside my couch. It was this ugly old thing the hubs received as a gift ages ago. I gave both a fancy little face lift and transformed the look. 

The Old-Old- We should all be familiar with this category. These are all our vintage finds- the stuff we scour thrift stores and maybe even Ebay for.  I have several vintage finds scattered around the home. I heart the old blue mason jars and their zinc lids and old fans like this turquoise beaut on the table.
My apiary sign on my gallery wall is old-old- but it was a makeover too. It was an old wood sign that looked a mess and I painted it to look like a different old wood sign. My husband says it's the wild west in me... even though I'm from the east coast.

Thanks for touring my crib!








22 comments:

  1. I LOVE your design choices! Your condo looks charming and so comfortable too! The photo showing your Lamp etc is so perfectly coordinated.. great job. Thanks for sharing your little piece of Heaven with all of us.

    Wanda

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  2. I love the assortment of frames behind the table. Lovely.

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  3. You have quite the talent for new-old. I love how you mix it up.

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  4. My favorite part of your home is the gallery wall. And your curtains:) Great job in explaining your style. I have quite a love for a mix of styles, myself.

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  5. You have such great style, I love perusing your pictures! This is a fun post describing the different aspects!

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  6. You have such great style, I love perusing your pictures! This is a fun post describing the different aspects!

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  7. There is so much I love about this space! Great job! Love everything :) ~Bre

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  8. Okay, I love your space! Have I told you that before?!
    xo,
    Shannon
    (www.akadesign.ca)

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  9. I do love your style! You've put together your spaces so very well, just beautiful!

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  10. you have such a beautiful home!

    megan
    craftycpa.blogspot.com

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  11. you have such a beautiful home!

    megan
    craftycpa.blogspot.com

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  12. I love your style, Becca. You are so creative, so talented and an inspiration! :)

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  13. Thanks for the little tour Becca! Love your style!


    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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  14. Love it. It is fabulous. I love old things mixed with new.
    Ruth

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  15. You have made the most of your condo for sure! I love that gallery wall. Mixing old and new is the BEST way to decorate!

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  16. So many amazing ideas here! I love the pops of turquoise and other bright colors you've added. So beautiful!

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  17. I love, love, love your space...thank you for linking up...I never tire of checking out your space! Wishing you a wonderful weekend!

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  18. Looks so Pottery Barnish....you did great! Visiting from CraftOManiac....

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  19. What a lovely home you've got there!
    Cheers!

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  20. Your home is beautiful. I love your gallery wall.

    jodi

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  21. I love your mix of clean lines with vintage finds, not to mention your color choices are phenomenal! I'm definitely going to be using this as a design inspiration :)

    -Jazmine
    keepitkrafty.blogspot.com

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