My design aesthetic tends to lean in the traditional, coastal, and shabby chic styles all rolled into one. In thinking back to my motto of design therapy I feel like the combination of those styles creates a calming, relaxed, and clean space. My aim throughout my house as I work to put each room together is make you want to kick back, snuggle under a throw blanket, and stay awhile. I tend to gravitate toward whites, grays, and pops of dark blue. Have I mentioned blue is my favorite color? If not, I think you will slowly start to pick up on that as I invite you into my latest house projects and inspirations. No matter what space I focus on, blue always seems to creep in there somehow. It gives a home a sense of cohesion when the same pops of color are noted throughout. Bonus, if you get bored with accents or artwork in one room you can move it to another!
I grew up in a waterfront home and was spoiled with spending my summers at the beach. I draw a lot of inspiration from those two places because it evokes calm happy memories. The five senses run deep with our connection to memories so if you can incorporate those into your décor you are setting yourself up to be instantly taken back to that place or memory with little effort. When you think about putting a room together with this theory in mind envision your happy place and try to incorporate those colors, textures, and scents. Are you imagining your favorite hiking trail? Incorporate earth tones, dark wood accents, furniture with clean lines, and hints of sandalwood. A beach or lake? Include variations of blues, greens, and whites with natural accents such as a woven rug or jute baskets, and add a scent of sea salt. Paying close attention to the small details such as the texture and layering of fabrics and you are well on your way to creating your happy place inside your very own home!