Hello friends, my heart is full after yesterday's post. Thank you all so much for your sweet comments and joining in our celebration of our son. I'm often hesitant to post many personal things here, but you all were such kind readers and I truly appreciate how your graciously receive those posts when I do.
Now, on to more decorating talk! As Christmas comes to a close each season and a new year begins, I always look around and get the itch to see what I can change around the house. Nothing major, just rearranging or switching accessories or adding a pop here and there.
Currently, I'm craving even more color and pattern! You might think...how is that possible? Actually, I do have a pretty neutral base in my home, with the accessories being the main source of color and pattern.
So, I've been toying with some ideas of how I could take things up another notch around the house, and I thought I'd share some of the inspiration that I'm mulling over in my head.
I won't go this far in my home, but this photo sure does make me happy, and I think there are some good takeaway ideas here.
If you are on Instagram, you know what I mean when I say that it is a huge source of inspiration for me (if you're not on it, you should be, so fun! I'm here if you want to check it out.). Other than ogling a constant feed of pretty decor, I've met some of the nicest people who I now call friends.
My friend Meredith is not a blogger, but her stunning home was featured this past year on The Glam Pad blog. I get my dose of pretty from her Instagram feed, but you can see the formal and complete tour of her home here. I just love how Meredith injects fun and color into her otherwise traditional home (and she sets some tables to die for!).
I can't get enough peeks of Laurie's fabulous home, either. Another sweet friend who is not a blogger, but I'm dying for a full home tour! In addition to her Instagram feed, Laurie has an Etsy shop filled with the most adorable things, if you're anything like me you'll want one (or two!) of every single thing! And, her classic, feminine fashion posts always leave me drooling too!
Finally, the ultimate inspiration in preppy eye candy... The Greenbrier. I just informed Ray that a visit here some day is on my bucket list!
A few themes I'm picking up on-
*more pattern in other areas than just pillows (lots of layers of patterns!)
*fun, colorful accessories
*more hot pink! (I think it's in every photo I chose)
*bold furniture choices (accent pieces)
*pretty wall treatments (bold paint color, graphic wall paper, etc.)
Do you get the itch for change with a new year, too?