Blogger: Tobi of Tobi Fairley Interior Design
What makes me cringe when I look back:
Though I love color, when I look back on my old house, there was too much color going on to be combined with so much stuff! My current home is so much more edited now than the previous one (thank goodness!). And the fact that my formal living room and dining room were all one space didn’t help. All the accessories and elements in the living area, just added to the cramped feel of the dining space. I know a lot of people like open plans, but I am a big fan of walls, especially after living in a home that had very few of them!
What I love most about my house now:
I love that my home is still full of color, but color as an accent not so much “in your face” color. I love that my walls are a neutral backdrop so that you can really see and appreciate the more subtle mixes of color in the fabrics and furnishings.
The biggest influence on my evolving style has been:
The biggest influence on my style has been my busy lifestyle. The busier my life gets, the more clutter-free and neutral my home gets. I will never be free of color, it really is who I am. But creating a respite from the busy world with smaller doses of color for energy and fun but with a relaxing background, are much more appealing to me now. My home is my sanctuary and so it needs to be a place that nurtures me and my family, not one that assaults us. J
Thanks to Tobi for playing along! If you missed the first installment of the "Now. . . And Then", you can read it here.