Blogger: Rhoda of Southern Hospitality
And Then. . .
What makes me cringe when I look back:
Everything! From the deep dark colors, that were so IN at the time, to the vast abundance of accessories to the faux florals that were everywhere. So glad I got out of that phase and got rid of the fakes. Real plants all the way for me now. You can see I still have many pieces of this furniture still and love that I chose wisely there.
What I love most about my home now:
I'm not actually in this house anymore, but what I loved at the time was the open and airy feeling it had. Everything got lightened up in that house and my mostly neutral furniture was a good back drop for changing out accessories and fabrics to bring in those much needed pops of color. Just paring down on too many accessories and getting rid of the fake florals (long time coming!) did a lot for this room too.
The biggest influence on my evolving style has been:
Most definitely, being online with like-minded decorators has influenced me more than ever. I try not to totally jump on the trend band wagon, but I am more swayed than not when something pretty and new comes along. Design and DIY bloggers are full of style and inspiration and I constantly get infused with so many ideas that I'd love to try. Maybe in the next house! Shelter magazines are a huge source of inspiration to me too. I still love to turn the pages of a new home magazine.
I have to admit, 10 years ago, I would’ve thought Rhoda’s “old style” was the bomb! :) I was all about the more, the bigger, the better! To see more of Rhoda’s projects and to learn about the Haven Conference she’s organizing next year, visit her blog.