A lot of people ask me for advice about styling their houses. That's incredibly flattering, seeing as how I was born with zero sense of personal style. It's something I've learned from watching and learning from my MUCH more talented friends. I've learned everything I know about how to style a home from experts... experts I've begged to help me with my own home. Over the years I've made major buying mistakes ranging from desks to curtains to beddings. I bought purple curtains in college, tie dyed bedspreads in my twenties, and a cheap desk from Target that I'm not sure I ever put together correctly and ended up throwing on the side of the road hoping someone would take it. My advice is not to spend money on the most expensive pieces, but to make sure whatever you invest a lot of money in is white, black, grey, brown or wood. In my mind, blue is a neutral too, so I say go for it.
If you have a neutral backdrop, it's easy to keep the same basic decor for years and years and switch it up with art, rugs, pillows and throws - most of which are less expensive than a complete overhaul.
One of my favorite examples of this is a house I shot 8 years ago. The furniture is all beautiful and timeless and is just as stylish now as it was then.
Another example is this house from 6 years ago. To see more photos of this home, visit this post.
We did our best to follow those rules with our home, which I fall more and more in love with every day.
For more photos of our house, click here.
Many many many thanks to Linda Williams, Anne Williams, Clary Bosbyshell, and Ginny Branch for letting me learn from you. I love you all so much!