I am honored to be an invited guest at Annette’s stunning blog today. When asked to publish a post about Annette’s beautiful book The Well-Dressed Home, Fashionable Design Inspired by Your Personal Style, I knew instantly that I wanted to explore the premise for myself:
Personality is key when developing your wardrobe, and the same is true when creating a unique decorating scheme for your home.
As a teenager, I was very proud of my bedroom. I recall feeling how the space was an extension of my personality; that someone could walk in and know it was mine. While my mom had picked out bedding and curtains, I was given free reign to hang posters and display collections. Whether it was a poster of dreamy Robby Benson, my plaid Preppie calendar, or the pink and green Sex Pistols album cover: it was me. Somehow, these attributes still apply: a mix of sweet, practical and fun.
In the Design Style Guide part of Annette’s book, styles are broken down into lavishly presented categories of Romantic, Couture, Classic, Casual, Bohemian, Retro, Resort, Modern, Eclectic, Vintage, and Eco. It was fun to assign a mix for myself which appears to be Romantic-Casual-Vintage … for now!
When I scouted for clothing in the colors of my home office (aka the Girlie Office), the accent colors of pinks and aquas were an easy find. However, no yellow: not a shirt, not a shoe, not an earring. I’ve always felt sallow in yellow yet I am very happy surrounded by the sunny hue.
The living room is all about tones of grays and blues with a bit of white and occasional sparkle. A coordinating outfit was quickly located as I tend to wear quite a bit of gray and blue with a little sparkle.
Thank you to Annette for her generosity and for inspiring this very enjoyable and educational play session!
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