I think I could have called this post “the ghosts of living rooms past”.
Looking back through our living room through the past five years, even I have to admit that it’s a little crazy how many times it has changed.
It’s kind of a joke around here that when we first looked at this house, I promised my husband that we didn’t even have to paint. I loved it that much. It was absolutely perfect.
And truth be told, I meant it at the time.
But once you live in a place for a while you want to make it your own. Change the colours. Move your art around. Switch up the furniture.
It’s all part of that journey that really is my mantra for decorating. Home truly isn’t built in a day. It is a journey.
And today, I’ve hopped on board with a super fun group of ladies for an awesome blog hop hosted by Stephanie from Casa Watkins Living, about their Home Style: Before and After – and how they’ve gotten “there” in one room in their homes.
As part of this series we were asked to define our home style in three words. This was a bit tricky for me. I feel like our home style is a bit of a mixed bag… but I think we’ve definitely transitioned from bright, cheery and eclectic cottage to more a more refined and mature “Hamptons”-esque Lakehouse Cottage feel.
Our living room has definitely been through some serious transitions on this journey…
Last spring I took on the makeover of our living room as part of the One Room Challenge and I couldn’t be happier with how it all came out…
Except, maybe, that one day we would love to add a gas fireplace with a mantel and built in half bookshelves on each side. One day…
Here is how she is looking right now – though I’ve been busy adding fall touches that I can’t wait to share with you soon!
Quite the transformation right?
But isn’t that what makes decorating fun?
Are you interested in seeing how some other fabulous DIY and Decor bloggers have transitioned their style over time? Check out their “Home Style: Before & After posts” – all being shared this week!
And sharing tomorrow it will be: