I don't know about you, but I've dreamed of owning a home my whole life. Yes, for all the reasons one wants to own a home-- the independence, the wonderful responsibility. But the main reason... Full creative license to combine all my favorite design elements in one place.
Nothing excites me more than walking into a room and seeing how pillows, upholstery, or furniture can be moved around to better the feeling of a space. All my life I've done this for friends and family. This week, it is my turn to do it for myself. My husband and I, newly married as of December 2nd, purchased a charming townhouse in Virginia Beach. It is a block from the ocean, making it a beach house, but my style has always been a mixture of French rustic. The next step? Finding a way to create a marriage between these two styles.
To design my home, I start the way I start with every project -- Looking at what I own that can translate in various rooms throughout the home, and deciding what my new space needs. Some of my favorites are a transitional (wood top, iron base) coffee table I purchased from a pop-up furniture boutique, an antique washboard, Rose Tarlow custom pillows, two Lee Industries club chairs, and a French settee that I fell in love with several years ago before I even had a home to put it in. Other treasures that came with us were antiques from my husband's grandmother, each of them with their own individual story and history. So here it is, moving week, and I can't wait to find home for each of these items!
Now that you know what I am starting with you'll be with me on my journey as I slowly bring each room in my house to life!