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Monday, 03 July 2017 08:07

Down Home Decor: July 3, 2017

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What is your decorating style? I am often asked what my personal style of decorating is.  My style is me.  I don’t base my choices for home décor on what is “in”.  It has to fit.  Don’t get me wrong, I like a lot of the “in” things but I believe your home should be a reflection of you and tell the story of who you are.  This certainly doesn’t mean you can’t have someone help you with your décor but it definitely should be a expression of you, your family and your life style.  There are so many ways to make your décor your own style and incorporate current trends.  All it takes is a little bit of imagination!

So here we go, this is our blank slate.  This is my hall bath after the cabinets were glazed.  The space is done with a medium neutral wall color, white trim, white floors and off white cabinets.

First off, I glazed over the off white cabinets with a dark espresso brown to accentuate the craftsmanship.  The glazing makes the details in the cabinetry pop and adds a warm rustic feel.  Glazing can be tinted to any color and adds depth and character to plain painted cabinets.  It is also really easy to do with a little practice.

Next, I gathered together an assortment of pieces that I have been collecting.  I chose things that are sentimental to me but also, that I also genuinely like. At this point, I started narrowing down my selections to the pieces I could meld into my bathroom. It really is that simple!  Most people would never put any of these things in a bathroom but I am crazy about it!

This “work of art” is my Grandfather’s mule collar, AKA towel holder.  I have been saving this gem for years.  I have limited storage space so this worked out perfectly after it was cleaned up!

This gorgeous buttermilk pitcher was used by my Grandma’s family.  Yes, a buttermilk pitcher in the bathroom.  Pottery is one of my weaknesses so this is right up my ally.  I added peacock feathers from my wedding for height and the cross as the finishing touch.

To balance out the vanity I chose to make use of this old rugged wrought iron candle holder.  The imperfections just add more character.  I selected neutral candles, as I am drawn to understated earthy colors which are very elegant.

To top off the bathroom project, I brought in old family photographs! I adore old photographs.  These photos were enlarged from the old originals and put in matching frames.  They are not anywhere close to perfect but they but they are so charming.

This is the completed project and I think I nailed it!

 

 

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