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I love the new place. I wanted to say something though. While I think that your style is great and you do have very clever ideas, I think what really sets you apart from others who talk about their homes is how positive you are about it. You discuss everything with such energy and love, always pointing out the great things about the space rather than the negatives. (For example, on the picture of the kitchen sink "A great breeze blows in here while I'm doing dishes")
I think that is what really sets you apart. I think plenty of people would not be able to get over the negatives (even if they did want a small space) - you mention things you plan to change, but even when you do that, its in a positive way.
Honestly, I think its your outlook, not the space or design, that is truly refreshing!
You did a fabulous job. Your home is so warm and cheerful. Truly a place I would look forward going home to
Yes for SURE you could do this as a business! I am amazed that you make it look effortless. I AGONIZE when I have to pick a paint color :
By the way I would love to know what paint colors you used in the home. They work together so great.
How do you pick things? Do you choose things to decorate that you just LOVE? I will try to go and find things to decorate with and I freeze. I am originally from Spain and growing up decorating was a luxury I didnt have and in Spain people just painted walls white. There are so many choices here that I just FREEZE : - See I could totally use your services If you come to Dallas let me know!
The paint colors are from Behr:
Livingroom: Warm Muffin
Kitchen: Grass Cloth
Bedroom: Toffee Crunch
Bathroom: Rocky Mountain Sky
All of our things have just been collected over the years. After awhile, I started to realize that I gravitated towards certain colors. So when I would find things I liked, I would focus on those colors so that everything would match no matter what room it was in. That way I can mix and match and re-do with the items I already have. I only keep items that are meaningful, beautiful, and/or useful. As I look around my rooms, I can tell you exactly where I got it...who gave it to me...what special memories are connected to it. And that brings great joy to everyday life.
I much prefer gathering things slowly and from unique places than from going out in one day to Pier 1 or wherever and buying enough to decorate a room.
Just paint by itself is huge. It will completely change the feel of the space.
Thanks for the kind words!
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