What is your style story? What do you like? Modern, Traditional, Eclectic?
Are you a person who enjoys things, be they books with worn leather bindings, or old, weathered paintings with carved frames, or even a set of beautiful transfer ware with crazing and some chips? Items with a sense of history or tradition, or a story?
Do you like to change things up or find the perfect item and then consider the room finished?
I have always had an traditional sense of style in my decorating. I love the layered look of old European homes and I have found that as I age I am drawn more and more to the patina of objects. When I pick them up I can almost feel their history, and I find myself thinking of the people who used each item. Where did it come from? Where did they use it?
I like to keep the main pieces in the room and change up the paintings, the pillows, and the accessories.
Lately I seem to be finding a lot of things to change up in the house; I think I had better stay away from One Kings Lane, the antique stores and my blog friends Etsy stores.
I never tire of reading this book, I find something inspiring on each page.
|Above Three Images From Patina Style via Veranda Magazine|
This is one of my favorite design books. Are you a follower and fan of Brooke and Steve? If not you should check out their blog and follow along as they build their dream house Patina Farm.
Enjoy your weekend!