One of the most impactful ways I’ve been able to reflect on everything that happened in my life is by revisiting what I wrote, the music I listened to, and how I lived in my own home. Looking back on these experiences, I bring up feelings and memories I would otherwise have forgotten. (Which reminds me… I need to write things down often!)
Since this month, Wit & Delight has been everything personal styleIt seemed appropriate to look back at how my personal interior design style has evolved over the years.
Today I reflect on my design leanings on the past four homes I’ve lived in and Allocate three words Each one.
My first solo apartment
My three words for the design of this home: eclectic, cozy, playful
My first solo apartment It was all about learning about – and enjoying – a place of my own. Here, you’ve learned what it’s like to take care of a home and bring it to life. I learned that the home design process is not frivolous, but a way to practice self-care.
In this apartment, I’m starting to stretch my design muscles. I bought a new sofa for the living room and everything else was from the Facebook Marketplace, the thrift store, or from friends and family. Even with my small budget, I learned here that designing a place just for you can be very fulfilling.
My first solo apartment was about learning to have and enjoy a place of my own. . . . Here I learned that designing a place just for you can be very fulfilling.
Our modern apartment in the city
My three words for this home’s design: eclectic and cozy with pops of color
When Joe and I moved in This apartmentI said to myself, It’s very new– when what I really wanted was an old-school loft with history and character. To compare the modern structure, I brought in more antique items and furniture.
In this apartment, I experimented with design elements and tried to figure out the “adult” interior design style. I tried to balance my tastes with Joe’s design needs, which I knew were mostly about functionality. Even now, I can look at this apartment and see the similarities with my existing design sensibilities, even though this modern apartment is a far cry from our now traditional home.
The first home we bought
My three words for this home’s design: classic, airy, punctuated by modern
This was the first home Joe and I bought it. we spent Many Save money on home updates while staying here. We put $200,000 into several renovations, which we got back when we sold it in 2020.
The square footage was relatively small at 1,700 square feet (2,200 square feet once the basement was remodeled) and we completely reimagined the layout. What I learned in this home is the value of smaller, carefully planned spaces. Here I tried to find the intersection between what the heart wanted and what was right for the house itself.
When I look at this house, I see the way you’ve begun to use color, especially in the smaller rooms. I’ve chosen two of the bright wallpapers bathrooms and office drawing cobalt blue. The undercurrent of wanting more color is already starting to show in my design leanings.
Our current home
My three words for this home’s design: colorful, eclectic, warm
We’ve always wanted to live in the neighborhood we live in now. When the opportunity presented itself to purchase this home, it felt like Kismet. When we actually moved into May 2020, I was in the midst of questioning who I was. I was really exhausted from using social media and was trying to deal with the weight of the pandemic.
This was a home where I took more design risks than I had in the past. it’s a the house Where I borrowed a lot of inspiration that was already here. In this house, I experienced the far end of what my dream world might look like. It was a real gift to experiment with more color and pattern and helped build my confidence in the process. My personal style and how I approach interior design So Much clearer to me now – that’s what this house gave me.
My personal style and how I approach interior design So Much clearer to me now – that’s what this house gave me.
Of all the things I’ve come to understand about my personal style of interior design while living here, I like spaces that feel quirky warm. It’s one of the most common things people who visit our home say – it feels cozy and warm. That’s, you know, a consistent line in terms of what I’m drawn to in the design world.