June 29, 2009

A Little Inspiration...

H'mmm...what's my style?

Over the years my style has evolved and changed. Being a creative mind who loves to try new colors, textures and design I've never lived with one style for too long. I have had everything from Contemporary, Country, Traditional to Victorian. My love for the last 5 years has been French Country. In the last year though, I feel a new change is here, again...

I have always had a love of colors. Many colors have been in my home over the years. Purples, mauve with mint green, (I know, don't hold it against me) peach, sage green, maroon, teal/black (hmm...what was I thinking?) cobalt blue, butter yellow the list could go on and on. Yet out of all of these colors, the colors I seem to be most drawn to and still am, are blues, reds and greens. I have found varying shades I love in each hue. They are my favorite. I still continue to decorate my home with these colors.

As I said earlier, a new change is here...again. I feel pulled and drawn to the soft, muted but clean look of blue grays, soft pinks, creamy whites, with pops of turquoise, cherry reds and apple greens. I realized as I put this post together, that even though I design in clients homes and define a style for them...I have yet been able to put a name for my new style. How can this be? Well this might explain why...

I love Cottage, Vintage, Swedish, Coastal, a little Shabby Chic, Elegant, Romantic, still some French Country and of course Whimsy. Wow! There are elements about each of these styles that call to me. This is why I am having a hard time defining my style.

So what do you all think? I would love to hear your thoughts to help define my style's name? Being that my creative mind is in so many directions at the moment, I am having a "What's my style" block! Is that such a thing? It is now.

We will be moving soon (waiting for orders from the Air Force) and I am looking forward to once again creating and designing in my new home. Here are some photos that are inspirational to me for the style I want to create...

Photo: Ideal Home Magazine
Creamy whites, Casual slipcovers,
Elegant chandelier and pops of color.


Photo:Better Homes and Gardens
Detailed carved woods, muted blue grays and
a comfortable place to sit...

Photo: Better Homes and Gardens

Pops of turquoise, soft pinks and glass.
Love how airy and bright this feels.

Photo: Better Homes and Gardens

Pleated skirts, sisal rug, hardwood floors,
 gingham reds, stripes and canvas baskets...

Photo: Country Living
Love everything about this!

Floral fabric, distressed table, slipcovers,
monogrammed chairs, roman shades, and the
blue gray paint I can't wait to use in my own home.

Photo: Country Living

You know how I love plates on the walls!

Again the pop of red in the floral fabric
with the blue gray sofa...

Whimsy all over it.

This room says fun, elegant and casual all at once.
Such a pretty pink on the curtains and they're puddled. *sigh*

This floor is gorgeous with the harlequin
pattern in the blue gray and white...

Here are some of the fabrics I have been collecting
for the look I want in my living room.

Floral fabric with soft pinks, cherry red, and hints of baby blue for pillows with a gingham red and white piping (This is some of the fabric I posted on here about Tanya Whelan...one of my favorite designers!) Dupioni silk in muted lettuce green, striped blue grays and whites, plaids, pops of turquoise (adding Whimsy) and slipcovers done in a creamy white matelasse fabric. Adding accessories with Glass, distressed wood,canvas, linen, burlap and lots of little birdies .

Can't wait to move and create the vision...and hopefully have a name for my style.

Oh, one more thing...

Remember, something NEW is happening here!

Whimsy Spotlight Wednesday is coming this week July 1st! Make sure to mark your calenders! There is a new spotlight each week and also a great giveaway too! I would only have the best for my wonderful friends! Make sure your following...you definitely don't want to miss out on all the amazing Artist's, Designers,Businesses and goodies!!!

Excited to show you all the great things I have lined up for you all!

Hugs to you,


  1. Sweetie i have this same obsession with constant decorating. Change is always in the air...evolving!!! The hubs has given up and accepted. LOL :) I never could define a name either. As you may have seen my etsy shop-this is the name i've chosen to describe my home:
    ..."Chic Provincial"...
    It's all types of woods,antiques,original paintings, & new items mixed throughout. Recently i've been adding more & more whites. I wish you the best with your move, you're in my thoughts and prayers. We military wives must stick together. I love reading your blog ♥


  2. beautiful pics...i'd take all of them.

  3. Love all of those photos! :) My fave is the one with the couch and the white coffee table...soooo pretty! :)

  4. Oh that grouping of fabrics is just gorgeous! So warm and cozey and comfortable! The inspiration pictures you have chosen are wonderful, too! I can't wait to see what your new home will look like.

    I have to think on a name for your style (I am at work and just sneaking in blog peeks in between tasks! lol). I go through the same thing with my style, and I have no idea how to define it. I was very excited to read your post today because I was just talking about this very thing with my Mom the other day. We were out shopping together and I told her I how I feel a shift in my tastes coming on again. What direction will it take me? I don't know! But I am excited to find out! :-)

  5. All of those photos look like a clean cottage look to me, not so shabby, but I don't know what you'd call it! Beautiful and calming for sure. I would love to redecorate, what an opportunity each move is to do that :)

  6. Love the background on your blog!

    I remember the days of moving every few years, courtesy of Uncle Sam. It was fun for us kids, but probably a huge headache for my parents!

    Can't wait to see where you're going :)

  7. Whimsy french Chick...that's how I would define your style!

  8. So beautiful! You have excellent taste. When you design your house you can go ahead and skip on over to mine, lol. :)

    Also, check out my new blog: craftrookie.blogspot.com

    Have a great day!

  9. I'd say Cottage Whimsy is your style. I love all of those pictures and wish I could re-create it at my house, but my house has too much dark wood and my husband would choke if I said I now wanted to paint it. LOL!

  10. Beautiful! Very relaxing. It must be hard to always be moving. But a great challenge.
    Have a good day.

  11. I've always believed, If you love what you collect your theme will fall into place. It will be perfect for you. Then you just add to it. I love your color theme.

  12. Hi Victoria,,, I love reading your blog, very pretty and inspirational. I love your work! I also really like to photos in this post So cool and summery looking.
    Happy Creating,,, gail

  13. it's crisp and clean and homey and romantic!!
    love that bluish bench...and that rose floral fabric is one of my faves too!!
    have a wonderful day

  14. Whatever you decide your look is I think it is wonderful. Love all the photos... each room is just dreamy,

  15. YES! inspiring rooms...wow...just beautiful!!

  16. Victoria: I love the fabrics you have culled together, they are gorgeous! I can't wait to see what you create, as I know it will be stunning! I think I am a shabby french country...is there such a thing?

    Beautiful photos!

    Lou Cinda :)

  17. Hi! Thanks for following my blog! I've spent a while looking at your blog! So much to see. I love to change styles too. Keeps life interesting. Plus who doesn't love the hunt for those new must haves?

  18. Nice blog…. It isn't easy to choosing that perfect Living Room Sofas. It needs to be ergonomically viable and superior when it comes to comfort.

  19. I love every single one of those pictures! There's no way I could choose just one! I also love the combination of fabrics you chose. Soooo dreamy!


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