My Home Style Blog Hop: Before & After Edition

I’m excited to be joining up again today with some blogging friends to discuss home styles.  It’s been a while since we did this hop, so if you need a refresher, here are the previous two post: My Home Style Blog Hop and My Home Style Blog Hop Christmas Tree Edition.

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Today is my turn to share with you what I consider my home style.  My style can probably best be summed up in three words…..

Vintage, Cozy, Farmhouse

What do these 3 words mean to me?

Vintage: I enjoy thrifting and antiquing to find previously used pieces to collect and use throughout my home.  These pieces are not necessarily true antiques by definition, but may have a story or are meaningful to us for some reason. I find it fun when time allows to scour stores and find those one-of-a-kind pieces.   Throughout my home, I have several collections; vintage cameras, white Ironstone dishes, juice glasses and silver cups.  Two of my favorite pieces I own are a vintage fan and kitchen scale.

Cozy: Cozy means to me a warm, comfortable, casual feeling.  I want my home to be a place where people can relax, get comfortable and hang out.  Casual and welcoming.  Lots of pillows, warm colors, textures, and blankets help to achieve that feeling.  I have three children so there is definitely nothing stuffy or off-limits in my home!

Farmhouse: Think Joanna Gaines!  If I could have her come and redo my house I would want everything to be exactly like her show Fixer Upper.  Farmhouse style to me is a broad category. I’d love to have an apron sink, a four-poster bed, and a claw foot tub, but those aren’t in my home.  What I do have is wrought iron fixtures, burlap, painted and chippy furniture, wood floors, baskets, a cup rack,  3- tier serving pieces, a sliding barn door, open shelving, benches and a wood table.  All of these are farmhouse style as well.

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Buffalo Check Pillow, Kieran Sofa, Mounted Cup Rack, Rustic Industrial Dining Chairs

We have been in our home for 11 years and have slowly within the last year been redoing our spaces.  When decorating 10+ years ago, I loved my mustards and reds!  I still love those colors, but as accents more than the main focal point of a room.  Now my style is much more neutral and pops of color can be added in seasonally.

One of the most dramatic makeovers we did was our kitchen.  Last year, I repainted the oak cabinets white and painted over the red walls to a pale cream.

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By taking off the doors of the upper cabinets and displaying my eclectic white dishes, it continues that light and fresh look we were after. A few more farmhouse accessories like a vintage kitchen scale and 3-tier basket with my silver cup collection and the kitchen is somewhere I now enjoy being!

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In our dining room, we had mustard walls, just by simply changing the paint color, we gave the room a whole new look.

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Spring Dining Room by www.whitecottagehomeandliving.com

More recently, we have replaced some of the furnishings in our kitchen nook and our family room, to reflect our style more truly.

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We replaced our glass and metal table with this white pedestal table and rustic reclaimed wood chairs.  In addition, new pillow covers on the throw pillows in the nook, brought the whole farmhouse look together.

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In the family room space, we replaced the black coffee table and leather couches.  In addition, if you can see the window valances in the corner of the picture, those we removed and instead left the windows bare.

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I think what I love most about my the vintage, cozy, farmhouse style is that it is so livable for my family.  I am a jeans and tees kind of gal and it really suits our comfortable and warm family lifestyle.  I have gathered some product resources below that you may be interested in if this style speaks to you.  All can be bought through Amazon or Joss & Main.

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amazon-buffalo-check-pillow-covers joss-main-sheepskin-rug amazon-balt-essential-memo-board bits-of-vintage-wall-wrought-iron-cup-holder joss-main-rolling-storage-basketamazon-nsew-pillow-coveramazon-set-of-2-tobacco-basketswalmart-rustic-reclaimed-dining-chairsjoss-main-bryson-benchamazon-white-kitchen-tableamazon-vintage-olive-bucketamazon-jute-rug amazon-jute-storage-basket

Buffalo Check Pillow Cover, Sheepskin RugBlack Memo Board with Letters, Mounted Wall Cup Rack, Storage Basket on WheelsNSEW Pillow Cover, Set of 2 Tobacco Baskets, Rustic Reclaimed Wood Dining Chairs, Industrial Bench, White Pedestal Table, Vintage Olive Basket, Jute RugJute Storage Basket

I’d love to have you follow along with our house journey!

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Looking to change-up your home style?  This is the perfect blog hop to gain inspiration on your own home style.  

Visit these other amazing blogs throughout the week.  Thank you to Stephanie from Casa Watkins Living for organizing this hop!

MONDAY

Casa Watkins Living

Polished Habitat

Lovely Etc.

Blue i Style

Organized Nashville

TUESDAY

Roots North and South

My Life From Home

Monica Wants It

The Striped House

WEDNESDAY

Pocketful of Posies

Up To Date Interiors

Copper Dot Interiors

Swoonworthy

PMQ for Two

THURSDAY

The DIY Mommy

Boxy Colonial

The Happy Housie

Domicile 37

Willow Street Interiors

FRIDAY

Cassie Bustamante

House Full Of Sunshine

Farmhouse 40

Iris Nacole

 

 

To life feeling like home!

XO,

  1. […] enough, I just participated in the Before and After style edition last week.  You can see the full post here.  I would say, one of the things I thought I’d love in my home is color!  I was all about […]

  2. jessica says:

    Hello Amy! Your home is certainly cozy and super homey!!! I love it and I love the update to your kitchen!!!

  3. Kati says:

    I love your home. Such a comfortable look. Thanks for sharing. Pinned!

  4. WOW – what amazing transformations to all of those rooms! I think you’ve described your style perfectly – and I LOVE it! I’m also so impressed with all the before pictures you have of rooms. I feel like I’m always changing little things along the way, and then when it’s finally done I never have a true before picture.

  5. Chloe says:

    I love what you have done with your beautiful home! The neutrals you have selected make it so much brighter!

  6. Maria says:

    Love the rug in your kitchen, Its really exciting fall decor, there is so much in your home that is so versaitile for these seasons.
    Maria

  7. Your home is beautiful! You have put so much work into it! The before and after is amazing!

  8. Wow! Amy, I’ve always loved your style, since I first discovered your blog, but I’ve never seen the before and after, it’s AMAZING!!! Nice work, pinning!

  9. Amy, your home is adorable 🙂 You’ve put so much work into it and it looks amazing! Great job!

  10. Kathy says:

    Wow! What a difference changing the wall color makes! Everything looks so fresh and updated. Beautiful styling and decor Amy!

  11. Amanda says:

    You’ve come so far! I love your home!!

  12. You have some amazing transformations! It is crazy how painting the walls can change the entire look of the room! I absolutely love your new table as well!

  13. It’s amazing the difference a coat of paint can make! Your home looks so much lighter and fresher now – I love it! Beautiful stylish, inviting spaces. Thank you for sharing with us! xo

  14. Iris Nacole says:

    Gorgeous makeovers Amy! I love it all!

  15. all of your black and white is so pretty! love your cozy look!

  16. Looks great! I can’t believe how big of a difference just changing up the paint in the dining room makes!

  17. Hi Amy! Wow, the transformation your home has undergone is incredible! I love the neutral coziness with the pops of color. It’s just so inviting!!!

  18. Amy is so wonderful to see how your style has evolved into this beautiful home. It was great before but it’s so much more your own style now. Beautiful job.

  19. Ariel says:

    Vintage? check Cozy? check Farmhouse? check – you hit the nail on the head! Great style

  20. Melissa says:

    I love how much brighter all your after photos feel!

  21. Caroline says:

    Love what you did with the breakfast nook!!

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