(Closed) Does your home have a particular theme or style?

posted 8 years ago in Home
Post # 3
2397 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

We have a lot of wood accents in our home, so we definitely have a lot of “earthy” colors.  We also have a lot of black and white photography/art on the walls.  Not sure if that’s a style, but that’s what what I’m liking right now!

Just bought a bunch of these pillows from Crate and Barrel, and I’m in love.  They add such a cheerful pop of color to our living room ๐Ÿ™‚


Post # 4
201 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I wish I had time to create a style for our home. We moved in April and found out I was pregnant the same month. Now with a baby and laundry everywhere I will be waiting a while before doing anything crazy. When I finally do, I love the way Pottery Barn looks. That would be ideal for me

Post # 5
2703 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

@Blueshoes2: LOVE LOVE those pillows ๐Ÿ˜‰

our house was move-in ready with a palette of earth/fall tones as paint colors throughout our rooms…. browns, deep reds, beiges

we just bought our new couch set (with a mix palette: one pc in cinnamon, one pc in chocolate, one pc in sage) a few months ago to go with the colors…

Post # 6
638 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I like to call ours demolition chic. Fiance bought it as foreclosure, and right now it is just a disaster. Years of work ahead of us. There are days I miss my pretty little condo. ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 7
91 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

The home we share was built in 1925, so each door has a tiny window above it, all of the doors and windows have trim, the sgtained doors and crystal doorknobs are orginal. We’re remodeling/upgrading and trying to keep everything in the home as authentic as possible, so I guess that’s a theme. Who wants to help me strip layer after layer of paint from wood trim?

My original home was a luxurious bachelorette pad. I miss it!

Post # 8
5271 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

My design is to have my rooms look similar to Candice Olsen’s style! We have such similar taste: a mix of contemporary and traditional!

I have a traditional area rug (simiar to something she would use) with contemorary shaped furniture. The walls in the living room are a light gray and we used browns, and golds to match the rug. Also I eventually want to add a mirror backing in the built in book case (very Candice.) And I just finished my photo wall collage that I was inspired from her as well. And of course chrome accents!

Her spaces are amazing, I can only hope to have a room that reflect a similar style! Here are some of my inspiration pics:

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Post # 9
467 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

our “style” is starting to take shape – its becoming more retro-seashore – not like seashells on things, but saturated blues and yellows and sea greens – its starting to come along pretty nicely

we live on a little NJ barrier island, so as much as i was trying to fight the “ocean” theme, this one just seems to work

Post # 10
2025 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Our home is rustic. We have a large stone fireplace, cedar wainscoting, and our living room is tongue-and-groove from the walls to ceiling so we’re kind of stuck with it being a bit more rustic. Most of our furniture is a mix of pottery barn & restoration hardware.

I would like it less lodge-y though. It’s hard when your husband’s a hunter and for 4-5 months there’s constantly camo and rifle’s lying everywhere! 

Post # 11
44 posts
  • Wedding: September 2010

I loove so many different colors and styles that our house is more of a hodgepodge than anything. Yet it does all go together.

Our living room is a very pretty light green color with brown furniture, and sea blue and white accents in it. It’s more of a natural modern feeling room with lots of woods and earthy accents.

Our kitchen/dining room is bright country (I like to call it that). I have buttery yellow walls with white cabinets in the kitchen. Then all of our furniture in there (table, hutch, china cabinet) is a hunter green with darker wood accents. The other accent colors in the room are lighter greens, some light blues and lots of pops of bright, bold red. I’ve started looking at the local thrift and antique stores for things to put in there. So far I’ve come across lots of neato things, my favorite being my big (1.5ft long) ceramic sheep that sits on the floor, my quilted rooster and old brightly colored bottles ๐Ÿ™‚ Lots of animal and country/farm accents in this area.

Our bedroom, well this would be the most ‘rustic’ of them all. I have always loved horses and have acquired quite the unique collection of pictures and other horse items so I decided this would basically be our bedroom. My husband is a country boy so he didn’t mind sleeping with the horses ๐Ÿ™‚ I found a beautiful sowthwestern colored quilt on overstock and pulled a lovely sage green from it and painted the walls that color. We have all honey pine furniture in there and brick red accents (curtin rod, shelf, the frame for the HUGE but AWESOME goodwill picture I found of a horse painted on velvet that is above our bed, and other knick knacks).  The colors in the room make it soooo warm and inviting that I don’t want to leave in the morning.

Our guest room is our only ‘girly’ room in the house. It has all my stuff pre-husband in there. A nice flowery bedspread, curtains with botanicals on them a few stuffed animals…and well thats about it, that room is seriously lacking (who am I kidding, I don’t want to do anything to that room in hopes of it being a nursery sooner than later) oh and the walls are a pretty light blue.

Our office, now that is my favorite room. We call it the office because his computer is in there on a desk on one wall, and then rest is my crafting/scrapbooking stuff. I LOOOOVE this room. It is a funky mix of everything I love. The walls are a gray-blueish color and I am accenting my side of the room with lots of colors (I love seeing a rainbow of colors) and then everything that I love that I’ve collected over the years is in here, from my colorful bouncy ball collection, to my miniture things I love, to my turtle collections. So much fun stuff in here. His side of the room is turning out to be mostly train stuff. We have a lot of cool old train pics and old stock certs and different memorabilia from the railroad and we are making a collage wall of all of it. So far it is turning out nice.

Then we have the bathrooms that are a work in progress. When we bought the house the upstairs bath was covered in mold, so the whole thing needs to be redone. Eventually I want it a orange-sherbert color with light blue and white oceany accents (this wont really go with our countryish home, but I dont care, I’ve always wanted an orange bathroom). Our downstairs bath was painted a dark tan color when we moved in and I found a shower curtain that I love in a brown, blue, green, yellow paisly print, so it goes with the color for now. Eventually this will get redone too (its a yucky 30yr old bathroom) and it will have lots of natural stone, the shower curtain will get turned into other things in there like valences and such (we want glass shower doors but I love the curtin too much to get rid of it) and we already have the paint color and it is a very pretty light blue color.

We own our house so this is just what it is now. Who knows where it will go within the next few years as we settle in more and find a style that is truely ‘us’.

Post # 12
176 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

@Blueshoes2: I love those pillows!


I like to call our theme Starving Artist Chic lol. I’d love to fill the apartment up with awesome antique and vintage stuff, but my husband refuses because of cost. He’s fine with what we have-a sturdy kitchen table and matching chairs, a Target futon and entertainment center, and the pine bedroom furniture I bought years ago. I’d love to totally copy the Drapers’ house, except that plaid wallpaper in the kitchen. Sigh. Maybe one day.

Post # 13
19 posts
  • Wedding: March 2011

@pinky44: My other half is the same…camo gear and man stuff EVERYWHERE. You can try for pretty and girly decor but the great big pair of muddy hiking boots sitting in the middle of it all somehow takes away from the overall effect.

Perhaps we can call it ‘caveman chic’. What do you think?

Post # 14
256 posts
Helper bee

i dont own a house yet but i would love a tradional old style country kitchen, SO on the other hand is completely the opposite so we’ll have to compromise, il win of course;)

Post # 15
295 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010 - The Atlantic Beach Club

I like having distinct rooms, so ours have different styles. The living room is a little shabby chic with neutral tones, floral patterns, ruffles and vintage style books, but our bedroom will have a bautical theme- once we actually paint and put everything together. We haven’t decided themes for the others rooms yet, but everything seems to be taking on distinct styles.

Post # 16
6597 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

I would say ours is modern minimalistic with asian influences.

From this picture we now have abstract paintings on the left wall and a new TV but other than that it looks the same.

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