I love all things vintage. If I can buy secondhand, I certainly will! I would call my style 'country cottage with a farmhouse touch.' Usually, if I like something, I just go for it. There really aren't any rules!
I love buying used decor magazines and cutting out pages that inspire me. I also love DeVol for unique design ideas; their catalogs are like eye candy and constantly fuel my creative side.
I like to make lists to help plan, organize, and prioritize when starting a project. I consider our budget and if it's good timing for us to start something new. Projects should be fun, not super stressful!
We finished building our forever home about seven months ago. It's a small custom home with lots of unique details and character. The kitchen was definitely the trickiest room to design because of its tiny size and our wall-mounted sink. Still, it's our favorite room, and we are so pleased with how it turned out!
I wanted the hardware to be high quality in this home while maintaining a vintage charm throughout. Hardware was essential to me; it can help to create an authentic feel in a room. Ageless Iron Hardware had just what we were looking for - a great selection of antique-style knobs.
When choosing hardware for your home, do not be afraid to mix different finishes! Also, your hardware should last a lifetime, so make sure it is high quality and dependable.
When we were planning on building, we took our budget very seriously and refused to go over it. If something was more money than planned, we found ways to save in other areas. Make a list of priorities/wants/needs, and stay realistic!
You can easily transform an entire room or entryway with new paint, hardware, and light fixtures. It's that simple. Of course, you can do more and get more detailed, but for an easy upgrade, these three things will do the trick in no time at all!
I started my account, @ourgrowingstorey, around 7 years ago. At first, I shared simple pictures of our home and life. Eventually, I became more interested in interior decor/design. I enjoy sharing companies and products that we love and use often. I also homeschool our four daughters, so the account has become my creative outlet and personal space to connect with other individuals that share the same interests and passions.
Our next project is putting up wall molding in our hall bathroom. I'm excited to add more texture and personality to this very basic, bland room. Stay tuned!
Thanks to Victoria for sharing her beautiful home with us! We can't wait to see what is next!