I got a sweet e-mail from a reader who wanted to know how I started decorating my house the way I do. How do I go about the process?
That is a good question! For sure it is a gradual process. It is layer upon layer...one wall at a time.
This house started off as a blank canvas and I just started covering and filling it and painting it as I had time. As you probably guessed, there is no complete plan- it is a step by step- do what feels right at the time. I get inspiration when I shop- see something cute and cheap? I bring it home and find a spot for it (I don't have a very smart strategy to share!)
My advice if you want this look: keep adding color, pattern and textiles until you feel like you are wrapped in a cozy patchwork quilt. And lamps! Put a lamp in each corner of every room- and on every possible surface.
My style changes all the time. When we first got married we had blue and white everywhere (I need to dig out those pictures). Everything was country and baskets. Even when we moved to this house 5 years ago- I had baskets hanging where the paper lanterns are now. I like to switch things out so that things stay fresh (fresh to me...I in no way try to think that my look is fresh in the design world...my look is what makes us happy)
What is your decorating strategy? Get it done? One room a year? Don't want to even think about it? Do it once and never change anything? Change things up every day? ((there is no wrong answer- it is YOUR space!))