I was surfing through Houzz yesterday when I came across this amazing home.  I have a “thing” for old homes.  This one is no exception.

I applaud the owners for preserving this 200 year old home, yet updating it just enough to make for a comfortable, beautiful home.

The room that I am in love with is this living room.  It is vastly different from my own living room, which is filled with color and shiny things.  But the simple classic beauty of this room calls to me.

My design taste is a perfect example of my “Gemini” personality.  I can love a room like this:

via casa stephens interiors

or this:

Southern Living Idea House via Inspired Room

Just as much as a room like this:
Are you the same way?  Do you find it hard to name your style because so many different styles appeal to you?  I think that’s why I’m so bad at making design decisions (I ponder and ponder…).  Because I like pretty things!  And deciding on which pretty things to surround myself with is overwhelming at times.  Let me know I’m not alone out there!
Visit Houzz to take the rest of the home tour, and see different photos of the same home in the NY Times article here.
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2 replies
  1. Barb
    Barb says:

    Kristen,I am right there with you! ( And I am a Leo!) I have an appreciation for many design styles, eras, textures, vases, chandeliers,dinning room tables, pottery lamps, pillows. Well, you get where I am going with this. Maybe it is a good thing that were are on our 8th home in 32 years. I have an opportunity to change things up, often! That being said. I have found with my current home neutral, simple lines makes me so happy. And less is more. I keep my “pretties” in boxes by color and styles to mix in and mix up when the mood strikes. It seems to be working for me. Eclectic, it works.

  2. kate@willowinteriors
    kate@willowinteriors says:

    Wow! How stunning! I am so with you…I have such an inner conflict with the use of color. I look at all of these pictures and love everything about this house! But then walking around mine, I see that I use so much more color. Maybe in my next life I will be more neutral. 🙂

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