My Style

I was recently tagged by my friend Tara to share photos of my style.

I have to admit that this was harder than I expected.

Not hard to KNOW my style. Hard to find photos of my style.  I know they are out there, but I do have three kids and other things to do in life:-) 

So, without further ado I wanted to share some of the photos I found that give you a taste of the things I love about architecture and decor. 

To describe my style in words would be French Farmhouse.

I love old linens, woodwork, exposed brick and wide planked floors.

I guess I just love the DETAILS.  The details that can only be found in an older home.

I love, love, love texture and color.  I have burlap curtains in one room and silk in another in my own home.  I love the mix of old and rustic with elegant. 

I love smaller homes over huge ones.  I like divided rooms.  I love cozy spaces that I can cuddle in a chair and read my favorite book. 

More than a style I guess the truth is I want people to walk in our front door and feel welcome.

I want people to know there is joy here and a family that loves each other.

I want our home to be beautiful and comfortable.  I want it to be truly lived in. Without that…it isn't a home to me.

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I also want to point out that I love my house and how my husband and I have made it a home.  Of course I care more about decorating than him…but I want him to love and be proud of our home also.  So many times I will show him a magazine with a photo that I love and his face is telling me "NO WAY".  Our home represents both of us…just as it should.

I have NO IDEA where most of these photos originated from.  I emailed some of my favorite blogs and asked to use some of these. I know some came from Better Homes and Gardens. 

 

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  1. Tricia

    Beutiful pics, love them all but my favorite is the dining room with the mismatched chairs. The way you described your style and what you want for your home was really cool! I have the hardest time putting my thoughts into words like that. Have a great day Jeanne! 🙂

  2. traci

    so pretty. i too love the mismatched chairs around the dining room table, i wanted to do that and my family thought i was wacked. they don’t get it.

  3. lissa

    Jeanne! These are so pretty. I think its so fun to see everyone’s style choices. and I completely agree with you!! I usually prefer the character in an older house opposed to a new one…
    ps is your hubby back home safe and sound yet? then I can tell you what happened to us… 😉

  4. Chasity Heck

    i love your picks jeanne…fabulous style!
    my favorite favorite FAVORITE thing was that daybed all surrounded with the sheer canopy.
    i could totally melt right there.
    thanks for the inspiration. again.
    have a wonderful week.
    chasity
    ps come across any pink sandrails?
    🙂

  5. Allegra

    all of these photos are gorgeous!!
    i have to admit, that i tried to do this and got so overwhelmed that it wasn’t fun 🙁
    i love that you did it and that you love the home you have while being comfortable enough to dream 🙂

  6. Rebecca

    this is the exact “look” that i am shooting for in my front room…
    i am now going to copy and paste the pictures into my design ideas folder…
    thank you for sharing them…
    i love love love looking at your blog!!
    cheers

  7. LuLu

    The picture with the kitchen table is what i want!!! luv!!! You described your style perfectly! I was nodding my head while reading it… comfortable,lived in, decorated and full of love… is what I strive for too! great photos! all perfect.
    LuLu

  8. Brandie Pahl

    I am so with you on this one. I love a beautiful worn in, lived in house. I want the kids and guests to feel comfortable, not worried that they will mess something up. Gorgeous photos, I might just have to use some of the ideas I’m seeing here;)

  9. Tara

    Morning Jeanne, you described your style perfectly, and I agree with everything you said…everything! love all the photos you chose as well…! Thanks for playing sweet friend.

  10. Nancy

    Love it all! I was smiling because a few of those very pictures you have posted, I tore out and saved from magazines myself!
    I think you do a very good job expressing your style and it shows! Love visiting your blog!
    Smiles, Nancy

  11. Amy Muffoletto

    Those photos are gorgeous. I love the bed on the old doors. I think I am still trying to find my style….I love these photos…so fresh and clean with a little history mixed in. Thanks for sharing.

  12. Alyssa

    Your collection of photos are beautiful! I loved your post 🙂 We share a lot of design likes – and I completely feel the same way about working on the home with the husband…we enjoy doing this together.

  13. Michelle

    Love your pictures and your style. I could easily have one of those gorgeous rooms in my house. Thanks so much for sharing.

  14. Gena

    Love the selection of pics …. so love this look, half chic, half worn …. real in other words!
    Also wanted to add that I love your site/ blog….. love your “stories”, your products, the music, the layout….so inspiring that I make sure I visit it as often as I can.

  15. susan

    i love your choices! i’d be happy to have any of those rooms! lots of inspiration there, thanks!! hope all is well, thanks for visiting 🙂

  16. elyse

    a great (GASP) collection of photos and it sounds like you’ve summed up your style quite well cuz i think i get it! i’d love to see pics of your home. i am guessing that it’s wonderful and warm!
    xo

  17. Anne Marie

    I really hope you stop by my Na-Da Farm…your style is great –
    and I can’t wait to be able to look around here further!!

  18. paige

    sweet jeanne…wishing you a wonderful mother’s day.
    i love these images…we have such similar taste. last night dan & i drove through my favorite little neighborhood in downtown atlanta ( garden hills) wonderful mix of old and new homes on mature landscapes…all with gas lanterns…sigh…so lovely.
    then back to reality
    hugs to you

  19. Andrea

    Great pictures…I actually have a couple of these cut out of magazines and put into my inspiration folder.

  20. Angela C

    Your bedroom is gorgeous. Were did you get your bedskirt? I love how it pools to the ground

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