Casey and I were discussing home decor with one of our friends the other night and through the discussion, I found out that in Casey’s perfect home, everything would have a place and then things would never would never move. Like ever. As in you put three things on a mantle and then it’s there for eternity. I think that’s what he said…
I, on the other hand, like to change things up ALL THE TIME. Actually, it’s more like I change things seasonally and then shake things up when I’m super stressed. Thankfully Casey puts up with this. But it’s like I go crazy and paint a room or a fireplace on a whim (actually I did paint our dining room black on a whim…). I mostly move things around in our house and create vignettes. It’s part of what keeps me sane and I really do love “shopping from the house.” When I first started my blog, we moved into first house where I had the best time decorating my mantle for each season. You can see really old photos here +here + here.
In this house, there are several places that I like to change. Let me show you:
This is what I stare at from my side of the bed. All things that make me happy.
I swap things in and out of these frame every once in awhile.
I moved things around in our guest bedroom. Not much. Just little things.
On our dining room table…I am sure one of the cats is gonna knock it down soon….
Little treasures in our living room.
Afternoon light…that reminds me I need to fill up some decanters.
A piece of our gallery wall. Everything up there has a lot of meaning to me.
I put a few placemats up in the background of my kitchen. One day there will be wallpaper but for now I just play around with things.
This morning at 8:15. This ficus benjamina was given to us by my mom when we first moved into our other house. We’ve had it for 10 years now!
A rotating photo wall on the way up to our bedroom.
Everything has a story. But my favorite thing is this old clock that belonged to my grandfather. It is always like 2 minutes behind and it makes a clunky noise when the second hand hits the 10 but I love it.
All the way to the left I have this christmas cactus that was my other grandfather’s.
Rosie likes to hide under it. I dream about putting it in a cool plant stand but for now it’s there.
A little inspiration. Actually a lot of it. Cooper’s babysitter commented that she was impressed by all the positive quotes I have around the house. HA!
Sometimes I don’t even see them.
Everything is going to be OK, it really is.
I did really well with my air plants in the past two years and then I overwatered them and now I only have two left.
So, I stuck them on this thing that I have hanging on the wall.
A nice little grouping on our coffee table and my favorite page in this book.
A painting I made/framed, old work from college, a gift from a friend & my grandpa’s old camera. It makes me happy when I see it. I should use it. I totally forgot what it’s like to get film developed! Where do you even do that?
One of my favorite purchases last year. Found it in a little boutique. PEACE.
Some of my mom’s old books from her childhood, my favorite incense, some photo books for inspiration, a little animal vignette and the J in MAJ on my mantle.
A small corner of my bookshelf.
Working on this little vignette on our patio.
This morning in my shower.
This evening in my shower. I did a little dye/bleach project today.
Aaaaaaaaand the bookshelf in my bedroom is arranged in rainbow color now.
Those are the little vignettes of my house- Summer 2016.
You can see more snippets from my house on my #shutterbeanhouse hashtag!