Sunday, April 15, 2012

"May it be a refuge for their love...

...a harbor for their deepest prayers." Prayer for Home by Fernando Ortega

Hello, lovelies! Happy Monday!

One of my personal pet peeves about rental homes is carpet. I mean, the rest of the house can be perfect but get what you get. For example: our current house has a fairly neutral (beige) carpet throughout. It's worn, it's dirty (and cleaning seems to make no difference), but neutral. The only exception is in the guest bedroom where the carpet With blue polka-dots.

So on our initial moving-in, I was stymied. I don't own a lot of red, it's not really my color, and the room felt hopeless to me.  But as the rest of the house fell into place and certain decorating pieces were left without a home, it soon became clear how I would decorate that room. It would be French!

And so, all my college-era French-obsession prints and provincial-style beddings found a home at last! And with the orange-stained inherited furniture, I must say, the red carpet isn't half bad.

Ah well, I tried. I mostly just wanted the room to be welcoming and convenient for visitors. As I have never actually stayed there myself, I can only hope that it's functional and reasonably comfortable. And with the baby coming in October, I anticipate the guest room getting quite a little workout!

Speaking of decorating, I was directed to this fun home-style quiz by my sister, and as it turns out, I am apparently:


You have a naturally refined sensibility with an appreciation for tradition and history. You value beauty, craftsmanship, and family heirlooms, but you like to open things up with pretty, easy-going pieces like painted wood or distressed furniture, lovely florals and other patterns, and bunches of fresh flowers that give your home a breezy, relaxed feeling. You love unique finds, have a thrifty, creative side, and can make these things work together.
You value creativity. You are stylish and fun loving, and can be an inspiration to others. You have a natural sense of drama, and you know you have to be willing to take risks—whether with colors, finishes, furniture choices, or ideas—for your home to stand out. Your home can be happy and lively and the place all of your friends want to be.

So now we all know! :) 


Jenna (J and Co) said...

aww, i love your guest room! it's so cozy and light, all at once. lurvs!

Marianne said...

Looks inviting! But I didn't get a glimpse of the carpet... :)

Kyte said...

Lurvs! Haha, I kind of avoided showing it. It's still too painful. ;) (Mom says it's not THAT bad, but I think she's just being nice.)

Pinon Coffee said...

Wait, your guest room carpet is red and blue polka-dotted? Seriously? Apparently I only noticed your cute decor and MATCHING furniture (maybe someday...). I would say obviously you made the carpet work, darling.