Ok....I only got ONE question. (crash.and.burn)
Here it is:
What is your main inspiration in decorating?
Really. I decorate my home and fill it with rare and beautiful things for these people. The people who live here. Who make memories here.
3 By wisdom a house is built,
and through understanding it is established;
4 through knowledge its rooms are filled
with rare and beautiful treasures.
My home is meant to be a backdrop to our life. Not the main attraction.
It is meant to be comfortable. A place people feel welcome.
Mr. Free and I have long felt the gift of hospitality. To open our home to help serve and minister to others.
As far as style goes, I would label myself Vintage Modern.
I love modern, but it's too cold.
I love vintage, but it's too girly.
So I mix and match.
Here's my dining room for example:
Our dining set is more modern.
Our rug is more modern.
Our hutch is my grandparents that I updated by painting a glossy white.
Our plant stand was my great-grandmother's bedstand that I also painted glossy white.
The milkglass on the hutch is vintage and reminds me of my grandmother.
Mix and match.
When decorating my home, I tend to find things I love, even if I don't quite have a place for it, and then incorporate it somewhere.
You left-brainers out there are gasping. It MUST have a place before it's bought!
Not on my watch.
Then again, I am quite the right brainer.
In keeping and mainting my home, I recently found this quote that I love.
Your home should be clean enough to be healthy, but dirty enough to be happy.
That is so perfect.
OK readers.... you tell me. What inspires your decorating???