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Which "style" are you?- Tricks of the Trade

I think one of the biggest challenges people face when completing projects around the house is determining which style they like.  I think many people worry when they realize that they have picked things from two different types.  Well, I am here to tell you that mixing styles is totally acceptable and great in my opinion.  The key to everything in a room is balance.  The overall picture of a room can portray your style even if every item in the room is not “your style”.   When somebody asks you, “what style is your house?” keep in mind that does not mean your home should only have that style in it.  
Start by looking at the pictures below and pick which one you like the most.  Use that as your guide to pick things out in that particular style group, but do not let it stop you from finding things that you love in another style group to mix in.  And remember, your style will constantly be changing…and it is ok…everybody’s does!
TRADITIONAL- 6th street design school      
MINIMALIST- Apartment Therapy
TRANSITIONAL- Porch Light Interiors

Jamie - Traditional and transitional! Fun to look through the different styles. So how does one mix?

Annie @ House on Rene - I would say I am transitional eclectic. Which I think can go together pretty well…I just haven't gotten it down for me yet! 😉

Nancy@OwensOlivia - transitional all the way. though in my head i wish i were eclectic.

Kim @ keller-creative - I want to be transitional but I have a lot of traditional too..

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Faux Bamboo Dresser

Natty By Design is the gal that painted my faux bamboo dresser for me.  She posted pictures on her blog here… just thought you might like to see some better photos of it.  Thanks Natty!

Annie @ House on Rene - Hi Sally

I found you from Natty's blog! I was excited to find another local girl.

Your dresser looks awesome, what a great find!

Also, I am a new follower to your blog. I would be honored if you would follow mine as well. Thanks ~Annie

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Link Outdoor Fabric

I was introduced to Link Outdoor fabric when it became one of my favorites after a visit to the Scottsdale design center.  They have great color selection and fabulous fresh designs.  I got a pleasant surprise in my email inbox from a member of the Link Outdoor team.  They sent me some pictures showcasing their latest collections.  These pictures look like candy and I want all of them…
 To view all of their products visit the Link Outdoor website and contact me if you would like more info on anything.  I hope to make a BBQ cover and new chaise lounge covers out of some of these fabulous prints.  My backyard needs some sprucing up before the summer.
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Eucalyptus Art

I grew up in San Diego, CA in an area that was known for all of the Eucalyptus trees.  Because of this I love Eucalyptus trees.  I have been on the search for a special piece of artwork that could go in my house to remind me of the Eucalyptus trees.  Here are a few that I found, mostly on etsy.  I am not sure that I have found “the one” yet because I am still deciding where it will hang, but I just thought I would share.  
Do you have a special piece if artwork in your home?

Art Can Be Fun

Photo By Simone
Splodge Podge
Lizze Faye Photos
Tiny Expanse
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Etsy Feature- Cutting Edge Stencils and house progress

I hung wallpaper in my daughters room.  I love it and I think it is fabulous for certain spaces.  Wallpaper is a fairly permanent change because of the amount of work and money it takes to get it done and then to repair the wall back to normal when you want to change it.  Because of this I have been looking into some other options for a wall in my entry way.  A while back I came across the etsy shop, Cutting Edge Stencils.  She has a huge selection of allover stencils that you can use on your wall as a less permanent “wallpaper” look.  I have not tried the process so we will see how hard it actually is, but she has very detailed directions and is very willing to answer questions as you go.  Here are a few of her stencils that are in the running for my entry wall.
Speaking of this entry wall, I am so excited…I got my faux bamboo dresser back from this wonderful gal last week.  I had her paint it white dove with brass hardware.  To see the before go here.  It is beautiful. Can’t wait to get professional photos of everything.  This dresser is going in my entry way in front of the stenciled wall.

Ali - oooo, sally! so exciting!! love the dresser and the stencils.

Nancy@OwensOlivia - love it! she did a good job on the dresser. i like the last wall stencil!

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