Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Has your home become too grown up?
I was really drawn to this Flickr set when I first came across it. There is something very honest and impulsive about the way this gal decorates her house with her thrift store finds. It's a good reminder to us all to keep things fun and fresh. I feel like I used to decorate more like this but then we sort of grew out of it a few years ago and became more 'grown up'. But when I think back on our first places we called home I really loved the way we decorated with thrift store finds and second hand treasures.  Do you ever feel like your home has become too grown up? 

When you have a chance to check it out I think you will enjoy this Flickr set too. From Thrifted

7 comments:

WNA said...

Is my house too grown up? Hmmm....I think the older I get the more whimsical I get with my decorating. Our house has been looking a little to "pottery-barnish" lately so I'm trying to "fix" that. :-) I love mix & match brightly colored pottery dishes.

AnnaVallance said...

We haven't grown up yet, we are still decorating with thrift store finds or whatever we can make ourselves.

Hanna said...

I worry that my house is still too childish. But I still keep buying whimsicle art and little toys for it...I tell myself that it's because I need the inspiration for my art.

Tricia said...

Totally get this. I love a lot of my grown up choices (because I do mix old and new), but thanks to blogs like yours I am tossing aside the ease of purchasing the expected for the unexpected. That's why I love my office -- I've felt the most freedom there to "be me" there, so that's where I most prefer to be. You're right -- I loved my first apartment. Just hammer a nail anywhere and have fun. No rules = fun!

cartolina said...

Thanks for your comments. I am rather intriqued by this topic. Grace at design*sponge asked me to photograph our home and she would feature it on her sneak peek column where she featured designers homes. But I have noticed that all the homes she features look like our home did 10 to 15 years ago - young and thrifty. It's really made me take a fresh look at our home and ask myself if it really reflects who we are as 2 professional artists and business owners. I'm not 25 any more but I feel like a 25 year old! And I feel like my home should revert back to its more eclectic creative style. I'm sure that anyone who knows our home would say that it reflects us perfectly but I am not so sure. And I am not so sure I want to show the world my home just yet on design*sponge - well not until it's had a youthful shake-up!
Let's talk about this some more in future posts - it will be like "What Not To Wear" for our homes - if only Stacy and Clinton were decorators!
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Pfeiffer Photos said...

I'm just now getting to the place where I am finding my way into making my home look more grown up...and am pleased about that. It never looked childish, per se, just jumbled and hodge-podge. I'm trying to keep the furniture simple and bring in the "pops" of fun with the textiles--pillows, linens, etc. So far, so good.

Off to see that Flickr set now...thanks for the link!

made sweet said...

that giant 3 is fantastic

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