We all love a gorgeous, well-designed space — a home where every detail is thoughtful, intentional and purposeful, and not a single item appears to be out of place. But then there’s the opposite — you know, those spaces that look effortlessly unpredictable and anything but “designed”. In those homes, great style appears to have just happened over time, and there’s no way to shortcut the gradual acquisition of stuff. I moved into a new place in November, and though the past two months have been dedicated to turning it into a home, I’m looking forward to six-months-from-now when the place will hopefully look lived in. No matter the new pieces I purchase or how many different ways I try arranging them, it’s the little things that’ll give the space personality. With that in mind, today’s style board celebrates everything distressed, paled, muted and patterned.

image sources: bohemian bedroom photographed by russell smithcarpets photographed by christopher herwig; willow basket with teal jars from save on crafts; wild bambino in floral shirts from ruby starpantry containers from andrea mckennon; penguin book spines by david pearson designglass bottles from design sponge, multicolored ceramics from hanne bertelsen keramikmulticolored textile (original source unknown); hanging chair from a beautiful mess

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  1. 1
    Elinor January 20, 2014 at 4:19 pm

    Love this refreshing change from all the carefully styled interiors celebrated these days. I love a room that tells me something about the people who live there and what makes them happy!

  2. 2
    Sharonda Stewart January 20, 2014 at 5:44 pm

    Love your blog layout and content.

  3. 3
    Brett January 21, 2014 at 10:52 am

    Couldn’t agree more. It’s the pieces in the home that make up the whole. A home should be personal and relevant, and should define the people living in it.

    Brett//…there is always grey



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