3.18.2011

Refining Style










Since I have begun my new journey on living a life of simplicity, I have also begun refining my style. At times I feel all over the place and I am trying hard not to waste and buy smartly. I want pieces and a home that we can grow with and me not tire of in a few sort months or even years. After much evaluation I think I came down to what I am when concerning my home. I think designer Kristen Panitch nailed me right on the head with her gorgeous designs. Her spaces look easy to live in, welcoming, traditional, with a bit of boho here and there. The textures, patterns. and the layering of all her spaces feel like home to me. This is the direction I am slowly going in. I can't wait to share my home soon!

Her goal for every space they design speaks volumes to me... to create homes that will reflect and evolve with our clients’ lifestyle, tastes, passions, and dreams... That is so what I want and am striving towards.

85 comments:

Natasha said...

Lovely styling and I can only imagine how nice it must be to spend an evening outdoors by that gorgeous fireplace! Love easy to live in spaces too and I can't wait to see your home :)
Happy weekend!
Natasha xo

Mary said...

Beautiful...especially the first one - it looks like a family actually lives there, and I Love all the art. And Love the last one too - an outdoor fireplace? Perfection.

slommler said...

What a beautiful home!!! I love love love the bunk bed build in!! That is fabulous and a wonderful idea!
Thanks for sharing all these beautiful rooms!
Hugs
SueAnn

Danielle {freshquince} said...

I can't wait to see it! I must say though that first image was so pretty, but too many coffee tables in my eyes...visually overwhelming!

chillart said...

If anyone needs me, I'll be in that bathtub:)

Tiffany @ Savor Home said...

Comfy and cozy images. I could just fall asleep right now on the couch in that first image and then wake up and take a long bath in that gorgeous bathroom. Loving the window treatments there... Have a great weekend.

christine {bijouandboheme} said...

I asbolutely LOVE these spaces- all so chic but still warm as you said- that bathroom with the vintage vanity and marble bathtub is beyond gorgeous. Thanks for sharing and I can't wait to see more photos of your home- I'm sure it is equally lovely!!

Julia said...

What a good ideal to strive for! By the way, I want a bunk bed JUST like that! Wow!

Ashley said...

Paula, this collection of images is spectacular, and I think you named it perfectly: cozy, "lived-in", traditional but bohemian. Very, very beautiful and inspiring!

You have reminded me again to slow down and decorate with what is meaningful rather than what is on sale! Very excited to see the evolution of your home.

Melissa @ Veranda Interiors said...

They are beautiful designs, I am really drawn towards the first image. It is child friendly yet still elegant, and I am a sucker for framed childrens art work.

Have a wonderful weekend with the family Paula!! xo

JMW said...

OMG, love her work! These rooms are so chic, yet comfortable looking. Now, if only I would win the lottery and afford her...:)

beki said...

Oh wow, I love ALL of these spaces!! So perfect.

Birdie Pearl said...

I love each one of these spaces. They each feel as though a real person lives in them and just stepped out of the camera's view for a moment. Chic and beautiful.

stephanie said...

I have come back to this post 3 times this morning:) I can not get enough of these photos! I have to say...I do the same thing when you post photos of your own home. I love your style and think that your decorating is fabulous!
Happy Friday:)
Stephanie

Full House said...

I am super pumped up over her portfolio. It is making me want to get back on the decorating my home band wagon. She knows how to mix prints and patterns comfortably.

Have a great weekend!

Aimee@ the Functional Space said...

I've been HUGELY inspired by Kristen's work for awhile now. I want to be able create sophisticated yet comfortable spaces like that. It really does make me feel happy when I see her work. I can't wait to see how you translate this for yourself (in your already fantastic home). It's something I'm SLOWLY working on in my own home as well.

jociegal said...

Such beautiful images - thank you.

Brooke @ Blueprint Bliss said...

Great post. LOVE all of these images. Saving a lot of them in my forever home file!

la la Lovely said...

I always feel I have a hard time deciding what is really "me" and for the long haul. It has def something I'm evolving into. Not one particular style to describe myself but a mixture. Love these images -very you! I love the first room. Dinosaurs and all. Pretty, inviting, interesting and lived in. The perfect combination, for sure!
xo

Vana said...

Paula, this post couldn't have come at a better time. We're in the process of compiling an inspirational board for our living room and bedroom. Thanks:)

Loretta Fontaine (APPLESandRUBIES) said...

Paula- What a beautiful home! The black and white wallpaper in the stairway is my favorite!

Loretta

I am jealous of all you living in the South as Eddie Ross is looking for Southern rooms to make over for Southern Living Magazine! Tell your neighbors - I just put up a post on it at APPLESandRUBIES

annie said...

All these spaces are so great. They look beautiful, but also like someone really lives in these spaces and enjoys the moments. I love that first pic with that great cluster of art on the walls and the IKEA jars filled with art supplies. Oh those mismatched pillows are fabulous too!

simply seleta said...

I can't even begin to tell you how much I loved this post. Two words: heart throb.

Katie @ Noodle and Boof said...

love it all!!

Bron said...

Homey luxe! So warm...especially love the kids room -- the baby space preschooler has that same elephant :)

Splendid Willow said...

I always love seeing pictures from your home so I am looking forward to that!

I am already on the path of surrounding myself with ONLY things that I love and things with (somewhat) lasting quality. (Maybe it is an age thing! Ha!). But I feel I need to lighten up a little and be more playful also with my home. I think more colors are on the way into my Swedish home. What a concept!

Love Kristen's style.

Happy new week to you my friend.

ox, Mon

Haven and Home said...

That boys room is fabulous, saving it right now...

My Interior Life said...

Love this look. Can't wait to see your home via this vision.

eddieross said...

The kitchen is so fresh. I love the thick marble table top.
Have a great week.
Xo,
E&J

Pink Wallpaper said...

OMG. i love everything about these spaces!!!

Eden Lang said...

I love the coloring stuff in the cookie jars! sooooo smart!

can't wait to see what you end up with. Its going to be amazing! you have such style:)

rachel@urbannest said...

Thanks for sharing! It's such a treat to have a new portfolio to browse :).

Julie said...

That children's room is amazing! And I would love to come home after a long day and take a bath in that bath!

Emma at The Marion House Book said...

That first photo convinced me that I need more pillows!

Sarah said...

Simple yet elegent with a touch of boho as you put it. These rooms are beautifully done. I can't wait to see what you're doing around your home.

Jackie said...

Paula you should check out the book "Style Statement" it is an awesome book about defining your style and finding your authentic self and being true to it in all you do. I blogged about it here: http://www.sweetiepiepumpkinnoodle.com/2011/02/authentically-you-reading.html
It is a daily favorite
of mine, I love to read bits and pieces here and there. oxo, Jackie

VICTORIA said...

GOSH! I mean WOW! Love everything about the spaces!They are all soothing to my eyes! the dining looks so well because of the wallpaper!indoor and outdoor interiors is definitely So gorgeous!!!I Do really Love your style..every detail.Wonderful yet Cozy Home!Inspiring Site indeed.

Branislav said...

that white kitchen island is amazing!

flippinfactory said...

I LOVE the bunk beds.
Did you build those yourself?
Is the rest of that room an area for your kids to play?
How big is the rest of the room?

Thanks for sharing!
Tumaini

notcathy @ As Seen On TV Life said...

That was great outdoor fireplace, it is very relaxing and comfortable if you want to smell fresh air or you want to relax from stress. :)

Toronto Basement Renovations said...

What a beautiful room. Nice job! I noticed it has some things similar to our home. It's great to see what our room COULD be.

Julian | sofas piel said...

Awesome taste for the best decoration very good made, with the most sincere congratulations ..

Fran said...

Paula, I just stumbled on her portfolio last night and was blown away. Her interiors spoke 'volumes' to me as well. I then found your post and I can relate to everything you're saying here. I plan on posting images from her portfolio today....I can't stop looking at them...so gorgeous!

Shelby said...

I love the first kitchen! Simple and beautiful. Thanks for sharing with us.

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