Monday, July 18, 2011

Design Schizophrenia

There was a commercial on HGTV recently for last season's Design Star winner Emily Henderson's new show where she tells people their "Design Diagnostic".  Fortunately for me, I don't need Emily to give me mine.  It's called Schizophrenia.  The entire main floor of my home screams Traditional.  The basement is Contemporary.  The kid's bathroom is Beach Cottage.  Their bedrooms are a cross between Eclectic and Buried-Alive-Hoarding.

And then there's the Master Bedroom.  It started out as shabby/cottage chic in various forms, starting with this:


And with the addition of the chandy, it became this:


Now, it's more on the Beach Cottage side with these changes:


And my newly painted dresser with some beachy accents.


I also just added this sweet chippy shelf I picked up over the weekend at a yard sale.


Love it!


It's so lightweight and I love how it goes with the rest of the room.


My adjoining Sitting Room has gone through it's own metomorphosis over the years, but has stayed on the vintage side with French Country accents.  

At one point it looked like this:

I then added my new love, this antique cabinet:


And my new Frenchy chair:


And remember this table that I just refinished? To see how it started out, go HERE.

 Well, there's a lot of baby-proofing going on in this house lately, which means no small tables.  Sooooooo, I transformed it again into this:


I gave it two coats of A.S.C.P. in Old White and then distressed it to let the olive color show through.  I love it so much better now.


More Frenchy.


So, what's your style diagnostic???  Are you a Schizophrenic like me?  And me? And me?

Have a fabulicious week!
xoxo,
Kim


25 comments:

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

That self diagnosis is funny. I always think of my aunt Barb..I would ask her, what style are you? And she always answered...Aunt Barbara style!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Cute post, Kim and yes, indeedy I am a lot like you. I have such a mix in this house. Love your new chippy shelf.

Carolyn@SweetChaos said...

Hmmm... that sounds more like multiple personality disorder to me. Different areas decorated for each of your different personalities :) Lucky for you, it appears that all of your personalities have good taste!

Deserae said...

Kim, your bedroom is gorgeous! It was fun seeing how it has evolved over time :o)Love the new look! And yes, my house does have multiple personalities!If you ask my husband he would probably say I have a few too! LOL
~Des

Kimberly said...

Kim, I LOVE ALL YOUR THINGS!! I hope you change your decor SOON and sell some of your stuff! LOL we have the same style.

sissie said...

I love your bedroom and wouldn't change a thing! I love your description of your many decorating styles. I have quite a few myself.

hugs
Sissie

Country Dreaming said...

Yes, I believe I am. Is there a group for this???
But that is life right now.

Good Luck.

Melinda

Suzy www.savedbysuzy.blogspot.com said...

LOL...buried alive/hoarding...that totally describes the style of my kids' (and sometimes my) bedrooms too!

Pat said...

Whatever the diagnosis is, your rooms are beautiful, Kim!:-)

Tracy said...

That is too funny. Your house is beautiful girl! Mine is....un-diagnosable!<(hey a new work) LOL

Have a great day!
Tracy

Pattie said...

Kim, hello your blog caught me eye, On Kim's side bar, love your bedroom, may I ask where you got your comforter??? I'm glad I found you, I'm your newest follower.... Not sure what my style is a little vintage and a lot of love....

Pattie

Kathi said...

I love your style and your cute blog. Thank you for inspiring me. Kathi

Darlene said...

I love your diagnosis! I would say my style is also schizophrenia, but you carry it off with so much class. Love the beachy look! You are so talented.

Pamela said...

Sooo beautiful Kim! I always love seeing what you come up witH!

stephanie said...

Kim, Love that blue pillow on your bed!! Where did you find that? How is that sweet little baby? We need to see a new baby picture soon!! xxoo

Debra said...

I'm right there with you! But I think it's because we decorate with what we like and sometimes we like more than one style. I especially think with kids rooms & bathrooms you can live on the edge and do something totally different from the more public areas.

Love what you did with your little side table!

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

LOL I think my style is a mutt, too.....but the thing is, everything in your house works so well together because you have been true to what you like, regardless of style. Kudos to you!

Linda said...

Beautiful, Kim! I love how our decor constantly evolves!

Mindy said...

I love your rooms, all the different ways you've decorated! i love them all :) :)

PⒿ @ $ € € ₦$ ₣®0₥... said...

You have exquisite taste. You do just enough and don't fill the space with too much.

Each rendition is lovely. Truly.

Becca said...

Girl, they'd have to turn that show into a two hour special to properly diagnose me with all of *my* decorating ailments. So, don't worry, you're not alone! I really, really love all the changes in your bedroom ... I thought I spied new "blue" lamps to tie in with the dresser and pillow. And, the new chippy shelf is perfect! I love your sitting room, too ... and, you really found a great new spot for your newly redone accent table. You're on a roll! xo

mississippi artist said...

My problem is I like everything I see, but hey it's my house so I just do what I like!

Wendy said...

Kim,
Love it and I am right there with you! Your bedroom is beautiful and love the addition of the blue pillow to the bed...it is a beautiful shade of blue! Take care and hope your summer is full of fun!
Wendy

Sandra said...

Love the diagnosis! ;) I love the frenchy chair - it is FAB!!

Elaine @ Sunny Simple Life said...

I am the same way. Some prim, country, vintage. No modern though and my older girls room is indescribable as well. Slobs!