Wednesday, September 19, 2012


I feel like I'm being pulled in a dozen different directions.  I'm sure you know the feeling.  I wish I could say I have it all figured it out, but I don't especially when it comes to decorating our home.

At times, I feel like the traditional style of this house dictates my inspiration and other times I am certain I want to do californian boho eclectic style!  Is that even a style???

And, then there is the roof.  The new roof is wiping out any dream of owning new furniture.  And, when did I convince myself that we really need covered gutters - sure, why not....add it to the list.
Speaking of the roof, we will be getting the architectural shingles (which, I believe, is simply another term for dimensional shingles, as some of you mentioned in a previous post).  While looking at shingle colors last night, my husband and I got bored real quickly and started looking at new cooking gas ranges like those from Wolf and Viking.  Don't ask me why; we could never afford it, but it was much more fun that looking at roof shingles!

And, then there is the unpacking.  Do you ever look at stuff you have and ask, 'Why on earth did I buy this?'  I feel like that with virtually everything I am unpacking.  Ugh.  I'm afraid to buy anything anymore because of the fear I might not like it in a year.

To end on a more positive note, thank you so much for your kind comments about our new home.  I am glad you like it as much as we do.  I am slowly realizing I am the type that needs to live in a house a while before I can make any serious design commitments.  So, that is what I am doing living in our space and taking it slow.  In fact, just last night I used an online room planner and did a space plan of our living room (which is a long and narrow room).  Very cool.   It definitely sparked some ideas.


  1. We've been in our house almost 4 years and it's just starting to feel SORT OF done, and I use sort of very loosely. I think it's wise to live in your home for a while before you make big decisions - no one has a clock on you. We've still got walls that are completely bare because I don't want to just fill it with stuff, which I'm sure you can relate to. You'll get there and if you ever need some quick opinions you know you can throw it out to your readers for some opinions :) Glad to see you checking in Fran.

  2. I know how you feel. I get overly obsessed with decorating my house and then feel ridiculous about it. I have to remind myself that decorating is supposed to be fun, not to take myself so seriously and that it is an ongoing process that will never be truly finished. I worry about making wrong purchases,too, especially expensive ones. I have learned my lesson with getting caught up in trends. It takes me forever to pull the trigger now. I have to be sure it's love and I tell myself that "doubt means don't". Feel free to mix up your styles. I think if you love it, it will look good in your home.

  3. You will get there! In the meantime, find the few things you love and decorate around them. Then add very slowwwwlllly. In a few years it'll all come together. It seems like a long time from now, but the time will fly and before you know it you'll have your dream house.

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