Styling Your Home By Telling Your Story

Style isn’t about acquiring expensive stuff or buying a complete look, but rather mixing and matching so it feels more about you as a person.  --John Loecke
People often tell me that our home reflects “us.”  I figured it was because there are way too many pictures of the two of us.  But after I read this quote from John Loecke I realized that it is collecting and acquiring things that I fall in love with that add personality to the home which reflects us as people and a couple. 
My most favorite homes are ones that are unique and that tell the story of the people who live in it.  With enough time and money, anyone can replicate a certain look seen in a magazine or store but it is those of who are willing to step out of the design box, showcasing their home with things they love…not just things that stores and designers tell us to love.
The greatest compliment I can hear is that our home is welcoming and that it reflects us…not that it looks expensive or as if some designer decorated it.  Let’s pull out those pictures of our families and put them in frames, put out that family heirloom, and look at styling our homes as a life long process.  Let your home tell your story…about the beautiful life you have been blessed with.


  1. AND . . . it takes time to get it like that!

  2. We have been in our house for almost 10 years and I feel like every room still needs "something" done or day we'll get there :)

  3. It is very true, but I do agree with Laurel, it takes a lot of time to get it there. There is so much stuff I want to do but haven't been able to get or find (like a white bird) or a yellow frame. I do love that people do seem to think our house is so welcoming, maybe is 'cause I fake it really well. :)

  4. I couldn't agree more... I think, that if you surround yourself with things you love and inspire you,,it will reflect who you are and make your home very welcoming! Great Post, Ashley. Oh, and I love your home!!

  5. I used to be so much more into decorating. But between my kids and the animals so many things got broken. Now I hardly have any knick knacks and I kind of like it. I do like the collected look though :)


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