Today I’m looking back at our 2016 Home Decor and my quest to achieve a casually elegant home. It’s been quite a year for us in styling our new home. We undertook a few renovations but mostly spent the year decorating the townhouse we moved into a year and a half ago. I finally got my white kitchen and we converted a closet into a butler’s pantry. I put finishing touches on the first floor and new effort into the second. I helped both of my kids decorate their own apartments, and then with the basics done, immersed myself in seasonal decorating.
I see my style as ever evolving, but it’s still firmly rooted in French Country influence. Yet my taste is cleaning up and getting lighter and lighter. I think you’ll see updates in the coming year, that have more to do with refinement than big sweeping changes. But always my goal is for a casually elegant home, where I can come home and love what I see, but feel comfortable and coddled. I hope you achieve the same thing in your homes!
Wishing you all a happy healthy New Year and and a wonderful start to 2017!
A Year of Casually Elegant Home Decor – 12 posts from the past year
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Please join me in visiting the following bloggers Top 10 posts of 2016 to see the best of the best in home decor!
Instant DIY Pure Vanilla Extract by TIDBITS | Farmhouse Breakfast Nook Reveal by Nina Hendrick Design Co | Real World Organizing: How to Keep Your House Tidy by The Happy Housie | How To Clean Your Home In 30 Minutes A Day by StoneGable | Modern Farmhouse Paint Colors by A Burst of Beautiful | Summer Tour of my New House by So Much Better With Age
Before and After at our House by Zevy Joy | How to Build Industrial Shelves by Beneath My Heart | Is the Family Room Your Shining Star? by Decor Gold Designs | My Fresh New Blue Kitchen Reveal by The Wicker House | How to Frame a Bathroom Mirror by Cherished Bliss | Dramatic Kitchen Renovation without Removing Cabinets by Designthusiasm
Why Won’t My Hydrangeas Bloom by Kelly Elko | Sherwin Williams Poised Taupe – Color of the Year 2017 by Setting for Four | How To Make A Farmhouse Mason Jar Chandelier by Shabbyfufu | U-Pick Apples Free Printable by Paint Me Pink | Christmas Home Tour 2016 by Town and Country Living | How to Organize Every Space in Your House by Just a Girl and Her Blog
Paint Color Home Tour by Maison de Pax | My Home Tour by Nesting with Grace | DIY Sign for Fall by House by Hoff | Floral Printable Birthday Gift Tags by Live Laugh Rowe | How to Build a No Sew Teepee by Julie Blanner | How To Design A Room You Love by Life On Virginia Street
How To Get A Beautifully Organized Closet On A Budget by Fox Hollow Cottage | Entryway Essentials by Lindsay Hill Interiors | Summer Home Tour by Migonis Home | 13 things to do before you list your home by Style House Interiors
Decorated Office/Craft Room by Sunny Side Up | Summer Home Tour 2016 by Finding Silver Pennies | How to make a tufted headboard by Place of My Taste | Tips and Tricks for an Organized Pantry by Not Just a Housewife | Back To School In Style by She Leaves a Little Sparkle
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