Hi – I’m Angie, a life long Hoosier from the Midwest. I’ve been born and raised in Indiana but have a deep, deep, love – rather obsession with the sea. I’m known for trying to keep things positive in life and rely on my Lord and Saviour to help me accomplish that hopeful, optimistic, positive attitude. My husband and I were high school sweethearts and I have been married for 15+ years now. We have two beautiful children – our son, Brennen, who is 10 and our daughter, Kenidi (pronounced Kennedy), who is almost 6. Kenidi has special needs so we are continually encouraged and inspired by her on a daily basis.
This view below is actually a view from inside the great room looking toward part of the kitchen and hearth room areas of our home. As you can see, we like to mix whites with blacks and blacks with brown tones, etc. when it comes to the wood and furniture. I was always taught that the more color the better in a home. The more diversity, the more interesting. The more “non-themed” approach in relation to furniture is best. When you look through decorating magazines and books, you’ll notice a trend in how nothing matches anymore. So in an effort to follow the trends, we strayed away from the “matchy matchy” decor. Now, who knows how true all that is but it is something we ran with inside our home. In a year, it will probably all be back to matchy matchy. Ha ha! I apologize for the yellow tones in these pictures. It appears as though all of our lights are brass or gold, however, they are a nickel brushed silver. The camera had a hard time picking all of the correct tones up apparently.
And back to the heart of the great room itself…
Just some miscellaneous decor/accessories on one of the end tables…couple of my favorite books and a large oyster shell.
And some more accessories on the coffee table…
And the fireplace which houses some additional mis-matched accessories from other travels as well as some more of my favorite books. Again, the use of more whites, blacks, and different toned/colored wood items together.
Thank you, Angie! That was SO much fun to have you stop by. And yes, I’m guestposting over at Angie’s today too, so check that out also. Aren’t ya’ll glad you stopped by today?!