My name is Hollie and I am a procrastinator. I have grand ideas about projects I'd like to do, and lists out the wazoo of things I need to accomplish, but I tend to get easily distracted. Please tell me I'm not the only one! I created this blog to push myself to get things done. I'm hoping my readers will help keep me motivated. And if I start slacking, please let me know it!
What can you find within this blog?
- Furniture makeovers (old and drab to new and fresh)
- Quirky design
- Room decorating ... and redecorating ... and redecorating
- Delicious recipes that I simply can't keep to myself because they're so good
- Projects or products I'm "crushing on"
- Organization or space-saving ideas
- DIY artwork
- Just about anything related to home decor
I hope you also find me to be authentic. Although we all want to be blog superstars, most of us fall far short of that. My goal is to have fun with this blog, and write when I'm inspired. I don't post on a regular schedule just to fulfill a quota. I don't write about things I don't care about. And I will always be honest and open. My home, my blog and my own self are a work-in-progress, and I hope you'll enjoy the journey with me.
|My family in the front yard of our Craftsman bungalow|
My Decorating Style
I like a blend of classic and modern, with a bit of quirk and industrial thrown in. We built our home to resemble a Craftsman bungalow that would fit in with similar homes from the 1920s, but I want the moveable furnishings to be current, rather than retro. I am a bit of a minimalist, so you won't find a lot of tchotchkes and "stuff." I tend to evolve my design style frequently, which drives The Mr. absolutely nuts. I started out at this house wanting a coastal feel with soft browns and blues, but now I'm into black and white with pops of bright colors.Still, a coral sculpture is my kryptonite!
My favorite colors are black, white and all shades of blue, with a little red or coral thrown in. You can find those colors all throughout my house.
Here are a couple of my favorite designer rooms:
|Barrie Benson Interior Design|
I didn't grow up in a "handy" family, so I have a lot to learn on that front. And unfortunately my perfectionism means I'm the kind of person who's afraid of making a mistake, so I procrastinate a lot when something is challenging, but eventually I get it done. I am inspired by so much out in blogworld and on Pinterest and hope to continue to learn from others who create such beautiful spaces!
I'm a perfectionist to a fault, so it takes me forever to do anything. Either I'm afraid to start because I might mess up (cue procrastination), or I keep tweaking things until I feel they are just right. Or sometimes I get bored with a project and move on to the next thing that inspires me.
I'm not the kind of person who sticks with the same decor for years and years, so things are constantly evolving at my house. The Mr. says he never knows what things will look like from day to day!
Please continue exploring with me!
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