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Find Your Aesthetic

Find Your Aesthetic

I’ve read before that everyone’s taste changes as they get older.  I know that my taste has changed, but part of that is the education and training I’ve received as an interior designer.  I think it’s important to find your aesthetic. Identifying your aesthetic and figuring out your style goes a long way towards giving your house a cohesive and uncluttered look.  Your home should reflect your personality and style so that anytime somebody goes to your home, they recognize you there.  They know it’s your house because your personality shines through.

My Aesthetic

I have a fresh clean aesthetic and love white backdrops with a pop of color (preferably pink). As much as I love the an uncluttered look, living in a 1900 square foot 100 year old farmhouse with four people and a dog has its challenges!  I’ve had to learn what’s important to keep, what can be given away (or thrown away), and how to organize and display what’s remaining while still making sure everyone feels “at home” in our house.

Advantages of Small Homes

One of the reasons I love living in such a small house is because it prevents me from accumulating too much “stuff.”  Even so, every so often I have to go through everything and do a clean out.  Small houses keep me in check, though.

Your Progress

A few weeks ago I shared with you how I organize my home.  Have any of you been de-cluttering and organizing your own home?  I would love to hear about how you’re doing.  I’ve learned that getting rid of unnecessary stuff helps identify what’s important in life.  It’s also the first step in finding your style and identifying aesthetic.  Because once you’ve decided what’s important to keep in your home, it’s easier to analyze your priorities.

Winter is the season of new beginnings and fresh starts.

Have a great weekend!


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    1. I know it’s a challenge to figure out style–especially because it can change. I bet you have a style that you lean towards (even if you don’t recognize it). Have you ever looked at your Pinterest boards to see if there are any trends or similarities? Do you ever pin home decor?

    1. Darlene,

      Thanks so much for your comment! I do love my little farmhouse, and I’m sure your home is great too! You and I are both very similar…loving small houses with lots of windows!!