Lately, I’ve been getting lots of questions about how, when, and why I changed up my decor style.
After spending close to a decade making bright, mid-century modern rooms with a LOT of pink, I do understand where all these questions are coming from. Today, I’m here with answers!
My Current Inspiration Source List:
I was very inspired by movies. I hadn’t watched as many movies this past decade, but during these past few years I’ve caught up on probably 10 years of movie watching.
My husband and I watch a lot of old horror movies, which have incredible house inspiration.
I also went hard on a Nancy Meyers and Nora Ephron phase. Those movies are filled with a lot of beautiful (mostly historic) homes with cozy touches.
I also got completely obsessed with the house from Knives Out, Clue, and certain parts of Harry Potter (like the paintings that became doors). Basically anything that is a hidden door, a nook, or a hidden bar. Anything in this category gets my attention.
My personal Pinterest is mostly filled with old houses and random holiday stuff. Old houses were one of my deep dives these past few years. I have loved learning more about historic design and also modern design that’s inspired by history.
Traditional and historic style is a category I never gave much thought to until we were house shopping (a few years back) and we toured some amazing historic homes.
Falling in love with a couple of old homes had me imagining how I could shift my style to fit that aesthetic, and the rest is history!
I am completely obsessed with collecting vintage things like mirrors, picture frames, and old books. These obsessions are taking center stage in my current home decor.
Here’s my most recent vintage collection—brass insects.
Do you miss your old house/style?
I get this question a lot, and first of all, I have to say it’s very kind and flattering that so many of you miss my old house. We spent years of our lives fixing it up, and of course we were extremely bonded to it!
I have nostalgic moments and I am so grateful I’m a blogger who takes SO many home photos I can look back on.
To answer the question—no, I don’t miss our old home anymore and I don’t miss our old style. I’m enjoying our new home and this current season of life. I’m having SO much fun trying out a new style and trying to interpret it for myself.
How did you make such a drastic change in styles?
I will always be influenced by the house I live in. I think when you move into a very different style of home, the way you decorate should be different. That makes the most sense to me. There’s no one “perfect” way to decorate a home; instead, there are endless options for inspiring ideas.
I hope that if I ever had the project to decorate 10 different houses that each one would be a little different and that each project would take on its own life and its own style.
Having blogged for most of my adult life now, I’m getting comfortable with people seeing me change drastically. In fact, it’s something I’m proud of.
If you haven’t listened to our podcast, here are a few episode recommendations:
- Episode 60: Our Favorite Movie Houses
- Episode 96: How to Nancy Meyers Your Home
- Episode 100: How To Define Your Decor Style + Make Mood Boards
- Episode 117: Movie Houses (part 2)
- Episode 134: Elsie’s Dining Room Library
Thank you so much for reading! xx- Elsie