Wednesday, June 16, 2010

what's your style - in one picture


Ally is totally rocking it out again with From the Right Bank's What's Your Style in One Picture Challenge III.  I am so excited to be participating. But, babe. It Was Hard. And I tried to be really honest with myself for the challenge. Not my IDEA of my style, but my real style. What image reveals ME? In the end, I tossed Nate's living room for Katie Lee Joel that I always said was me in a room.  

Here is the one I came up with and here's why:
That Mirror! Makes me do a happy dance. I have one of a similar size and age in my dining room.
Chandelier. Don't have. Want. Badly want.
Collected art. Original drawings. Pieces loved. Pieces with a history.
Painted chairs - not all matching
The table's clean lines add a tad more modern feel.
Collection of candlesticks and magazines on the table = casualness
Almost a total absence of color in the room....

Ally, I can't thank you enough for this exercise. I learned so much about my REAL style.
Now it's your turn, babes. Please visit From the Right Bank and show us your style in one picture!

Image via Greige from Indenfor

34 comments:

jules @ The Diversion Project said...

well, you are certainly one stylish chick that's for sure!

Milk and Honey Home said...

Can't believe you are up as early as me. You have little kids? Great post--lovely picture! Julie

cityfarmer said...

... UH HUM, HOW'D YOU GET ANOTHER PICTURE OF MY HOUSE?

hehe

love love love it!

MyFavoriteFrenchAntiques said...

I like your style...makes one feel at ease. And, love the reflection of the chandelier in the tall mirror.

Tonia @Chic Modern Vintage said...

Mine, might be the same picture. I love it

FROM THE RIGHT BANK said...

Of course, I already knew you had fabulous style so it's no surprise that I LOVE this room! Thanks for saying it was a useful exercise - that's the best compliment because that is what I had in mind when I came up with the challenge. Thanks for playing along!

Will @ Bright.Bazaar said...

Laid back, relaxed glamour...I like!

pretty pink tulips said...

I love that I get to know you better - through your room choice! Now....if I can just decide what sums up my style!

Cara said...

Love your choice :)

<3 Cara

Maman de trois petit rois said...

The mirror is to die for although it would be hard to see myself walking by in my sweatpants and t shirt self all the time, I fear I would need a whole new wardrobe of ball gowns just to live there!

Kim@Chattafabulous said...

Spectacular!

Persis Shah said...

i love the opulent chandelier and mirror teamed up with the rustic furniture. beautiful pic!

just passing by your blog and i have to say i LOVE it. do come drop by mine too and maybe we can follow each other. =)

have a lovely day!

Persis
http://onestylemile.blogspot.com/

red ticking said...

LOVE.... so clean, calm and quirky + elegant... perfection.... you got my vote! xo

Tamara said...

Hey thanks for the comment and the heads up for the challenge. It was fun. Wish I would've had more time to look(job kinda got in the way :-) for pics but I think that one was pretty close. Oh and btw LOVE your blog!

Tamara
http://hisperfectpromises.blogspot.com/

Aimee@ the Functional Space said...

Love, love that mirror and chandelier. Lovely room!

Marija said...

This is HARD!! I am willing to give it a shot, though! Love that mirror....

24 Corners said...

Beautiful...nice to meet *you*!
xo J~

Carol@TheDesignPages said...

I just found your blog and I guess it couldn't have been a better day to do so. I get a snapshot of who you are and your style which by the way, is very beautiful. I'll definitely be back!
Carol

TwoMaisons said...

Fantastic Donna! Would you like a roommate? I'm ready to move in....

The Zhush said...

It's gorgeous Donna! Adore your style, in one room....or a whole blog!

Holly Goes Lightly said...

As usual, a little piece of perfection. Those Louis mirrors kill me every time... love them in gold & silver. Also like the mix of washed Swedish & full-on French. And patina for everyone! Thanks for the peek!

The Hausfrau said...

Lovely! I think those mismatched chairs are especially great.

Michelle said...

How cool! I love that room, soo pretty, and that mirror, or something exactly like it, is on my wish list for our dining room too. Oh, and saving this image for that wall art, I want to totally copy it for our living room, which this color lover is turning all cream, how is that happening?

LindsB said...

That would be so hard for me, I dont know if I could pick just one photo. You picked a great one though, I can see why you love it.

JuliAnna said...

I love this room. Beautiful choice - I love your style!

Passione Helena said...

Coincidentally I come to your blog!
Grey is also my color

What a lovely blog you have. I'm going to follow you.

Nice weekend,
Dear greetings, Helena

Elisa @ Globetrotting in Heels said...

I love how the clean lines and neutral hues blend with the cool details in the chairs and chandelier... and that mirror! Fantastic addition.

brismod said...

I love your summation of a perfect room. That image is perfectly serene. It really is. I hope you find a chandelier to complete your room. And thanks for your nice comments too.xx

Marcus Design said...

What a lovely choice, quite romantic! I love your blog and am happy to have found it!! I LOVE gray as well, in fact my 'what's your style in one picture' room is all gray!!
Nancy

Splendid Willow said...

Stunning my dear, stunning!

Would not expect anything less from you.

And the chairs are old Swedish!

5 stars!

ox, Mon

The Shiny Pebble said...

Can I make that my space in one picture too? I think I'd have to toss the chairs though.

Tiina said...

fabulous find! i love the floors and chairs.. well, everything really! have a lovely monday!!

Bromeliad said...

Love the painted chairs in shades of the world's perfect color.

Jane said...

I love this one. It's my Second Favourite (after mine!)

xoxo