Thursday, 10 April 2014
What is My Style?
One of my favourite new blog reads is Hey Porkchop. Amanda is a wonderful knitter, cross-stitcher and quilter. She creates the most beautiful little pouches and quilts. Reading through her old posts, I came across this interesting post on style - in particular her personal style. It got me thinking about my style (and browsing my pinterest boards too, to see if I could describe it. Not really - it's a real mixture) - in my home, my dress and my crafting. So here goes - a little about what I like:
Colours: warm earthy reds, golds and olive greens, denimy blues, creams, aqua and pistachio/lime tones, hot pinks and corals
Decor: I like colour in my house, antiques, ornaments and other collectibles - bowls of shells, plants, pottery and ceramics, books and magazines - I could never live in a minimalist style house. I don't think my house is cluttered, but it looks lived in and shows bits of the personalities of it's inhabitants. Recycled furniture and lots of wood feature heavily too. I describe my home decor style as a mix of urban country and vintage bach.
Dress: smart casual, jeans, nice tops, dresses and skirts in summer. I love scarves in winter, wearing nice earrings and necklaces to dress up a T-shirt and jeans. (I think I have always wanted to dress elegantly casual)
Sewing/Quilting: I love the look of bright colours against a linen/low volume background, but then I also like bright scrappy quilts or the almost jewel box explosion of colour in Anna Maria Horner fabrics and quilts. I love making little bags and pouches. Pillows too - none of which really tone in with my home decor (at this point anyway). I guess I create with the colours that make me happy, and I do sometimes struggle when making things for other people to work with colours they like.
Though I may be inspired by other people's ideas and creations, ultimately it is my style that comes through, whether in my home, my dress or my sewing.
What is your style? How would you describe it?