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Tuesday, October 17, 2017

A couple of days ago the maintenance woman came by to repair something in my apartment. She always comments when she is here on how much she loves my decor. 

As she was leaving she asked if I had ever submitted my apartment to a magazine. Wow, what a lovely compliment.

Yesterday a new friend dropped by my apartment and demanded to be let in. She said she has been hearing from a lot of people how beautiful my apartment is. (I told her I hope she wasn't put off by the mess) 

After a quick tour of my little space she laughed and asked could she just come up and shop in my home when she wanted something new. 

I said my decorating style is somewhat eclectic and she replied that her's is Fred Sanford. (It's not. I have been in her apartment and it is very cute) Our styles are different, but we are both bargain hunters. 

I am not a trendy decorator. I learned a long time ago to decorate in a style that I love. A style that speaks of my personality. A style that when I walk in the door I feel completely at home. 

And I think that is the most important thing to remember when we are dressing ourselves or our homes. 

Whatever the latest trend may be, we are the ones who have to live with it

We need to be able to sit down at the end of the day, put our feet up, and know that we are home.

That's why I am not a trendy decorator, because the bottom line is the only person I need to impress with my home is me. 


  1. Perfectly said, Laura! Your home looks beautiful.

  2. I feel the same way, Laura. Although I will say when I was younger I was often swayed by what was popular whether I loved it or in blue and mauve. I never really cared for mauve but had it

    How wonderful to get such a nice compliment from neighbors and the maintenance lady. It really can yut a smile on your face. I hope you are doing well. I know you have had some real ups and downs in your life these last couple of years. xo Diana

  3. Your decor is lovely, Laura! It's important that we feel surrounded by what makes us feel at home!

  4. I have never been a trendy decorator and I like that my home reflects me. My interests and loves. It's homey, cluttered and visually alive! Yep, that's me!

  5. Laura, I read once that if you love it, you can make it work. I have too many likes to go with one of those furniture store looks.....everything perfect. LOL. That's not me. Yes, that was a great compliment about showing your apartment in a magazine. A friend of mine has had things in magazines, their crews will totally rearrange your things for photo shoots. LOL I truly love all your pretty plates. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

  6. Well, I love what I see, so I can only imagine the rest of your place is GORGEOUS!

  7. I always love seeing where you have beautiful style. I love antiques but don't always know the best way to arrange are SO good at that! Hugs!

  8. Hi Laura, you do have a lovely home and a knack for arranging those things you love in a way that is pleasing not only to your eye but to others too. Those were very nice and well deserved compliments from your friends!

  9. Hi Laura,
    I have always said if you surround yourself with what you love you will always be happy and at home. After all we do live in our homes. Glad you had some sweet peeps to compliment you on your sweet home.

  10. Bravo Laura, that's what I do now. Took me a few years to find my style. I love French but I do it my way and use what I truly love.


  11. Great post and I totally agree! Following trends is not something I've ever done, to late to start doing it now. I like my 'stuff'. Curb side finds, thrift stores and flea markets. :-)

    Keep enjoying your lovely home ~ FlowerLady

  12. I agree with you, Laura. I don't follow the trends. I decorate in a way that speaks to me and makes me feel at home :)

  13. I feel the very same way, Laura - I think that's why I am so drawn to your cozy home!!

  14. that - people are saying good things about your apartment - should play out well in your business.
    'Get this look here'

  15. It is worthy of Victoria Magazine.


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