Sometimes I feel like the world of decorating has finally caught up with my own eclectic style. Pinterest and other online sites now share and extol the random and budget friendly decor I learned from my grandmother. She never bought a new piece of furniture, other than mattresses and the occasional sofa, and probably as a result my own mother rarely bought anything but new. I’m a throw back, if only because I can afford eclectic far more than I can afford a decorator.
New neighbors at the lake bought their cabin last year, and had it entirely repainted and redecorated before they moved in. Every bit of furniture is brand new, and each small room coordinates perfectly. It all makes for a “harmony of color and style” I was informed when I visited.
My cabin is filled with “stuff left over from my home”. For the most part it’s stuff that I’ve gathered over the years. I basically decluttered my home a bit by moving stuff to the cabin. I also found an excuse to buy more stuff from vintage stores, garage sales, and charity shops.
It’s far from a “harmony of color and style”, but I like it. Yes, the upstairs is almost all knotty pine. It grows on you. Really.
I’m sure I’ll share more of my cabin decor, for such a small place I quickly managed to fill it with stuff other people might have said was “hoarding”. I think of my collection in terms of another TV show “American Pickers”! What to one person is “hoarding” is to another “I know I’m going to find just the use for this priceless treasure one day!” Trust me, there is more to share.None of it is a”harmony of color and style”.
- Rustic Cabin at Quebec (mhllt.wordpress.com)
- The Essential Elements of Eclectic Décor (championwindowsanddoors.wordpress.com)
- What Exactly Are Cabin Colors? (islandparkservices.wordpress.com)