What's Your Home Like?

  1. I live in a 1920's Colonial style home, (many problems w/ it) but it is very pretty...
    My decorating style is Americana in the L.R. and D.R., Apples and Antiques for the kitchen, B.R. is hunting/lodge theme, Sunroom is kind of flowerey lol
    I don't decorate my own room, but that is on my list of improvements.........just curious to see what everyone's decorating styles are?
    Oprah has a new magazine for decorating homes, she says your home should state who you are
    My friend decorates her walls with pictures of her family, I was trying to help her find a theme, but I guess her theme is her family..............it works for her
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  3. by   Tweety
    Was going to show a picture, but can't downsize yet. But it's a modern looking typical Florida style house. It's pink, yes pink and so is our neighbors. We like pink in Florida, to match the Flamingos.

    Inside is all tile, but for one bedroom that's carpeted. We're going to paint in art deco pastels a blue for the living room and some red or orange in the kitchen we haven't decided.

    The bedroom has white Key West syle furniture in it, hard to describe and green walls.

    Fairly modern and Floridian looking is the styles I like. But it's work in process. Been here three years and still working on it.
  4. by   lisamc1RN
    We took these pics a few weeks ago, after we made an offer on it. We are going to close on it next week, hopefully! I'm so excited! http://pages.ivillage.com/lisamc1/thehouse/
  5. by   Spidey's mom
    Nice photos!

    I live in a 1920's two story stucco home with a big front porch. Can't remember the style right at the moment. Needs lot of work too. It was my husband's grandparent's home and they built it next to a store they owned, so we are in the middle of a small town.

    My mother-in-law's bedroom as a child is at the top of the stairs and all the kids have had that room at one time or another. And they learned to slide down the stairs on pillows from her. My husband tells my kids stories about coming here to grandma's house and getting cookies from the special hidden drawer in the kitchen. Lots of history here.

    If only I had a million dollars

    steph
  6. by   NursesRmofun
    Old colonials are nice and so are Florida homes that I have seen. <chuckles @ the pink flamingos> I have a to take a peak @ the link for lisams1's home.

    We have a contemporary- rustic style. We love it.
  7. by   VivaLasViejas
    My house was built in the 1940s, it's a ranch-style house with attached garage on almost 3 acres of forest land. We don't really have a decorating "style" other than Early Thrift Shop (just kidding........we have some maple furniture that belonged to my parents and is just as durable as it was 40 years ago when they bought it, along with some more modern pieces that we bought when we moved out of the old apartment into our own home 6 years ago).

    If I had my "druthers", I'd want a sectional sofa/recliner/loveseat combination---it would be perfect for this huge, L-shaped living room of ours. I'd also buy a corner 'armoire' to house the computer and accessories, a couple of big overstuffed recliners, and a bigger coffee table with matching end tables.

    Our front yard is huge, but being on a slope makes it hard to deal with so we have flowers in brick planters out front, and a plot of strawberry plants next to the house. The back is mostly wild, with tall pines and deciduous trees with huge leaves that turn a gorgeous yellow in the fall. We love it out here, as we can literally watch the seasons change from our picture windows.
  8. by   prmenrs
    I live in 1/2 a duplex in a development built in the mid 80's; mostly it's furnished in early cheap. The newest furniture came from IKEA. I did just redo most of the 1st floor (living, dining, family room, kitchen, 1/2 bath and laundry--the 1st 3 are all one not-very-large room). I got new flooring, cabinets, paint, kitchen appliances, corian.

    I never seem to be able to get everything in good shape at the same time.
  9. by   LPN4Life
    Quote from prmenrs
    I live in 1/2 a duplex in a development built in the mid 80's; mostly it's furnished in early cheap. The newest furniture came from IKEA. I did just redo most of the 1st floor (living, dining, family room, kitchen, 1/2 bath and laundry--the 1st 3 are all one not-very-large room). I got new flooring, cabinets, paint, kitchen appliances, corian.

    I never seem to be able to get everything in good shape at the same time.
    that is me........once I finish one project, the dog or the kids have torn up something else, my 3 yr old likes to decorate walls AND furniture with ketchup and crayons or markers
    I have a lot of plans for this house, but not the finances to support all my proj's lol
  10. by   Altra
    Quote from prmenrs
    I never seem to be able to get everything in good shape at the same time.

    Ain't it the truth ... :chuckle

    Our house is a 70s multi-level. Lots of work to do, but the bigger projects will have to wait until I graduate next year and have an income!

    I'm very proud of the yard, though - our deck leads down to a good-sized yard with a willow tree that creates its own outdoor room with branches that flow all the way to the ground.

    Great thread idea! Neat to hear about different architectural & furnishing styles in different areas.
  11. by   LPN4Life
    my back yard is pretty small, it's fenced in, but not a lot of play room for the kiddos, nice big 2 car garage though.......I think it was tweety that said he just got the metal roofing? We have that too, its really nice not to have to worry about shingling after all this baseball size hail we have been getting here.....
  12. by   suzanne4
    Penthouse with a view of the lake from most of the windows. Many, many plants........................All of the walls are actually poured cement so it is extremely quiet excet for the lightning and thunder at times during the rainy season. And I am at the end of a dead-end street, so minimal traffic.
  13. by   LPN4Life
    Quote from suzanne4
    Penthouse with a view of the lake from most of the windows. Many, many plants........................All of the walls are actually poured cement so it is extremely quiet excet for the lightning and thunder at times during the rainy season. And I am at the end of a dead-end street, so minimal traffic.
    sounds nice and cozy.................

    I live 2 houses away from a train track, one just went by and rattled me out of my calmness, lol, but it's home
  14. by   tattooednursie
    I live in a 2 bedroom appartment. Its very nice. White walls, light carpet, and very big windows, and a sliding glass door in my bedroom. I have it decorated like a total party pad. You'd think you were going to a rave or something with all the neon colors, lava lamps, and ofcourse my multi color strobe light lol.

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