Wednesday, June 23, 2010

My Style in One Picture


Last week Ally at From the Right Bank... challenged her readers to post one picture that thoroughly encapsulated their style. Intrigued, I set out to find my own picture...and it was a lot harder than I had initially expected. While I blog constantly about rooms and homes that inspire and awe me in some way, shape or form, I found it really hard to find a single room that felt like it was 100% me, that I wouldn't change a thing in. But this dining room does include a few of my favorite colors, motifs and elements: coral (both the color and the motif), gilt, quatrefoil, cotton velvet, slate blue, lanterns, clean lined dark wood furniture, a statement-making chair, and white ceramic animals (though I'd swap the greyhound out for a dachshund!). And, as a whole, this is a pretty incredible room, don't you think?

For today, at least, this is My Style in One Picture. What's yours?

Also, please join Sue and I today over at The Zhush where I'll be sharing some of my favorite summer style secrets. See you there!

21 comments:

Karen@StrictlySimpleStyle said...

Heading over!

The Zhush said...

No surprise...I LOVE your style in one photo...find this challenge surprisingly difficult! Thanks so much for participating in my Summer Style Secrets!

Marija said...

Terrific choice, Averill! I could absolutely see you living here. But I would want to see you swap out that bench for a pretty console and style it all up per your "anatomy of a console" ... I just know you'd do something just fabulous!! Off to check out your guest post!!

Janell @ Isabella and Max said...

I've been thinking about this challenge...what a great idea Ally had. Your image really does capture what I would think would be your style, from everything you've written about and shown on your blog. Great image...the colors are fabulous.
Janell

Style Redux 2 said...

Oh how fun. I'll have to do this too. Great choice.

Gina said...

I love your choice! I did mine last week (http://uselessendeavor.blogspot.com). It was hard and I think the room I picked represented my mood that day...if I had to pick again, I might change my mind. I think a good challenge would be a house of rooms - bedroom, living/family room, dining, kitchen and bath. Then you will get a nice capsule of someone's style.

Christy said...

I can't wait to see your style post next! And of course, I love your style picture! I've been looking for one for me too and I can't find anything yet!

alison (semi-fab lane) said...

i love the use of different chairs, and can't keep my eyes off that pink one in the corner. i did mine the other day for the challenge, what a challenge!

ashlina {the decorista} said...

gorgeous. i can totally see this being a liveable space.....i love it :)

Bromeliad said...

Don't you have that lantern in your bathroom? (Or one like it.)

Jade @ Flip Flops + Pearls Design said...

It's a beautiful choice! Love the coral chair!

FROM THE RIGHT BANK said...

Love this room and I think it is SO you!!! I think it's also making me love peach in a whole new way. That chair is to die for. Thanks for participating, Averill!

SogniSorrisi said...

Love this room! Off to check out your guest post.

casey at loft and cottage said...

I know, wasn't this challenge almost impossible?! Love the room. The coral and the blue are so pretty together.

Hello Lover... said...

Great choice - I absolutely love that coral chair!

annechovie said...

This IS so you, Averill! I love it.

Fran said...

Great room. Oooh, the coral is so pretty. And I want to wrap myself in that velvet tufted chair!

pk @ Room Remix said...

I, too, never seem to be able to find the "exact" room that would sum up perfection for me. Just based on what I know of you and your style, I think you did a great job with this one! Fun challenge. I'm off to check out your post on The Zhush.

pk @ Room Remix said...

Oh. BTW. I had a feeling you would love that CR Laine room. It was pretty awesome, wasn't it? :-)

Sarah Klassen said...

This is so so fun, Averill! I must participate... as for the room you selected? It's gorgeous—right down to the flower arrangement... and that chair is stunning, as is the color!

Hope you have a lovely weekend*

p.s can you please email me when you have a moment? Unfortunately, I lost all emails from before June 15th, and have a quick question for you. Thanks!

:)

Kathysue said...

Wow!Averill great challenge. I wonder if I could do that. I think I would find it to be verrrry hard. You did a great job. Kathysue

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