The centerpiece of our kitchen πŸ’₯
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 Also deer 🦌 πŸ’–
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Over on the blog I'm talking about E-design! From how the process works to what you can expect.
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Link in my bio to check it out πŸ₯°
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The centerpiece of our kitchen...

Look who I found taking naps! 🐢
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2 of our pups are snoozing in here as it's nice and cool, thanks to @tiltsmarthome blinds. #sponsored -
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It used to get SO hot with the afternoon sun just heating up the house, but with these blinds I have been able to #getsmart by setting them to temperature sensitive settings!
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They close when the temperature hits the level I selected in the app, which not only helps keep the bedrooms cooler but also my energy bill down.
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Definitely check out @tiltsmarthome blinds if you are in the market for super easy to use, smart solar blinds!
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And make sure to check out my stories to see the temp control settings in the app + watch how easy they are to use! -
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I am thrilled with these so far and am loving them as are the younger human and furry members of the fam! #tilt
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Look who I found taking...

P.S.A. Joke in stories loves! 😘
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New week new look! πŸ‘€
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This cost me $0. Yep, I simply played ring around the rugs.πŸŽͺ (pretend that's a merry go round)
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It's way down on color but a massive punch of pattern and I luurrvvee it. (Picture me karate chopping mixed with cha-cha-cha'ing πŸ’ƒ)
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You can mix patterns while still work work workin it!  I'll be talking more about this in a blog post tomorrow! πŸ₯°
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Happy Monday beautiful peeps! πŸ’–
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P.S.A. Joke in stories loves!...

This view looks a bit different. πŸ‘€
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My sweet friend Sharlene @skaynedesigns succumbed to my charms and wit (aka barrage of peer pressure) and let me purchase her Birth of Venus piece! 😱😍
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And why I never thought of putting plants up there, it only took me 8 years πŸ€¦β€β™€οΈ
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I've been nominated by some awesome readers for Best Home Styling Blog over at the @amaraibas!! Huge thank you lovelies for the honor of nomination! 😘😘 -
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I'll share a link in stories as soon as voting is open! ❀
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AND I'm having a bit of a mom sad-summer-is-over-and-my-kids-are-growing-up moment over on the blog. πŸ‘¨β€πŸ‘©β€πŸ‘§β€πŸ‘¦ Feel free to join the party and pop over to check it out. I'd love to hear how all of you other mom's are dealing! -
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This view looks a bit...

Can you spot the newbie?! 🧐
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Check out the blog for a 5 minute update on the new piece...totaling less than $35! πŸ’΅
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Linked up in my pro-file! πŸ’«
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Can you spot the newbie?!...

What do you call a near sighted dinosaur?
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Do-you-think-he-saur-us πŸ¦•
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When you are rockin a fresh 'do courtesy of the badass ladies from @overtonecolor and come upon some rad murals...πŸ“Έ
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I did a quick color pop using their Plumberry kit. #overtonecolor #partner I stopped going to salons last November as my hair was fried but I seriously missed colors. Thanks to #overtone I am back baby!  Plus, it's great for my hair, I can do it at home and it's loads cheaper.  A match made in heaven. πŸ’–
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And since it's been a hot minute and I'm inspired by the ladies sharing #GirlShowYoFace, it's a perfect time to share!
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I'm the peep behind the feed! πŸ‘‹ The crazy, mom-joke telling, pushing the boundaries, outside the box DIY'er with a heavy dose of 'tude. 😜
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I've got 4 kiddles, a lead foot and a thrift obsession. 😁
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My kids think my fave food is salad, I swear a lot, and I hate feeling closed in. 🎢 wide open spaces 🎢
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I struggle with anxiety, am an avid CBD'er, suck terribly at Math and have an irrational fear of food poisoning. πŸ₯©
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Whew! Now you know probably way more about me than you wanted to! πŸ˜‚ Let's celebrate each other, I'd love to know more about you and your bad self! 😘
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It doesn't cure it but it keeps the sheets off my legs. πŸ€·β€β™‚οΈβ˜€οΈ
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Man: I've been taking Viagra...

Curate Your Home……What Does That Even Mean?

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You’ve heard me talk about curating your space.Β  You hear designers and magazines talk about curating your home.Β  But what does it actually MEAN?

Curate is defined by ole trusty Mr. Dictionary as:

Verb…

select, organize, and look after the items in (a collection or exhibition).

“both exhibitions are curated by the museum’s director”
  • select the performers or performances that will feature in (an arts event or program).
    “in past years the festival has been curated by the likes of David Bowie”
  • select, organize, and present (online content, merchandise, information, etc.), typically using professional or expert knowledge.
    “nearly every major news organization is using Twitter’s new lists feature to curate tweets about the earthquake”

In you and I terms for decor purposes, it means to carefully select, organize and present items or pieces. So why do designers (and myself) always talk about “curating your home?” Because this is how you get the home with personality that speaks to who you are.

What do you think people’s first impression is when they walk into our home?Β  The first thing they notice is loads of color, a mix of styles and all kinds of interesting small accent pieces….. All of those things say something about us.

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Here’s the view from our entryway….see those wooden fish chillaxin there on the left?!Β  How about some of those trophies on the top shelf of the built in on the right?

We have carved wooden fish hanging on one wall, my hubs and kids LOVE to fish.Β  We have a plethora of antique books, they represent my love of English lit and antiques.Β  We have some of my husband’s trophies he won as a kid from sports and other events, many of which our kids are now involved in.Β  Color represents happiness and a sense of whimsy and fun, that’s how we live our lives with our family.Β  All of the natural elements represent our love of nature.

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This is our office/classroom space, you can see more of it here.Β  Faux greenery with paintings done by a friend, shares our love of the outdoors.Β  The paintings share my love of pieces made by hand and the doors are antiques representing my love of everything old.

You can read more about how you can add personality to your home here.Β  A very simple way to begin curating your home would be to stand in front of your room and say to yourself “what does this room say to people when they come in here?”Β  And “does it accurately portray who we are?” Answering these 2 questions will help you to start thinking in terms of what shows who you are. We want nice AND you! Are you an avid art lover?Β  Displaying some cool art pieces in a gallery wall will share that love!

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More of those natural elements in the bed frame and reclaimed wood ceiling of our bedroom (see more here)….Can you tell we love the outdoors?

Not everything needs to be a curated item, some are just fun and beautiful but you def need to have some things that you carefully select to represent you.Β  This mix is what we call “curating your space.” I also want to point out that curating a space takes, and evolves over, time.Β  Our home as you see it didn’t happen overnight but rather over the course of 5-6 years.Β  And it’s always changing! (see exhibit A from the most recent family refresh here)

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And here’s a shot of our back patio…..colorful, fun and showing we def don’t take ourselves too seriously!

Now that we have cleared up the confusion of curating, I am going to throw a little challenge at you! I want you to keep your eye out for something, anything that speaks to some part of you.Β  Whether it be a personality trait, hobby or favorite color.Β  And it doesn’t have to be big; a small art print from a flea (see tips on shopping the flea markets here!), cool fly fish hook you can display in a shadow box, fun table accessory, etc. The only requirement is that it has to reflect something about you!!

What’s your favorite way to bring your personality into a space?Β  Is it your fave color?Β  A special collection displayed?

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2 Comments
  • Jamala
    January 12, 2018

    I enjoyed reading this post.. curating your home is a new term to me.. but im glad you broke it down.. and my dear…i must say you’ve mastered the art of curation.. love your home

    • ttbousu
      January 13, 2018

      Thank you so much Jamala, I so appreciate that! I’m so glad to hear that this was a help to you, it’s all about making your house your home!

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