We’ve been in our house for over a year now and there’s still so much work to be done until I feel it really captures our style (okay, mostly mine but The Husband’s totally okay with all my cutesy decor as long as I make sure to include some baseball stuff. And I have, voluntarily.) and feels more updated.
The biggest eyesore is our 1950s kitchen enveloped in knotty pine. It couldn’t be more outdated than if I were taking a horse and carriage to work.
Check out Interior Designer, Erinn Valencich’s Kitchen. (I also discussed Erinn here).
We both live in the same area and her kitchen layout was identical to mine until she made some changes.
Sometimes people have a difficult time envisioning what our kitchen would look like sanding away the knotty pine, but these images should help a ton.
So much brighter and cheerier. If you look closer you can see the before picture up on the top right.
And to find out how Erinn approached this remodel, visit her blog here.
I came up with the slogan: A modern update to classic style thinking I was sure this is what my design point of view entailed. Though the crux of my aesthetic holds true to my slogan, it seems to evolve as I mature and learn more about the industry. I came up with the tagline before interviewing for an internship at Omniarte, the design firm of Erinn Valencich. Waiting to be interviewed brought back memories of flipping through magazines trying to figure out the direction I would someday take. Suddenly, sitting in Erinn’s living room, I saw the light bright and clear. Her space was fun, quirky, witty, colorful, comfortable, all-embracing – everything I didn’t know I was searching for. I quickly realized an aesthetic can’t always be defined by one term or genre, or even a slogan. My internship at Omniarte was short-lived, but I will forever cherish this moment for experiencing my goal in person and not through some glossy pages of Elle Decor or House Beautiful.
I share with you, some of Erinn’s work.
Her use of color, pattern and texture is always so harmonious.
This was for a spread in Better Homes and Gardens.
In typical intern form, I steamed these drapes and ironed the heck out of the pillow shams. Lucky me.