Confession time: decorating my new house is hard. I didn’t expect this. I thought I knew my style and what I would want, but I’m so hesitant to pull the trigger on lots of purchases and don’t want to spend money on things that I’m not sure I’ll love in a few months. I mean when I see things I love, I know and I buy them, but I have a big house that is pretty empty right now because I can’t explain what it is that I want. My sister in law went shopping with me and got so frustrated because I didn’t know what I wanted. She’s much more crafty and has an eye for decorating that I don’t have. She would pick out tons of cute things, but I didn’t see them and think that they were me. I finally have settled on the determination that my main colors and scheme are neutrals and metals–browns, bronze, gold, silver, leather, hides and furs. So then I dug a little deeper and there’s actually a name for it–mountain rustic. Obviously I don’t mean mountain or rustic like a log cabin with furniture or bedding that has bears printed on it, but mountain rustic is a cozy luxury mountain retreat type look.
I love this look. I don’t think DG would go for the pink pillows, but fur, rug, animal print, leather and fabric is totally my jam. Plus, we have our own elk heads like that so I think I can do something similar if I can just find the right pieces that fit me. Maybe if you visit me in the next few years I’ll get there. 😉