Hi Friends! I am not what you would call an aspiring blogger, just a gal who loves to take photos and compulsively decorate and style (and restyle again) every single space I come in contact with. This all started when I was a little girl and would spend literally hours setting up houses for my Barbies and American Girl Dolls (Yes, I was that child). I had all the American Girl Doll furniture and eventually started making my own decorations. I would meticulously set up rooms for each doll based on the "style" and "personality" I was sure each one had. Since starting my own business and line of home decor items, this habit has taken on a new meaning. I love being able to display my items in an actual home, styled in a way that makes sense to my customers. Since I have WAY too much fun with each shoot, I use one photo for Instagram and then end up with with a copious amount of detail shots that I never do anything with. Recently I had a sweet friend suggest that I make a Home Decor Blog! So, I will now be occasionally posting photo heavy posts that display some products from own line + thrifted finds and other small shops that I love! ...maybe even some occasional DIY!
For this first post here is some snaps of living room decorated for the Holidays featuring one of my reclaimed wood breakfast trays! You can click here to purchase the tray.
Our home, like our Christmas tree, tends to be an eclectic mix of old and new, rustic and modern. For example the books I have styled on the tray are actually gifts from either my mother's grandmother or my grandfather who was a carpenter and antique dealer. The large glass bottle that we've filled with Christmas lights was a thrifted find, and many of our knick knacks are vintage, antique or simply found at random yard sales or the local Goodwill. I get SO excited about these types of pieces that have character, soul, and a story. Pair them with some fun, modern prints and colors (like our pillows and footstool) and I think you can really create a space that feels special and unique but also liveable...not like your home is a museum.
The metal wall art is from Hobby Lobby, the coffee table from Pier 1 Imports and the pillows and throws are a mix from all over! Click here to purchase the beautiful cream turkish throw from a small shop I adore called Mae Woven. You can't really see the detail in these photos but the pinecones were a really fun DIY I did for some Holiday Markets. Simply collect some pinecones, lightly spray with silver or gold spray paint (the glitter spray paint is especially pretty!) arrange in a glass bowl, terrarium, mason jars, etc....and viola! Simple and budget friendly.
As stated before I am by no means a professional blogger (and I'm 100% sure I never will be) but I LOVE all the color tones, textures and cozy vibes of these photos. Looking at them makes me feel happy and inspired and I hope they do the same for you! Thanks for reading! You can give us a follow on instagram at @fernwehhome and share any thoughts or questions you may have!