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I wanted to share some design elements in my home that help define my style. I have recently started adding some industrial touches to my kitchen. I like how it contrasts with the country feel I've already got going on.
I know most of you (who follow my sisters blog) have already seen some of this before, but humor me while I post it on my blog for a moment. Ha! I added some much needed lighting above my cabinets by using inexpensive clamp lights from Walmart and Home Depot.
The undercabinet lighting we once had kept needing to be replaced. So, I thought of trying this and, voila, I like it better than the undercabinet lighting I was using anyway.
My latest industrial style addition to my kitchen are these barstools from Overstock.com.
My sister uses Overstock.com alot and got me started using them too.
Above my refrigerator sits this wire basket. I found it, over a year ago, at a consignment store.
It's what started my industrial revolution! Ha!
Another design element that I love is typography. I have many items with it and use it scattered throughout my home. I don't have any in the bedrooms though.
One example is this apron made out of a burlap coffee sack.
I also have these burlap pillows in my kitchen.
I love typography on the wall. This french sign is in my kitchen.
And this burlap coffee sack is attached to a bulletin board in my hallway.
This black and white sign reminded me of subway art (without the subway words). If you read it, you'll think it's a bit odd, but I like it nonetheless.
In my family room, I framed a pillow cover. It has french writing on it.
I found this cute black and white pillow at Hobby Lobby with a word definition on it. It makes its rounds throughout the house. Ha! I guess that's one of the advantages to having neutral colors. It's in a chair in my sitting room.
I also love monograms. They fit in this typography category. I applied this monogram to a plain lampshade. It was intended as an iron-on monogram. But I didn't feel safe in putting a hot iron on this lampshade fabric. So I just used fabri-tac glue. It is my favorite!
I think combining these elements in my home help create the industrial farmhouse style I like. It's not for everyone, but for me, it's what I gravitate towards. It's all about the mix of style makers in our homes.
I hope everyone has a super weekend. This has been a fun first week as a new blogger. It's been such a pleasure to meet everyone and I feel certain that great relationships are already being formed.
My dog, Max, wanted to make an appearance today too. This is his early morning "sleepy" look. Anyone that has a Boston Terrier will tell you that they play hard and sleep hard.
~ Kelly ~
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