I don’t miss them a bit, but I thought they were SO pretty back then. Somewhere along the way, I watched Lynette Jennings do this little project on her TV show. My foyer was painted green then and I had fake plants all over the place here too. It’s hideous to me now, especially with that wood on top of it.
I am dying over this now, but back then I thought it was so cool. That big Italian inspired tapestry wall hanging, I just had to have and I was SO proud of it too. But, you’ll recognize this armoire as still in my current bedroom.
These chairs and table have definitely served me well. It was a pretty room, certainly a lot better than the Georgia house decorating.
Moving on to the master bedroom of that first house. I had started evolving and honing my style here and was very happy with this look, very much on the Traditional side.
Yes, it was way too much, but I didn’t think so then.
There’s the antique French cupboard that I first had in my bedroom in the Georgia house (not in the picture above, but it was there), then the breakfast room in the AL house and now back to my living room in this house. I brought that lantern over the table with me to Georgia too and it’s hanging in my foyer now. I was so proud of this space and now I have a whole office to enjoy, using these same pieces…again, freshened up. That desk is from Target online from about 10 years ago.And this is before the yellow floral window treatments were put up.This is my antique vanity that is now in my bedroom.We were all in a dark and moody jewel toned phase back then with the paint colors.We were also in a Tuscan phase and floral fabric phase. Some people think I still have a lot of stuff in my house now….well, take a look at this explosion of things.
As I said, I don’t have all the answers, but I can give you some ideas that have worked for me. I’m in a different house, but many of my furniture pieces are the same. OK, sharing these pics makes me feel really ridiculous and putting these out there for the world to see is definitely cringe-worthy, but I think it will be helpful to go back and look at where I was decor-wise around 2000, when these pics were taken. If you were hanging out on a decorating forum called Great Impressions with me back then (way before blogging started), you will remember these pics, hideous though they are now.