Oh, the Stories We’ll Tell
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Oh, the Stories We’ll Tell

 

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Tell your own story through your choice of home elements, each with its own story that can merge into your home’s decor to form a complete wonderful whole.

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You can also weave a fictional story that explains why your home contains the diverse elements it does. For example, you could create a your a story about how your home style and home decor are a result of the return of a ship that sailed the world and brought home a treasure trove of furniture, rugs, fine fabrics, works of art and decorative accessories for your interior (and perhaps, exterior) spaces. This type of story can be adapted to any design style, from traditional to eclectic or from Mid-Century modern to contemporary. 

How about a story like the one we created in pictures on Pinterest with a board called For the Cattle Baron’s Daughter. We’re sharing two of those images here (above and below.) That’s where we created the story of the cattle baron whose sailing ship always brought home something exquisite for his daughter waiting at home. That’s how she was able to enhance the interior of their ranch house, taking it from comfortable to over-the-top gorgeous.


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On the other hand, you might create a home story from the idea that a World Traveler Comes Home and that home is yours. This is a perfect story for eclectic homes, Boho decor and for anyone who is a collector.

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This storyline can be based upon either the idea that one who travels the world would wish to come home to an environment filled with elements that evoke the feeling of  diverse countries and cultures or the scenario that a world traveler would discover and bring home furnishings that represent the places visited. (See entryway above.)

 

Whether you choose to build your own storied home piece by piece or create a fictional story to tell through your home’s decor, building around a certain narrative will give your home a focus, a theme to guide your choices, from color palette to furniture and more. It will also give you a great deal of joy to find furnishings which have a story of their own to merge seamlessly into your storied home. Happy hunting!