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What are some of your favorite details about your home?

Some of my favorite items in my home are the ones that my dad has made for me over the years and things that my mom has passed down to me.  I love that they are a part of my family and are on their way to becoming long-time family heirlooms.


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Where do you find inspiration for decorating your home?
  I love the ocean and the colors of my home reflect that. I have been to Martha's Vineyard twice and I have such a strong connection to that island that I really can't explain.  I live on the other side of the country in a small apartment in Silicon Valley but I've decorated it like an old summer cottage in Martha's Vineyard.  I just love the old cottages there and have found so much inspiration from them.

Snglemom_2 How do vintage things play a role in your room/home?
  I found using vintage items is a great way to decorate my home without breaking the bank.  I love the look of old plates hung on the wall in place of artwork and I have them hung in almost every room in my home. Most of the vintage items have not come from antique stores but were found at flea markets and thrift stores. I love that they give my home a look that has evolved over a time. 


Bedroom_3 Any advice on creating your look?  Go out to the thrift stores and flea markets and look for old pieces of furniture that can be painted. Find old plates in your color scheme that you can mix and match and hang on the wall as art.  Old hankies make great window valances and create the cottage look very inexpensively. Ornate gold mirrors can be painted white or another soft color. Old linens, such as table clothes and pillowcases can also be found at flea markets. If you continue to collect these things over the years they all seem to come together to make a great vintage look.

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A special thanks to Cindy of My Romantic Home. Please stop by her lovely blog for more of her decorating inspiration.

Comments

cindy~my romantic home

Thank you so much for featuring me here! What an honor!

kim

Hello, I've really enjoyed my visit here, what wonderful photos and so much inspiration
Kimx

Jannet

Hi, beautiful pictures, a home full of creativity and inspiration. I often visit Cindy's blog and this lady truly deserve to have her home featured! She is so very talented. Thanks for sharing, Jannet

Karen

I am a huge fan of Cindy's decorating style. She is so creative and energetic. Her blog is always full of new ideas with easy to follow instructions.

Lynda Lara

I'm inspired.........lovely.

Joan

Cindy - I know how you feel about MV :) You've done a nice job turning your west coast apartment into an east coast cottage.

Deb

Such a beautiful home. Gives me so much inspiration....so lovely

Lisa

Yes, I've been to this site many times before. It's always a treat to browse with such lovely photos.

Barbara @ Southern Lady's Vintage

Cindy's home is beautiful! I always enjoy visiting her blog!

Martin

Beautiful and relaxed...your style is very easy on the eye.

So many great things in your house...the most interesting thing about each I bet, are your stories - where you found each - the tales their sellers told you just before you purchased each of them...

My favorite part, are the stories.

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