My Home....What is Your Style? Part 3

I can be very influenced by the decorating shows and magazines I read. Honestly, I am drawn to many styles and colors. The shades of red is one of my favorite colors to decorate with but you must be careful. I have used a dark "reddish" color in some of my main rooms but this house I decided to do my Laundry Room a "cranberry" red...yes, you read it correctly RED!
If you are like me, you spend a lot of time in your laundry room. I fold better, I wash better {I don't iron better..b/c I don't iron} when the room is freshly painted and organized. I have NEVER in the past use black "accents" but I have enjoyed all my black pieces. What is truly wonderful about decorating with black woods or metal is that a Black can of Paint can make anything you want! My cupboard always has a black can of spray paint...if I am low...I pick up another one.I guess the point of this whole 3 part series...is that don't feel stuck in one style. There are ways to incorporate a few. After many years of collecting primitive and Early American pieces, I am not going to throw them out. But, in rooms like laundry or bathrooms, I am able to decorate a little different and change things up a bit.

What about you... What is one type of style or color you would like to try but you are scared???

Some of my FAVORITE decorating blogs are
Nesting Place
Shabby Nest
Restyled Home
Joys of Home
....After one look...I bet they will be your favorite, too!


41 comments:

Angie said...

I don't have to tell you how much I love red with black and white accents! You have an awesome laundry room!

Daphine said...

I love your colors! After looking at yours...I guess I need to look at doing more to my laundry room too! This for the inspiration! Great pictures!

Denise said...

I love your laundry room! I love red and black together, very dramatic and fun! I wish mine was big enough to fold laundry in. Mine is pretty much a closet.

Thanks for this series! Not only have I got to be voyeuristic, I've also been inspired!

Our Complete Family said...

I'm with you girl~ I'm not an ironing gal either! ;)
I love, love, love what you have done in your laundry room. What a spunky and fun place. Who knew it was possibly to have a fun laundry room?!? You have it!
Hugs, Les

Liz said...

I love what you have done with your laundry room. It's so pretty!

theArthurClan said...

I heart your laundry room! It's done in the exact same style as my bedroom and kitchen. :)

Our laundry room is so small that your photos of yours are making me quite envious. What a beautiful room to work in!

April said...

What I'd give for my laundry room to look JUST LIKE YOURS! Those colors really pop and add so much to the space! I've always wanted to try deep reds, but I've been too chicken!

Keeper of the Skies Wife said...

I'm not scared of color. I have a black bathroom!!!

My dining room and scrapbook room are red...I love it!!

Your laundry room looks great!!

Kim~HomeIsWhereTheHeartIs said...

Love your laundry room, especially the color!

Busy Bee Suz said...

A bit of black in each room makes it POP!!!

LuLu said...

Your "red" laundry room with black accents looks beyond GreAT! You mad such a beautiful and elegant room... love the detail and picture frames- great idea! I completely agree the blogs you mentioned are wonderful!!!!! inspiration!
LuLu

duchess said...

Red, black & white are one of my favorite combinations & your laundry room is great. I love the baskets on the shelf.
How many coats of paint did it take?

Every Day Blessings said...

I love all the red and black! It makes doing laundry more exciting!

restyled home said...

No wonder you like spending time in there! I am beginning to hate my decision to have our laundry room in our bathroom. Dust is everywhere, and piles of clothes on top of the dryer looks bad when visitors go in there.

You are so sweet to mention me in your list of faves. Your blog is a treasure and I am honoured by your mention!

Cheers,
Linda

At Home In Georgia said...

What a pretty room and it's you laundry room? I like the red and black too. I like you wood doors! I will be back for more decorating ideas....thanks!

Ruby Red Slippers said...

I also adore red!!! It is most likely in every room of my house...and I love black, and ivory.

Jboo said...

Beautiful laundry room!! Makes me want to do a better job on my own!

Janet

Montee said...

I use black A LOT. I love your laundry room. I really need to do something with mine. That may be my next project.

Wendy @ The Shabby Nest said...

Your laundry room is ADORABLE! I love the colors...and I love the idea of putting your soap in a little urn...I may have to borrow that one!

I am flattered that you love my blog! Yours is an EVERYDAY read for me! THANKS for the shout out!

:Jan the crazy lady: said...

I need to spice up my laundry room. Maybe that would make me enjoy doing the task.

I love everything you've done.

Mari said...

I love your laundry room! It looks so cheery!

The Berry's Patch said...

Red is one of my favorite colors. There is just something about that color that makes my heart sing. Your laundry room looks great with the red and the black accents.

Beth said...

What a great laundry room. I would enjoy doing laundry there too!!

Thanks for sharing the links!

Darlene said...

Your laundry room is beautiful....love it!

Heather said...

What a fun and warm place to do the laundry!

Emily said...

Your laundry room looks fabulous! Love all the little touches.

Sarah said...

Great inspiration for the laundry room! Mine is the basement, but that is the safest area to paint really! I love the black and red together! Hmm...what to do in MY basement now!?

Joanna said...

I really started using black accents after starting to blog because I saw it all over in everyone's home and love it! I would love to step outside my safe colors of tan, greens and blues and go with something off the wall. I hope to do this soon in my den/family room.

Love your laundry room!!

Beth@Pages of Our Life said...

Your laundry room is very inspiring and makes me want to update mine which is an ugly boring gray with no pretties hanging around. :D

Christina said...

Love your red and black. What a fantastic laundry room. I really like the black and white bins too.

The Blonde Duck said...

I'm actually scared of red. But your house is so inspiring! It's so pretty and not too bold!

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

I LOVE your laundry room.....I might actually enjoy doing the laundry in there:)

Robyn said...

Love the black...great idea!

Primitiques 'n Poetry said...

I am inspired. My next house WILL have a laundry room! My current home houses the washer and dryer in the garage. How odd is that? It works. But, I'd like a little surface area for folding and such. I recently left red and went with brown. I'm enjoying it a lot. ~Mindy

the undomesticated wife said...

I love the red. I have lots of red in my house.

My laundry room is painted, but not decorated. It's too small to do anything in there other than load the machines, so I fold in the living room. ;) I would love a laundry room with a sink!

Katie said...

I love it!! I'm so happy for you I know you spend a long time in there, I sure do. I need to do mine now.

Kim said...

I think the red is great! Red is my favorite color as of late. We have a red bathroom in our home and some red accent walls. I'm seriously considering painting our kitchen island red. I will post once I do it.

Buzzings of a Queen Bee! said...

I love your red touches!! So pretty! I have a red powder room and it makes me happy every time I walk in there, even if it's because I am potty-training my two year old! :)
Carrie

Sandy said...

Love the red, love your list of fave blogs!

Blue Castle said...

Love those colors - and I second what you say about black paint. I am always buying another can of it.

wife.mom.nurse said...

Oh, I love color and am not afraid of it at all ")

That red is amazing!

You go girl!