Welcome to my blog! I’m a photographer based in Orange County, California. Wedding photography is what I specialize in but I love capturing ALL the special moments life has to offer! This blog serves as my online journal where I’ll post pictures from my most recent photo shoots, share my favorite “YouTube” videos, post adorable pictures of my dogs (yes, I’m one of “those” people), and talk about anything else I feel like! Take a look around…I hope you enjoy your time here!
Well, when I asked you guys if you wanted to hear about my home decorating adventures, I had no idea how many of my peeps in the blog world cared so much about home decor & design! It seemed to be a mixed response about whether I should keep all the home talk on this blog or move it to another one so I’m still unsure about what I’m going to do. However, until I decide on the one blog vs. two, I won’t keep you waiting to see my ideas and/or inspiration for my home!
Let me just say..as much as I love searching from decorating ideas, it stresses the heck out of me because it is a HUGE commitment to say “I’m going to decorate my house like x, y, and z”. Why you ask? Because paint, furniture, window treatments and the like are darn expensive and I can’t just say “ugghh..that couch doesn’t work..I’m going to throw it out and buy a new one”. So, when it came to deciding on the “look” I wanted to have, it was hard because anybody that knows me, knows that I like bold, eccentric, and out-of-the ordinary things. Which is normally fine and dandy but home decor is a whole different matter. After all, I have a hubby who likes just the opposite of bold & eccentric :-) I’m “Betsey Johnson”..he is “Ralph Lauren”. Catch my drift?
Anyhow, in the beginning I just collected bunches of pictures from magazines and design blogs and ended up with a big ol’ mountain of ideas until I started seeing a theme to all of them. They all looked similar but different and it became quite apparent that the style I always seemed to gravitate towards was “Hollywood Regency”.
To my utter surprise and shock, Doug actually liked the style! That was a HUGE relief to me because I swear, I don’t know what I would have done if he didn’t! Marriage is all about compromise people..although sometimes I must admit I did wish we could have also bought the house next door to us so that Doug could have his own home to decorate. Even though he liked the style of Hollywood Regency, there were many things I showed him that he DIDN’T like…sometimes Mr. Lerit totally cramps my style! :-)
Now for the fun! Here are some pretty pictures I collected online. I never thought I would blog about this stuff so unfortunately, I can’t give credit to whoever I nabbed these pictures from…sorry!
These are some of my favorite looks…like I said..they are similar but very different!
I love the red and green accents!
One of my favorite looks..a little too much black and white for my taste but I still love it.
I don’t think I’ll ever go this wild but I do love it!
This room is a mix of hollywood regency and traditional but I love the casual feel of the room.
LOVE the couch and wallpaper!
One of my other favorites. I love this room but I don’t particularly like the color red..but if someone came into my home and decorated it like this, I’m not going to complain that’s for sure :-)
Again, bolder than I’ll probably ever go but I love it!
Love the Teal chairs!
This ceiling is totally cute..I think it would look great in my office!
Vintage & Elegant is the vibe I get from this…
Love the ceiling treatment!
When I saw this picture, I fell in love! It’s modern, glamourous, yet also understated (compared to the looks above). I’m leaning towards this look for my living room…we’ll see if I can come close!
If you like the look of Hollywood Regency, you can read more about it here: Hollywood Regency