Our Podcast For The Collected Look is here! When Kelly Willkniss from My Soulful Home asked if Annie, Cindy, and I would like to talk about our Instagram hashtag #TheCollectedLook on their popular podcast “Decorating Tips and Tricks” we said sure!
Decorating Tips and Tips hosted by Kelly and Anita Joyce of Cedar Hill Farmhouse is ranked in the top 5% of all podcasts on iTunes!
Our Podcast For The Collected Look And Giveaway
Please listen to OUR tips and tricks! The Link to the Episode #431 Podcast is here…
And read through to the end of this post for a GREAT Collected Look Giveaway.
We thought it would be fun to answer the questions here that Kelly did not ask such as:
What Does The Collected Look Mean to You?
Everyone should have their own personal collected look. You don’t want your home to look generic like a page from a catalog. Mix it up.
Here I have mixed a Target cube ottoman with a custom chair and pillow, an antique bobbin corner chair from a Paris flea market, and a vintage Turkish rug. Mixing high and low end is a good way to achieve a collected look.
Describe How Listeners Can Achieve This Style/Look.
What makes you happy? Brings out your smile? It can be associated with your family heritage, hobbies, travels. It’s a layered, assembled look that is unique to you.
I like to collect vintage soda, medicine, milk, etc. bottles from flea markets and antique stores. Normally they are on display in my bookcase (Tip: display collections together for impact) but I recently used them as a centerpiece. You can see below that I also like paintings from my travels, friends, and from Etsy and eBay.
Advice You Would Give To Someone Struggling to Develop Their Signature Style?
First of all, don’t consider it a struggle. It’s just decorating. Finding out what you like can be fun. What fashion styles do you gravitate towards…that can help define your signature look. What places make you happy, the beach, the mountains, the prairie, the city, the desert, the spa?
I like coastal things and bought these antique shell prints when we were living in Fort Lauderdale.
Favorite Decorating Books
I love décor books and I even like them for display! Here are some of my favorites…
Note: Shop Our Home here.
Favorite Online Décor Shops
There are great shops on Etsy for designer fabric and ethnic textile pillows, art, vintage rugs, and more.
That new to me terra-cotta pillow is a vintage, handwoven textile from Thailand. More of my PILLOWS! My Ten Favorite Sources here. And Affordable Vintage Turkish Rugs for a Modern Look.
Another good online shop for fashionable home goods is is Dear Keaton.
You can listen to DTT on iTunes, any podcast app, from the DTT site, or tell Alexa to play Decorating Tips & Tricks.
The DTT and The Collected Look Giveaway!
Win everything on this styled coffee table (those are my authentic Africa bone beads–we each contributed something) by clicking here and entering your email.
I hope you win! Thanks for visiting and listening to our podcast. Also, check out how Annie from Most Lovely Things and Cindy from Rough Luxe answered the questions that Kelly didn’t ask on the podcast.