Thursday, May 19, 2011

Then & Now: Alex from Things That Sparkle

Our second installment of Then & Now is from the lovely and talented Alex from Things That Sparkle. Enjoy her fantabulous then and now extravaganza! Her "Then" is exactly the shabby chic moment I experienced through my college days.

Thanks so much Lauren for inviting my over to share my "Then & Now". This is such a fun idea for a series, especially because my taste has evolved so much in recent years!

If I were to have designed my bedroom 10 years ago it would have looked exactly like this...

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I loved this Shabby Chic aesthetic. Lots of white and pink, with bits of light green. It was how my room looked all through high school and college. Romantic, rustic, feminine. I loved it! Not to say I don't like this look anymore... but I wouldn't say its my favorite.

Now my style has evolved. Not only am I older, but as a designer, I am exposed to so much! I have a new appreciation for so many styles of design I never even knew existed before.

My dream bedroom these days... would look a little more like this: 
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Its still a little rustic, a little romantic and a little feminine but there's much more of a balance. There's a more eclectic feel to which I have really grown to love.

Thanks so much for having me over Lauren! xoxo

16 comments:

  1. Wow! I can't believe how different they are! I think when I was younger, I also prefered more whimsy feminine interiors but the older I get the more sophisticated and minimal my style becomes (can't say I have ever really thought about it though - great series!)

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  2. I can totally relate to this change! Shabby Chic was all the rage in college, now I am all about textiles, neutrals, and minimalist details. Great series!

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  3. love the evolution..the 2nd bedroom is much more sophisticated. still pretty in a grown-up way.

    xo.ashley

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  4. Isn't it funny how not only people change, but styles change too. 10 years ago shabby chic was all the rage, and Alex was the epitome of chic, as she is now! xoxo

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  5. Love this idea for a series! The new bedroom is beyond gorgeous and one of my all time favourites- a perfect example of feminine chic.

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  6. Thanks so much for having me over Lauren, this was so much fun to put together!

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  7. I'm here from Things That Sparkle...what a great series!!

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  8. Interesting post idea! I'm always looking back at old pictures of me to see how my fashion sense has evolved, but I've never thought to do this for design. Glad to have found your blog!

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  9. Sent over by the lovely Alex and enjoyed seeing her then and now of style and what great style she has. {P.S. great series}

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  10. I love this idea! And of course, Alex picked my all time fav "now" bedroom ever.

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  11. Thanks for all the great feedback everyone! I love Alex's then and now choices too!

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  12. This is just fabulous! Love the now but I remember liking the then a while ago too :)

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  13. Such a gorgeous post! Glad to have found your blog through Alex!

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  14. I can totally relate to this. I had an all Shabby Chic bedroom and now that is very far from my style!

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  15. Definitely very different! I really love the "now" bedroom... completely gorgeous!

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  16. This would have been me too, Loving the now pic! Great Series!!! So happy I found you blog it's brill.

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