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Fearless Home Features – September

I’m pretty sure I start this post every month with some kind of expression of incredulity that another month has passed, but alas it is (somehow?!) October, which means it’s time for a round-up of September features from the #fearless home Instagram feed. To bring any newcomers up-to-speed, #fearlesshome is an Instagram hashtag I host along with some very of talented bloggers–Arielle of Scotch & Nonsense, Cassie of Cassie Bustamante, Kimberly of Swoon Worthy, and Jenna of Rain on a Tin Roof. The purpose of the tag is to showcase the bold, different, weird, and wonderful things you guys are doing in their homes. Put briefly, I like to think this feed is an crash course in decorating with panache. Bright and moody, color, pattern, texture, planty-crazy, gallery-walls galore–you can find it all (and much, much more) in the #fearlesshome feed. I highly recommend you check it out yourself! Here are a few of my favorites from last month.

Does everyone dream of a fabulous printed couch like Veda’s (@thedanielstreetworkshop) or is that just me? Together with the mix of pillows and the colorful rug, this set up is pure fun!

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There were a few great posts this month from Shavonda (@sgardenerstyle) of her newly painted black living room, but this one (ie, the one with the oversized tapestry of fabulousness) takes the cake for me. Black in a main living space! Talk about bold moves.

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I am so very into this crazy chic hallway by Maren (@villabetulablog). I love the white painted floors and the moody plum on the walls, doors, and trim. It is a look for sure, but such a stylish one. I feel like if I had this hallway in my house, I would suddenly wake up one day as an extremely fabulous European woman. It’s an odd and irrational non-sequitur, but I can’t help thinking it would be great.

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Holt wow, I love this bold but understated shot by Fiona (@around_houses). The dark accent wall is really working for me and highlights the wood fireplace beautifully! Paired with lighter walls and chairs, this space is punchy but also well balanced!

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I guess I have a thing for printed sofas this month, but this room from Bianca (@frenchforpineapple) has me endlessly interested. The neutral pink walls with the blues, brass, and collected feel. It’s eclectic and bold while still feeling understated and livable. Which is kind of like riding a unicycle and while playing one of those “one man band” accordion/drum combos. If anyone has any idea what I’m talking about. But in other words, no small feat!

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There were so very, very many excellent submissions this month — I’m thrilled to see this concept resonating with people. The longer I take part in social media, the more important it seems to me just to be yourself and stand apart from whatever is selling this week. There is a truly inspiring variety of styles shared via #fearlesshome, and I like to think it is a place for anyone who identifies with the idea of decorating without fear. If that’s you, I hope to see you sharing in the #fearlesshome feed, too.

Click the links below to visit the other hosts for more of last month’s features!

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Fearless Home Features – August

It’s time for a round-up of August features from the #fearless home Instagram feed. If you are new to this series, #fearlesshome is an Instagram hashtag I launched earlier this summer with a couple of talented co-hosts–Arielle of Scotch & Nonsense, Cassie of Cassie Bustamante, Kimberly of Swoon Worthy, and Jenna of Rain on a Tin Roof. The purpose of the tag is to showcase the bold, different, weird, and wonderful things you guys are doing in their homes. Put briefly, I like to this this feed is an immersion course in decorating with panache. Bright and moody, color, pattern, texture, planty-crazy, gallery-walls galore–you can find it all (and much, much more) in the #fearlesshome feed. I highly recommend you check it out yourself! Here are a few of my favorites from last month.

I love the mix of fun and sophisticated accessories in Jamie’s (@jamefinkdesigns) daughter’s room. Who says a kid can’t have a portrait of old Mona Lisa next to her bed? Together with the fun prints and happy colors, it’s both chic and totally age-appropriate.

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Sarai (@williamssarai) lives in a 1951 ranch and has an impressive collection of mid-century furnishings to match. It can be tricky to decorate from one era without your home ending up feeling frozen in time. So I give Sarai points for GOING FOR IT, with extra bonus points for not only pulling it off but seriously working it. Big time couch and rug love here.

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I couldn’t not feature this darling kitchen by Jen of @greenhausdesigns. I mean, hello? It had me at green floors. Paired with the white cabinets and the butcher block countertops, Jen’s design does a great job making a statement letting it do the talking.

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Discovering Sharlene of @skaynedesigns has been a total revelation in chic-ness. You don’t have to see any more than this one picture to know that she’s a genius when it comes to texture. Also, you should know that she made that amazing face planter with some epoxy putty, so she’s a genius in other ways as well.

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My jaw pretty much crashed to the floor when I saw this photo of Astrid’s (@insieme_house) bedroom makeover. Astrid is a pro at high-contrast design and using textiles, but the black curtains and fringed pelmets put this over-the-top. Don’t even get me started on the animal accents. It’s all so original and so so good.

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I don’t know about you guys, but summer is usually my down time from home projects. We’ve really not accomplished very much in our own house this summer, but as the days grow shorter I’m starting to think about a few things I might want to tackle come fall and winter. How about you–planning anything bold? Hope to see you all sharing in the #fearlesshome feed.

Click the links below to visit the other hosts for more of last month’s features!

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Fearless Home Features – July

It’s time for a round-up of July features from the #fearless home Instagram feed. In case you missed it, I launched #fearlesshome last month with fabulous co-hosts Arielle of Scotch & Nonsense, Cassie of Primitive & Proper, Kimberly of Swoon Worthy, and Jenna of Rain on a Tin Roof. The purpose of the tag is to showcase the bold, different, weird, and wonderful things you guys are doing in their homes. In just a short month, we’ve already been overwhelmed by your creativity! There were so many great submissions, I’d really recommend that you check out the #fearlesshome feed yourself. Here are a few of my favorites from last month.

I absolutely love this moody dining room from @ourgentlemadness! It’s so sophisticated yet effortless. The black/navy combo is something I honestly never would have thought of but I love it. Juls hasn’t found the right spot to hang her Anthropologie mural yet, but I think it looks perfect just tacked up like so.

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I was so excited when I heard @mepflug was planning to paint a pattern on her dining room floor, and the result did not disappoint! The design is so inventive and the colors palette is chic and beautiful. I’m amazed at the execution, too! Megan hit it out of the park on this one.

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A grand gesture is great, but fearless details can pack just as much of a punch. I love this amazing abstract art print with the floral cushion Jaclyn of @covetedhome used in this space. It’s such and unexpected combination but it makes this nook feel so vibrant and special.

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It was a WOW moment the first time I saw @nicholnaranjo’s ship chandelier. It takes guts to put such a bold piece in a living room, but Nichol never backs away from a risk. It’s so fun but glam, and I love how it works in this otherwise casual space.

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@thedelightfulfind always brightens my feed with her wonderful, whimsical home. This green and pink combination is so darling, and the floor-to-ceiling gallery wall just puts it over the top. As a lover of color myself, I really enjoy seeing people playing around with fun colors and punchy art.

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I’m already looking forward to seeing what great spaces you guys submit next month! We’d love for you to jump in share your homes in the #fearlesshome feed.

Click the links below to visit the other hosts for more of last month’s features!

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Introducing #fearlesshome

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I’m exciting to be teaming up with some fabulous bloggers to introduce #fearlesshome, a new Instagram hashtag and series across our blogs. Today I want to explain what this series is all about, how it works, and give you a peek into the fearless homes of my stylish cohosts: Arielle from Scotch and Nonesense, Kimberly from Swoon Worthy, Jenna from Rain on a Tin Roof, and Cassie from Primitive & Proper.

The purpose of #fearlesshome is to celebrate spaces that don’t shy away from a bold gesture. Color, pattern, style mixing, you name it–we are looking to share design that shows how taking a risk (large or small) can help create something interesting, unusual, wonderful, and most importantly personal.

We really hope you will join us on Instagram by tagging your own photos with #fearlesshome. We will be sharing some favorites regularly on Instagram as well as here on our blogs the first Wednesday of every month. I can’t wait to see all the inspiring spaces that are out there!

You can find each of the hosts on Instagram here:

Now let’s spend a few minutes visiting each of the cohosts! Pretty pictures this way ——>>

Arielle from Scotch and Nonsense

Arielle lives in a beautiful historic home, and she has only enhanced its appeal with bold, moody paint choices, sculptural furniture and unique, often bright accessories. Just a few minutes perusing her photos, and you will want to paint your library a deep hue and restock your bar ASAP.

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Even her dogs are perfectly sophisticated!

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Check out more of Arielle’s home on her blog here.

Kimberly from Swoon Worthy

Kimberly rocks a boho glam aesthetic that says “yes, please” to color, pattern, metallics, bold art, and more–and it all works like gangbusters. If you’ve ever wondered how to flawlessly employ a wallpaper accent wall, Kimberly must have all the answers because she nails it EVERY time.

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Check out more of Kimberly’s house here.

Jenna from Rain on a Tin Roof

Jenna believes in flying your freak flag, and it shows in her totally fearless approach to decorating. Carpet on a wall–yep, she’s done it. In fact, I really believe that she might just try anything AND pull it off. If you need the push to commit to your next project, a few minutes visiting her 70s Landing Pad will almost definitely convince you to GO FOR IT.

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Check out more of Jenna’s home here.

Cassie from Primitive & Proper

Cassie’s business, Sweet Clover, has the slogan “No Rules, Just Passion,” and that completely epitomizes her effortless, eclectic style. Cassie is a mix-MASTER. Pieces of every era and style mingle in harmony in her house because they are just so very HER, and the result is sublime!

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Check out more of Cassie’s home here.

You can visit each one of these talented ladies today by clicking the buttons below! We hope to see you soon on Instagram!

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