I know I'm not alone in this feeling, and just the other day I read a post here, about the very same topic. Each home has a unique personality, and although the same pieces can be used from house to house, the way they are put together and accessorized definitely changes with the feel of each home.
The home we just moved from had a definite Tuscan vibe, but it was also small scale and cozy, so I was able to go with a sophisticated cottage feel and it worked. This house on the other other hand, although slightly smaller in square footage, is grander in scale, and a bit more contemporary in feel, and that same cottage decor just won't work the same way here.
As I opened a few boxes of decor and looked inside, I was really interested in the fact that the accessories just didn't "feel" right for this house. Proof positive that there is such a thing as "house speak" - the ability the house has to communicate with you.
And I am excited for the possibilities that this house has to offer. To quote myself from the post about our last house, "let me define my own personal style for you. After taking a quiz over at Sproost, I decided to call my style Rustic French Beach Cottage, although I have a decidedly urban flare especially in my artwork choices. You all get the picture. I am drawn to pale tonal palettes. Textures such as beadboard and burlap. Old, timeworn pieces. [A soft, industrial feel]. These are the things that make my heart go pit-a-pat."
Here are a few images of tonal spaces that I love...
|via Simply Seleta|
Just to give you an idea of the space, here's a photo I snapped of the dining area (my favorite area in the house because of the HUGE windows.) Please disregard the mess...you can tell we're definitely just moving in, but you can get a feel for the high ceilings, the large windows, the open feel. I like the way my table, chairs and buffet feel in this room... I think we're off to a good start.
|My New Dining Area in an undecorated state|