Matthew Mead has long been on the home style scene & I’ve mentioned him here before. If you aren’t familiar with him, now is the time to check out his latest project, the Upstyled Home Magazine, Clever Styling With Everyday Items. He’s partnered with the ever long-standing & popular Country Sampler.
Inside this issue are some fresh images with tons of variety. I was completely hooks by Matthew’s editorial notes on page 2: ” What makes your home so distinctly you? How you style it. What you bring into your space and how you show it off can make your nest almost as undeniably you as your fingerprint….”
This is the message in a nut shell: use what you have, mix in some old & new of things that speak to you & it will work, because you love it. It’s important to remember you can always change it! That is one of the reasons I share the magazines I do. What I like is something you might not like and visa versa. Whether we shop at antique store, thrift shoppes, small business boutiques, tag sales, At Home or Target department stores, garage sales, flea markets &/or Grandma’s attic go with your gut, style with what you like, use influences around you & bring it together. Magazines can be a vehicle to get there.
You’ll be hard pressed to not find something in Matthew‘s magazine that sparks interest: a collectible, a different way to display a vignette, groupings, lighting, furniture or a color you’ve never tried. I found after taking down the Christmas decorations that I wanted to mix things up in the living room. I dug out some frames I had put away, regrouped them on a door we keep closed between the living room & the ‘extra’ room & I love it. Try something new & let these images fire your creativity in home restyling. I’m going to share my favorite thing, let me know yours!
Happy Upstyling your Home Junkers!