How My Style Has Changed + Free eBook!

I was browsing through a few old photos of our home the other day and I realized that my style has changed SO much over the past couple years. Our home has evolved in a lot of ways and it’s actually kinda cool to look back over my blog posts to see how things have changed. It’s definitely been a process to really figure out what I love and what works in our home, so today I thought it would be fun to look back at a few photos of our front room from 2017 and compare them to how things look now. I’m also excited to share about my first ever design e-book!! EEEK! I’ll chat more about that in a minute, but let’s start with how things looked in 2017:

Farmhouse Style Spring Decor in the Front Room. Great vintage and farmhouse style ideas for spring!

And how it looks now:

Another shot from 2017:

Farmhouse Style Spring Decor in the Front Room. Great vintage and farmhouse style ideas for spring!

Compared to now:

One more before photo:

Farmhouse Style Spring Decor in the Front Room. Great vintage and farmhouse style ideas for spring!

And how this same spot looks now:

Kinda crazy to see all the differences in this same room, right?! All of the before photos were taken in 2017 and at the time I feel like my style was much more “busy” and a little cluttered. Now, two years later, my style has become more simple and more minimal in a lot of ways. Plus I’ve been loving more color too!

For me, the biggest takeaway from these photos is that finding your style is very much a trial and error process that takes time–it definitely won’t happen overnight. And even when you do find it, things can (and probably will) change as time goes on. But designing your home should be a labor of love. There really is no right or wrong way to do it, so just have fun. All that matters is that you LOVE it.

My First Ever Design e-Book!

Ok now onto the fun news! I’m so excited to share that I’ve written my first ever design e-book. Whoot whoot!! And best of all–it’s totally FREE. In this simple guide I’m sharing my top five design tips for creating a cozy and welcoming home. If you’ve ever felt overwhelmed or stuck when it comes to designing a space, these easy tips will make the process a total breeze.

I had a lot of fun putting this e-book together and I hope you enjoy it. And I have to say, sharing my passion and love of home with you all over these past (almost) four years has been such a huge blessing in my life. The fact that so many of you show up here every single day means more than I could ever put into words. But I want you to know how much I appreciate it. Thank you for being here. Thank you for supporting me and cheering me on. Every day I thank God for this blog and all of you! xo

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26 Comments

  1. Love your posts. Look forward to hearing from you and your family. God bless!

    Posted 6.19.19 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      thanks so much Sally, I really appreciate that!

      Posted 6.19.19 Reply
  2. Judy wrote:

    I loved your style in 2017. I love the more country style rather than the more modern.

    Posted 6.19.19 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      I love that style too Judy…I do try to mix the two!

      Posted 6.19.19 Reply
      • Pat wrote:

        Now is much softer and comfy I think. ๐Ÿ˜Š Less metal and “stuff” and absolutely beautiful!!

        Posted 6.19.19 Reply
        • Sarah wrote:

          I agree Pat!

          Posted 6.22.19 Reply
  3. Melissa Filson wrote:

    I loved your home then and love it now! It is such a process finding what you love! I’m so excited about your ebook! Thanks so much sweet friend! ๐Ÿ’™

    Posted 6.19.19 Reply
  4. Andrea Mack wrote:

    Sarah…
    What a beautiful transformation! I can so relate to it being a process to discover your personal style…in fact, my journey has been the opposite of yours; Iโ€™ve gone from pops of color to an almost neutral palette that actually feels more relaxing to me!
    Thank you for such an insightful and wonderful blog!!!!

    Posted 6.19.19 Reply
  5. Sheilah wrote:

    Love both looks.Glad you are liking color!

    Posted 6.19.19 Reply
  6. Gayle wrote:

    Thanks for sharing Sarah. Love seeing comparisons, your style has changed quite a bit. 2017 looked good but 2019 is looking even better! Iโ€™m glad you mentioned that finding your style can take time because I feel like itโ€™s only now after years of not really knowing what I liked, Iโ€™m finding my niche in our home. Looking forward to receiving your new e-book! Thank you for that ๐Ÿ˜Š

    Posted 6.19.19 Reply
  7. Love the before and the afters. Can’t wait to read the e-book. Do I have to print it out.? Any way congrats to you and know that you give so much! Never met you but love ya! xoxo๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’™

    Posted 6.19.19 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      You can print it out or just read it online, whichever you prefer!

      Posted 6.22.19 Reply
  8. Melanie wrote:

    I love your before and afters! You have a great style, regardless of whether you are going with farmhouse or uncluttered. Thanks for the free decorating ebook!

    Posted 6.19.19 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      thank you Melanie!

      Posted 6.22.19 Reply
  9. Belinda wrote:

    Adore you, Sarah ๐Ÿ˜Š You inspired me on so many levels. I would describe your present style as โ€œRefined Farmhouseโ€. Itโ€™s perfect. I miss your YouTube videos. Anything in the works?

    Posted 6.19.19 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      Ah thank you so much Belinda! Yes to the YouTube videos. I want to make more!!

      Posted 6.22.19 Reply
  10. Amy wrote:

    I’m part of the crowd that loves both looks. I think what I really love is that you encourage people to shop their homes and move stuff around to achieve something different if they feel the itch to switch. In my early years once something went on a wall, it didn’t come down until I painted. Keep sharing all the looks sweet friend.

    Posted 6.19.19 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      Yes Amy! That’s one of my favorite things to do. Saves a lot of money too!

      Posted 6.22.19 Reply
  11. Rhonda Cesana wrote:

    Sarah, I think your style has also become more elegant. Thatโ€™s the word that pops in my head when I look at the โ€œafterโ€ pics. All beautiful though, before and after.โค๏ธ

    Posted 6.19.19 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      Ah thank you Rhonda!! I agree.

      Posted 6.22.19 Reply
  12. Michele wrote:

    I always look forward to your blog. I’ve been really busy lately though so I have to go back and catch up. I’m finding that like you, my style is beginning to change some. I was all about Farmhouse and I still love it, but I’m starting to add in other elements more. Your home always looks amazing! Can’t wait until your next post!

    Posted 6.19.19 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      Ah thank you for coming back Michele! Glad to have you here. xo

      Posted 6.22.19 Reply
  13. Kym wrote:

    I absolutely love your style!! Where can I find that mirror??

    Posted 6.19.19 Reply
  14. Tracy wrote:

    I love this post Sarah! Thanks for sharing. It is so interesting to see where we have been and where we are going with our styles. I’m still discovering mine it seems and I am having so much doing just that! Thank you for the e-book and sharing your tips! I can’t wait to read it!

    Posted 6.19.19 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      Isn’t it interesting?! I love looking at old photos of our home. It’s fun to see the process!

      Posted 6.22.19 Reply

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