Hello creative friends!  This is a fun week for 20 other bloggers and myself.  The lovely Stephanie of Casa Watkins invited us to participate in a blog hop where we show off a before and after of a room and breakdown our personal style for that room.  The most challenging part of this was to come up with only three (!!!) words that would describe our own style.  Usually when someone asks me to describe my style, this is what I say: “my home is classical traditional bones, dressed up in a mix of contemporary and midcentury.”  So my three words to describe my style are Traditional, Contemporary, and Midcentury.

Welcome to The Striped House My Home Style BEFORE & AFTER Edition!


I picked my most recent makeover, my guest bedroom.  I think this room is the truest depiction of my style, likely because it’s the most recent and I think our style evolves with time.  It has all of the elements I would be looking for in any room.  Well, except that it doesn’t have wood floors 😉

I really do like a mixture of old and new in a room, classic and contemporary.  Classic:  I like white crown molding, white picture frames, simple black curtain rods, traditional white ceiling medallions, white curtains, and all white bedding.  Contemporary:  Black walls, the peony artwork, the gold branch wall hooks.  Old:  The vintage dresser, my grandfather’s bookcases, the Louis Philippe style mirror.  New:  The fresh spin I put on the bedding by adding the black trim on the edges, and the Scandinavian style rattan light fixture hanging in the middle of the room!

You can see the final post of this room’s makeover process here.

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Here are the specific items in the room that are my favorites:


So many home styles to explore and find inspiration for my home!

Thanks for stopping by today.  Please make sure to stop by the other’s ladies’ blogs and check out their “Before & Afters” 🙂


Casa Watkins Living

Polished Habitat

Lovely Etc.

Blue i Style

Organize Nashville


Roots North and South

My Life From Home

Monica Wants It

The Striped House


Pocketful of Posies

Up To Date Interiors

Copper Dot Interiors


PMQ for Two


The DIY Mommy

Boxy Colonial

The Happy Housie

Domicile 37

Willow Street Interiors


Cassie Bustamante

House Full Of Sunshine

Farmhouse 40

Iris Nacole

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27 Comment

  1. Reply
    Shelley from Roots North & South
    September 13, 2016 at 7:11 am

    The wall color is beautiful! I’m giving the master in our new house a makeover and yours is very inspiring!

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    Amy @ My Life From Home
    September 13, 2016 at 7:21 am

    Those black walls are gorgeous! I love black, but am afraid to put it on the walls. It looks amazing in your space!

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    Melissa George
    September 13, 2016 at 8:17 am

    I love the mixing of classic and contemporary!

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    Caroline Dilbeck
    September 13, 2016 at 8:21 am

    Love the color scheme and feel of the room. Nice work!!

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    September 13, 2016 at 8:46 am

    Love love love! I too have a black wall in my master. Love your style!

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    Stephanie @ Casa Watkins Living
    September 13, 2016 at 12:46 pm

    The dark wall really makes everything pop! Love the midcentury elements and how you mixed them with contemporary styling.

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    Kimberly Duran
    September 13, 2016 at 12:51 pm

    Love that dark wall colour! I have my own bedroom in black and just love it – it’s so cosy! xxx

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    Laura @ Willow Street Interiors
    September 13, 2016 at 7:21 pm

    Jen, I love your style! It’s just the perfect balance of traditional and contemporary. Your guest room makeover has me swooning!

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    September 13, 2016 at 9:58 pm

    Transitional Midcentury…I love it and you are the first I have seen to do it. I love your house and all that you have done!

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    September 15, 2016 at 4:22 pm

    ha! I have some rooms with everything I want except wood floors, too ;). Looks great–I’m a sucker for navy walls!

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    cassie bustamante
    September 15, 2016 at 6:58 pm

    ohmygosh your bedroom is gorgeous- i love the modern vibe you have going on!

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      Iris Nacole
      September 16, 2016 at 3:36 pm

      So beautiful, and I need that mirror!!

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    Karen @ a house full of sunshine
    September 16, 2016 at 8:25 pm

    I’m loving that gorgeous pendant and throw! I love how welcoming this room feels!

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    September 18, 2016 at 7:14 pm

    Your bedroom is one of my all time favorite rooms Jen! I can’t wait to have a house where I can paint walls moody colors. I also love how you incorporate b&w. So classically beautiful.

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    Karen @ copper dot interiors
    September 19, 2016 at 2:07 pm

    The after is so cozy! What a transformation!

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