So out of control…

At this point in my life, things are seemingly so out of my control. Due to my husband’s upcoming match to a residency in general surgery, my time in this city will shortly come to an end and I have no say in where we are going next. I am not much of a control freak, well, I guess that is not entirely true. I am a perfectionist by nature, so I like to have a firm grasp on my life, but I am not a control freak beyond myself and how I operate. I am trying to take this whole adventure in stride, I really am. But with our financial future so up in the air, and having to leave a job I am very good at and a home that I love, I am feeling unsettled. I am trying to channel these feelings into constructive behaviors like making sure my home is freakishly clean and even more freakishly organized. If I can create order here, maybe that will translate through more of my life. :)

I have taken on the task of “undecorating” my home into my bedroom, which was just completely made over a few months ago. It is now undergoing a soft makeover. I now realize that when you commit to a print in a room, you better like it or it will get real old, real fast. Case in point: my duvet. Granted it was another bargain find, I am SO over it and am going solid now. For now it is a work in progress… I am calling this process a “preparation to sell this place” just to shut my other half up about my issues with constantly changing interior surroundings. It’s more of a hobby than anything else. That…and a bit too much HGTV.

Here’s what I have so far: Walls are “Master Room” by Ralph Lauren, furniture is a warm walnut, the duvet is Nutmeg by the Company Store & the throw is a find from Omaha’s local boutique, House of J. The throw will go at the foot of the bed. I’m thinking bronze colored sheets but cant find the color I want, at the thread count I want.

Also, FYI—Bombay Company is officially going bankrupt and all of their stores are offering amazing deals on their current stock. I grabbed a couple pairs of curtain panels today for $17/pair. They have beautiful stuff, at beautiful prices right now. :)

Hi! Hello! I am Shawna, the founder of Styleberry Blog. This creative corner of the internet has become a learning haven for moms and creatives, offering a warm and encouraging nudge to those who wish to be better and do better, but often don't know where to start. From Decorating to DIY to Diapers and Paleo-ish Dishes, I strive to make the complicated simple and empower women to take action beyond their personal comfort zone. I subscribe to the Shine Theory & so strongly believe that we shine when the women around us shine and mutual support—lifting up instead of tearing down--will always be the culture here. Are you in? I hope so! Beyond the computer, I run Styleberry Creative where I work with clients to create low fuss, high function spaces that are pretty and practical in San Antonio, Texas and beyond. I LOVE making a house a home. My own studs out renovation is now complete and I am now back to working with clients. Please don't hesitate to drop me a line if you'd like to work together! I hope you’ll join me on this fun new adventure! Xo.