This weeks Inspiration Monday goes to Molly over at Awfully Big Adventures. I first "met" Molly (virtually speaking) on the last One Room Challenge where she made over her adorable patio. Her eclectic style as well as her love for color, texture, and contrast makes her rooms look lived in and cozy.
She doesn't take her decorating style too seriously, and she is downright adorable.
I recently interviewed Molly about her blog and her decorating style, and here is what she had to say:
I love the name... Is there meaning behind it?
There is! It's a piece of a quote from one of my favorite movies of all time, Hook, starring Robin Williams. At the end of the movie he says, "To live would be an awfully big adventure!" I couldn't agree more, and love seeing that reminder when I open up the blog. p.s. If you haven't seen the movie, please do yourself a favor and at least find the food fight scene on YouTube. Thank me later.
Tell me a bit about yourself?
I share my home with my boyfriend, Matt, and our dog, Finnegan -- a rescued mish-mash of a pup who brings us endless entertainment. Matt and I both went to the University of Texas at Austin and still live here, happily. Austin is simply the best! I've said that I couldn't live anywhere where I can't comfortably drink iced coffee for at least ten months out of the year, and Austin fits that bill perfectly. (Sadly, I don't think I could stomach Minnesota --although it does sound particularly tempting right now, since it's 101 degrees here!) I work full time in marketing, and blog about my home and life at Awfully Big Adventure for fun.
What inspires your design style?
Maybe "organized eclectic?" Contrast, pattern, color, texture, personality, and humor are constants in the rooms I love most. I can't seem to make the leap to full-blown maximalist, however...the neat freak in me still wants a place for everything and a tidy space. My style is inspired by my mother, thrifting, and being a homebody--I love being home, and want this space to make us happy while we're here.
This black wall combined with the mid century modern pieces makes my heart go pitter patter. I LOVE the color contrast of the wall and depth it adds in the space.
Molly works full time in marketing, and blogs about her home and life at Awfully Big Adventure for fun. If you want to see more of her blog you can follow here or on instagram.
Thanks for sharing your home with us today Molly!
Coffee table- Vintage
Acrylic side table- CB2
Credenza- Vintage from Rave on Vintage
Pink & orange pillow- West Elm (discontinued)
Cream ruffled pillow- West Elm (discontinued)
Grey tasseled throw blanket- West Elm (discontinued)
Rose gold pillow- Anthropologie (only available in gold)
Indigo mudcloth pillow- Sealight Designs
Pendant light- Ikea (similar here)
Patterned lamp shade and clear base- Target (discontinued)
Indigo rug- West Elm (discontinued)
Navy basket- Anthropologie
Tall basket- Ikea
Plant pot- Ikea
Task lamp- Ikea (discontinued)
White table lamp and natural shade- Homegoods
Austin neighborhoods print- Native Maps
Paris bistro table photo- Pleasant Valley Studios (my aunt!)
Georgia O'Keeffe skull print - O'Keeffe Museum Store (no longer sold)
Wooden kiwi statue- Vintage
Small blue plate- Target
Illustration of Finn- Etsy
Fleetwood Mac lyric print- Etsy
Hello Sunshine print- Rifle Paper Co
Edward Gorey book
Georgia O'Keeffe poppies print- O'Keeffe Museum Store
Native American print- Fritz Scholder
Two sisters art- Vintage
Dallas neighborhoods print- Native Maps
Lighthouse print- DIY'd
Totem pole print- We Are 1976
Evil eye hanging- Furbish (sold out)