My Signature Style

See My Signature Decor Style: Rustic Glam Casual Elegance |

Hello friends! Do I have a big treat for you today! If you’re searching for a style ‘roadmap’ to use as inspiration for your home decor, look no further! My creative and talented friend Carrie at Making Lemonade is hosting a ‘Signature Style’ Design series this week showcasing the Signature Design Style of 22 talented Bloggers! I’m so thrilled she asked me to join in and share my design style favorites and signature decor looks!

Signature Style Series - see 22 Design Bloggers unique decor styles! |

Today is day 2 in the series – if you’ve hopped over from my beautiful friend Darlene’s blog at Fieldstone Hill Design – welcome to Setting for Four!! Isn’t Darlene’s Glam Farmhouse Signature Style ga-orgeous??!!

My style has definitely changed over the years and has evolved to my current Signature Style: Rustic Glam Casual Elegance – a mixture of traditional, clean contemporary looks in a casual family friendly setting topped off with a touch of glamour and casual elegance!

See My Signature Decor Style: Rustic Glam Casual Elegance |

Some of my favorite signature looks:

1. My Living Room – casual living with a coastal color palette and a sparkly mirror!

2. Barbara Barry Poetical Bedding – this is my bedding….bedroom makeover to come, stay tuned!

3. Cozy accents – including a cutwork basket filled with a sheepskin throw, pillows and a throw.

4. Black Riding Boots – I live in these from fall to spring… so comfy!

5. Ray-Ban Aviators… um, need I say more?

6.  Michael Kors Watch….Dear MK: you make me swoon!

7. Rustic  and metallic looks – rustic coffee table decor including an antiqued dough bowl filled with Virginia pinecones and an antique pulley. Silver metallic horn candleholders.

8. Sparkle and Shine – My living room mirror….- an exact look-a-like to Z Gallerie’s Portico Mirror without the  expensive price tag!

9. Glam decor – luxe Ralph Lauren Crystal table lamps that I scored for a great price at HomeSense.

My Paint Colors:

10. Sherwin Williams Eider White 7014 – our boys’ bedrooms.

11. Sherwin Williams Mindful Gray 7016 – my living room, dining room, family room and entryway.

12. Sherwin Williams Mink 6004  – in my kitchen.

12. Sherwin Williams Rainwashed 6211 – what I have planned for my bedroom makeover.

As a military wife – I’ve moved…. a lot. That means I’ve had to define my decor style over many moves and years to fit many different homes, room shapes and types of rooms without buying new furniture and accessories for each home we’ve lived in.

The constant throughout all of those military moves and homes that allowed me to create a decorated cohesive look is my design style: Rustic Glam and Casual Elegance. 

My Signature Style has developed from growing up on a clear northern lake where my love of watery blues, driftwood greys and sandy taupes began.  

 Living Room Makeover

Quick and Easy Living Room Makeover |

 Our home is a loving collection of layers and meaningful memories of….

…Our heritage  including a few English antiques like our beautiful inherited mahogany dining room table, chairs and buffet:

Fall Dining Room and Tablescape

Fall Dining Room and Tablescape |

…..our military lifestyle – after every military deployment my husband has returned with something for our home to show his love for our family, our home and to thank us for holding down the fort for many months:

Handmade carpets from Afghanistan – Our Home in Virginia

Our Virginia Home Foyer Decor |

…..our travels and our vacation memories –  vacation mementos from a fun trip to Belize: a picture of our boys body surfing on the beach and a shell we found while scuba diving:

See my Signature Style: Decorate with vacation memories |

On top of all of that I love to sprinkle on some shimmer and shine! Like my Ralph Lauren Crystal Table Lamps I scored at HomeSense for a bargain!

Fall Home Tour 2013 

See my Signature Design Style: Rustic Glam Casual Elegance |

I also love to scour thrift store and antique stores for unique finds!

Thrifted  Bench Paint Makeover

$5.00 Thrifted Bench Paint Makeover |

I love making our home cozy:

Cozy Decor Accessories

My Signature Design Style - Rustic Glam Casual Elegance |

…I’m also passionate about DIY’ing!

No Painting Required – DIY Watercolor Graphic Art

DIY Watercolor Graphic Wall Art |

 ….and creating custom builds:

DIY Restoration Hardware Inspired Custom Farmhouse Table with Bolted Plank Top and Salvage Grey Wash Finish – I custom designed this table combining two RH table styles for a one-of-a-kind look that only cost $157 to make compared to the $4690.00 RH price tag! Woot – love the $ savings!

$157.00 Restoration Hardware inspired  DIY Farmhouse Table |

 …..and as an Interior Decorator I love, love, love to create Mood Boards!

A relaxing living room Moodboard Design by Setting for Four |

That wraps up my Signature Style – I hope you enjoyed getting a peek into my Decor and Design passions!

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If you’re here for the first time then check out my About Me page and read the story of why I started blogging (grab a cup of coffee for this one – it’s quite a story, whew!)

To continue on the #SignatureStyle series tour click on over tomorrow to my sweet friend Jessica’s blog at Decor Adventures!

Be sure to check out all of the amazing decor inspiration in this series including vintage, eclectic, cottage, modern, glam and more!

Signature Style Series - see 22 Design Bloggers unique design styles! |

Signature Style Series:
Monday August 25
Making Lemonade       
Tuesday August 26
Wednesday August 27
Thursday August 28
…..and be sure to enter the INCREDIBLE Signature Style Giveaway that you won’t want to miss!
Enter this fun Signature Style Giveaway: Luxury Pillows, carryall bag, stencils and more! |


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  1. says

    Hello friend! This post is like the best of all the things you love, it’s great! I love seeing all the elements people bring together in their homes, and that you mentioned how many of yours are meaningful – I feel the same.

    Glad to be on the tour with you and hope all is well!

    • heather says

      Thanks Jessica for your sweet comments! I’m so glad to be joining you in this series too!! This post was soooo incredibly fun for me to write and I love seeing everyone’s collected looks in the tour too!!

    • heather says

      You’re so sweet to say that Jo-Lynne thank you for your lovely comments!! I’m heading over to your house to help you decorate! ;) I agree, I love discovering new talented bloggers like yourself as well!

    • heather says

      Thanks Jenna! That mirror makes me smile every time I look at it! So fun to join you in this design series!!!

    • heather says

      Thank you Cassie – I so appreciate your lovely compliments on my home! I am so passionate about creating a cozy nest for our family!

    • heather says

      Thanks so much Tash – we have had lots of wonderful meals with friends and family on our DIY RH farmhouse table!

    • heather says

      Thanks Jen for your sweet compliments! The reds and blues in that rug are so rich and gorgeous! I’m so thrilled to join you in this Signature Style tour too!

  2. says

    Hi Heather! I just stumbled across your blog, and just love it!!! I love your beautiful and elegant style!! Thanks for all the inspiration! I’m following you via Bloglovin’ so I don’t miss any of your posts!! :)

    • heather says

      Welcome to Setting for Four Maria! I’m so glad you found me and thanks so very much for following me on Bloglovin’!! You are so sweet to pass on your compliments on my style – I love sharing it and all my decor and DIY escapades here! :) Heather

  3. Suzanne Stokes says

    Hi Heather, I found you while looking for the perfect gray for our new home. We are painting our open house plan Mindful gray and I saw your pictures. This finally sold me I was going the right direction. Your home is beautiful. I am trying to decide on Trim and Ceiling color. Can you tell me what you went with? Hardest part with choosing mindful gray is making transition to the other rooms with color. Should I stay with the same color card for all the rooms, or do you think its okay to venture into some hints of blue in rooms not directly connected to the open dining, kitchen, living. Thanks so much. PS. Enjoying your site!

    • heather says

      Hi Suzanne! Thanks so much for your lovely compliments on my blog and home! I’m so glad you are going with Mindful Gray – it’s a gorgeous color that I consider a neutral that compliments so many accent colors! We didn’t paint our trim and ceiling – since it was in great condition we left it as is from the previous owners. Our trim and ceiling color is a pure white if that’s any help! I had the pleasure of meeting the HGTV color expert for Candace Olson’s show ‘Devine Design’ – Andrew Downward – and he passed on some fabulous color and painting tips in my post here: I think if you love blue you could add those to rooms that are not directly connected or stay in the same color card! Either would work!

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