Give your rooms personality by giving each one a name. I love looking at home design photos in magazines, online at Houzz.com, and on Pinterest. I find the images I most enjoy are the ones where the owners' personalities shine through.
Home of the Heart Hint: I've discovered the easiest and best method of creating individuality is using names for the rooms in my house that reflect the theme and style I'm envisioning.
I even have name plaques for some of the rooms. As you can see from my kitchen photo above, I love the idea of being in my grandmother role, cooking for the grandkids and even teaching them a few cooking skills. Their photos on the fridge is a daily reminder of these dear ones. My collection of vintage cookware harkens back to my own grandmothers' kitchens, reminding me that I'm carrying on their legacies.
To emphasize the beachy theme, I attached beach glass knobs on the vanity drawers and glued beach glass around the mirror frame. The white vintage-looking wainscot brightens and freshens up the room.