Behind The Lens
Behind The Lens

I consider every day as an opportunity to discover and be inspired. Every day is a gift. Finding appreciation in the world that surrounds is a daily goal.   I strive to create a beautiful life and dwell in the serenity that comes from being surrounded with what brings personal joy and inspiration. That said, finding joys in the way we live our lives in and out of our homes is essential.

In our homes, everything needs to earn its place as every inch is valuable square footage. What surrounds us is by choice. What we wear is a choice. Choosing to surround ourselves with those objects, inspirations and attire that represent our current vision and style? Paramount. Discovering, understanding and embracing our own personal style? Also Paramount.

Everything that fills a home should bring joy and should relate to one’s current life and lifestyle. Everything that comprises of one’s wardrobe should also match one’s current lifestyle and evolving fashion inspirations. In regards to fashion, which is always changing and evolving, what remains a constant are the iconic, classic elements of style. In regards to the interior, timeless elements of iconic interior design and iconic decorative style are also constants in an ever-changing world.

My love of fashion and interior design provides me with a passion for sharing my thoughts about iconic representations of fashion and interior design. Not to mention a love of architecture.  And of course, with the goal of falling in love with one’s space and attire. I believe that a home with HOUSE APPEAL is a home that has evolved over time. Filling our spaces with furniture and decorative elements that we adore and that represent us, adding textures, colors and fabrics that enrich our moments spent within our home is key. Maintaining a wardrobe that reflects and represents our current style is also key. The classics always endure. An evolution of personal style, for certain. Beyond fashion & interior inspirations, my goal is to also delve into appreciating the beautiful elements that life comprises. Appreciation. Ponderings and inspirations to living a beautiful life, indeed…

Cheers to constantly evolving and being inspired!

Thanks for visiting!

Kristin Abrahamsen

Myself, 2015
Myself, 2015
Northport, Long Island
Hometown. Northport, Long Island

Originally from Long Island, New York (Once a New Yorker, always a New Yorker at heart!),
I currently live nestled in the charming and historic 1800’s town of Woodstock, Illinois. (Not far from another fantastic city, Chicago!).

Coveted Nearby City:  Chicago, Illinois
Coveted Nearby City: Chicago, Illinois

Every day is an opportunity to be inspired!

"House Appeal" Blog Awards 2012-2013
“House Appeal” Blog Awards 2012-2013

31 thoughts on “About

  1. I love your site; I want to do a story on the sunburst motif though history and came across this site. Love it

  2. I simply want to say I am new to blogs and absolutely savored you’re web site. Most likely I’m likely to bookmark your blog post . You absolutely come with beneficial writings. Regards for revealing your blog site.

    1. Thank you for your wonderful comments! I am thrilled that my site is “savored”! It is always my goal to “Reveal The Appeal” of those things that I ponder and that inspire me. Cheer to your return visit!

  3. Hi, I just wanted to let you know that I’ve nominated you for the Inspiring Blog Award! I love your blog and find it to be very inspirational! Check out more here…http://eclecticmedicine.wordpress.com/

    1. Thank you so much for the nomination! I am honored that you have added me to your nominations for the “Inspiring Blog Award” and delighted to learn that you “love” my blog and find it “inspirational”! A triple thrill, indeed!
      Thank you for bestowing such a designation…

    1. Thank you so much!! < I am truly honored that you have nominated me for the “Inspiring Blog Award”. I am humbled by 2 nominations in one day for this award. I sincerely appreciation your gesture with this designation. It is wonderful to gain such supportive followers!

  4. Kristin, I am nominating your blog for the Liebser Blog award. I have found nothing as inspiring in the home design category as I have with your blog, House Appeal.

    House Appeal is not only inspiring but educating. I find myself reading your post over and over filing away the information for my future design ideas. I hope you will accept this nomination. Please follow the link below



    Constance Citalan

    1. Constance, I am absolutely honored by your words. Thank you, first of all, for your praise of House Appeal. I am truly delighted to learn that you find it “inspiring and educating” and that you return to re-read some of the posts that cover home design. That is a significant compliment of what I hope to achieve with this blog that I embellish with inspirations I hope others will enjoy and benefit from. Inspirations and ponderings. Thank you for expressing your thoughts!
      That said, I am also honored that you have bestowed onto House Appeal the nomination for the Liebster Blog Award. Thank you for the designation, Constance!

    1. Thank you so much, Julia! I am delighted you have “stumbled” upon my blog and find the content inspiring! Thank you for following and exploring!

      Cheers to being inspired by your comment!


  5. What a beautifully put together blog – the pictures and inspiration they provide are quite stunning.

    I tend to stumble in and out of blogs fairly quickly but yours had me gripped for a good while and I’ll look forward to future posts, Jude

    1. Thank you, Jude!
      I am honored to receive your wonderful compliment regarding my blog and its offerings. It truly is gratifying to learn that what I compile and share provides inspiration. Thrilled you were “gripped” while perusing my blog. That is a compliment in and of itself!
      Please do return again!

  6. Kristin, I love the premise of your blog. Inspirational pictures, inspirational ideas. I’m all about my home reflecting who I am and take great thought in surrounding myself with objects and pictures that I love. As for my wardrobe and personal style? Still working on that 😉

    1. Delighted to receive your words…
      To inspire is one of the greatest joys obtained and a strong cause behind this blog…
      Reflections of who we are and what we surround ourselves with is certainly paramount. Remember, like fashion, we are always evolving. Discovering who we are becoming and what we are transforming into is ongoing. Personal style? It’s the edge we all have. Unique to you. You have it, indeed…

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