The older I get (ha!) the less perfect I want. Perfect is boring to me. My own home is looking & feeling more and more lived in and that feels good in my heart and soul. Showcase rooms have never and will never be for me. I heart relaxed living.
Rooms with a good vibe and lots of personality always get my attention. LOVE this conversation area with an eclectic mix of furniture and lots of books, personal artifacts and interesting art (the yellow canvas should really live in my house). And the room is not so darn staged.
And did you all see this fantastic New Jersey (!) home in the May issue of Elle Decor? Mighty jealous over here. A whole different style but talk about about relaxed, interesting and personal rooms!
Look closely again and envision these rooms with crackling fireplaces and lit candles and lamps. Very cozy and friendly atmospheres. Rooms that encourage good times and conversations. (And how cool with those French style Bouillotte lamps on the dining table!).
Folks, I had to look up the term:
Bouillotte Lamp (French)
** a table lamp of the 18th century, having two or three adjustable candle brackets and a common shade sliding on a central shaft **
Another busy week over here. Looking forward to a lazy next few days.
But first some serious blog visits.
Hugs & Happy Weekend to you all.