Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Home as a Reflection of You
I am not sure if it's the chesterfield sofa, the rows of colorful shoes, the profusion of white, or the monogram A hanging in the living room, but this house puts a big smile on my face and has me longing for a complete revamp of my own home. The hodge podge of items in the living room exemplify a space that was not decorated in one fell swoop, but one that came together over time through the collecting of memorable items. Almost every item seems to be an investment piece: the leather couches and the industrial coffee table, the Persian rug and the Moroccan poufs, even the distressed lanterns and the art collection stacked on the floor. Often times people run out and buy everything simply to furnish their new house (guilty), and more often than not, it shows. Homes end up looking like pages out of a catalogue. This apartment illustrates the results of waiting and slowly collecting favorite pieces over time. By doing this, your home will be a better reflection of you, and not just whatever items were hot that season.