Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Nooks & Crannies

The one quote I keep at the forefront of my mind when designing my home or shopping for interiors is this-

Our home is not only an escape from the world, but also a beautiful representation of who we are.  It is the place we most frequent, where we lay our heads at night, often the place where we get our hearts broken or perhaps where we fall in love.  That's why it is SO important to love your home and find comfort when you walk through your front door.  Just as each person has a unique fashion taste, each person has a unique interior decor taste.  Staying on point with trends shouldn't be one's primary concern- rather, it should be choosing pieces that most vividly tell who you are. 

This take on interiors may seem extreme, especially for individuals who feel intimidated by the interior decor process.  Fashion and interior design are alike in this way.  Many people shy away from fashion, passing it off as a "frivolous" or "superficial" pursuit.  However, I often find that when a person dismisses fashion in such a way, what they really are afraid of is messing it up, getting it wrong, or even drawing attention to themselves.  So un tres chic, friends!  One should never fear fashion or interior design.  Follow your heart to find what you love.  Here are a few of my favorite nooks and crannies- places I'd love to have in my home, where I could curl up with a good book, take a nap, paint, or design. 

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I love lucite.  I know it is likely more of a trend than a lasting design element, but the lightness of it beautifully juxtaposes against a nailhead settee.  The added leopard pillow is fabulous.  Via Bijou & Boheme

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via Lonny

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Oh how I love books!  All these books and the beautiful way they are displayed make my mouth water. Via Lonny mag

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A great little nook for underneath a staircase.  I am loving the zebra pillows with the dusted blue settee.  Via My Design Chic

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The bold ikat throw pillows are to die for!  I'd love to curl up on this couch to sketch or read.

My words of wisdom today for you:  Don't be afraid of interior design, fashion, or really anything you feel drawn to!  Don't be afraid to mess it up.  Honing your creativity is all about making mistakes.  You just have to know which mistakes to keep.  Happy Tuesday, loves!


3 comments:

  1. love that quote! I need some serious help when it comes to design so that will really come in handy :)

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  2. What a fantastic quote -- and these images are wonderful!

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