i love a house that is
pretty and put-together, but i also love
a house that has personality.
i love it when i can tell a little bit about the person
that lives in a home by looking at the furniture, fabrics,
art and accessories they have selected.
most people get so hung up on worrying if things MATCH,
that they end up buying a bunch of items that are
and they don't LOVE a single one of them.
if you LOVE it, buy it.
that's what i say.
don't be afraid to "mix it up".
i am working with a client
right now that
has a LEG LAMP,
in their living room.
(yes, a leg lamp...like the one from
a christmas story)
and you know what?
it works because they love it.
they are fun, amazing people
with great senses of humor, and the leg lamp is paired
with many beautiful and quirky pieces
that gives the room a unique beauty.
look at magazines and
pictures on the internet.
collect pictures of rooms
that make you *swoon*
(as in: a room that you love,
a room that makes you stop and STARE,
a room that takes your breath away).
once you have a good
collection of those rooms,
look for the common elements.
are all the walls white?
do they all have chandeliers in them?
are they all filled with modern furniture?
do they all have a great oriental rug?
find those common elements
and use them to build a room
in your own home that
makes you *swoon*.
this week, i will be posting pictures of
my projects while i was in college.
i need a place to