Good morning! I don’t know about you but I am so happy tomorrow is Friday. It has been a long week and frankly I need a rest. I want to be a slug and just do nothing. OK, let me rephrase that, I don;t want to be on a schedule and I do not want to work and I just want to relax, putter around and do what I want, like bake and eat.
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I had a conversation a few months ago with an interior designer and she mentioned that she was thinking of giving up her profession because everyone seemed to want the same thing, “the perfect white/grey house” that they see on Pinterest and Instagram. Really? What happened to originality, and making your house your castle? Why would you want your house to look like everyone else?
I do not have a white or grey house and shockingly there are no slip-covers. I have a traditional house with a collected interior. My husband and I have been traveling the world since we were teens and our house reflects that.
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We have very eclectic taste, I love traditional Ralph Lauren plaids, and paisleys in dark blues and browns but then I love modern art in bright fuchsia, green and cobalt blue. I think the family crystal looks beautiful with hand-made pottery plates and twig flatware.
I typically shop vintage, antiques and more traditional looking shops, and I love one of a kind things. But I also shop at Williams Sonoma and Pottery barn for seasonal items and occasionally West Elm when I receive their new catalog.
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As I paged through the latest offerings online I found several items I liked. I really want this bright rug although I have no where to go with it. I love these mixing bowls and can always use a few more. We buy these Rewind candles all the time and I am pondering these lamb mugs for my niece and nephew.
What in your decorating style? Modern, eclectic, traditional? What is your favorite place for accessories? Do you shop at West Elm? What if your favorite but there?
Have a great day!