i think my style is eclectic. and a bit modern. and very retro vintage. and colorful. and i'd also like to think classic. i doubt there is anyone else quite like me in my design approach, and i am sure i am breaking so many rules. i'm sure there are many who don't like my approach at all. but all that really matters is that my home represents who i am and what i love. it really is.. me.
what i love
my aunt's Russian nesting dolls. i really love these.
i cannot even tell you how freaked out i got when i saw these on a shelf at the thrift store.
1) the colors are awesome
2) they are vintage cookbooks circa 1968
3) they are awesome-colors-vintage-cookbooks circa 1968. need i say more?
i love fruit. i love the colors (and the taste of course). it is mandatory to have a huge bunch in my wooden bowl on my counter at all times. today i only have 2 oranges and 3 apples and 4 limes and 2 lemons left. oh. and 2 browning bananas. back to the store i go (after i make banana bread, of course)!!
i can't get enough of these shelves. the endless arrangements. old vs. new. and can you tell? i'm into globes these days...
this is my mom's makeup case. I guess it's 40+ years old?? I stole it when I was 14. either that or i told her I was going to get it when she died anyway so she might as well hand it over now. it worked. since I did a tribute to my dad here, i thought it would be nice to share this other part of my blood. i have a lot of other things that i stole from her which i will have to write about at a later date:)
i was in love with my previous arrangement in florida, but due to space and the inability to use wall color in my apartment, i had to make do with what i could. i really miss my bedroom with all it's space, but remember, it's dessert before dinner! however, i think i like this arrangement as well. i wonder what i will do next time i move? i'm excited about my newly covered bulletin board and all the inspiration that will go on it.
wierd fact: i was in a store the other day and i grabbed a curtain that i loved. it ended up being the exact same color as some pillows that i had. then i grabbed a table cloth another time. exact same color as my chair cushions. vases...book covers...fabrics...they all work flawlessly together. apparently i know what i like.
are you the same?
k-- so there is a bit of me!