Simple decoration…

These days I’m enjoying the simplicity in decorating.  I think it lets me appreciate all the details in a way I most likely definitely wouldn’t if a room was otherwise overwhelmed with lots and lots of stuff.   The good thing about going all out with decorations is that I might feel that I’ve entered another world- which can be breathtaking. But the good thing about just adding a minimal amount to the sprucing up is something I’ve found more comfort in at this stage in my life.  The lightness becomes resplendent and the delicate nuances beam.   Are you a minimalist or fullist (I made that up right now) decorator? [ 1 / 2 ]

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Oh wow…

What an innovative idea for a ceiling in this cafe in Slovenia – nominated for Best Interior Design for the Restaurant and Bar Design Award.  This place looks like a lovely space to hang out while sipping on a warm drink and grazing on a tasty treat (maybe a piece of that quiche in the case, lower right).  [ cafe ]

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A few things…

… to brighten the day… Are you a holiday decorator?  I feel nostalgic for New England pretty intensely this time of year; yet I’ve become so accustomed to, and spoiled with, living in a climate that rarely drops below 60 degrees.   Go figure. But I do like putting up simple reminders of Christmas and Winter from in and around the home I grew up – those being, but are not limited to, pine cones pilfered from Massachusetts and Maine, ornaments passed along or gifted to me from over the years (we don’t have a tree mostly because we’re pretty sure Mars will tear it down the second we leave him alone in the house- so I hang them here and there…), a sprig or a branch of a pine or redwood tree in a mason jar of water, an ample supply of hot chocolate, and old Christmas records that make that wonderful popping sound as they spin.   I’m a sentimental one. [ ornaments +  festive utensils + hearts note card ]

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True true…

Sometimes my life gets away with itself and I lose control into busyness.  I can be full on social and excited about external happenings, but I’ve really been learning that my preference is to be at home, quiet, creating + making, and having some music play the soundtrack for my thoughts for the day. It’s one of the most peaceful places to be. [ print ]

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