You know, lately, I've been reconsidering "stuff". I think I have too much. I need a cleaner, pared down, streamlined, fresh approach to my house and my life. I am ready to deaccession tons of stuff, pull down all the curtains, put up matchstick blinds, eschew wallpaper, go neutral, slipcover everything in muslin, and pull up up the patterned rugs and go sisal.
And then I innocently click on Apartment Therapy and I am completely bowled over by this:
And the happiness of:
Head over to Apartment Therapy to see more photos in Part 1 and Part 2 of the Brooklyn Tudor home of John and Jason. They are interior designers so I guess I could hire them, had a dime to my name for such things.
But Oh! How these rooms make me happy, gleeful, smiling, thrilled!
I am not a less is more kind of gal and I never will be. I like edited, I like styled, but really, I like clutter and layers and romance and pattern, pattern, pattern, but most of all - COLOR.
This stops my breath:
We moved a good rug from the dining room up to our bedroom when we were house training Cucciolo. We replaced it with a cheap sisal indoor/outdoor rug, which was a wise discretion after an incident where we thought he might have drank windshield washer fluid and had to give him charcoal to induce vomiting. The rug no longer exists. Enough said. So now I am left with the bare wood floor in the dining room, which really doesn't work for me. Just this morning I was trolling Overstock.com to find a cheap, attractive rug that they couldn't destroy with their nails, but nothing turned up. I've toyed with the idea of a painted floor and this one is exactly the color and pattern I would choose. Now all I need is a strong back and good knees (we have neither) and it's done!
Check out their site for their residential design work. I am in love with a green and white kitchen in their Classic Colonial; the dining area in the Coastal Living (and Mr. Pom's mouth was hanging open when he saw the drum shade pendant hanging over the table. We had quite a disagreement over that very choice for our own coastal cottage) Also the foyer in the Cottage Charm and just about anything in the Anglo Mania section.
How could you not love a design team whose philosophy is:
"Be bold or you just may grow mold. Or, put a smile on your style".
So if you are looking for me this sunny Sunday, I will be dragging all my fabric out of the closet and layering as much pattern and color as I can into this sweet little house. And to think I was about to order another sisal!