Monday, 5 May 2014
What your home needs is probably just a touch of restyling. It doesn't have to be your entire home, maybe one corner will do, one shelf or a console table. I always find it best to use moments like these to get rid of stuff that has started to pile up. In my opinion, clutter kills creativity. Get rid of it and start to breathe again! Giving the home a spring cleaning can also work wonders.
my desk and rattan storage trunk and it never fails to inspire me.) If your bookshelves only contain books my advice is to change that. Remove some of the books, especially the ones you know you will never read again and don't reflect your personality, and add vases and bowls or any small objects. Buy a new plant (or fresh flowers) and put it on a table and use a tray to display a few of your precious objects. Move an artwork from one wall to another to create a different favourite corner in a room. (The hummingbird wall hanging (wool and silk aubusson) in the last photo is by the late Alexander McQueen.)
By the way, I recently joined Instagram upon realising that there were actually people there who were posting something different than vintage-looking photos with black frames and selfies. You won't see any selfies on my account and there will be no announcements about a new blog post. It's just me capturing inspirational moments with my tablet, mainly something interesting I discover in books and magazines while enjoying my latte.
1: David Ross for House and Leisure | styling: Leana Schoeman / 2: Victoria Skoglund / 3: Jeroen van der Spek for Living Etc.