Friday, February 25, 2011

lived in..

I think it's important for homes to reflect their owners. Too many homes I spy in Shelter Mags. feel, stuffy, and impersonal so I love when I come across a home with a slightly off beat sense of style.  The pictures aren't all hung perfectly straight on the wall, the furniture is a little off key, the dishes aren't meticulously organized., etc. Don't get me wrong I LOVE an organized home, but truthfully while I sit here typing in my office I cannot help but notice my home is never perfect. I have a thing for custom pillows, so I have quite a few. My three year old son loves pillows as well but not in a decorative way, in more of a construction way. They are usually strewn all over the floor or haphazardly replaced after his last fort collapse. My picture wall that I spent hours hanging and leveling is always being bumped and jostled. I guess my point is I feel better knowing not everyone lives a perfectly buttoned up life.  Somedays I'm lucky to grab a shower and eat dinner. Life is busy, I only wish I had more time to clean and organize.

Images: Living Etc. March 2011.

14 comments:

Kate {domestikatedlife} said...

Love this spread!

Kim Russell Photography said...

I love this house!

meenal @ maison marigold said...

This is one blue-loving family...and gorgeous blues!! loving the light sea-foam blue as well as the dark one...beautiful house...I'm totally with you on being relieved to see less than perfectly kept homes.thanks for sharing... have a great weekend!! xx meenal

ashley schmutz said...

amen to that! i love this home!

ashley schmutz said...

amen to that! and that home is amazing...

Danika Herrick said...

Word sister! My house is clean for a nano second, and never all at the same time... as you know. I wish my mess could look this pretty.
XO
Danika

Kelly Krugh said...

Well said! I could not agree with you more! I love a home that looks layered over time and lived in!

kelleyp said...

love it. the greenish blue paint color is divine! do they reveal the paint color in the mag? if so, please share.
Kelley

a Broad said...

I love the white cat and wonder how they got it to sit there lol... I love the dining room .. I love it all ! :)

Danielle said...

Love this post, as I totally relate and I like that. I have never been a fan of overly decorated homes, nor perfection. I live life full on wabi sabi and I enjoy that! As for pillows my almost 10 year old boy uses them, not in a construction way, but more destruction...that is why all pillows in his play room are from IKEA. Have a wonderful weekend!

Danielle said...

Although I will say he never destroys the pillows, just rough house's a bit. I don't want to paint a picture of a completely destructive child...he is wonderful! Just had to clarify :).

Linda Pakravan said...

You are so right! Homes must reflect their owners. Your post perfectly encapsulates a designer's drive to create a beautiful, perfect and livable home. And the reality of letting our children and family use and enjoy the spaces we create. Brava to you for letting your son play with your custom pillows! He will carry the sweet memories of making a fort with "Mom's pillows" forever and hand them down to his children. Your children are happy, the house is in shambles (maybe not your's but certainly mine),and believe me no one's home is perfect. Wishing you a great weekend!

My name: Julie My design firm: SHELTER said...

I'm so glad to hear that you so many of you agree! Thanks for the comments. J

designchic said...

wonderful home...

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