It's been a little "too busy" around here the last few days.
I suppose it comes with the territory of having three kids
(and a dog... who you've now met!) and so on, and so forth. The rest of the week I'd like to take it down a notch, clear the schedule . . . simplify things.
I am constantly trying to achieve this in my designs. To edit takes a certain skill and plays an important role in the success of the space. This can be a challenging task. Whether it's sentimentality or just the natural accumulation of things, we tend to skip the editing process. Believe me I get it; we all have shoes, or backpacks, mail -- stuff. But every once in a while it's nice to clear the decks - to put away the "stuff ".
I love the simplicity in these designs. I feel as if one can breath and focus.
My last post was on finding inspiration in the home office. I've spent some time organizing mine, so I thought I'd share some details (the good and a few things that still need a little work... ) My office space is in a back room attached to our kitchen. As I've mentioned before, I live in a vintage pre-war apartment -- my kitchen has a butler's pantry, the cooking area and a converted maid's room, which is now my office. The office is about 10 x 10 with very little natural light so I have lamps everywhere I can. The one window unfortunately has our AC unit right outside of it ... I have learned to ignore this fact for now. That will be changed when I rehab the entire kitchen ... one of these days.
And now for the things that I like: the fact that my office is part of the kitchen is nice because I'm always just steps away from another cup of tea and I never feel as if I'm tucked away in some remote room. I have my giant blackboard, my tray of essentials, flowers,
my favorite diptyque candle, my Mac streaming my favorite pandora station... All lending themselves to an inspirational and functional office.
I'm assuming we all have our must have items... what are some of yours???
I am a wife, mother, designer and artist. I appreciate anything well designed or beautifully created. My own aesthetic tends towards the classic, sophisticated, and timeless, whether I'm designing a country lake house or a city co-op. This blog is my mood board of sorts ... a way to keep track of my inspirations, while hopefully inspiring you as well.