So many times when I start a design consultation, clients apologize for their furnishings. "Do you think this lamp is funny looking? I got it at a garage sale." Personally, I thought that particular lamp was classic, and large enough to stand out as a sculptural element in the room, which made it interesting. But what I thought of the lamp, or anyone else's furnishings, really doesn't matter. Take a look at the things you have with your own eyes. Stop for one minute please, the silly chatter that goes on and on about what's in fashion this season, and what will your mother think of the drapes, and should you take your neighbor's advice about changing the sofa that you actually love.
|I'll probably reupholster this 1920's chair eventually, but for now, I love its shabby elegance, and the remnants of moss-green mohair upholstery.|
|This mirror was foxed, with alligatored varnish on the frame. I added the words, inspired by a quote from another artist.|
Margery Williams, author of the velveteen rabbit, summed it up perfectly...
|Timothy and Puff have been real for decades.|
As long as your home is beautiful to you, and the objects in it hold significance for you, the people who understand who you are will see it's beauty.
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