Thursday, November 17, 2011

The Real Purpose of Decorating

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Remember my 1930s globe that I found at a garage sale this summer?

Well, they both have a new home in the guest room. 

The vintage printer's tray has been changed up again and newly repurposed as a mirror...

With the addition of the $4 vintage brass lamp,...

...some special memories of Hawaii,...

...and furniture from garage sales and occasional sales,...

...this little corner makes me smile each time I see it.

I think that is what decorating is really about. Creating a space that inspires joy, comfort, love, peace, or whatever feelings you want to experience on a daily basis. For me, this nook has a sense of groundedness, lightness, balance, history, creativity, and adventure. It really captures who I am and what I am working to create in my life. Do you have a nook, room, or entire home that inspires you? What are you trying to capture or create in your life right now? Is your nook, room, or home aligning with your goals or fighting against you? What can you do today to align it with who you want to be?

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  1. Oh yeah! I love pretty much everything about this vignette! But I'd have to say that the vintage printer's tray repurposed is beyond awesome and that brass lamp...utterly amazing. Love it!

  2. I agree - lovely finds, and they work so well together! What a good eye you have. :)

  3. I think you said it perfectly. I strive for the same thing in my home.
    You created a wonderful corner. I love the new look for the printers tray. It's huge! I love that!

  4. The printers tray as a mirror is a total winner! Love that idea!

  5. How true! Sometimes the addition of a simple little trinket to a tabletop is all it takes to make it "work".

    Love the mirror/printers tray! And the globe is perfect in that corner.

  6. you're so right - nothing ever needs to be fixed or permanent in our homes. Fluidity helps. I made a modest change in the kitchen last weekend and it has enormously enhanced my sense of calmness. Your guest room is so charming - it just seems to have a lot of good energy with the combination of pretty furnishings and the fabulous industrial element. Your sense of style is always brilliant! xo, diane

  7. Love your nook!
    And that lamp...wowzers!! Love it!!

  8. You gave a printers tray new meaning. This is wonderful. I like it!

  9. That lamp is so cute.
    Wait, and the globe.
    And, the printer tray.
    The chunky table.

    Oh, heck.
    When can I move in!?

  10. Looks great! I love old globes! We have one that was my grandfathers. Things with history are such nice touches in a home! :)

  11. wow. gorgeous styling! seriously. totally following you!
    xoxo janean

  12. (I'm going through party links too. lol) I think if I was a guest, I'd love the history/vintage treasures in 'my' room. Actually, in your entire home. I'll let you know when I'm on my way! ;)

    Beautiful as usual!

  13. i love that mirror amy! what a great way to repurpose- it's so cool!


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