Wednesday, 23 February 2011

Live The Life You Love...





Who says that an interior has to be perfect? Prim? Proper? Not me! Not for me the pressure of having everything in its place, all of the time... Although I do love a degree of order - there is nothing lovelier than a space that just is... A space that feels lived in... A space that joins in with life rather than one that feels separate to it... Why live life constantly fluffing I say, when the pressure of it all can be overbearing! For me, style is about life - it's about utilizing beauty, not just gazing at it... It's about picking up that vase and filling it with flowers. It's about snuggling up into that cushion until the feathers are squeezed to the edges... It's about flicking through those books that line the library walls and creasing your favourite page. It's about feet on the sofa. It's about living the life you love... And loving the life you live... And if that means cake crumbs on the new rug - well so be it!

Slightly off balance - pics from Anthropologie

10 comments:

Vintage Home said...

Wow great images!..Love the antelope chaise/benches
...and the beautiful chandelier in #1..how fun to have that in a kitchen.....
Our daughter spent 6 weeks in Australia and 1 week @ Byron Bay...she loved it! Her pictures are stunning and she said the people are amazing!..Thank you!
I commented on your Bountiful entry!

Anna White said...

I dont think I could have put it any better myself Shannon..wells said..and written.
Funnily enough I watched a program today called ART21 about Design..and an interesting comment one of the Architects made was..that..we rely on Design as a form of self expression...and in order to do that we think its about consumption..latest trends..being told what is in..what is out.
If only we would go back to what Design was really all about...creating objects that actually work..are functional timeless pieces..rather than pieces that look pretty...but are useless really...think he had a point..Food for thought anyway :)

Karena said...

Shannon I really love your thoughts on this...sometimes seeing so many staged homes for publication gets to be Stepfordish!

Give me the lived in look!

xoxo
Karena
Art by Karena

Will @ Bright.Bazaar said...

I love the lived in look as well! More relaxed and natural!

joh&mir said...

That's what we adore about yr way to create beautiful spaces!
Love yr blog!
<3 Johanna & Miriam

Lilli boo said...

A wonderful philosophy "Live the Life you Love..."... One I adhere to and one that until you expressed it couldn;'t think how to articulate... a great mantra...

kylie t said...

so true Shannon, lovely thoughts to share
xx

deborah/ wholehearted home said...

I'm sitting in the middle of paper littered desk nodding my head. I love, love design when it's relaxed, comforting, rejuvenating. When you can see someone lives in a house and it reflects that. That's why I follow your blog - because you speak my language. Thanks

always dreaming said...

What an amazing post! The images are so beautiful that chair WOW, the rugs and chandelier just want them all!!

Sarah said...

I love this style. Organised chaos I like to refer to it in my home!