I find, as I am approaching my half century, I have more of a desire to declutter, pare down, simplify. I want to own less stuff, I want a more steamlined wardrobe and I am drawn to more simple, clean lined and under-furnished interiors. Don't get me wrong - I will never be happy living in a contemporary minimalist, all hard edges and bare surfaces type of environment. I love antiques, I love old oil paintings and mirrors, I love furniture, objects and surfaces with patina and I love imperfection.
I just think that a beautiful piece of furniture or object looks so much better when it has room to breathe. I found these images from the website of American designer Katrin Cargill to illustrate what I mean.
I like the idea of keeping the colours subtle and rather using texture to create interest.
While these spaces are quite sparsely furnished, they are defnitely not cold. Warmth is introduced through the wall treatments, softly draped curtains and subtle colours in the soft furnishings and rugs.
I love the contemporary table and server combined with the opulent chandelier and sconces.
There are no curtains and very little wall adornment, yet this space looks so cozy!
When those shutter doors are closed, this space will instantly look decluttered!
No paintings or mirrors, just beautifully textured walls.
This bedroom must have been quite difficult to furnish with all those windows. Placing the beds in front of the windows, with the window almost creating a headboard for each bed - genius. I love this room.
Wishing you a wonderful week ahead.
Till next time
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