(Oh, I could design an entire home around the color of this door)
Is it just that their homes are older and can't help but have more character? Just like how we love a rugged Paul Newman or Robert Redford as they seem to deepen with age, is this the lure of Europe's homes?
Or is it more; like the souls of those who have lived here before are added to the spaces' DNA?
One benefit to our country's economic strife is (in my opinion) I see Americans striving for more with less. Better materials, fewer square feet. Craftsman cottages beat out McMansions.
This is what I think I see in these homes from Marie Claire Maison--emphasis on beauty, finishes, timelessness. These homes do not shout "look at me"--"I am hip" "I have money" "I am somebody". To me, these homes aren't shouting anything.
Even this loud wallpaper is soft.
Am I generalizing in saying that these homes are obviously European?
What is it about these spaces that is so hard to nail down? Do you feel that people in the states tend to overdecorate? What do you think about these homes vs. American homes?
sorry it's a little deep for a Tuesday. I'm in a mood.
Y'all are the best, by the way------Julie
(Katherine--you had a no-reply name in your comment. I did get those organizers at Target. They are the Real Simple line they carry (they are at the end of the aisle where I go near the stationary). Email me again if you wanna. If mine has anymore I'll mail you some.
Also, that bar stool from yesterday is "Toledo" --1st Dibs. Pretty pricey but I recall seeing them elsewhere.
I'll post Kate's fabric source tomorrow for her playroom built-ins. I saved it on another computer.
How is the best way to answer questions? How do y'all do it? Just leave a comment on the post and y'all read the post again?
Okay, bye. Really this time.