Thursday, January 21, 2010

A Room of One's Own

I won't be the first or the last to post under Virginia Woolf's stunningly articulate title. All blogging, designing, and decorating is a means of carving out our own space, our own smaller world-within-a-world, and festooning it brightly with the beauty we find.
Imagine your room-a living museum curated with personal significance to bring joy and pleasure.
I hope you'll find something you love. Here are some of the things, visual and otherwise, that currently inspire me:

1920s English button-tufted linen armchairs
Peter Dunham fig leaf fabric
vintage suzanis (handmade by a community of women upon the birth of a daughter)
the industrial beauty of Knoll, with it's brightly colored wools and cheeky collaborations
threadbare Persian rugs
feminist poetry
the unduplicated smell of smoke and cold stone in Paris
T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings..everything, everything, everything
the simplicity and iconic style of Paul McCobb pieces
a well-travelled room (nearly as interesting as a well-travelled person!)
the Bertoia "Bird" chair-sexy, comical, original
geometric hand-printed fabric on antique furniture
French press
significant furniture and art in children's rooms
Moorish patterns
Finn Juhl
Borge Mogensen

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