Monday, October 28, 2013

Eclectic Collected

Now that's a mouthful!

Living room by Timothy Whealon

I was looking through my files just now and came across these two pictures. I haven't gone through the whole blog, but I don't think I have ever posted them. It's hard for me to believe because these are probably some of the first images I looked at that made me think, "Hmm, maybe this decorating stuff is for me". I think I also discovered that looking at the photos provides some sort of excitement as your eye travels around the room - lingering on each fabric, texture, artwork - and I realized that I wanted to share that excitement with others.

Timothy Whealon

Funny that you can take that much away from a couple of photos, right? I will avoid the 1000 words cliche, but I will say that I never know what I will discover when I look through all these beautiful photos. I understand now (as I did not in the beginning) how much our surroundings affect us and our very emotions. Through decorating and design, you can actually create whatever "mood" you want: relaxed, sexy, exciting, cozy. You also are creating a through-the-looking-glass version of yourself through a space. Well, I suppose some people have homes that are more "staged" than they are "collected", but, ideally, I do believe a home should well-represent the people who live there.

Anyway, I know this is sort of a tangential post, but at least it's accompanied by a great room by a great designer.

Have a good evening!