Well, after a trip to California, a cold, and a case of strep throat (ugh!) I am finally, finally getting things back together. I’ve missed blogging these past weeks, but the time away allowed me to reconnect more with family and friends, and I am feeling really motivated and inspired with lots of ideas for things to share in the upcoming months. Starting with…
Gorgeous, right? When I saw this tour in the NY Times Magazine I saved it and have been meaning to share a peek ever since. John Derian is one of those people with a great sense of balance between the beautiful and the decayed…sort of wabi sabi meets Parisian bohemian. He preserved as much of the original features as possible, right down to the worn floorboards and smoke stained walls. If it was my flat, I think I would have painted (!) but I admire the wish to let the history of a place shine through.
What do you think? Do you appreciate a sense of history in a home, lust over antiques and dusty attic treasures? What balance feels right to you? For me, a room just isn't complete without at least one vintage or antique piece to give it that lived-in and well-loved feel.
(images: photographer William Abranowicz for NY Times Magazine)