Wit & Whimsy

We’ve lived in our new house for a year now, and I have to say, it’s been the easiest to decorate. And we’ve lived in a lot of houses.

Our modern minimalist style and our furnishings—ones we brought and ones we bought—fit right in.

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Part of it is experience—learning what you like, what works and what doesn’t—in appointing a house that is comfortable, stylish, and uniquely yours.

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So when you’ve got the perfect sofa,

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the art is on the walls, lots and lots of art…

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and everything looks just right to your discerning eye, then it’s time to inject some whitwhimsy and personality into your decor. These are the finishing touches that announce this is your house, and not anyone else’s.

A few days ago, I bought 4 litres of vintage marbles from a chap who has been collecting them for years. Why? Because I have a large glass floor vase that needed something interesting inside.

I could have gone for something predictable like dried bamboo, but since we have so much nature out the window, I wanted something that doesn’t obstruct the view and catches the light.

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Ever seen sun on hundreds and hundreds of marbles? Spectacular.

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A shelf of vintage cameras in the foyer is eye-catching and cool.

IMG_9794I’ve collected  these items over many years of hunting and gathering in vintage shops, garage sales, and church bazaars. They aren’t  expensive, but they’re things I love.

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I made curtains from vintage linen tablecloths.

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Don’t forget the adage, Books do furnish a room.

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Everything adds up to a house becoming a (stylish) home.

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One Comment

  1. Parfmelethril
    February 24, 2018
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    Susan, thank you for your blog post.Really thank you! Awesome.

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