Category: Interior Design

Vignette

I have been working on the spaces in my home.  Changing the way we use the rooms to be more useful to our needs, the way we live not necessarily the way they were planned.  I think most contractor houses built in all the subdivisions, in the last many years are based on a notion that everyone lives in the way a TV show or some designer thinks and that we all want to be the same.  We are not all alike, I have a huge garden tub in my bathroom that has been used only once in 8 years.  I have a tiny, parlor and formal dining room that was hardly ever used.  We have changed a lot and I will be showing some of the photos in the coming weeks.

I find it a little sad that if you live anywhere other than, a major city, or have a lot of money, we are expected to fit in a mold to suit someone else.  That is what being creative is all about, making your place work for you and your family, and make it looks a way that makes you feel like home.

Here is a little corner of my home.

 

Borders and Change

I went to “Borders” Book store this weekend, it was crazy busy.  It was also sad, the fact that it is closing and there aren’t many places like it left.  We spent a lot of time as the boys were growing up in bookstores.  I know people like the independent stores, but the Barnes and Nobel and Borders were  places you could take little boys and they would sit and look at books and we (adults) found unusual magazines and could try out books before we bought them.  It was a place to go with no pressure and they had clean restrooms and we learned things.  I bought many of my beautiful picture books I use for teaching while browsing with the boys.

It is tough to see all the limiting of choices we have today, yes I know we can find everything “online” but it is not the same as face to face interacting with others, and holding a beautiful book.

I bought some magazines, and this lovely book, at a bargain prices.

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