I am a huge detail oriented person.
I admit it. I own it. I embrace it. I encourage it.
Details are where it is at in my opinion.
Carved lines. Gilding gracing the edges of a table.
The paint on a 100 year old piece missing in all the right places
and in none of the wrong ones.
The perfect pattern. The most amazing flowers on the table
and those chairs that have the right scale, the right color, the right everything
if they don't, they are all wrong.
It is the details that get me every time.
But sometimes, there is a detail oriented alter ego comes out.
And then you know what?
I am all about simplicity.
Nothing but jars of flowers on the mantel.
Less is more in pattern
and less is more in decoration.
It is far from minimalist- because, I am not.
But it is a craving for simple.
Sometimes I need more breathing room in design-
and a not so mixed together look that is something like a tossed salad on a sideboard.
I prefer nothing on the sideboard.
You are probably asking yourself the same question I ask myself all the time.
How can I be a detailed, more is more person
and then morph into a simple and less is best mentality?
I have no idea.
I just go with what talks to me at the time and I don't think about it too much.
And sometimes that is bigger and bolder and more colorful
and other times it is softer and simpler and faded.
Like a wooden box filled with hydrangeas on the table.
I love hydrangeas- it is no secret.
And when they are fresh- they are gorgeous
and when they dry- they keep on keeping on.
Recently, I bought a new armload of fresh cut hydrangeas
and started to think about Autumn decor and how those hydrangeas would dry beautifully
and I could use them here and there and create amazing displays
like old style urns filled with them
maybe even placed
next to a chippy cherub statue
mingling with old vintage crystal lighting
and stacks of naked books.
Okay- not so simple.
But simple even so.
I guess those two preferences are arguing for which is right again.
I'm just going to ignore that and enjoy the simple beauty
that is absolutely not simple.
And if you are looking for information about those fresh hydrangeas
and how to keep them looking pretty for longer
(these are going on week 3 and looking amazing)
you can find that in my Ebay post.
Happy Friday everyone.