I don’t know about you, but I’ve been in love with Nicky Hilton’s lovely abode since Karen first posted it on Alkemie in February. It’s gorgeous, but most importantly, uniquely her own. If you are a fan of Oprah, and watch it religiously as I do, you know of Nate Berkus. His motto is to find things that bring you joy and make them a part of your space. Other than the great design blogs I frequent, I must say that I blame my new found love with “my space” on this guy. In the past I followed the trends, and when the trends were over with, was left with a bunch of clutter that I’d have to sell for $1, after spending boocoo bucks. Now does that seem practical???? I think not!
If I sound like a frustrated consumer, it’s because I am. I’m more resourceful than I’ve ever been, and I have a newfound love with craigslist for helping me rid myself of useless stuff taking over “my space.”
While browsing In Style yesterday, they posted links from past stories of celebrities homes and where they purchased the goods we so often drool over. Wait I mean I so often drool over.
Have you seen Molly Sims place? She purchased these gorgeous chairs and this exquisite Chandelier from a Paris flea market. We are fortunate in my area, as one of the great french antique boutiques has a Paris Flea Market at least twice a year.
And lastly Alicia Silverstone’s table from an antique shop, and her chandelier from a flea market.
Audioslave said it best “to be yourself is all that you can do.” If you’re not just happy in life, but content with your decisions and true to yourself, it shows. With this economic crisis we’re in, now is a perfect time to rid yourself of things that have been holding you back, and keeping you from the life you want to live. Life is stressful, your home shouldn’t be. Look for things that bring you joy, not that keep you guessing. I may not have the rearranging part down, but I finally know what I like, and that’s progress!