Exactly one month plus one day post surgery.......and guess what I accomplished??? I went shopping (without help) at COSTCO!! Now we all know how enormous Costco warehouses are---AND I MADE IT THROUGH (and only forgot a couple of items). Now that is progress. I am so grateful to my surgeon that my hip surgery went so incredibly well, to my daughter for watching over me and to everyone who helped me at shop. I still have sciatica in the leg with the new hip, but it is gradually getting better.........I'm supposed to alternate ice and heating pad most of the time and I'm simply a terrible patient.
GOING WITH THE FLOW
Did anyone take a look at the cover of October's House Beautiful? My antique Chinese bamboo arm chairs are right there ON THE COVER.......well, one just like mine, as I would never paint those beauties. And Nate Berkus (new hero) is on the cover of Architectural Digest. What I am noticing as I peruse (actually, it's more like study) the shelter/design magazines is that a true mix of high vs. low; polished vs. rustic; modern vs. period furniture; abstract vs. representational art is finally coming forward as the next predominant design aesthetic. I have always gravitated towards this design concept--there is so much movement to rooms with this aesthetic: they are usually happy, youthful, and creatively inspiring. I do think that when creating this type of interior it is important to combine elements that balance one another---similar scale, QUALITY, appropriateness....... otherwise, your room could look like a simple hodgepodge jumbled together--and that is not the intent at all. When in doubt, study how the French create the perfect mix.
As I blogged about in June, I made the decision to buy (for the most part) what was calling my name loudly and clearly; to focus on acquiring inventory with soul and a bit out of the ordinary.
And this is how this is working out: Basically, the unique, funky, soulful objects are selling. The items that I over-thought before acquiring are taking longer....note to self: don't think.
These are some of the items that have sold in the past few weeks since I made my decision to go for soulful items:
I finally have clarity........and a changed heart: Chairish has been a superb venue for selling on-line. One Kings Lane--has been sluggish, at best.
The other key is a grateful heart--so hard to focus on gratitude when life is giving you lemons and you simply do not feel like making lemonaide...
Wishing everyone a glorious Fall. You East Coasters please stay inside and safe and dry this week-end. It looks like parched California is going to get some rain also!!
I just purchased CARRIER & CO.'S new book--it is fantastic--the perfect mix.
Mary & Jones & Cole