"For too many people being happy at home is pretty much an abstract idea, something they can't know or imagine, until it appears on some tastemaker's must-have list, or in a magazine, or reposted on Tumblr. A home sweet home is not curated or produced by aquiring a perfect arrangement of chairs, lamps and friends. A real living space is made from living, not decorating. A bored materialist can't understand that a house has to become a home. It happens not through perfection, but through participation." - Andy and Elsa Beach
I love me a poignant quote, and this is definitely it! How true is that, so many of us fall into the category of making our spaces "perfect" forgetting to inject ourselves into them. I think the worst thing you can do while decorating is worrying about what other people would think. Is this the right way of arranging my things? Should I get this sofa because that is what the magazines are saying is cool? etc. I think no matter what one's style is, people would respond to it if it's true to them and authentic. A home is supposed to be your sanctuary, so I can't think of a better space to surround yourself with nothing but things you love.
I hope you apply this to any projects you will be working on this weekend, and beyond. I wish you a beautiful Friday and lovely weekend! :-)
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(Quote from Apartmento Magazine; Photos by Fatou Bah)