|This architectural element makes a bold statement when|
repurposed as a headboard.
I think the appeal of pieces with imperfections is in their narrative – the story of their past. You just know that someone benefited from the service of this worn object, and now it is ready to retire to a life of intellect over convention – enriching our lives in the process.
I’m all about repurposing remnants of our past in fresh ways.
|Saved magazines make a thoughful display in|
guest rooms. Vintage statues convert beautifully
into lamp bases.
If you want an original look for your space, I found that you must give it your personal style. For me, that means I steer clear of the home accessory stores filled with the same inventory as every other store – really, how many Tuscan-style urns or giclée Parisian prints do they buy at market?
If you truly lived in Tuscany, almost everything you own would have been handed down from generations. And, Paris? Well, let's just say that from the very avant garde atelier to the most elegant appartement, a significant number of purchases come from the Les Puces de Saint-Ouen flea market. After all, trend-setting designers from around the world visit Les Fleas for visionary concepts in adaptive reuse.
I say out with the Stepford Wives decor! If anything, I’d rather have some Sanford & Son migrating into my design style.