It has been a long week to say the least. Lots of family issues to deal with, you know how that sometimes goes, it can be stressful.
I have had a lot of nervous energy this week, and needed to find an outlet to calm my nerves. And that is when I realized that it was my home that I found the most solace, to calm my nerves.
Most people who know me, know I am all about details in design work, almost to a fault. A room to me isn’t complete unless it has depth. Layers of fabrics and textures, furnishings with unique finishes, and unique wall treatments . I mix the old with the new, the custom with the everyday.
But sometimes I get too busy with life and forget to admire all the hard work and details I have poured into our home.
It was 2 1/2 years of long, hard days and a boat load of design work when we re-built our home after it burned down in 2003. All I could remember thinking during that transition time was that I just wanted to go home. It just seemed we couldn’t get the house re-built fast enough to get home. So in my nervous fits last week I found myself randomly staring. Staring at the details of what I love about my home. It brought a smile and calm when I saw things like this
The reflection of an old candelabra sitting on my piano
The hand applied crackle finish and gold leaf on this vanity front
My first ever DIY gold leaf mirror that lays against upholstered walls
The acanthus leaf moulding that wraps around the ceilings
The depth of the hand applied silver leaf finish on the stairs
The finish and the detail of the stair shoe molding
Little vignettes of things I have collected
Stepping into this shower and looking up
And remembering how I asked the most talented artist to hand paint the white ceiling for me to match the wallpaper. These are the things that calm my nerves. Being home.
Photo’s taken by True Photography for Crea8tive Design Inc.
Linking to these wonderful parties