November 7, 2010

the difficulty



The internet can be a dangerous place. Besides all the wackos and child molesters and terrorists, there are the design bloggers you have to watch out for- and in my case, they're the most dangerous of all. Maybe it's just me...Maybe you lot don't have this problem. But for me, every stroll through the design blogs on my reading list concludes with me looking around my (lovely, fabulous, comfortable, inviting, warm, happy) house and thinking, "I want to change this (or that - or this AND that.)


WHAT IS WRONG WITH ME? Am I really never content? Am I that uncertain of my own tastes, likes/dislikes? Am I that easily swayed? (Yes to the last, apparently.)


Maybe it's just that I'm easily pleased, that I like to try new things, that I'm open-minded. 


Here's the latest batch of photos, all gleaned from one amazing tumblr: Chutzpah. 10 minutes in and I'm ready to re-do the whole house. 



Ok, so I could do without the guy in his underwear...

& the giant astroturf cross in the middle of the floor isn't my thing...

But now I'm itching to make the wall above my desk a giant inspiration board...

or maybe just hang a few pictures, in a grid...

Maybe I should take the runner off my table...

Are my color choices too safe?

No,  I've changed my mind- ALL the pictures should go up!

Wait...maybe I don't want more...maybe I want LESS?!

Are my throw pillows too matchy-matchy? Are my dogs too little?

Too big?

Perhaps I'm too fussy about keeping everything tidy.

Or maybe I'm not tidy enough?

I don't have a little girl. Wonder if my grown girl would like it if I decorated "her" room at my house this way?

My chairs all match. They probably shouldn't.

This room just makes me smile. Maybe I need  a more thrift-store chic look?

Then again, this simple, well edited room is so soothing...
 See what I mean?!


The difficulty in life is the choice.
~George A. Moore




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8 comments:

helle said...

I´m sure you´re doing fine in just your own style, Susan!!
Don´t you love the kelim and the benches in the last image, maybe I should....

Hugs
Helle

erin said...

I have the *same* problem. i like everything and want both clutter and clearness and cozyness and modernness - in my dreams i just own many houses all over the world to cover all the styles i would like to spend some time living in.

Marsha said...

Some of the photos make my teeth chatter...they are so cold looking. I love the wall full of pictures, the rooms with those radiant colors, and the inspiration wall. My favorite of all is the room looking so "lived in". Squishy couches, feather pillows, rain on the glass, a cup of tea, a good book, and a blanket. Ahhhhh..........

susan said so said...

Helle, Thanks, I do think I'm good at expressing my own aesthetic sensibilities, but like Erin, I like everything!

Erin, I'm with you there. You, and me, and Joni Mitchell.

Marsha, since I'm so rarely cold these days - and enjoy it so much when I am - the cool mood of some of these rooms may be what makes them so appealing to me!

life, in small chunks said...

Ah! Same problem here! I like - no, LOVE - everything, it seems!
Karin

Angela Michelle said...

The room with all the paper above the desk would drive me insane! I love the less look!! I can usually go into a room and donate just about everything...I find I am more comfortable with less...spartan sometimes. That being said, nothing matches, it just "goes". Amish house is my style!

my favorite and my best said...

its a sickness. and i suffer.
those glossy black windsor chairs are haunting my dreams...

susan said so said...

Karin - seems it's a malady we all share!

Angela - really? I never would've pegged you as a minimalist!

MFAMB - you're suffering in good company, if it's any consolation...

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