Dear sweet Brooke from Velvet and Linen asked me to play a little game. Choose one photo to explain my style. ONE! I thought she must be joking.
Anyhoo, I snapped this photo one morning while I was running out the door. It's the living room which many of you know almost as well as I do. Here it is unstyled and as is.
I chose this angle for the ONE photo because it shows the things that define my visual vampiness: Color; mixing the high and the low; mixing the old and the new; art; mixing prints.
Now that I've done the one photo game, I want to show you something else.
I love my old living room table lamps pulled from the rubble of Katrina. I've cleaned them up, repainted them, and given them new shades.
But I brought two new lamps home, made from old porch posts. They're home on approval, something a good shop will do for a customer, lend them things to try out before they commit to a purchase.
They are not exactly alike, which makes them even more interesting and beautiful to me. I also like the black shades. I have black shades on the other two lamps in the room, and at first I thought, no maybe that would be too much black, but now I actually find it unifying.
It is so hard to photograph a television! It never looks as good as it does when you are cuddled up and watching it. This small room is our living room - that means we live in it! Old houses do not have open floor plans or family rooms.
I think the scale of the lamps on the long credenza, in this room with high ceilings look really great.
Anyway, my style is fluid, always evolving but based on my love for the unusual mix of things.
PS What do you thing of the lamps on approval? Keepers?