Monday, July 18, 2011

Home Sweet Home

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This morning I spend my time browsing the quirky architecture books on my bookshelf.  I love to look at spaces and building that people create for themselves.  When I move into a new place I don't feel at home until every nook and cranny is decorated (I even have artwork in the bathroom).  I've been in this house for 5 years, the longest I've lived anywhere besides the house I grew up in.  I can't fit much more on the walls, and there are plants, nic-nacs, books and records on every possible surface.  I can't believe I moved to Portland with only a car full of stuff.  I though that I would give you a sneak peek into our living room, while I am on the subject of houses.
I think I could manage to squeeze in one more picture to the left of the lamp

I find myself staring at the tapestry behind the television constantly

Minimal we are not.  I love the look of minimalist spaces, but I have to appreciate them from afar.  I love to be surrounded by interesting objects and books and music that inspire...and lots of owls.  

Here are some of my favorite images out of the books I was browsing...

These are from the book Handmade Houses by Boericke and Shapiro
Love love love all the mismatched windows

Imagine living in this sea of ferns...

How crazy is this sink?

These are from the book African Painted Houses by Gary Van Wyk

From Fantastic Architecture by Schuyt, Elffers and Collins...
What a great way to exit a house- on a tongue slide!
by Niki Saint Phalle

Petit Paris by Marcel Dhievre

This place blows my mind
Ideal Palace by Joseph Ferdinand Cheval

House of Mirrors by Clarence Schmidt

By Raymond Isidore
Hope these inspire you a little bit too.  They make me want to break all my plates and hot glue them to the walls, then knock out a wall and make a new one using only vintage window frames......
Maybe I should wait until I own a house first.  I don't think the landlord would be too happy with me.  

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for something lovely to look at since outside is not :( Your home looks super cozy, I dig it! I love that doll sitting on top of your wonderful flower sofa.

    The red room with the guitar is also quite nice.