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Details, Details!

September 29, 2011 by admin

This is the first in a new series of posts I’m going to try out for a while.

I’m a big believer in the idea that it’s the details that really make a huge difference when it comes to loving your home.  I won’t deny that taking care of the big picture is important and that’s usually how a room design begins, but if you’re lucky enough to get to that point where you pay attention to those little details – to create those special little moments – that’s the sweet spot.

It’s those little moments that really make you smile as you sink into your comfiest chair or that extra special view when you look through your window into the garden.  So often when I sit quietly in our house I smile from ear to ear when I notice the details.

Here’s the first picture that inspired this blog series.  A beautiful tableaux with inexpensive blue and white vases just the right size for holding single garden roses.  The antique wooden box was a keepsake from Maine this past summer and the gilt mirror is from Maine the summer before.  I love how the mirror reflects the room beyond, like an Old Master painting and the watery, soothing wall colour in the background is still my favourite.

Here’s hoping you enjoy the details in your home.


7 Comments »

  1. Jo-Ann Caig says:

    I am glad that you have decided to spend some time working on “simple” details that give that extra touch. We have a self-catered bed and breakfast heritage farm house and it is always great to find some simple ways to change the look without great cost.

  2. Mike says:

    Those reflective moments are ones I treasure as well.Like you,I enjoy mixing the old with the new-I love how they complement one another.Our homes really ought to be a place of serenity,filled with things that have meaning & that we truly love.So many things are beyond our control but we can make our own little Eden. In fact,I think we owe it to ourselves & those we love.

  3. Nancy gaylord says:

    Micheal, You could have been a poet. Besides the actual vision, you painted a beautiful mosaic with your words. I could picture your special spot without having to look at it. However, looking is a treat as well. those fantastic roses in those sweet vases next to the memory keepsakes and the reflection in the mirror inspire me. I love to create those spaces as well. Thank you for the great blog and I am looking forward to the next details.

  4. Paula Nolan says:

    Michael check your birth certificate…are you sure you’re 29! I think the expression is, wise beyond your years. That’s a gift, you obviously appreciate.
    When you watch a movie isn’t the best part set design? Do you have an interest in classic movies, the ones they show on TCM?

  5. Sandy says:

    I’d really like to hear how things are going with Sara.

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