September 02, 2011
Living With... And Loving The Find
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Having a soulful hand in what we live with making it informal, cozy you don't have to worry about making it perfect. What inspires most about country living is the pieces and colour we surround ourselves with. My kind of country, rural French living and loving the find. French country has always been a influence across Europe soulfully living with pieces that encourage and influence a French country life. I never look at the surface of what it is, I find the hidden depth in the piece while taking and redefining its use reflecting a passion for all things aged with history.
I try not to be sentimental about a new find, "I've let go of many beautiful soulful pieces over the years in my interior design business and shop that's just the nature of this business. Sometimes there is just that one inspiring piece that pulls you in questioning that it just may have to live with you for awhile. This galvanized zinc drawer that made no sense to someone else, made all the sense in the world to me.
I love the find that adds to an atmosphere for lost pieces that get over looked in what it is, to what it can become. Most important arranging them as though someone lives among them, adding truly a beauty to its life.
If a zinc galvanized drawer or crusty wire baskets and buckets inspire you then let it find its way into your home decor. I was inspired by this drawer and instantly knew it had to come home with me using it with a whole new function holding useful objects of interest reflecting the passion of its owner giving it a gathered and collected European flea market feel seeing the full potential of the piece.
Flea Montreuil-Bellay they have my kind of French country.
Letting all things galvanize inspire what I love most.