since moving into our little place five years back, things have changed, my style has changed, I have changed. We live much more simply and desire for not much more, but that doesn’t mean I don’t wish for our space to be welcoming and beautiful.
simple furnishings-close to bare walls playing off of rustic elements and barely there furniture- can rob a house of that feeling at times. practicing (relative) minimalism in your home denounces seasonal furnishings and plush extras and other conditions of comfort for a no-nonsense, no upkeep space, but in turn requires a little something in the way of thoughtfulness.
“I keep getting more and more minimal with our furnishings and instead decorate with flowers. every room has a floral accent—not a bouquet, just some sort of life,” I read in an interview with the owner of a beautiful beach cottage. a perfectly put description of the impact of a makeshift arrangement on a small, minimal space.
on sunday i set off to the farmer’s market down the street. sitting a few stalls in is longview flowers. the market opens at 10am and at that time you can have your pick of the rainbow of blooms. the farmers are kind and helpful. I settle on a simple white flower that of course I can’t remember the name of. the farmer gently pulls the stems from the bucket of water and wraps them gracefully in newspaper and sends me on my way.
I felt decidedly chic as I marched down the street with my unintentionally styled bouquet in tow. once home I cut the bottom of the stems and placed them in the largest receptacle (an old canister) I could find.
A little life in each room… I like that.