As she was leaving she asked if I had ever submitted my apartment to a magazine. Wow, what a lovely compliment.
Yesterday a new friend dropped by my apartment and demanded to be let in. She said she has been hearing from a lot of people how beautiful my apartment is. (I told her I hope she wasn't put off by the mess)
After a quick tour of my little space she laughed and asked could she just come up and shop in my home when she wanted something new.
I said my decorating style is somewhat eclectic and she replied that her's is Fred Sanford. (It's not. I have been in her apartment and it is very cute) Our styles are different, but we are both bargain hunters.
I am not a trendy decorator. I learned a long time ago to decorate in a style that I love. A style that speaks of my personality. A style that when I walk in the door I feel completely at home.
And I think that is the most important thing to remember when we are dressing ourselves or our homes.
Whatever the latest trend may be, we are the ones who have to live with it
We need to be able to sit down at the end of the day, put our feet up, and know that we are home.
That's why I am not a trendy decorator, because the bottom line is the only person I need to impress with my home is me.