There were some very mixed reviews on my last maximalist post. (here) Some loved the house with all of its colors and others really didn't like it.
I think that is wonderful. I love your views. I loved the house because it was very bohemian and artistic, but no, it is not the style I choose for my own home.
Some people have wondered how I can live a simple and serene lifestyle in a small maximalist apartment. For me it is a simple matter of living in a space where I am surrounded by the things I love that gives me a sense of serenity.
When it comes right down to it, isn't that what home means to all of us? Some people seem to love very sparse homes. They feel uncomfortable having many things. I am the opposite.
If I see a blank wall I want to fill it up. When I go to the garden center I know I can find a space for one more plant.
Waking up in the morning I am comforted by my serene bedroom and feel ready to take on a new day.
Sitting in the chair in my living room I love looking over at my blue and white plates and some favorite prints.
When I go into my kitchen for my morning cup of tea or coffee I see that I have turned my small amount of wall space into useful storage.
It all seems so simple to me. Make your home a space that you love and you will feel serene.
If there is one thing I hope we have learned from the last year of self isolation is that no matter its size, no matter your decorating style, and no matter how much or how little you choose to decorate with, there really is no place like home.
Shhh don't tell anyone, but you might just find that fabulous ironstone casserole dish pictured above in my Etsy shop.