I love the clean lines of Mid Century Modern, the distressed finishes of French country furnishings and the relaxed comfort of shabby chic furnishings. I find myself conflicted as to how to marry these styles peacefully within my home. The design world says buy what you love and it will all come together. I find myself at a constant struggle trying to do just that, making the furnishings and soft goods I love work together. Color is a good way to unite furnishings so being consistent with a color scheme helps immensely. The problem is I am finding my blue brown obsession waning and I am gravitating to grey these days. Think grey is drab or boring? I used to think so to until Nate Berkus showed me otherwise.
I miss his show but I am loving his new book “The Things That Matter”. He has the inNATE, no pun intended, ability to create cohesive spaces out of “things that matter” and, in so doing, tells the stories of people’s lives through design. Your home becomes a mini scrapbook, meticulously edited, with reminders of special memories and defining moments carefully displayed throughout. Also, this editing process might help with our hoarding tendencies as well, don’t you think?
With that said, I’m on the hunt for seating for our basement family room to replace the faux leather chairs that started peeling. What’s that about? Out of nowhere, they just started peeling. I was thinking about a vintage sectional or sofa that I could reupholster with puffy cushions like this
However, all the sectionals I discovered thus far are huge! Some would consume the entire basement. But I will keep looking. The thrill of the hunt, right?