Home decor that get's my fancyApril 17, 2014
Many a person would call the home of Ben and me almost like a museum, due to our nostalgic lifestyle and interior. We have a rather famous home that has been used for a photoshoot here or there. Our home is lovely and I have been shouting that since day one, yet we are looking for something else. We cannot press our signature on this house. We are not able to even paint them walls. White walls, in the olden days, meant poverty. And to be frank; I don't like white walls át áll. It feels hollow in a certain way. Empty. And I must admit that dear Ben and I are not even doing our utter best to make it homey, as this is just an intermediate station where we will be till we find something better.
We love old houses and we also love our own old house, but it's built in 1330 and although I like that era, it's not the era we aim for. So you see, we are desperately searching for a house that is built in the 1930s. Not too big, not too small. Just like back then. And so we can totally decorate it our way; new kitchen out, old kitchen in. Modern bathroom out, old bathroom in. You get the picture. Our landlord would be furious if we would do that now. The search is not easy but we are patient. We have been thinking and talking about moving to Germany even. A country that has more old houses left than does the Netherlands, who is striving so hard for modernity.
Yesterday, in my former post, I talked about Pinterest and this is a social media where I collect any idea that might be suitable for our upcoming home. When I tell people, that I love the decoration of the victorian era up till the 1930s, they immediately think I mean the pink floral shabby chic style. If there's something ugly; it's that!
I love earthy tones and rustic/farmhouse elements. Alot of greenery such as ferns, and I love loads of gilded frames on a midnight green or jade colored wall. Art deco patterend wallpaper. Do you know that color that Dita von Teese has on her wall? Thát color is so pretty! Have a look! Lovely isn't it!?
Now, let's have a look at what else is my taste!