Decorating is endless.
Cooking never ends.
Gardens are always changing.
And best of all shopping goes on and on!

Hence the name,
Open Ended!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

"Decorating v/s Style"
That was the title of a post by Vicky the author of
Room Service ~ Decorating 101
In her thought provoking post she describes her views
on the difference between a decorated room.....

and a room that's put together with style.

I can remember vividly when I was much, much younger
a neighbor coming by our home to drop something off.
He had never been in our home before and as he stepped in
he looked around and commented on the decorating.
He said your house is
interesting, very eclectic.
I said oh, thank you. {I think}

The minute he left I looked up the word "eclectic."

  • someone who selects according to the eclectic method
  • selecting what seems best of various styles or ideas
  • Eclecticism is a kind of mixed style in the fine arts, "the borrowing of a variety of styles from different sources and combining them"
Was he saying that I had a"MESS"of different styles!

Vicky says, "Style", is a horse of a different color . . .
a room with style often breaks the rules,
and still manages to create a pleasing space.
Style is not learned, but comes naturally.

I'd like to think that I have style.
But all I really have is a feeling.
That feeling you get when your finishing up a room and
you step back and you say to your self, "now that feels right."

At least for now!

In another of Vicky's posts, Signature Style, she asks you to
write 5 words that would describe your style.
I wrote, worn, cozy,
frenchish, (across between French & English country),
muted, unpredictable.

I love to look at rooms with unpredictable things in them.
An unusually something that catches my eye!

What 5 words describe your style?

Next, Vicky challenges other Bloggers to post photo's
of things you never put away.
You know, those things that you can never seem to part with."
Things that make it, move after move after move.

Stay tuned and I will post photo's of things that I never get tired of!