Happy Presidents' Day!
As I am working on my Office Illusion for the ORC I am finding myself in a funny place. I came up with the "Illusion", because sometimes I really do feel like the rooms I see and love in the trade publications ... dare I say it ... just MIGHT be an Illusion!!
Not that I don't think these gorgeous homes and rooms don't exist. Of course they do ... and oh the lucky folk that get to actually live in them.
As I am day to day working in real homes of families wanting to create a space that is welcoming and happy, there is a lot to consider. First and foremost ... how to get the best bang for the buck. I prefer not to just hop on over to Home Goods to fill the lacking spaces, but sometimes I do ... whatever I do I try to make each space unique and true to their style. Even when I come away very pleased with the results of a space I have worked on, and know my clients are very happy, I have always felt the reality that some of the spaces would never be able to grace a Magazine Spread.
Okay ... I am rambling on because I came across this photo in the March Elle Decor
Now, this home in the south of France belongs to a Vintage Textile Dealer ... it is her family's country farm house. Something I most likely will never have the ability to own. So ... forgive my being a little snarky, not something I normally do.
But really ... is this space BEAUTIFUL ... OR are we fooled into the "illusion" of a life in France and the fact it is in Elle Decor ... it must be? I think I might be afraid to sit there!
I'd love your thoughts about the Illusions we are fed on a daily basis!!
Hope you are all enjoying a nice long weekend! Kids are out for the week ... but I still have marching orders for myself while focusing on my own little Illusion happening in the basement!