Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Modern Mess

I've spent a lot of time trying to convince myself that I prefer modern minimalist home decor: Big, bright spaces, clutter free with sparse furniture. However, looking around my home it is clear that I gravitate to  a chaotic clutter, modern mess aesthetic. As a married lady I've always rented in old Vancouver character houses. Which, duh, have a lot of "character." It's a long standing joke for us to refer to five different types of flooring ("Look Levi, the ball rolls by itself!"), decrepit cupboards, and weird angles as "character." We're never working with a blank slate but it is a lot of fun to see what we can do with each space for little to no cost. 

Levi and I went to Chapters this morning so that I could indulge in flipping through design books while he cruised around the kid's section with a mini shopping cart filled with finger puppets (That's fun, right?). I came across a wicked design book which solidified my personal style type, Modern Vintage. I took phone pics of the decor from Modern Vintage Style by Emily Chalmers that reminded me of my own home (or at least what I would strive for). The last bedroom is crazy bananas but I couldn't resist a pic.

1 comment:

  1. Modern rustic is pretty fab... in smaller doses then the bananas bedroom though!! ;-)