16th October, 2012

My friends always remark that coming over to my house is a surprise every time: even from week to week, I’ve never not changed things around. It’s a compulsion I’ve had since childhood, when I’d secretly stay up way, way past my bedtime, singlehandedly rearranging my bedroom furniture as quietly as I could, so as not to wake my parents.

So, while my apartment looked like THIS the week it was shot for Nate Berkus’s new book, that arrangement was short-lived. In the intervening months, I’ve slowly been evolving it, working in more color and naturalistic textures. I’ve been trading Regency for midcentury, and metallic for organic. I’ve got a ways yet to go on the redesign (and am still eyeing several of the goodies posted HERE), but have honed in on a few crucial, still-missing elements: a sculptural floor lamp, tassel-trimmed bath towels, earthier glassware, and an untraditional chaise lounge ~ ideal for laying back and losing myself in a great inspiration book (I buy them like gumballs these days!):|ABOVE BOOKS| The Collected Home, by Darryl Carter / The Big Book of Chic, by Miles Redd / Be Your Own Decorator, by Susanna Salk / The Things That Matter, by Nate Berkus

|AT TOP| inspiration images via PinterestZara Home bath towels and tumbler, Target accent table and lamp

  • Rux

    Changing things around is absolutely positive, it makes you have a elastic mind and to me you can become just more inspired, agree?


    • Anonymous

      That’s a great way of wording it!


  • Anonymous

    I absolutely love rearranging things too. It makes a place look brand new. I can’t wait to have my own house or room or just a space I can call my very own.
    I love your site.
    Lagos, Nigeria

  • Anthea__T

    OMG! I used to do the same thing! I think for me organizing gives a sense of order to everything. I’m currently reading “Space of my Own” you should check it out!

  • Your style and taste is so particular and genuine 🙂 And I really, really like it! *

  • Maria Monteiro

    Dear Kelly, I’m a long time reader of your blog and your home decor posts are absolutely wonderfull!
    As for the ‘sculptural floor lamp’ I have a suggestion! Do you know Delightfull? Their lamps are something. I’ll leave their website so that you or anyone else can take a look! http://www.delightfull.eu/

    Bisou, Maria

  • Donna

    Love this post, your style and blog! Thanks for all the inspiration!



  • kashif

    So lovely and beautiful post.I love your effort so much.medium long hairstyles .

  • I love your style of home decor. I’m still trying to find out how I want my living room haha, will take forever.

  • hannah

    love the weird little baby heads!


  • Anonymous

    I used to do the exact same thing when I was little! Although my remodels also frequently included repainting…after about the 5th color change in a year, I think my parents wanted to kill me! haha

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  • vittoria gallacci

    The big book of chic <3


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