Favorite FindsAugust 10, 2016

A House Chock Full of Personality

Amanda Brooks (former creative director of Barney’s and author of I ♥ Your Style and Always Pack A Party Dress )has her England home featured in the new Arch Digest and it’s such a fun, personal, collected space that really speaks to the beauty of individual style.  I love that this space looks lived in, loved and decorated over time.  Nothing too perfect or precious, just a gorgeous celebration of this family’s particular brand of cool.  I’m so over perfection. In so many ways.  In a world ripe with Pinterest-worthy everything and Instagram-filtered reality I crave more realness from people.  This home is a nice example.

This makes me a tad obsessed with the idea of getting a striped chesterfield sofa for some reason.

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Love the mix of rustic, modern and natural.

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That stove and those windows!

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ADORBS.

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ADORBS x 1,000

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Beams and boots for days.

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Heavenly.  Doesn’t this look so peaceful?

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Ok, so they are perfect. *Sigh*

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I tried to gather some items to create a space with a similar vibe…. but a look like this can’t be bought. Only created over time.

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On the other hand, when I saw this home in Elle Decor I screamed “WHAT IN THE GOLDEN GIRLS RETIREMENT VILLAGE HELL IS THIS?”

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I recognize the hypocrisy of this reaction with my statement above, but in all seriousness… Elle Decor? Really???? I just so don’t get this look.

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