Although I spend a lot of time “feathering the nest” – including DIY curtains, new bedding, useless tables and even just re-arranging the bookshelves – and I LOVE to blog about design inspiration, sometimes the things in the townhouse that bring me the most joy are things that actually ignore any & all design principles.
What is this a picture of, you ask?
Ever wondered why the tiny vintage table in my office has very little ornamentation – just three tiny glass balls? Well, when the sun hits the crystal balls just so they send a smattering of rainbows all over the walls, floor and ceiling.
|The rainbows even reach my desk!|
So, although I know these little crystal balls aren’t “trendy,” nor “classic” or even the right scale or proportion for the table, I don’t give a hoot. I wait patiently on sunny days for the rainbow.
(Sorta) on topic, my grandparents (who I just visited) have trained a chipmunk to literally knock on their patio door for peanuts. It is hilarious. And definitely one of the best features of their home. Fancy furniture and wallpaper be damned – what makes a house a home is the stuff that goes on inside, right?
|The funny trip pic I promised|
What feature of your home do you love, even though it might make the editor of your favorite design magazine might cringe?
P.S. Yes, their mat reads: “Protected by a Jack Russell Terrier Alarm System”. hehehe. A gift from yours truly.