What is your greatest fear when it comes to decorating? What makes your stress level climb and maybe even makes you loose precious hours of sleep?
Well I don’t know about you, but for me I used to be somewhat neurotic… First I had a huge fear of making a mistake. Then it was the fear of “is this what people my age ought to have in their home“? And how about the budget anxiety, the nagging feeling of not being able to afford this or that but not wanting to eat any longer sitting on milk crates?
Then something happened… I don’t know if it is the fact that I turned 30 (and then 35) or if it was the birth of my eldest daughter, but somewhere in the past few years a shift happened and all my fears disolved. I realized that there were no Keeping up with the Joneses, that I could stretch my budget miles further if I was willing to look, wait, and use some elbow grease. I screamed to the world: “Who cares what others think of my home! We LOVE our home and that is all that counts”. OK I did not scream (what would people think), but I sure thought exactly that though.
Well despite the fact that this home here is not ours (I still have yet to make decent non Instagram shots of mine), it reminds me of all the values I hold dear and of the fearlessness that one has to show in order to create a home that truly reflects who they are… in a modern vintage way.
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source: Micasa Revista