Tuesday, October 25, 2005
me, the minimalist
as i once wrote, i don't buy things that i just l i k e , i only buy what i l o v e.
shopping at flea markets and thrift stores doesn't mean that my apartment is cluttered. i actually see myself as a minimalist! i don't like to be surrounded with too much stuff. the main reason is that I get bored with everything so quickly. i don't have a display of my collections of vases, candleholders or souvenirs from my trips. i just keep everything in my wardrobe. about once a month i change my interior by replacing decorative things with different ones.
i keep the base colors simple. i like natural colors and materials the most, so everything around me is wooden and white. if i miss color, i just change candles, vases, cushions. i buy colorful flowers. this system has worked for me for years.
yet sometimes i forget about my own rules and buy something i'm almost sure i'm never going to use. like these hand made hearts you can see on a picture. aren't they cute? i bought them at a flea market. they're so 'not me', yet I love them. there is no right spot for them, so i just keep them in one of the boxes.
sometimes i think it's such a waste. lately i've been thinking how nice it would be to own a shop with decorative items. i would buy everything i like and not worry if it's my style or not, because i could always sell it in my shop...