Those five words best describe this upscale boutique with locations in Palm Springs and Palm Desert. And let’s just say that caftans are back and kimonos are on the rise in a big way. I’m seeing them everywhere. Okay; only at the vintage markets and a handful of boutiques around here. They seem to suit the laid back by-the-pool resort style with mimosa in hand don’t you think? If only…
I have a love/hate relationship when it comes to perusing open houses.
Mostly because I end up loving a lot of them and hate the fact that I can’t move right in or more likely, cannot afford to. But it’s fun to look. I realize how many different styles of homes I’ve come to appreciate. From Mid-Century Modern easily influenced by where I’m at, to old world Spanish hacienda and country cottage chic but in a Cape Cod sort of way. I like furnishings that are modern, vintage, collectible and contemporary but comfortable. Mixed with vibrant colour or plain neutral. I don’t like too stark. I prefer warmth. But then I saw this:
I literally stumbled upon this unassuming ranch style home for sale in my neighborhood when out walking the dogs. It’s not quite finished being updated (at least on the outside) but I was curious so I wandered inside.
It was not showy; actually kind of simple in a bold statement kind of way. What I like is how clean and elegant black and white looks. Very parisienne. Very timeless. Very me. at the very momentCould it be I’m suffering from homestyle schitzophrenia?
Seeing something opposite to what you already have gives fresh perspective to how you can decorate. It doesn’t make it better, it just gives it a different personality. It’s always fun to see what others are doing when it comes to home decor or anything else for that matter.