Gotta admit, I was pretty stoked when she asked me.
Anyway, my post is over there, part of her "Favourite Interior Tuesdays" series. But for those of you who are too lazy to click through, here what I wrote:
That excitement immediately turned to anxiety. There are so many spaces out there. So many beautiful, inspiring spaces. How would I choose just one?
The truth is, I don't think I can pick a real "favourite" interior. That said, the space I chose has remained at the back of my mind since I first saw it in the June 2007 issue of Canadian House and Home. It's the London, UK home of Alistair Green and Lesley Hinder. The photos are by Kirsten Hinder. Most of them were scanned from the mag, for which I apologize. They're not perfect.
From the carved wood bed from Rajasthan (which actually isn't my taste at all), to the Chinese wedding cabinet, topped with vintage soda fountain bottles from Notting Hill and a temple Buddha that the couple picked up in Jaipur, India, everything about this home is personal. And I love authentic personality a lot more than I love perfect design.
All images by Kirsten Hinder
Original article from Canadian House and Home
Details from original text by Ellen Himelfarb
Jen Selk is a professional writer and editor working in Toronto. A hobby decorator at best, she nonetheless blogs about design, culture and crafting on her website www.jenselk.com.
So, that was my very first guest post. Whaddaya think?