Crafting a Curated Look
By Peg – A few times each year our good intentions become reality when it comes to entertaining. Many of us are busy, and weeks can fly by without making that connection with the people we enjoy. But, at this time of the year, we make the time.
In preparation for entertaining you’ll probably take a look at your home through someone else’s eyes. You may be inspired to create an environment that surprises and delights not only your guests, but also you and your family.
Crafting a space that is sentimental and stylish takes balance and confidence. Aim to strike a balance between new pieces and vintage treasures so your space doesn’t end up with a dated look. It’s also important to know the difference between a sweet nostalgic piece and one that’s simply an eyesore you feel obligated to hang on to. If you have an object or piece of furniture that just isn’t working in your space, it might be time to part ways with it. That being said, just because you read an article that says something isn’t “in” anymore doesn’t mean you need to get rid of it. It is your home, after all, so if you love it, let your space wear it with pride.
Curated spaces are those where you gather items with meaning, or similar sensibilities, that tell a little story. Together they make more sense than they do when they are apart. They don’t necessarily have to be, or even do you want them to be, the same, but the story they tell is the one you are telling the world.
It’s amazing how objects can be given new life by something as simple as popping them on a different little chest by your front door, or grouping them together on a shelf.
It is like body language, only told by inanimate objects. We all want to keep the things we love around us, but in the same way that you are not the same person you were 10 or 20 years ago, your home should reflect that growth and insight you have gained.
By creating a curated space, which marries some of your well-loved pieces with some new pieces, you’ll have an instant upgrade.