Sunday, May 31, 2009

Layers

How do I like to decorate a room? Layer by layer, the way a bird builds her nest.
The way an artist builds up paint on a canvas . . .

Breaking just enough rules and adding just enough surprises that second looks always reveal something new. How do you like to decorate a room?


22 comments:

  1. Oh, I'm definitely a layers kinda gal. I love to arrange vignettes. Love all your inspiring pics.
    Kathleen

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  2. Hi there!
    I'm enjoying your blog. Really like this layering look. So fresh and relaxing.

    Since I was a little girl, I've liked decorating. Not so young anymore at 53, but still love what a person can do with their home environment.

    Check back with you later to see what you've shared!
    Blessings,
    ~Deanna~
    homehavenministry.blogspot.com

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  3. At the moment too many layers in my house. Needing to peel away. Seems this happens every 2-3 years.

    Feels good to get rid of things too.

    Love your pics.

    Garden & Be Well, XO Tara

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  4. Beautiful photos & I'm drooling over the first one Vicki! Definitely layers but also seasons and feelings dictate how the layers fall. ☺♥☺ Diane

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  5. I don't know if I have a 'style' but I sure do love your approach!!!!!!

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  6. I sure wish I had your gift for decorating. I just seem to struggle to get the final result I am looking for. Beautiful pictures!

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  7. Great pic's!! CHEERS! Michele

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  8. Beautiful photos!

    I like layers, but not too many. During the warmer months I like to pare down a little.

    Lisa

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  9. I love these pictures. If they were edible, I would be in trouble!
    Hugs,
    G

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  10. so pretty these layers. love the last pic with the flowers in the interseting vessels on the mantle. shades of white and cream speak to me.

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  11. oh these pictures are beautiful!!! Im not one to keep alot in our home, I must keep it simple for health reasons, which i find can be a challenge because at times i find i need to add something to make it feel more inviting or to keep our rooms from becoming boring. As a teen i babysat for this couple that had a home that was very very minimal, i had such an uneasy feeling in that house, it was so stark it left you feeling cold. I love the layered look on shelves and fireplace mantles. I dont have space for a fireplace in the living room, but i may do a shelf. Thanks again Vicky for taking the time and giving us that inspiration and sharing such lovely photos that we can learn from. You are appreciated g/f.
    hugs
    janet

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  12. Love the fireplace!!! Just beautiful. Kathy

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  13. Love, love these rooms! The more layers the better in my book and these rooms have surprises everywhere I look.

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  14. One found piece at a time. Flea markets, antique sales & every now & then ebay, even a garage sale of retirees (they bought it long ago...hello vinatge): all of this always leads me on a journey & when I stand back, admiring the room its filled with memories as much as with acquisitions.
    Coveting the demilune table....

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  15. I like to think layering is no different when dressing ones self. Fashion and interior design really do go hand in hand when you think about it. That little jewel of a necklace or the addition of a Shrug can complete the ensemble whether it be tailored or not. It's still layering.

    At my age I have paired down considerably in both regards due to the possiblity of downsizing from a large home to one smaller or...... the occasional 'hot flash'. (Winks)

    As usual great pics and 'food-for-thought' Ms. Vicky.

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  16. Very pretty! I like the last picture most of all!...Christine

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  17. I decorate in layers, too. All three of these rooms are wonderful!!

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  18. I enjoy your layering - especially the white! oh my - and viewing other homes in layers. In my own home, I often end up paring down: when I layer, I seem to create clutter, lol!

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  19. Layer by layer? I like that concept!

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  20. I couldn't have said it better! I'm a huge rule breaker. For me, it's what makes decorating fun!

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  21. Just like you!!! Great post!! 0x0xx0

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  22. I love the second photo. So serene. While I don't know if I could manage to live so spare, I always gravitate to those images!! I think my homes have layers, especially the small beach cottage where so many might want to go spare. But since it's my home-home (not just a vacation place), I didn't want visitors "to see it" in one swoop. Know what I Mean? Oh, sure you do ... you did the great post! -s

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