8.31.2010


I enjoyed this house tour on Design*Sponge. Specifically, I marvel at how they fit so gracefully a home office for two into a 650 square foot place, when I can't seem to manage for one in our own larger home. And I have been messing with the living room, trying to make it look more open. No matter how much stuff I ditch, I just don't think it is big enough to ever look like this.

Maybe ours is smaller than I think? Anyways, next time I go on a purging binge I will keep this William Morris quote from the house tout handy, Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful. (I know, kind of reminds you of this post.)


13 comments:

  1. that's the best home advise ever.
    p.s. we had room to set up and office in our bedroom, and i never use it. you just can't win sometimes...

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  2. we're going to set up an 'office' for little birdie pr in our spare bedroom... and i can't wait.

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  3. I need to throw away a lot of crap.

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  4. That's one of my FAVE quotes. I wish I stuck to it more seriously.

    Also, yes. our patio is DG. We put it in like 3 years ago. I go barefoot on it a lot, but we also just keep a pile of old flip flops by the back door so people don't have to endure the little rocks.

    If you decide to put it in yourself, I'll give you the scoop. You have to rent this tamping machine from home depot so it's nice and compacted.

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  5. I try to keep the quote in mind, but it totally justifies ALL my vintage cookware purchases, so it might not be working for me.

    Are you telling me you don't know the exact square footage of your place? I thought that was an architect thing. D has drawn up scaled floor plans of every place we've lived in, and all our furniture. He makes me help him measure before we move in. Now I'm thinking he's just kind of insane and the architect bit is just an excuse.

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  6. @celia i sweartogod one of the first comments on your blog was that you didn't actually *need* a second room for your office, because if you were like me you might not end up using it...

    @rachel i know. the quote really doesn't help of hoarder of useful/beautiful things. and no, i don't. it kind of is an architect thing. maybe it is a guy architect thing? when i was estimating how much paint i needed to do our living room my coworker did a sketch up model of our living room. it isn't that i wouldn't like to, i have thought about it. but i just always find something better to do...

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  7. Aw, kinda cute! I can imagine a grossly-in-love newlywed couple holding hands as they check their emails side by side.

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  8. mmmhmm, it was. i think you mentioned something about working at your dining room table... which is exactly what i do.

    p.s. apparently, i was drunk when i typed that comment. "best home ADVISE"?! #gohomecelia

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  9. i love the bikes on the wall great way to store and decorate your room...love it

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  10. Great quote. tried and true.

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  11. so amazing, if only my boy would share his office with meeeeee

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