“I believe the nicest and sweetest days are not those on which anything very splendid or wonderful or exciting happens but just those that bring simple little pleasures, following one another softly, like pearls slipping off a string.”
― L.M. Montgomery
I’ve been cleaning our bedroom for three days straight. I’m not even kidding and it has been wonderful. I guess I just kind of reached a breaking point and decided to make it my mission to declutter, dust, and dream up new ideas about how to finish off the space. I’ve been stuck on it for a while (appreciating too many different new design trends on Instagram, I think) but like I mentioned in a previous post, I’m motivated as ever to re-focus on my roots: traditional country/cottage style.
And speaking of inspiration on Instagram, I recently discovered several European accounts that have really resonated with me. Their pictures have a pulse…they feel alive because of the way they capture the shadows and light. They portray *experience*…not just “place”. I don’t just look at them, I get lost in them. I don’t find myself scanning their captions to find out which store something came from, or how much something cost, or what paint color is on the wall…I just want to be there.
See what I mean? It’s not about the design decisions, or the palette, or the “stuff” in the pictures…it’s about the stillness, and life, and warmth. It’s about what they say through your senses. They invite you to wonder what something tastes like, what something smells like, what it sounds like.
Anywho…off to finish cleaning my bedroom and closet. It really has been a calming and restorative process. Simple little tasks, following one another softly, like pearls slipping off a string.