Friday, February 20, 2015

Home: Apartment Themes

The man and I were browsing through Pottery Barn to dream shop.
Dream shop is when you shop for something you know you aren't quite yet ready to get.
A decorating savvy worker approached us and asked if we needed help.
I told her that we hoped to purchase a home within a year, and were looking for ideas.
She smirked and said "Look around your living space now.  I bet you'll inspire yourself!"

Have you ever looked around your home and realized you are obsessed with something?
Of course I did.  I mean, obsessed is what the O stands for in OCD!
I do have lots of MushyFace pictures and tons of pig objects laying around.
Neither of those things surprised me.
I love my Mushy and pigs are something that always get an EEP out of me.
Besides, people love to get me piggy gifts and I really love to receive them.
I started to get discouraged because my home is filled with hand-me-downs and gifts.
They are all lovely, but none really scream "me".

That's when my amazing man pointed out that all the things I did buy, do have a common theme.
I am apparently obsessed with Paris.
...and I never even knew it...


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Above are just a few obvious examples.
The Paris Wife is an excellent read, but it had very little to do with Paris.
There are plenty of other examples throughout my apartment, but I won't bore you all.
Although I do have the most gorgeous Parisian style mirrors hanging on my dining room walls!

The moral of the story is, sometimes the only inspiration you need is yourself.

Do you have a common obsession theme throughout your home?

36 comments:

  1. It's a bit juvenile, but a couple of years ago I developed a love of Superman. Everyone I knew jumped on that fact for Christmas and my birthday and now half the stuff in my bedroom is Superman themed. It looks like the room of a ten-year-old :P

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    1. Since I'm in the midst of a Smallville obsession, I'm going to say this...I love me some Clark Kent. ;) No, that's not what you meant?

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  2. People say that warmth and clean lines are the theme of my Imperial Palace.... and light....

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    1. Of course it is, Dez! I wouldn't expect anything less fabulous from you. :) You must share some pictures!!! :)

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    2. I think there are pics at my Facebook

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  3. Ummm do white walls count? Other than that, nadda at my sea. The cats have more stuff than I do lol

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    1. LOL! Then the pottery barn lady'd advice would not apply to you. Well, that's assuming you don't bring the cats with you!

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  4. I love the items in your college. I am a huge francophile.

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  5. I always joke that my style is early clearance sale. Whatever fits best into my budget is how I roll.

    But looking around, I have a love for flowers and girlie stuff. Paris would fit that category.

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    1. LOL!! No worries, girl, I love me a great deal also. I rarely pay full price for anything.

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  6. that is a GREAT tip from the salesperson!! how funny is that. I've noticed that I've slowly purchased a lot of decorative animals...

    Also, Paris Wife is a great book, I agree!

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    1. Right?? I never expected to receive such a great nugget of wisdom at Pottery Barn. hahahaha Decorative animals? Oh, I love that! You should do a post on it!

      The Paris Wife was great!! Although, it did sort of make me dislike Ernest Hemingway as a person.

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  7. Seems like you definitely have a theme!! I can't say that we have that at all..it's more modern than a theme lol! xo, Biana - BlovedBoston

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  8. Nothing wrong with being obsessed with Paris.

    http://mimiandchichi.com/

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  9. I love Paris - it's always been so interesting to me how people gravitate towards certain styles and things with their homes. I love it, it's a sneak peak into people's interests :)
    LOVE Pottery Barn - I'm starting to buy piece by piece (slowly) to update my condo from the shit I have in it that was hand me downs from my parents when I moved out. Someday, I'll own everything ;)
    Happy weekend, mon amie!

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    1. That's my problem also!! My whole apartment is filled with hand me downs so I can not really find my style beneath it. Next year we hope to buy and then we too will SLOWLY fill our space with our own things.

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  10. There are French pigs apparently. They say Oui! Oui! instead of Oink! Oink! https://cdn.evbuc.com/eventlogos/3712132/603586343.jpg

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  11. The only common theme in my house is disorganization

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  12. Do you do Pinterest? It's easy to see what you truly love when you look back at your pins!

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  13. I love Paris because I absolutely love to travel. The theme going on in my room is inspired by New York City :)
    www.theunbrokendaydreams.blogspot.com

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  14. The sales lady gave some good advice. I've never thought about it before. The outside and yard tells my story. I guess I'm all rocks, trees and flowers.

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  15. Dearest jax....you are so adorable...love you cute personality....I pretty much love anything French, too. (especially the French men...oh, no...shhhhh....just kiddin')
    I love your frenchy things...and you are so smart to start now, finding YOUR style, before you marry and set up housekeeping. A tip...when you find photos in catalogs or magazines, and you love certain pieces of furniture, check out the thrift shops and etc. for look-a-likes that can be painted in your favorite colors....then, when you furnish your first home, it will look like it took years to "get the look" and throw off personality and charm all over the place.
    xoxo

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  16. I'm what you call a motivated collector. The only thing I don't collect is money, which in my book is a flaw. There must be two thousand books in our house. Yes, I've read most of them.

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