Sometimes, we just need to look at pretty things… eye candy….inspiration–just pure pleasure. I fell in love with this adorable bird cage that combines traditionally pretty pink, pearls, glitter, flowers and birds. I don’t own it, but I love looking at it.
What is it about pink peonies? Or pink in general? This beautifully designed desk is a work of art. Does anyone have a desk this perfect? Anyone who actually sits down and uses it? I’d love for my desk to look like this, but alas, it never has and never will. Because I USE my desk. It’s scattered with books and scraps of paper and pens and evidence that I work there. Even though my desk will never resemble the one in this photo, it gives me great pleasure (and a sense of calm) to fantasize about it.
Oh, you want to see what my desk looks like? No way!
This beautifully designed bed caught my eye. If only I had a bedroom big enough that my bed could sit smack dab in the center. I hate to harsh your mellow…. But tell me this: where’s the outlet for that lamp? And where would I put the books I read before bed? Wouldn’t that bed curtain collect dust every week? And how big a pain the butt would it be to take it down, wash it, dry it and put it back up? Who gets in a bed and goes right to sleep, that’s what I want to know? Am I the only one who lives on my bed?
This bedroom is more my style. Notice the stack of books. The pink flowers. Turquoise. The eclectic prints. The space saving wall lamp. The only complaint I have is that there’s no drawer for my many remotes. Pretty pretty pretty and has my name inscribed all over it. Just need a place for remotes. Oh, and tissues. Pens. Lip balm. Damn, do people actually LIVE in pretty rooms like this?
I’m crazy about this look. The vibrant colors pop against stark white. It’s beautifully designed. But who could sleep on that mattress? Actually, I’d also need blackout curtains to sleep here See, the problem with beautiful design is that it’s impractical.
It’s not light, airy or colorful, so this room probably seems jarring, but I love it. I’d love a room full of bookcases. Yes, these rooms will be things of the past one day. Replaced by something like this:
I suppose it’s time to leave beautiful interior design and decor and re-enter the real world, where rooms are actually used. So, I’m curious. How do YOU balance form and function in your house? I’m looking for practical interior design tips.