One Woman's Style

"Making a home is a form of creativity open to everyone." Terence Conran

Layers of objects at home with each other certainly give a voice to my mother's great style.

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Every morning she wakes, puts the coffee on, and begins to prime the well. What will she do, who will she see, and where will she go on this day…

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Some would define her style as "interesting” ~ A term often used when they can’t “find the words.”

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Her friends and colleagues call it “Eclectic.”

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My mother will tell you ~ it's attention to individual needs, independent thinking, ingenious smarts along with spontaneity and a healthy dose of humor!

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Since eclectic style is full of the unexpected, creating a balance is important when mixing traditional antiques and one-of-a-kind conversation pieces.

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When she and her husband married, they put preconceptions away and re-wrote the rule book.

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Beautifully combining years of collecting East and West, luxe and humble, showy and quiet.    

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Living in the desert they’ve provided plenty of calm cool places for the eye and themselves to land with soft linens, sleek floors and oriental rugs.

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They believe that we should all live surrounded by the people & personal things we adore.

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I agree!

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Thanks Mom & Peter for inviting us over ~

signature LP


pve design said...

Beautiful. Love your Mother's "joie de vie" - My Mother also loves an eclectic collective life inspiring everyone with her attitude and flair.

My Dog-Eared Pages said...

Lovely!!! Your wonderful mom is such a true beauty and has such great sty! I loved our little visit. I feel like I already know her, of course!! ox

Henhurst Interiors said...

Hi Lisa, I love this post. I was just talking with another blogger about 'personal style,' and how in the past I've been through some trial and error, and 'tried things on.' I am at last in a place where I know what my style is and am comfortable with it - and with letting it evolve, as it does. I buy, use and display things that bring me pleasure and that's it. Who cares if no else gets it?

LPC said...

Beautiful. Full of artistry.

Jeanne Henriques said...

I love your mother's style Lisa! A life well lived and well travelled comes to favourite kind of style. I have a feeling that if she were to see our collections from our travels she would understand. There are many who do not. Just loved reading this post. With thanks to both of you for sharing. xx