I’m a self confessed home decor addict. There I said it, and I refuse to follow the twelve steps to recovery, who wants to do that? I love making my home beautiful and functional. It embraces three of the quirkiest aspects of my character, 1. A CDO (that’s OCD placed in the correct alphabetical order) need for cleanliness and organisation, 2. A vent for embracing the creative and aesthetic elements of my personality and 3. A productive way of dealing with my need to have control over my surrounding and events (although it is patently obvious that we can never control everything that happens to or around us, it helps me to have a vice that releases some of the pressure when I feel out of control). The fact that this vice makes my surrounding more pleasant is a bonus.
Today I’ve seen two amazing creative home decorating posts that I wanted to share with you. The first one is this cute little mouse house (from http://thimbleanna.com/blog/?p=944 )
The light comes from the light switch for the laundry chute being just above the mouse-house, but I’m sure this could be recreated for a child’s bedroom or a hallway as a night light. If you look carefully you can see the mouse-house has a little mouse figure inside, with decorated walls and furniture. Cute huh! Now I don’t have any children and I’m not so anxious about the dark any more but this mouse house really captured my imagination.
The second one is a grown up design for an amazing Dali-esque staircase, that I found after another plusser at Google plus Max Huijgen posted picture of 50 amazing examples of creative stair designs. I confess that this one is neither practical nor likely to ever be a design I would use in my own home but I loved the steam-punk industrial-ness combined with the surreal Dali undercarriage of the stairway that makes it look as though it is melting. The original picture is from http://www.architectureartdesigns.com/50-mind-blowing-examples-of-creative-stairs/
I think you’d need a hell of a room to pull that off, but despite it being impractical it does fulfil my criteria of being beautiful. So quoting my mum, quoting William Morris
Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful
I can certainly agree with that sentiment, and find it quite beautiful.