Brooke Humphrey Outdoor September 03rd, 2018 - 17:39:47
French country cottage here with walker today to talk about mixing old pieces with new pieces to get a really charming collective look in your home. So the first piece I want to talk about is the living room, so I'm in the living room, you're gonna find a definite mix of new and vintage pieces. You're gonna find things that have a little bit of history. Things like my grandmother's wheat sheaf table that she gave to me and things like the coffee table. That's not really a coffee table, it's actually a really rustic vintage bench. One thing that happens when you bring vintage into a room and you mix it with new pieces. Is it just starts to kind of tell a story? Another style I want to talk about.
Is this piece of section right behind me? This is a 1930s French commode and that's basically like a chest, and this piece has some great character to it, and I love it paired with this chair, which is actually a new chair, even though it has a vintage style. a lot from Scandinavian style. I look at a lot of websites a lot of blogs. I find it incredibly inspiring that there's a kind of simplicity and purpose in everything that the Scandinavians do. Each piece has meaning in the home, and that's really what I've tried to do in this home as well. I think my style has actually influenced my pottery rather than my pottery, influencing my style when I started doing ceramics.
What I was looking for was a set of dishware that was very organic, very pure and very matte. It's actually continued to influence me and all the collections that I do today. The apartment is obviously very white. I love white and my business is called, looks like white, so obviously it's a kind of passion of mine to keep a house that is so white from looking sterile or cold. I think it's important to bring in different elements. As you can see, I mixed white with a lot of different colors of wood, I'm not a proponent of keeping all the woods the same. I have the texture of the brick as well, and I always bring mirrors and a little bit of crystal and so on into any house that I do, even if you have all white walls and a lot of white furniture.
I have the attitude that it's not precious, everything has to be lived in and if there's a spot well, it's okay. You can get a little stained and I always had slipcovers. So everything just pulled off, threw it in the wash and washed it up, and it was never a problem. I encourage everyone to try it. Maybe if you have four boys, it might be a bit more difficult with the beauty of living in a small apartment. Is that I spend time in every single room, I spend a lot of time in the bedroom and I spent a lot of time in my office. I love it. It's wonderful to be able to use all the parts and actually the way the loft is built. I can see all over so no matter where I'm sitting, I can see all of