“I’ve never felt comfortable looking perfect or being perfect. My taste is weird and I couldn’t make a perfect room if I tried.” Jenna Lyons
I am excited about interiors that give me a feeling for the person or family that lives in the space. I think perfect rooms and perfect homes don’t exist in the same way that the perfect person doesn’t exist. I think if you try for perfection, you’re likely to end up with a home that feels rigid and unforgiving. Model homes and a certain type of hotel give me this uncomfortable feeling. They’re pretty to walk through, but I’m not comfortable in them. I really love spaces that have some imperfect magic to them – magic that comes from personality and life and sometimes age. Here are a few images that have been resonating with me the last few weeks as I try to hold onto my own magic during a tough time for the world and our country.
When I was a kid, I remember being told by an adult that red and pink don’t look good together. I filed it away under “Important Wisdom That Adults Know” and then, as a teenager, realized, maybe seeing Molly Ringwald in Pretty in Pink, that red and pink look fantastic together.
Laura is a Denver Interior Designer who runs an Interior Design Studio based in sunny Colorado with a strong commitment to livable and interesting interiors. She also runs The Colorado Nest, a Denver blog about Design, Art and Life in the Mountain West and co-hosts the book podcast "The Inside Flap" on iTunes, Stitcher and Google Play.
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These spaces look so cozy and beautiful!
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