guest post: raining sheep.
Hi all, this is Raina from Raining sheep. I am hijacking Victoria’s blog today while the lucky girl is doing New York city in true style. Style is exactly why I fell in love with Vic’s blog. While I occupy my corporate cell each weekday, I sneak a peak at Victoria’s blog and, at least temporarily forget there is such a thing as a corporate job. I think my favorite is her ‘Unexpected Guest’ posts. The ideas, the fabulous decorating…it all makes my heart sing.
I have always loved the artsy side of life and have gone through various iterations of decorating styles. I started out with hippy chic, you know, the Chianti-bottle-with-the-candle (remember the ones!), macrame plant hangers, and sandalwood incense. I later graduated to country style, victorian, shabby chic, eclectic, boho chic…and finally ended up at a place I love – minimal, mid-century modern, with some granny chic thrown in when my husband is not looking.
I have to admit I have been getting into some of the minimalism blogs and recently went through a ‘things’ purging period. The ladies at my local Goodwill know me by my first name. I pretty much gave away most of my house. I only kept the things I absolutely love. I even purged my yarn collection – a huge achievement for a sometimes-knitter/crochet lover and collector of sock yarn.
I love the empty spaces around me, there is this zen feel to a room with not much in it except a few amazingly well designed pieces of furniture. I have to admit there is always an inner struggle to bring more things in; each time I visit Victoria’s blog I fall in love with something. That boho-chic tendency has never really left me. However, there is something cleansing about clear, bare surfaces. Never mind the fact that my cleaning lady says we are her favorite clients as she has very few things to dust!
My home is a work in progress. Still a long way to go before it’s there. Additionally I realize, rather pleasantly, that my home will never really be ‘there’. Style to me is a constant, evolving journey.