For some of us it feels a bit uncomfortable…others thrive on the idea of sharing their time with others not like them. I often lean toward mixed company or eccentric crowds but also a variety of textures in my nest. A little bit of this…a little bit of that when done right can be smart. Lately, I’ve been contemplating the appearance of an undressed chair. The gentleman with his pants on the ground that sold it to me for $15 (it’s sometimes worth waiting until the end of the flea especially if it’s lined with yummy food trucks) was not fond of lugging it back to his place so lucky me (hip-hip hurray!) It’s in mint condition even the upholstery was flawless, though I knew I would change the neutral to something cheekier. However, a few moves later and I still am hesitant to take a stab at it since it remains in a transient state—who knows where our next move will ship us and if there is a need for this one’s-trash-to-my-treasure find. It’s a straightforward upholstery modification since the seat and backrest are disconnected and there’s no need to meticulously align the fabrics, yet not knowing their destiny I decided to adorn it with a faux fur rug and a nifty pillow instead.
I knew I was hankering toward the dark side so I dyed the rug and complimented it with a favorite plush pillow. While it may not steal the show, it certainly sits in a better evolutionary place and feels more inviting. My love for bohemian tradition, sidewalk cafes, friends bearing different opinions to my own and a dedication to art and beauty lured me to this juncture with this chair, the starting point for the room. While I have a long way to go, I am in no hurry, I’ll just sit back and enjoy what I have created so far…who knows maybe an area rug to ground the space will be next. Do you relish mixing and matching or would you rather play it safe in your nest? Remember it doesn’t have to happen all at once, enjoy the process and let your style emerge slowly as you settle into your nest.