When Elise and I discussed the idea of a series showcasing our favorite spaces, I must admit that I did have some hesistation. You see, not every space in my life is perfectly decorated, staged and, shall we say, print-ready. It's shocking, I know.
Instead, there are spaces that I love for more than their aesthetic; they are comfortable, familiar and filled with family and love. They are places in which I have spent loads of time and which are, to me, just like home. And as much as I love the places themselves, I find equal comfort in the sights that I see when I'm in them. So while we finish getting those spaces dolled up for the media (ha!), here are just a few of the lovely views from my many adopted homes.
Ah, New York by night - as seen here in the view from my sister's apartment. Just to be clear, her space actually IS print-ready. You may remember it as one of our early Friday Favorites (the pink pouf) and as part of our very first Creative Types (Isabel Borland). Image courtesy of Charissa Fay.
A pair of peeks out the front and back of our family home in the dense woods of Princeton.
Over the rooftops and into the typically overcast skies is the view from my in-laws' home in rural England. I just love the abundance of worn red brick against the tumble of grey clouds and that vast, vast sky.
What sold my mother on this particular Taipei apartment? The view. it's full of greenery and nature instead of the typical urban vista of concrete and glass.
Was that cheating? Showing you views instead of actual spaces? I don't think so. Those perspectives are as much a part of the spaces as any throw pillow or paint color. But maybe I'll try for a more traditional tack for when we meet again. In the meantime, do enjoy your summer, where ever you may be!