Making a Temporary Home

A few years ago, I had Rita Konig on the blog for a week to share short tidbits of decorating advice. The two ideas that stuck with me the most were: “The wall colour and the curtains are simply the canvas on which to build the rest of the room, the decoration comes as much from the things in a room rather than from the items that we traditionally think of as the ‘decoration’.” and “It doesn’t necessarily follow that if everything in the room is beautiful you end up with a beautiful room. I think the best rooms are those that have a mix of things and an ugly lamp with a crooked shade, or an inherited table or the rug from your childhood bedroom. These are the things that add texture and life to a room.”