image from;the selby
I, like many of you, spend my spare time looking at images of hundreds of goregous, beautifully amazing apartments and interiors. I guess the addiction started when I found apartment therapy, along with design sponge, the design files, sfgirlbybay, you know, you get my drift.
I love these sites, along with alllll the others. They provide me with endless inspiration, ideas, motivation, all of that. My new(ish) apartment is starting to come together nicely, thanks to a whole host of DIY ideas, eBay hunting tips, layout ideas, storage solutuions etc that would just never have happened without these fantastic sites. (thanks guys).
Sometimes, they leave me feeling a little disheartened. Overwhelmed. Quite simply not good enough. While I constantly look at a little illustration on my wall with the quote "these things take time", sometimes it just doesn't help. I want it all done and perfect now. They seem to be able to do it for all the pictures! Why can't I!
I started to think. Maybe, maybe these homes only look so super amazingly wonderful due to all the amazing photography. Because really, photography is pretty super, and it can make even the ugliest thing look pretty. So maybe this is where I am going wrong? I am an average photographer. And my eyes are no camera. So maybe I just need to hire a pro photographer (the selby please) to come over, take some shots, and make my apartment feel better about itself. Because to be quite honest, I think it has developed a apartment (body) image disorder.
Of various lovely peoples homes from the selby (found via the design files, thank you!). Mess and chaotic looking pretty and perfect.
Ahhh, who am I kidding.
*image from;the selby
* [I found this one rather hilarious.
I have this EXACT "artistic sculpture"
going on in my bedroom. I tell my
boyfriend every morning when we
wake up that it needs to be cleaned up
today. But maybe his argeument
now has a valid case... eek.]