Friday, July 27, 2007

The Here And Now

No, this is not my boudoir. it is a lovely image I found online of a Zen bed frame.

I have the itch to update my bedroom, and I really like the low-to-the-ground bed frame, and the general sense of calm that a room like this communicates.

What I do not like, however, is something that's done on a full-scale "theme." I like to blend heavily inspired elements with other modern, or eclectic pieces to define a more balanced, contemporary look. Everyone must now be going, "God, he should work for HGTV." To which I say, "I know, right?"

I have been thinking of upgrading when I find a permanent residence, but a conversation with a vendor yesterday, in which we discussed living in the moment, has changed my mind. We were talking about the common thread between elderly individuals who leave behind a lot of high-quality, unused goods when they decease. My grandmother, for example, had all of these really nice bath towels stored, yet the towels she had in rotation were somewhat ratty. My vendor shared that his wife's parents had both died in the same year a few years back, and had left similar items behind.

He said to me, "We are members of a supper club and tonight is our night to host. 3 years ago we'd have never broken out the crystal, china, and silver, but now, it's exactly what we use - why have it if you're not going to use it?"

And with this thought in mind I say, "Rock on! Who cares if I live in a rented space or have a mortgage? What matters is that I sleep in an oasis!"

Stay tuned for shopping updates.

1 comment:

Jane said...

What is it with grandmothers and their need to hoard linens? When my grandma died, we found a closet full of sheets that had never been removed from the store package.