An Argument for Slow Decorating

An Argument for Slow Decorating

Kim Lucian
Jul 6, 2012

I'm always in awe of people with impeccably decorated homes who boast, "And we only moved in last week." I envy their ability to be decisive and seemingly just walk into a store and know exactly what's going to work, and then actually buy it on the spot.

Here's the thing — that just isn't me. I need time, and a tape measure. More time, and swatches. Validation from friends and the blogosphere. And then there's the fact that it isn't just me anymore. My boyfriend and I recently spent a good half hour, ahem, "debating" the placement of a bedroom rug.

The upside of all this is while a space is never truly finished, it's personal. It never feels like it was pulled straight from the pages of a store catalog and it allows me time to collect pieces with a bit more of a story. So, while the walls might be bare a little longer than I would like, both the process and end result feel all the more personal and, to me, more beautiful.

(Image: Andie Wurster / Peter & Blair's "Bohemian Preppy" Seattle Abode House Tour )

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