Is Less MORE Or Is It A BORE?

LESS IS MORE!

Okay, who first said that?  + about what was he speaking?

architecture -- mies van der whozit

He said it. The great 20th C architect, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

This, the Farnsworth House, was designed by van der Rohe.

It sits on the side of the Fox River just west of Yorkville, Illinois.

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For my own decor, when it comes to ‘less is more’,

I am always inspired by rooms like this:

spare interior

Or this:

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When I see photos like these, I am halfway inspired to get rid of EVERYTHING I OWN.

Until I spy a charmer like this one:

clutter #1

I love it!

Hey!   Maybe LESS is a BORE!

And yes, that’s another famous quote by another famous architect:

Robert Venturi

He said it.
Robert Venturi
Post-modern architect

Here’s one of his most famous residential designs:

vanna venturi house

But back to ME . . .

. . . one day last weekend, I felt I needed the kind of morale boost

that moving my stuff around provides.

I tackled our neglected (in winter) enclosed front porch

+ gave it its warm weather makeover!

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I was definitely rocking some less-is-a-bore attitude.

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Believe it or not, I was all set to sell this piece at auction.

Instead, I filled it with lots of stuff I love!

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The red quilt is old, + its pattern is called Irish Chain.

The blue one is only old enough to have been sold

at the late, great Marshall Fields, C early 90’s.

Its beautiful design is called Ocean Waves.

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Okay, so that was fun — both the re-arranging + the blogging about my stuff!

As always, thanks for viewing; it means a lot!

 

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