From the inspiration files

October 26, 2010

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It took me a long time to embrace imperfections. In life, in my home, in my wardrobe… Even though I made a very conscious decision to buy an old home that needed some work and love I still felt taunted by new builds with crackless walls and 90º angles. I couldn’t help but feel a twinge of jealousy when I go into spaces that have window sills that don’t give birth to dirt every hour on the hour.

And then I see photos like this and find myself fixated on the back of the couch. It’s like that (now trite) American Beauty moment with the bag floating around in the air. It really is beautiful. Perfectly imperfect.

Of course, it doesn’t hurt that everything surrounding it is perfectly perfect – though, we can’t see the window sills, now can we?

Image credit: Rebecca Du Pont De Bie and Caroline Cobbold of London’s Cobbold Du Pont Interiors. via Desire to Inspire

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