So much of what goes into decorating your home is personal style and a good eye, but one of the most challenging aspects is patience. We all want to move in and execute the Elle Decor editorial we have in our mind’s eye, but as you soon find out that can take a lot of time… we’re talking years. Sometimes by the time you “finish” furnishing a room, your personal taste may have changed (I’m lookin at you, Ikea armchair). So this quote in Rue Magazine assuaged the embarrassed college student in me, and the just-starting-out young adult: “the furniture you own should be a culmination of all the different people you have been at different points in your life.” Do you feel that your interior speaks to all of the different people you have been?
Bench – I am absolutely in love with the long, low bench in the inspiration image. I’m keeping my eye out for the long piece of raw wood that will make this DIY dream come true for me, but until then a wooden bench will do the trick.
“Stay True” keychain – A simple message with minimalist design, this might just be the perfect keychain.
Black canvas – The large black painting in the inspiration image has got to be one of the easiest DIY art projects there is, but if even that is too much work for you – you can buy stretched black canvas. Easiest DIY ever.
Constellation map – I love the way the framed art in our inspiration is leaning up against the wall, creating another layer to the vignette. Try leaning a few frames in front of each other at home to create a similar look with what you already have.
Stone praying lady – One of my favorite elements to this room are the two large rocks holding up the bench. You could bring a few rocks home from your next glamping trip, or introduce the same materials into your space with a sculpture like this stone praying lady.
The National vinyl – A long, low bench is a great place to store and display your record collection and books.
Record player – Anything I say about the sound quality of LPs will sound cliche, so let’s just cut to the chase – this record player will look cool in your space.
*inspiration image – Andi Potamkin’s home via Rue Magazine