i was looking through my journal today to remind myself of all my good ideas and i came across this sentence:
"there is beauty in simplicity."

this sentence carries a lot of weight for me. i think i may even want to frame it by my front door as a little reminder to myself. this simple sentence is somewhat of a mantra of mine because it reminds me that even though i love being busy, i love going over-the-top, and i love sensory overload, down in my heart of hearts i love simplicity.

in design, i adore a clean and beautiful space with thoughtful, meaningful decor.
in my life, i love simplicity and crave a simple life. my favorite things are music, art, nature, color, self-expression - all things simple.

my dream future includes teaching my children to love plants, animals, and nature; to love music; to love art; to be kind, generous, and loving; to work hard; to respect themselves and others... i want to garden and do yoga, make music with my family, put on plays with the neighbor kids... is this getting too sugary? well you get the picture. these are not necessarily values that everyone appreciates, but if i do these things i know i will be happy.

so anyway... here is some visual inspiration of what i think are simple, beautiful spaces.

my dream home in seoul, south korea. from dwell magazine.
gorgeousness from peter pennoyer.
simple doesn't have to mean neutral.

simply lovely. from house beautiful.


quote of the day

it is not wealth one asks for, but just enough to preserve one's dignity, to work unhampered, to be generous, frank, and independent.

-W. Somerset Maugham (1874-1965)

yeah, i like that.