Wednesday, June 2, 2010
Creative Spaces with Trisha Brink
Trisha's Blog ~ Trisha Brink Design, Trisha's Flickr. ~ Trisha Brink Design, Her Shop ~ Grandiflora Home and Garden
"Even if I had a million dollars, I would STILL shop at junk stores. Random statement? Yes. Silly? No. One can find the most interesting things at junk shops. I like the way they challenge me to rethink things....to tweek an object to my whim...to amuse me.
I've always wanted my home to be comfy and cozy. I want folks to enter the front door and be at ease and intruigued all at once. You know those homes that you walk into and everyting matches? It looks like they went to the local box store and asked for room number sixteen and had it deliverd and "applied" to their living room? Well, I couldn't go there. Even if I could've afforded to buy room number sixteen, I just wouldn't be able to bring myself to do it. I can only label my style as "Trisha's house" style. I don't know anyone who wallpapers with old sheet music, hangs an embroidery hoop on their wall filled with car fabric, and hangs paper party lanterns out all year, even though the party is over.
You can't overthink good design. Good design comes from your feelings. The way I am and the way we are as a family, comes out in our decor. I'm happy to tell you that our home reflects who we are for now and I hope I never stop rearranging to reflect who we become. I love my home. I want to take care of it, give it life, help it breathe. Decor does that...it beckons to be refreshed. Are you listening to yours? I guarantee if you do, you will be pleasantly rewarded with a feeling of peace as you are surrounded by your most favored posessions...your family. For, after all, a home is nothing if not shared."
I love your thoughts on home and family, Trisha (I'll definitely have to try that "car fabric" idea). Thanks so much for sharing them with us today. :)
In your opinion, what makes Trisha's home a "Creative Space"?
I'll tell you what I like...the cozy vignettes, colorful/whimsical objects, and the clean crisp feel. Boy, does my house need some work! lol.