29 December, 2011
city mouse, country mouse
As I finish reading each of the wonderful new treasures from under my christmas tree, I grow more & more inspired. After reading William Yeoward At Home, I'm convinced that the ultimate ideal is to have a city home and a country home. Of course, this is highly impractical and unrealistic in this day and age. But, a girl can always dream right? I will borrow directly out of Mr. Yeoward's opening lines when he states; "I don't see myself as either a town person or a country person - but as both." Aren't we all? Well, I know I am beyond a doubt, and would love nothing more than to be able to have the advantage of homes in both the city and country. Can you imagine the fun one could have decorating two totally different spaces to suit your love of each environment? Yeoward goes on to say that each home "couldn't be more different but each satisifies a need." How absolutely perfect. If you share this dream of mine, you really should pick up his book -- I love the images of his perfect little Cotswold cottage and his very chic, very dramatic, yet functional and comfortable London apartment. Off to finish the last yummy pages of The English Country House: From the Archives of Country Life (a visual & historical feast!) Enjoy!