I’m drawing a blank. I know they’re out there. All over the place. I know most people love them.
But for me . . . They’re not really my thing.
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I’ve never really been much of a girly-girl. Pink just doesn’t do much for me.
Actually, now that I’m sitting here thinking about it, maybe I did have a little femme in me, because I do remember having fuschia in my room as a teenager, with flowers. I also loved Barbies as a little girl . . . and baton twirling . . . and . . .
Once college came around and I entered the art department, whatever amount of girliness I did have was pushed to the side. That was when I learned . . .
Beauty isn’t only found in sweet, soft and pretty.
It’s also found in that which is simple, gutsy, provocative, distinctive.
As my new design tastes began to devour my former preferences, the qualities that most people define as feminine -- you know: pink, ruffles, lace, bows, fringe, cotton candy, etc. -- stopped appealing to me.
It was filtered out to render the essence of my taste, my style, which is . . .
A little hard. A little gritty. A little edgy. A little unpredictable.
Personally, I prefer women’s spaces with a powerful presence: A strength, a drama, a commanding confidence, a personality.
These days, this is what I think is feminine . . .
There’s a heart, some French furniture, a bust, and portraits of the femme - yet the space remains strong.
Confident. Dramatic. Personal.
Love the zellige tile (above) - it’s simple, plain.
I love the white too, as well as how those chairs stand out in the dark background.
LOVE this home. Yes, I know it was done by Martyn Lawrence Bullard, but he designs for his clients. And I just know he specifically designed everything to reflect her personality.
All of the above are strong, dramatic, commanding, personal.