You know the expression "you wear your heart on your sleeve?"
I wear my heart on my bookshelves ... and my walls ... and every room in my apartment. My home is a perfect representation of myself. Besides the big furniture pieces (couch, bed, desk, etc), every single piece in my place - art, decor, books, nicknacks, everything - has a story. Everything.
And with nearly 1100 square feet ... I have a lot of room to showcase all my "stuff".
Right now, I am working to redo my office/guest room and finally bring some things up from my room at my parents house. Super excited to have some of those finally here! Also happy to spread out a few things from other places in my apartment.
While getting the various rooms ready for some shifting, I also got it ready for Christmas. Every year, I put my tree in the corning next to one of my bookshelves. Perfect location. I can see the tree while sitting on the couch, while in the kitchen, and even from my bed. The advantage of having an open loft layout ... there are really no doors anywhere! Very open! Love that!
So, I took the time to dust and clean every item on this book shelf. I admit I don't read many of the books on here anymore, but they are my favorites and they are a representation of me. Lots of big and heavy books about art, design, history, myths, Egypt, travel and photography. All the things I love!
I can tell you where each book and item came from. I can tell you a story about nearly everything.
Once upon a time, I could have also told you dozens of greek myths from memory. And I could have told you the order of the Egyptian pharaohs and their history and important parts of their reign. I cannot do that so much anymore ... thought I would like to.
|Just one little corner of my apartment, and a perfect representation of me!|
|Picasso has always been one of my favorite artists. I took an entire semester-long class on JUST the art of Picasso. I wrote my undergraduate thesis on Picasso's Guernica.|
|More art. More books.|