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Why It Takes Time To Collect A Home

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esterday, I snapped a picture of our bar cabinet and it reminded me why collecting a home takes time. My style has changed so much since we first moved into this home but I’ve always tried to stay true to curating and collecting special pieces. These are the items that you find unexpectedly, that tell a story, the ones you hold out for. Your home is a representation of you and how you like to live. So, fill it with pieces that you love. It would be so easy to go to Target or Home Goods and fill a home but I no longer have the desire to do that.

Live With What You Own

Now, I want to hold out for that one special piece that I am wanting, and am learning to live with what I have until the time is right. I think now more than ever it’s easier to find what you’re looking for through the shopping capability on Pinterest, shopping from Instagram, and Facebook Marketplace finds. I follow several antique dealers on Instagram to look for ideas and of course save magazine pictures.


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Hold Out For Pieces You Love

The bar cabinet was a purchase from Pottery Barn several years ago and they haven’t carried anything like it since. The alabaster lamp I found at an antique store. I had to rewire the lamp because it didn’t work and then purchased this linen shade from Restoration Hardware. The white bowl is from Astier de Villatte (an investment piece), and the drinkware is vintage from a friend. The art piece on the wall is also a picture I waited a few years to buy. It’s from a local French antique store here in Kansas City. I also collected some pretty matchbooks from M.O. Matches and have them sitting in the bowl.


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