Friday Favorite: a well lit place

Beautifully curated and well lit room.

A beautifully curated and well lit room. ~from Heirloom & Knot

I just finished reading Amy Poehler’s Yes Please. Besides being quite funny, the book is surprisingly introspective. She reflects on her choices in life, the good ones and the bad ones, and questions a lot of the choices our society is currently making.

I especially loved her chapter called “The Robots Will Kill Us All,” which points out the way technology, specifically our phones, is completely changing us.

It made me think.

And it made me put down my phone.

Amy Poehler said,

“I have realized that mystery is what keeps people away, and I’ve grown tired of smoke and mirrors. I yearn for the clean, well-lighted place. So let’s peek behind the curtain and hail the others like us. The open-faced sandwiches who take risks and live big and smile with all of their teeth.

These are the people I want to be around.

This is the honest way I want to live and love and write.”

I read this, read it again, wrote it down, and read it a third, and fourth time.

I love this.  

I want to live in front of the curtain, throw away the top pieces of bread, and take risks with my opportunities.

A life well lived AND well lit.

A life full of people smiling with all of their teeth.

A life that’s big, and full, and honest.

Yes Please.

I yearn for the clean, well lighted place.

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Not many design houses do the “well lit, well curated” space better than Heirloom & Knot. Here are some of my favorites and the inspiration for my next room.

Clean, white kitchen ~from Heirloom & Knot

Clean, white kitchen ~from Heirloom & Knot

Beautifully curated bedroom ~from Heirloom & Knot

Beautifully curated bedroom ~from Heirloom & Knot

There is just something about this room I absolutely love. Beautifully curated, simple, yet inviting.

There is just something about this room I absolutely love. Beautifully curated, simple, yet inviting.

Alpine meets Glam with a touch of Tribal ~from Heirloom & Knot

Alpine meets Glam with a touch of Tribal ~from Heirloom & Knot

 

Interest is created in a juxtaposition of fabrics instead of colors. The contrast is glamorous.

Interest is created in a juxtaposition of fabrics instead of colors. The contrast is glamorous.

Beautifully edited boho tableau ~from Heirloom and Knot

Beautifully edited boho tableau ~from Heirloom and Knot

 

For more on Amy Poehler’s book:
Review from The Chicago Tribune
Buy it on Amazon
Listen to Amy Poehler read it on iTunes

 

 

2 comments

  1. Very inspiring! I need to grab that book and you’ve given me a great idea, for some things I’d like to add to my living room/dining room area. What are your thoughts about doing a mirrored (different sizes/shapes) wall in my bedroom. Do mirrors open up a room and make it appear larger?

    1. Thank you, Bridgette. I LOVE mirrored walls. I did one in my mom’s living room with 4 large gold mirrors of different sizes. I will send you a few pictures of my favorite mirrored walls. In my opinion it not only makes a room appear larger, but it makes it seem lighter. Happy Thanksgiving!

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