I strive for a place to feel lived in and settled.  It shouldn’t look like a decorator just installed it.  …  As in dressing, you want things to feel layered and less than perfect.

Thomas O’Brien (Veranda, January/February 2012)

I’m a perfectionist by nature, so I struggle a bit with this.  What say you?

7 responses to ““word to the wise” wednesday – thomas o’brien”

  1. Karen Davis says:

    Love it and Thomas O’Brien!

  2. Holly says:

    Right on Mr. O’Brien! I like his style too. I just picked up a sheet set from Target and very pleased with it.

  3. Lisa Mende says:

    I like things to look lived in rather than perfect. That being said, I don’t like my house to be messy at all.

  4. diane says:

    I am with you Traci. I tend to like things just so in my home but I know sometimes that turns people off. I am sure if I visited your home, and vice versa, we would love how it looks because we could appreciate it. I have never been able to buy into the “imperfections” of my home the way some of the decorating blogs advocate but I also try to appreciate the fact that everyone is different and enjoy other people’s homes for the personal touches it offers. I think we need a perfection interventione!

  5. Liz says:

    Love your Wednesday posts Traci!

  6. Annie says:

    I love Thomas O’Brien! I do like a lived in look but not overly cluttered if that makes sense!

  7. Gosh, that Thomas O’Brien. Love him.
    Hmm. I think I tend to be more on the cluttered and imperfect side of things. Wish I weren’t, but well, I am.