Thursday, August 25, 2011

home is where your husband is.

my little house (i like to call Casa di M) will never look like it could even be remotely included on the selby. you'll find art against walls and a flooded book shelves, a hoarding of knick knacks -- you find that too on the selby but for some reason in my house it looks like clutter. 

at best, an organized mess.

but it's these little (er messy) details that makes it very much me and pieces of memories we've collected that make it very much 'us' (though my husband will tell you he could do with some major downsizing, which believe it or not i have done with our most recent move to el paso).

 our doorway (i have a thing for door knobs and skeleton keys)

 our overflowing bookshelves

i love our mirrored bar in our living room, complete with a sink.

 our fire place mantle-- the first wine bottle is the very first one me and max ever shared; the second one we shared the night we got engaged in our first house together on a mattress on our empty bedroom floor. 
 i have a thing for mirrors... my husband surprised me with the top one for my birthday after i fell in love with it at the art museum's gift shop and the second one reminds me of a carnival mirror-- joel's aunt made it and it's still one of my favorite pieces. You can also see my Butch Anthony original -- a lucky win in a giveaway hosted by my beautiful friend and momma-to-be, Kitty.

 my bathroom counter

our nightside table


a selby home it may never be, but home (our home) it is.

22 comments:

Dorothy A. said...

It's so homey! I love it. I also enjoyed getting a peak at your bathroom sink. I think I spotted Chanel lipstick. :) Love in the Time of Cholera is on my to-read list.

Love your photos. Thanks for sharing!

missy. said...

and a beautiful home it is indeed. i am in love with mirrors too. i think they are beautiful.

Melita said...

very, very nice love. cozy & homey indeed! hugs

CaL said...

I absolutely LOVE it! Funny thing, I was just ogling Design Sponge & my favorite home article I've ever seen: http://foammagazine.com/articles/19-a-beginning-at-the-end
& then you post this! I'm dreaming of moving in with the mister next year & starting a home together & all of this is so inspiring to me! You have great timing! hehe! & LOVELY style! Such a pretty home!

Matt said...

Not only is it homey, but it has a very vintage feel to it. Everything from the books to the mirrors to the knick knacks to the photos themselves. And to me, that's very YOU, Micaela. :)

E. Charlotte said...

I love a house that represents the people who live there. I love all the sweet touches that show who you are. :)

Claire Kiefer said...

I love your home! And oh man is mine messy/cluttered. I really want some time to purge a lot of things I don't want/need/use anymore, but even if I did that, I still have an insane amount of books (as you know) and piles of papers, letters, shoes, etc. all over the place. Minimalist is just not my style, haha.

I want to visit your home! We have to decide between TX and NOLA for our next destination. :)

Claire said...

oh i loved seeing your home! it is so lovely and reeks of the love both of you share :)xx

Claudia said...

warm and cozy casa di M! unfortunately my husband is a neat freak so the less the better for him!!

Erin said...

I love this post. I feel the same way about our home -- an organized mess. But it's home and I love it.

Erin said...

I adore overflowing bookshelves! I think they're beautiful and speak volumes about their owners. :-)

Jo said...

Love your ring holder! And, your night table is so warm. And, the overflowing book cases...and, the two very special wine bottles... I love it all! :)

Kylie said...

I think your little love nest is just lovely Micaela x

I spy The Collector on your bedside table, have you ever read The Magus? It's an amazing novel...slightly strange though...nothing like The Collector.

April said...

You're adorable, shut up. Your clutter always looks strange to you and other people just don't see it. I think the same thing about my room. I'm always trying to artfully throw things around and it just looks like a mess, but everyone else likes it. You're your own worst critic, even with mess. haha Love your place! Wish I could see it in person and we could share a (many) bottle(s) of wine. ;)

tinafig said...

So beautiful.

Erin {pughs' news} said...

So cozy and inviting and just so... warm. Love it. One of these days, I'm coming to visit, okay?

Sending off your little parcel in the morning!

E xoxo

inHERshoes said...

i love "love in the time of cholera" gabriel garcia marquez is one of my favorite authors along with paolo coehlo.

Elisse said...

Hi friend! Haven't heard from you in awhile! I LOVE LOVE LOVE the title of this post! And undoubtedly you have made your dolce mark on your sweet home.

Have a great weekend, doll!

xoxo

Sandra said...

I think your home is lovely, and looks so comfortable. :) And as long as you love it, that's all that matters.

Maddy said...

It looks like you guys LIVE there, which is how it should. Or at least that's what I tell myself after I get all worked up about all the bits and pieces scattered about our apartment all the time. I love your knick knacks... I so need to acquire more of my own

carmar76 said...

mmm! yes, it is very welcoming! and i can totally see you in it, if that makes sense. *laugh*

hope you're having a fabulous friday, dear! love you!

Lauren Nicole said...

loved the mini-tour of your house lady m. hopefully we'll see even more sometime in the future, as i'm sure you'll get more art, books and knick knacks to fill up your home. :] i love posts like this. <3 <3

lovelovelove.

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