With so much talk of austerity measures, simplicity in all things is back and that includes decorating. (For people like me who love all things Shaker, it hasn’t really ever gone out.) It seems now there is a renewed interest in very simple design — almost no details, not too many objets, keeping things plain and edited and well-chosen. What is the story again? Was it Jacqueline Kennedy or Audrey Hepburn (I have read this quote attributed to both) who said to put on the least amount of jewelry you think appropriate to wear and then remove one piece. Seems decorating is listening to that advice. And I for one love the results.
Images 2, 3, 4 and 5. photography by Philip Ficks, published in Country Living
Image 6. via in the tweeds
Image 7. photography by Catherine Gratwicke