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Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Impulse or Inspiration?

The British Architect, Stephen Gardiner once stated that “the exterior cannot do without the interior since it is from this, as from life, that it derives much of its inspiration and character.” So where my inspiration came from this impulsive Saturday consignment store purchase, the jury is still out. Maybe it’s the coming season of the Pussy Willow that possessed me to acquire this unique and colorful interior piece for displaying dried flowers, twigs and branches. It hasn’t found a home yet and it’s not clear that it shall here. When I spotted it sitting on top of a consignment store bookcase, empty but sleek, something so not me, bingo! Intrigue - that’s the impulse part of it. Whatsoever would I do with such a piece?

The key to Gardiner’s architectural advice is finding a companion exterior urn that compliments this interior piece, if possible within eyesight of each other so as to bring it all together. So, here’s the Tuesday question. What perfect piece(s) display the exterior garden on the inside of your home or vice versa? Hope you share your architectural statements and photos. We need to get some interactive pre-springtime chat happening here.

Image by Ann Bilowz

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