Friday, May 28
When I think back about where my love and passion for interior design started, one of my earliest memories is pouring over magazines for hours and hours. I used to daydream that I lived in the spaces on the pages. I wanted to be the people in the magazines. I dreamed that one day that I could be in magazines too. I used to study positions of furniture and see how rooms were laid out. I used to study styles of furniture- from Swedish to English to French to Italian. I wanted to educate myself and learn all that I could. I guess it could seem strange to some people. I would lock myself in my bedroom for hours at a time, reading issues over and over again. When I think back at these memories of when I was a child, I had no clue at the time that I would make my early dreams a reality. I hadn’t thought about this for years until just the other day. I was visiting a dear friend who had been saving hundreds of back issues of Elle Décor, Architectural Digest, House & Garden and House Beautiful. I could only fill my station wagon with a few stacks on this trip, but I can’t wait to go back and keep filling up my car. On this three day weekend, I am so excited to relive my childhood and spend hours thumbing through these issues and many more. Sometimes reading these old issues is like spending time with an old friend. I look forward to the memories. I look forward to learning something new. I look forward to seeing interiors that inspire.
So this is what I am doing this weekend. What are you doing?
Do you have favorite magazines that you save for years like me? In this digital age, with email and texting and reading things online, I have to say that sometimes there really is nothing like flipping through a magazine.