After a gorgeous long break from routine and several weeks away from home, returning to the daily grind has me feeling a little nostalgic. The simplicity of camping provides a giant contrast to the luxuries of home. But with the luxuries comes complexity. The never ending list of things to do, places to be, the days begin to fly by again and life returns to normal while we await our next getaway…….
As I get older, my love of nature gets stronger. I want to travel and see for myself all the beautiful landscapes I pin here. I want to experience the water filled streets of Venice, snow in Paris, architecture in Athens and New England in the Autumn. Perhaps its this yearning that has me wanting to incorporate into my home those materials that have soul and mimic our natural surroundings. Wood, wicker, wool, linen, leather, sisal and stone. I need these natural finishes around me adding life and warmth whilst providing a subliminal connection to the great outdoors.
Don’t get me wrong, I love the luxuries in a way I can’t explain, but at the same time long for all things sturdy and the simple, wild and weathered, rough and rustic, patinated and picturesque. I understand now more than ever why they say life is too short. I either need to win the lottery or become immortal, neither of which are likely so I’ll need to be content with bringing natural colours, textures and pattern home with me and continue to dream…..
Is it just me???