Tuesday, July 22, 2008

My Muse of the Week: Adventures in Renovating a Brooklyn Limestone...

What is it about reading about other people's lives that we find so fascinating? Is it that as human beings we are naturally curious or "nosey" as my mom likes to call it? Or could it be that during all the shenanigans we get into, it's nice to know that there is a complete stranger out there getting into the same mischief we are? Well, whatever it is, I'm definitely one of those people that loves to read about other people's adventures in life. For some reason, reality is so much more fun, or as I like to say, "You can't make this stuff up!"
A couple of weeks ago I discovered the blog of a young couple called "Adventures in Renovating a Brooklyn Limestone". The tittle caught my eye because as a child I lived 10 minutes from the big apple, and it was quite normal for my parents to take my sister and I to the city on the weekends and walk by those beautiful homes. Up until today, I still wonder what they look like inside and who lives in those historic homes. So I was thrilled to find this chronicle of a couples journey to make this beautiful limestone their own. Not only do they constantly post about amazing decorating ideas, but they share in the wonderful mishaps that come with decorating a home. The limestone is amazing with it's wood floors and architecture, everything I pictured they would be. Don't be fooled, if you look at the recent posts the home looks absolutely beautiful, however since 2007 this couple has worked very hard on it and given it lots of love.

While reading this blog and staring at my own 3 story town home over the past couple of days, I realized that I can create my own limestone here in sunny south Florida. It might not be in NYC, but the beautiful homes of the city are now my inspiration for our home! Beautiful and relaxed decor along with great architecture and personality are must haves, however I have a feeling this is going to be a lot of fun!


Mrs. Limestone said...

Thanks for your sweet comments! I can't wait to see your interpretation in your own home.