"Perfection lies in the details, but perfection itself is not a detail".
My mother used to say this very often. Unfortunately I do not know the origins of this quote, which I believe carries a lot of truth in it. As it is often the details that create the big picture.
I am not a perfectionist, and although I like to pay attention to details in my surroundings, I do so only if I choose to. I can walk into a room and be quiet oblivious to its decor, as I usually rely on the overall impressions I feel upon entrance. First when that impression has settled in do I look around and notice the objects.
I can not claim to have any kind of talent in interior design. However, just like with fashion, I rely on my instinct, using colours and shapes that I feel create a pleasant atmosphere. With my inclination to the eclectic and bohemian, I stay away from the modern and streamlined. I most likely break all the design rules and my home is anything but stylish, but I hope it is unique in one particular way; there is not one single other one like it.
Inspired by a comment that the lovely Sandy left here recently and that was inspired by this post on her lovely blog, I decided to share with you the red details in my home. I have already disclosed in the past that I own a cosy red sofa. However, that is far from the only red in my home.
The red details can be found almost everywhere. They most likely do not create perfection in the overall sense, but they create a home perfect for me.