Thursday, March 17, 2011

Clock Wise

We love this spread from Elle Decor because it features two of our favorite things: Old and New.  Mixing Old and New is the best way to create a story, depth, and add some character to your room. It's what makes your room uniquely yours with treasures you've found or that have been passed down- each carrying a history uniquely their own. Then add in your own flair to freshen things up a bit, bring them to the present, be open to the future rather than closing yourself off to one style. Mixing it up is very wise and in this situation, very "Clock Wise..."
This clock is like having a piece of history right in your home. Well it's not like that, it is exactly that. We were interested to learn that this clock's purpose in its day (most likely mid-1800's) was to signal times of day to peasants working in the fields of the French countryside too far away to hear church bells. It's been painted and still functions in addition to being simply gorgeous. We think Elle Decor did a perfect job seeing the clock beyond its time period, resisting being intimidated or confined by its history, and succeeding in giving it a colorful and happy new life... and what can be better than that?