ashlee raubach photography
Her sense of style and that image
of the blonde child in motion
immediately stole my heart.
Interior designer and bloglicious
is one of the loveliest life-stylers on the web,
and her blog for me was love at first sight.
a few of the inspiring draws of this designer & her blog:
Her lovely home's breeziness, European easy elegance,
her preference for functional beauty, and her gentle spirit.
Want to take a peek inside her home?
I know, I know.
Catch your breath and don't
do anything drastic to your home
like wire it with explosives to start over.
I asked the designer what springs to mind
when she thinks about beauty in imperfection.
"Finding beauty in simple things,
uniqueness of the individual,
the freedom to be me, art, and nature."
isn't she lovely?
My sweet friend's current inspirations go much deeper
than a favorite designer wallpaper or shelter magazine.
My relationship to my Heavenly Father
and His son Jesus Christ.
My husband and my children.
Enjoying the beauty that life offers.
still...i'm curious about her favorite magazine.
no i'm not.
Dreamy blues and greens and a naturally effortless
chic add to her design's charm.
Bouvet hardware and authentic period light fixtures
were employed throughout this gorgeous home.
Desiree's take on creativity...
"It's an expression of one's self, and I believe we have been
given gifts from a higher source.
We are expected to lift and share with one another.
Life would be so dull without creativity!!"
Tell it, sista.
A recipe for finding the lovely and sacredness in the "everyday."
"Everyday is a gift!
We all should strive to live in the moment more by embracing the good
and bad and learning to grow from each experience.
When we live from our hearts, we can not only see
and feel the blessings of everyday life, we can lift and strengthen
others. Gratitude for each experience is finding
the lovely and sacredness in the 'everyday.'"
This interview with Desiree
reminded me of how connected
"living from the heart" is to
living an inspired life.
Merci for the peek into your home and heart today and everyday, Desiree.
Peace to you right where you are.