Decor Inspiration: Slow Living {Part 2}

Cozy linen sheets with calm, serene, slow living vibe - found on Hello Lovely Studio
Slow Living Inspiration

I hope you are in the mood for more
slow living lovely because as I noted
in Slow Living Part 1
(and maybe I’m simply worn out),
I feel increasingly led to put the brakes on
and begin allowing a more lovely pace
to have its way with me.

What is slow living?

Kinfolk definitely breathes with it,
and when I think of slow living tablescapes,
my mind goes here.
One of our sons definitely has it down to an art.
His favorite extracurricular in college?
Stretch Club.
Truly. For gentle, leisurely stretching
mid-afternoons.

According to Wikipedia, slow living is a lifestyle
emphasizing slower approaches to aspects of
everyday life.

The concept of “slow” lifestyles first emerged
in the slow food movement in Italy, which emphasizes
more traditional food production processes.

Slow living often means taking a step back
to begin enjoying life, fully conscious of it.

Beth Kirby of Local Milk
is masterful at the art of slow living.
My blogger friend Joan of Joan Marie and Co.
captures it well with her artful photography.
Blogger Gwen Moss celebrates
the slow living lifestyle with her
integral approach to wellness
and consistent encouragement to slow down.

Slow living often refers to slow food and the acronym:
S = Sustainable (not having an impact)
L = Local (not someone else’s patch)
O = Organic (not mass-produced)
W = Whole (not processed)

So it makes sense a lot of younger people
have joined the movement, and that things
like wabi sabi and zen get associated with it.

But it seems to me
slow living teaches us the
wholesome goodness of
being human away from technology.

I wonder what our great great grandchildren
will read someday in their social psychology
text about this era we are muddling through?
Will there be a chapter titled
“The tragedy when they stopped connecting
in person because it was more convenient
to engage with the virtual” ?

I hope as consciousness evolves,
we will find ways to restore balance in these
confusing, often weary days of modern life.
It’s not going to just happen though.
We have to put it into practice.

Enjoy these still and quiet images
curated for their slow living vibe just for you.
I’ll meet you at the pink door to
hug you goodbye at the finish line.



Slow living rustic farm table, bench, and chairs - found on Hello Lovely Studio
Slow Living Inspiration



Beautiful multicolored cat asleep in a window with natural light - found on Hello Lovely Studio
Slow Living Inspiration




Rustic pottery from Margarida Melo Fernandes - found on Hello Lovely Studio
Rustic pottery from Margarida Melo Fernandes
Rustic organic natural simple slow living kitchen - found on Hello Lovely Studio
Slow Living Inspiration

Hygge pinnable infographic about slowing down - found on Hello Lovely Studio
Slow Living Inspiration



Beautiful simple stoneware cup upon handknit coaster - found on Hello Lovely Studio
Slow Living Inspiration
Rustic pottery from Margarida Melo Fernandes - found on Hello Lovely Studio
Rustic pottery from Margarida Melo Fernandes
A tranquil bedroom with minimal decor and slow living vibe by Giannetti Home - found on Hello Lovely
Slow Living Inspiration (Giannetti Home)

 

Rustic pottery from Margarida Melo Fernandes - found on Hello Lovely Studio
Rustic pottery from Margarida Melo Fernandes



Tranquil French Country Farmhouse Kitchen by Dreamywhites with slow living vibe - found on Hello Lovely
Slow Living Inspiration (Dreamywhites)



Minimal modern slow living white bathroom by Tine K - found on Hello Lovely
Slow Living Inspiration (Tine K)



Modern farmhouse entry with white ship lap, rustic bench, and boots - found on Hello Lovely
Slow Living Inspiration

Slow living vignette with handmade soaps and wood bathing brush - found on Hello Lovely Studio
Slow Living Inspiration



Slow Living quote pinnable - found on Hello Lovely Studio
Slow Living Inspiration



A cozy tranquil window seat with slow living vibe by Giannetti Home - found on Hello Lovely
Slow Living Inspiration (Giannetti Home)









Slow living pinnable infographic - found on Hello Lovely Studio
Slow Living Inspiration
Rustic bright pink door in London - found on Hello Lovely Studio
Slow Living Inspiration

Part 1 has more inspiration,
and these posts about
a tiny slow living home
and Belgian kitchens 
may also inspire your
slow living ideas.

Peace to you right where you are.

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2 Comments

  1. May 21, 2017 / 6:50 pm

    Reading this made me realize why Pamela Pierce and other similar designers and stylists appeal to me… their spaces are designed with slow in mind… come sit and relax vibes…

  2. May 26, 2017 / 3:13 pm

    so true. I think there is such a thing as a slow living palette–natural, soothing, quiet tones which usher you into that stillness. thanks for sharing and reading, cindy–you're a gem. 🙂

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