That's the title of one of my favourite songs. The most lethal, the most essential thing is to hear your own voice. Also, keeping up with the idea of writing as catharsis, this one blog is dedicated all to myself. More Solipsism would be hard to find. And I like it like that. Oh, and this is a queer (and self-proclaimed 'ADULT') blog so go ahead, make your day... mine is done.
After being working from home for a year, the idea of being a stay-at-home worker permanently seems to have lost a little bit of its luster. When you are in the rat race of getting-up-driving-getting-to-the-office-leaving, you kind of long for a day at home. With the pandemic, I have been home literally constantly, and even though I love my place and I've arranged it to make it comfortable for me, I'll have to say that the staycation has kind of being overplayed.
When I watched this video, the idea of staying home (or retiring) kind of made more sense: their house feels like a cocoon. Even though it's much more formal than what I would consider my 'style' (you've seen my place) I found that the personal touches and the colors they have used make this place very 'livable'. Not to mention the gardens and the yard. Can you imagine?? Goddess, yes!
I really like their use of wallpaper and the spacious nature of the rooms. People think about wallpaper and they think 1972 orange and yellow cubes. This is totally different. And that bathroom? yes, please. I have a thing for tubs (even though I don't like to take baths) in the middle of the bathroom: it's decadent and super expensive. I like people who treat bathrooms as another room and furnish it.
One of the things that have been more difficult during the lockdown has been to separate the 'work' area from the 'living' area. I have made my desk my only designated 'work' area. I don't do video conferences from my living room or my dining room. I only 'work' from my desk, the rest of my space is for me. I even blog sometimes somewhere else besides my desk, because blogging for me is pleasure.
This is a country house, and one of them has left his job in the city to come live here and I think that's a luxury many cannot afford but in which many would like to indulge. Me included. Especially because a country house does not have the drawbacks a city house has: you don't really have to meet people and you have green spaces for yourself (and the pets you may have!). Also, if a man would have a garden planted for me, with a flower starting with each letter of my name, I'd faint. Definitely.
They obviously have people helping them decorate the house (when they mentioned someone hand dyeing the linen? Money, honey) but their personalities seem to be reflected in their surroundings. I like the combination of painted walls and wallpaper and I even fell for that library! I think it was Xersex who mentioned that our cars and our houses tend to be a reflection of who we are. I believe that may be true.