One of my favorite articles was in the February 2009 issue. It is titled For The Love of Color. The interview was with shop owner, Jutta Verde Rosa. She described her shop and her own decorating style. I loved her advice of 'buy only what you love'.
If you buy only what you love, you'll always find a place for it, whether it is new, vintage, or salvaged. I also like to re-use, or re-purpose items I have that seem to have lost their original usefulness. Don't get me wrong, my house is small and I do consider what I might do with an object before I purchase it. But I've found that even if it's something a little bit 'different', it usually blends right in with our own 'family style' here at the cabin.
Do you save most of your magazines? I keep almost all of mine~and I really need to 'weed' through some of them as I don't really have the room. I generally keep all of my Country Living, Country Sampler, Victoria, and Martha Stewart~which adds up to a lot of magazines. I'd be interested to hear any storage solutions from those of you that can't bear to part with your collection.