Sometimes we all just need to get our house fix. Here are some fun and interesting things to check out this week!
The Inspired Room has an interview with author and interior designer Alexandra Stoddard, who believes that “living life is really an art form. Enhancing beauty makes living more pleasurable.” Take a moment to read more of her thoughts on life, including why she still writes all of her books and letters by hand.
Make Room For has a post encouraging you to “Hula Your Bed.” It made me smile. Who knew a bed could wear a grass skirt?
Springtree Road has some interesting photos of “real houses” from a small, rural town in Tennessee (that’s Maya’s “blue house” photo, above). If you’re a “drive-around-looking-at-houses” kind of person, you’ll enjoy seeing Maryville through her eyes.
Frank Lloyd Wright’s Stromquist house is on the market in Bountiful, Utah, for $3.5 million. It sits on over 8 acres and is a beautiful example of Wright’s edict that “No house should ever be on a hill. It should be of the hill, belonging to it. Hill and house should live together each the happier for the other.”
The Washington Post reports that Paige Davis hasn’t been able to perk up the ratings for “Trading Spaces“ as much as TLC had hoped. Since her triumphant return as host, the show has averaged 1.5 million viewers–nowhere near the 4 million it pulled during the show’s glory days. Read my recent post on the show and Paige’s return in “Trading Spaces Now and Then.”