Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Less is more


While I loved Thomas O'Brien's eclectic, layered loft look seen here previously, this month's House & Home showed a glimpse into his previous lay-out of the same space. Where the other space was rich with layers and layers of beautiful art and accessories, this one is pared down and sleek, a little more open and airy. While there are several pieces of art and sculpture, the surfaces are cleaner, less cluttered making the whole space seem more expansive and restful. The soft grey painted floor with casually layered pale cowhides is just so inviting, everything just seem to float above it. Sometimes, stripping away the layers of accessories and coming back to a pared down version is just the refreshing change you need.


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{Photos: the home of Thomas O'Brien from Canadian House and Home, April '10}


9 comments:

Simply Luxurious said...

His home looks so calming. After a long day, you would be able to sit and relax and the decor wouldn't occupy your mind obsessively. Beautiful images.

jules @ The Diversion Project said...

this is stunning - love every bit of it!

caroline @ patagonia gifts said...

this is SO beautiful. loving so much the living room!

The Zhush said...

So serene and simply perfect. Have a major jealousy issue going on over those windows in the first image!

Daniella said...

Love this! That onec hair at the writing desk is beautiful...

Raru said...

so cozy and beautiful. Thanks a lot!

Sarah Klassen said...

Lovely! The high ceilings, branches and layers and layers of items is beautiful...

Hope you're having a great week, Sharalee :)

escapade said...

SL - that's exactly what drew me to the space - the lack of visual clutter just made it so serene.

Zhush - definitely a little jealous of the windows! Imagine the floods and floods of light!

ZXC9 said...

Living rooms looks very warm....

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