Denver based Lisamarie is the brain behind Paper and Glam. Super- organised Lisa works in IT by day and writes Paper and Glam at other times. Today we take a tour of her very lovely apartment as she shares with us some tips for decorating your space.
Name: Lisamarie Landreth
Home Location: Denver, Colorado, United States. Originally from California.
The decorative process started a year ago when I first toured my apartment and felt at home. A vision of a library overlooking the pool formed and my design process took off from there. I want walking into my home to feel disarming and welcoming while maintaining an Old Hollywood vibe with a touch of whimsy.
The process is still very much in progress. In the coming months, I’m looking forward to acquiring art for the walls and an electric fireplace to cosy-up beside this winter.
The sectional in my living room is inspired by the couch in Coco Chanel’s Paris apartment. Chanel – the orphan turned icon – is my muse. I love how this piece comfortably holds my six closest friends on Bible study nights.
Other favourites are harder to pinpoint. My home is like my diary with each piece capturing a memory and a piece of my journey.
A space should evolve as you do. Don’t rush the process or feel like your home should be finished, there’s no such thing. As soon as financially feasible, buy fresh flowers and light candles, spend your mornings drinking strong coffee and dreaming up decor ideas and new ways to use your space. The muse will enter if you beckon her.
As you design, remember your home is a sanctuary to encounter God, a refuge from the world, and a diary full of things you love and memories collected along the way.
As Charlotte Moss so eloquently stated in A Passion for Details, “The soap in the bathroom, the flowers on the table, and the book on the bedside table are all strong symbols of a life in progress.”
Our generation longs for a life lived from a place of enough, a resistance to rush, and a need to feel home deep in our hearts. This starts in our physical homes as we welcome others in.
Here’s a video of Lisa’s home tour,