A bookshelf is a coffee table
I have a confession: I walk around with a tape measure in my bag. I have done this for 3 years and counting, and there is likely no end in sight. It all started when I was figuring out the interior design of my space and nesting. I recalled how useful tape measures can be and invested in a portable version. It has proved to be most useful!
~I have a confession: I walk around with a tape measure in my bag.~
For example, when I was looking for a coffee table, the tape measure became an extension of myself. After intense searching and frequent visits to various places like The Collector's Eye and The Look Interiors, I came across a unique bookshelf at The Look Interiors. Not only was it natural wood (I love raw materials!), it had pieces of birch bark included in the design (#nhstatetree).
I remember telling the sales associate and designer that I loved the bookshelf but it felt like a table to me. She helped me set it on its side then its back and gave me space to vision and meditate on the decision. After a few wonderful moments, I shared my thoughts on modification. She was excited; I was inspired and hopeful. She reassured me that the bookshelf's creator, a skilled carpenter, would be thrilled to help me achieve my vision. A few weeks later, the former bookshelf now coffee table graced my space (and still does!). It also serves as a reminder to continue to think, vision, ideate and create unconventionally.
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Looking good is in my blood ;-). My grandmother, mother and select aunts have been inspirations. Bold but classic African-themed styles are my preference. I LOVE being introduced to new looks and materials.