I've become a little bit obsessed with interiods of late. I'm an avid follower of the Habitually Chic blog, particularly because I've been searching for my "dream home" over the past 6-8 months and I think I'm getting close. I don't want to buy a house that I'm so in love with, that I imagine my furniture in there and have to have it no matter what, but I also want a house that I'm in love with. Does that make sense? I want a balance between both. And a house that needs a bit of work and allows me to style it my way. I'm particularly drawn to white interiors at the moment... and imagine my delight at seeing the newly released images of lil-miss-perfect Paltrow's renovated place in NYC published on gawker. I think white would really suit the Melbourne climate.
Ms Paltrow is a bit of a neat freak and a perfectionist. Something I wish I was. I have a fridge magnet that says "clean house is a sign of a wasted life". I guess it's there to make me feel better. There's always something more important to do than to sort out the pantry.... Gwyneth is a poster woman, put on this earth to make me feel inferior.
She features in the upcoming issue of US Vogue, and to quote:
"the first thing I noticed was how beautiful and clean her kitchen is, all white and filled with enviable appliances, including a dedicated deep-fat fryer. Gwyneth admitted to being a neat freak, as her father was. She also seems to be in control of her time, scheduling every hour closely, with precise awareness of how long things take, including cooking."