Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Give yourself a different perspective of your home - through the eye of a camera

Have you ever caught a glimpse of a room in your house through the reflection in a mirror? Did this perspective feel new to you? Seeing your house in a mirror or through the eye of a camera can give you insight on your home's decor....or lack thereof.

Earlier this summer, I thought I'd take some pictures of different items/rooms in our house for this purpose. Inspired by other bloggers, I also wanted to see if I could make our super cheap, hand-me-down thrift store pieces (some moved multiple times since....college) look decent through the camera lens. Surprisingly, it actually made me feel a bit better about what I have.

Here's a glimpse of our dining room. Our current style is pretty eclectic. While I lean toward modern or contemporary (i.e., this modern house), my pocketbook steers me otherwise. So, over the years I've purchased based on money and what I could find. We do have a few pieces that we've splurged on, but overall we've simply made our stuff work together...for us.

Give it a try. Go through your house and take some shots. I bet you'll be surprised. Be sure to share your discoveries with me! I'd love to see them.

For more detailed pictures (with notes), visit my Flickr set "our home" here. I'll be featuring some other rooms/perspectives in coming weeks. If you like this feature, stay tuned.

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