weird, unpractical and stupid

 ... the one thing I really needed to hear again, and to feel in her home: you should not be able to walk in a straight line from one place to another. Sounds weird? Unpractical? Stupid? Well, try it! Don’t be afraid to make a cozy nook a place you would never have thought of, don’t be afraid to put that huge palm where you are suppose to take the easiest walk to the next room. It makes such big exciting changes, like a little jungle of layers and discoveries. And thanks to Abigail‘s reminder I put an old bench in the middle of the tiny kitchen. Where you are suppose to walk straight from the stove to the dishes. And I love it. And my husband loves it too! We sit there with our coffee and lunch, feeling like the house has expanded, even though I’ve just made less floor space! Who would have thought so? 

Abigail Ahern, I knew.
Villa Betula?  I'm just getting acquainted!
The paragraph above was all I needed to place my newly-upholstered old stool
where I did--
Right where you're supposed to walk straight from doorway to stairway
Weird? Unpractical? Stupid? 
Thanks, Maren.


  1. So, I've really been missing having an island in my kitchen. Not anything huge and built in but something wood and Ikea-ish. The kitchen in this house is so small I didn't even try it. But now I am. I've even got a piece I think will work. Going to drag it in there now. Thanks Rebecca!!!

    1. I hope you went to that link! Her kitchen was amazing! I'm glad you're going to make that piece work! Hope to see a photo soon!

  2. The stool looks great there! Yay for you. Looking forward to a kitchen picture soon (hint hint)

  3. I think the stool looks fine where you've placed it. I've never had a problem walking around furniture, but my husband is a real stickler when it comes to traffic flow so I have to keep spaces pretty much in a straight line.

  4. Hi! Glad you found some inspiration, thanks for writing about it! Weird, unpractical and stupid can be very nice ;)


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