FOF women love their homes (in my case, an apartment). We can spend hours choosing fabrics and furniture, paint colors, even a backsplash for the kitchen sink. Wandering around ABC Home in Manhattan is one of my favorite pastimes. Its prices are outrageous, but the cavernous store is jam packed with exquisite furnishings that make my mouth water, from lush towels the color of just-picked apricots to delicate, translucent porcelain bowls and antique armoires befitting a country cottage.
Our homes are extensions of our personalities. They are our secret hideaways. When we’re exhausted at the end of a day, we can’t wait to see them for comfort. When we’re exhilarated, we party in them.
We love showing them off and become tour directors in our own living rooms.
No surprise, then, to learn about the world of women who are writing marvelous blogs that make Architectural Digest boring. “We’ve become our own curators,” said Leigh Chandler, who has introduced me to a fascinating group of blogging friends. I am having as much fun wandering around their sites as I do at ABC Home.
Take a peak:
Humor with incredible style
Is there anything French that isn’t beautiful?
French with a Southern accent
And a fellow Francophile
My introduction to Belgian Beauty
As delightful as the movie