Like many young Romanians she is talented, loves her family but would like nothing of the country’s communist dictatorship past. But she does not deny it.With her beautifully quirky taste in fashion and her creativity -it was only to be expected that she would have an interesting home.
Here it is …
She says , and it finds resonance with me and probably many of you, that if there was one thing she wanted to avoid in her house- then that was the cold and impersonal appearance that is typical of many Romanian homes (and others across the world !).
Also,they look like homes which have no family history (in the case of Romanians,she says,they even deny it).She wanted to keep some history but make it more contemporary. So here is the fabulous piece she created..
A twenty year old bookshelf that had been made by Rucsandra’s father has been converted to a coffee table and a ‘lying down’ bookshelf ! I absolutely love this piece !
She has covered it with an interesting collage from scraps of wrapping paper and old magazine cuttings.
This changeable cover, below, is put on when she has friends over. It is, very simply, and effectively, a plank of pressed wood covered with a poster !
Here is what it looks like in a room setting. Fabulous !..
Here is the special thing- you don’t have to have expensive things to make a place (or yourself ) look beautiful- you can do it for almost free !
With what you already have and a few ideas !
So get going and do something similar ! If you have ANY creative ideas- tiny or big- you have applied in your home- please do email them to me. It would be fabulous to see it and share it ! My email : firstname.lastname@example.org
And thank you Rucsandra, for letting me share this !