Wednesday, October 5, 2011

It is all in the detail {by invitation}


Gustave Flaubert, the French writer best known for his novel Madame Bovary, is generally  attributed with the saying, "Le bon Dieu est dans le detail".

Over the years this expression has morphed and changed but the simple message remains the same...and that is… that whatever we do, should be done thoroughly and to the very best of our abilities. The details are what make all the difference...


In design the details make the space come together and in a home the details are what make the space special and what in the end is truly a home.  A home is just a shell waiting for life to fill it up. 

  

In much the same way we need each other to make those details of our lives come together into something really wonderful.  All of that detail is so necessary to make us who we are.



Life is in the detail make them all special.





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12 comments:

Marielle said...

"A home is just a shell waiting for life to fill it up." A very quotable you! Love it.

LaPouyette said...

'Well-paid' attention to the details! Love it!

Greetings from the Périgord,
karin

Cindy Albert said...

I love your comment that a home is just a shell waiting for life to fill it up!! Alexandra Stoddard always wrote about the rituals we create in order to elevate our daily tasks. She wrote about the daily ritual of serving tea. She had the opportunity to visit tea houses in Japan. They are famous for their attention to detail--so much so that it is an art form.

Have a great day!

Acquired Objects said...

Fabulous post and you have a new saying "a home is just a shell waiting for life to fill it up", so true!

Splenderosa said...

This is the sweetest thing I've ever read, Christina. You see the whole heart of the matter, my love. Just beautiful, once again. Thank you SO much for participating with us again. xx's

MJH Design Arts said...

Yes! So beautiful a post....waiting for life to fill it up. The uniqueness of each of us. Thank you. Mary

Elizabeth Eiffel said...

Spot on! Thank you.

Catherine Robinson said...

Beautiful post...I love your what you say about a home being a shell waiting for life to fill it up...so true.
Catherine
xx

Mona Thompson Providence Ltd. said...

Love your details...and I always enjoy your posts.

Dentelline said...

I love your details!
Stunning!
Thanks for sharing!

vicki archer said...

Beautiful details Christina.....xv

pve design said...

My dear darling husband reminds me that the devil is in the details.
As we finish up our addition, all the details are so important to be devilish over. Wonderful details.
pve