Light, bright, stunning and warm. Living room of Marion House Book here
In many ways I feel like I have been blogging for a long time already. I have been filling scrap books and folders full of images and ideas for years, all versions of of my current blog posts.
Nothing has really changed except the format.
And the need for glue, scrap books, scissors and plastic envelope sleeves.
So it was like manna from heaven when all the design and fashion blogs started
popping up. I got to move some of my operations out of overstuffed folders
in book shelves and into desktop versions on my laptop.
An epicurean disposition in the Marion Street House here
Of course the other obvious difference, is that these catalogues are now shared with people other than just my mother, some friends and an occasional builder or cabinet maker. While that is incredibly exciting, it’s also quite bewildering and daunting. On the one hand, Catalogued Life felt like the most natural thing in the world, but on the other, I felt a little lost. I could almost hear the choir of chirping crickets as I hit the publish post button. Does anyone else ever feel like this?
Marion Street House Function and Beauty here
I guess I felt alone and in need of some kind of feedback. I knew I wanted to blog, my blog started going but I didn't really know where it was going. So I reached out to other bloggers, blogs I read and admired. I just wanted to touch base, you know? It felt like an act of kind of willing myself to go in the right direction.
Every single image here comes from Emma's extraordinarily warm and artistic home which she documents in The Marion House Book. It was wonderful to receive a lovely email back from Emma. She gave me some great practical advice at a time when I felt like I was flailing around in the deep end. I have no idea how much blog mentoring goes on out there, but as a newcomer it was wonderful to receive some constructive feedback (and encouragement!). And thank you also for giving Catalogued Life a vote of confidence last weekend, Emma. It was a lovely way to start the weekend!
lovely bedroom here
The Marion House Book is a daily read for me. Everything about it appeals. I love Emma’s informative, methodical, categorical and intellectual approach to art and design (and cooking!). She has put me on to many great things. Emma has a gift for really breaking down and exposing the anatomy and essence of great design.
She always seems to be asking: just what is it that makes this space work?
I really urge you go and visit because you will learn a lot.
lovely bedroom here
Here is a quick catalogue of some of my favourite posts:
What about decluttering? And have you ever thought about why we keep certain objects and not others? Or finding your style and then staying true to it? I love this story of an artwork too!