Welcome and Beware!
Well hellooo there! Don’t you look fancy! With that neck beard, checked shirt and jeans. Not to mention those vintage brogues. Awesome.
Oh no. Hold on. Do bugger off.
You’ve accidentally reached the home Studio Tolston! The home of the realistic, the beautiful and the comfortable interiors from across the world.
We don’t drink out of mason jars here. But we do like drinking. We do not have unread coffee table books. But we do have dog-eared tomes that we couldn’t be arsed to put back onto our Billy bookshelves. Oh and yes, we do like Ikea. Everyone flipping does! You just won’t admit it. Even you cried a little bit when they said they were getting rid of the Expedit.
This blog intends to show you beautiful, sometimes achieveable interiors, food that you really shouldn’t be eating (even though it was perfectly good for The Famous Five) and the occasional rant. Like this one.
Trends are great. They push the world forward in so many ways. The problem we have is those that follow trends for the sake of it. For example, not everyone suits a neck beard (ok, most people) but there are millions of the damn things out there. Neon furnishings are great. Especially if you didn’t eat enough carrots as a child and need to see in the dark when you go to the bathroom in the middle of the night.
The point of a trend is to make a theme available to you. You only have to buy one part, not the whole set. Don’t just buy copper, get brass and chrome too! Whatever works for you!
I should probably point out that we have all fallen victim to ‘matchy matchy’ some point in our lives. Who hasn’t seen a Next room set and gone ‘Ooh that looks tidy doesn’t it?’. It looks tidy as it’s not real and the supposed owners don’t own any stuff. But you do, you little hoarder you. Ain’t nothing wrong with that. Just try not to have it all out at once. Or do if you are awesome at being all eclectic and stuff. But let’s be honest, most of us aren’t.
Anyway, I do tend to get sidetracked. My attention span has failed ever since Pinterest arrived.
Be awesome. And if you can’t be awesome, at least be tidy. Or tipsy. You can’t do both.