May 12, 2011

Delectable Duet: Perfection + Imperfection

If contrast can highlight the features of opposites,
then perfection and imperfection must be a 
Delectable Duet match made in heaven.
The elegant sweep of a lustrous dress,
against the faded glory of a decaying interior,
accentuates the inherent beauty of each.
Rough bark with surface imperfections
against perfectly sanded and polished timber.
A masonry brick wall, part rendered & half painted,
against neatly clipped topiary and raked gravel.
Glossy & gleaming new chairs,
againstcrooked & cracked rustic table of rough timber.
Perfectly neat upholstery, 
an immaculately pristine cushion
+ ordered bowls of fruit, 
against peeling paint on the radiator, 
and rust on the bench.
So, to see the beauty in perfection
sometimes you have to add a little imperfection,
to create a Delectable Duet.

Do you agree?

1: via Automatism. 2/4: via Transitoinicial. 3: Unknown source.
 5/6: Dimore Studio in Yatzer


As a post note, this post was published on Thursday, just before
Blogger went down. So to all my lovely friends who posted 
wonderful comments that day ~ they are all lost! Tragic!
So I have copied them here, so you can read them IN the post,
instead of IN the comments. Savvy?


Renée Finberg said: 
It is not always easy to do.
but when it works.....it is perfectly imperfect.
and i like that.

xx 



Casa Très Chic said:
Love specially that brick wall part rendered & half painted, we do this a lot here in Brasil.
Love the contrast between opposites.
Thank you for your always lovely comments on our blog, we love to read them.
Big hugs
Tereza 



Stacey said:
Oh, i loved this! I love mixing the two- i think it adds depth to the look of a space-yes, the beauty in imperfection. Great post! XX 



patricia said:
It makes it much more interesting when we allow a bit of imperfection in our lives. It makes it more real. gorgeous images....
thanks for your comments as always -
pve 



jodie said": 
I absolutely agree!!!
The first image is positively divine!!
Jx 



Lost in Provence said:
Very inspirational! I am finding out that the imperfect seems to be an essential element in good French design. Matchy matchy is not where it is at here at all. ;) 


9 comments:

  1. it is not always easy to do.
    but when it works.....it is perfectly imperfect.
    and i like that.

    xx

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  2. Love specially that brick wall part rendered & half painted, we do this a lot here in Brasil.
    Love the contrast between opposites.
    Thank you for your always lovely comments on our blog, we love to read them.
    Big hugs
    Tereza

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  3. Oh, i loved this! I love mixing the two- i think it adds depth to the look of a space-yes, the beauty in imperfection. Great post! XX

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  4. It makes it much more interesting when we allow a bit of imperfection in our lives. It makes it more real. gorgeous images....
    thanks for your comments as always -
    pve

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  5. I absolutely agree!!!
    The first image is positively divine!!
    Jx

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  6. Very inspirational! I am finding out that the imperfect seems to be an essential element in good French design. Matchy matchy is not where it is at here at all. ;)

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  7. hmm.. that kitchen island bench is stunning.

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  8. I completely agree...was just commenting today that I like the character that comes when living in an older home.

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  9. oh my. that chair with the bark detail. so clever. I wonder how the bark holds up.

    (ps: nice blog! :)

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