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It’s bad enough that I refuse to assemble my own furniture. But I’m not doing myself any favors by adding flowers, fashion magazines, and vogue collector items to my new coffee table. At the end of the day I’m left wondering, “Is my style too gay?”

My decorating tastes are vastly different from my family and friends. I have a weakness for beauty and an affinity for chicness. Most people would regard these things as positives, but do I have too much of a good thing?

Every decorater (amateurs included) doubts the vision they have for their personal space. Add this. Subtract that. Move it this way. It’s a never ending game of chess. Is the endgame just Gay? Why can’t I opt for the traditional dark hues and masculine pieces that litter most bachelor pads. The struggle is real apparently and has no end in sight.

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Yes, my furnishings and decorating choices might be regarded as flamboyant and anti-masculine. But I’m ok with that. A home should be a reflection of the inhabitant and how they wish the world to be. Are the furnishings too gay? Maybe. Is that a problem? Not at all.

Never doubt a vision and never doubt yourself. I’ve come too far to turn back now…stay tuned.

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Xoxo,
Jared Johnson

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Fashion, Life

The Gay Aesthetic.

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That moment when you realize the new wall art is a mantra for life. A mantra you purchased for 40% OFF with a coupon. Life is good.

Xoxo,
Jared Johnson

Fashion, Life

Who Would Have Thought?

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There’s a special place in hell for the person who made assembly necessary. Or there could be a place in hell for those too lazy to assemble their own furniture. Either way, I hate assembly!  It’s my own personal form of torture.

I am redoing my living room as you know (see gallery wall posts below). This chic coffee table with mid-century overtones went on sale and I snapped it up. While I’m exciting to get the table in my apartment, I am dreading assembly. Most could easily put together a coffee table, but past experiences have taught me that even the simplest assembly is not within my skillset.

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I have an eye for style, the ability to lift the heaviest of items, and can coordinate a room like no other. But why can’t I assemble furniture? Maybe God thought I would be too arrogant if I was blessed with that gift. Luckily I have a buddy who is excellent at assembly. One call and one dinner should be enough to get him over and to work. Don’t judge me.

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Xoxo,
Jared Johnson

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Oh, I Don’t Do That.

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Thank God I saved my framed Vogue postcard covers! I almost threw them out when I moved but luckily I didn’t. These prints made the perfect addition to my gallery wall and have energized the spirit and aesthetic I’m attempting to create.

Who said hoarding was a bad thing. Not me! But seriously, I’m sold on mixing bought art with homemade pieces. What do you think? Did Vogue elevate the look?

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The wall is still under construction as I curate and find pieces but it’s coming along…slowly but surely.

Happy Thursday y’all!

Xoxo,
Jared Johnson

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Fashion, Life

Slowly But Surely!

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Lately I’ve been spending less money on fashion and more money on making my apartment cozy. And my latest home project is a gallery wall. I’m a photography and art lover and I want those elements infused in my living space. Plus having a bare white wall in a living room is not chic or cute.

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I plan on mixing purchased art with art I painted/created myself. Saturday I created the piece posted above. I was feeling a mix of emotions hence the red, blue, and yellow stripes. What do you interior design aficionados think?

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I’m super excited to find interesting works of art. If anyone has any tips feel free to comment with your suggestions. Fashion shouldn’t be limited to just our clothing choices, but it can also include our homes. Wish me luck on creating the perfect gallery wall!

         Xoxo,
        Jared Johnson

 

Fashion, Life

Works of Art?

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Fashion, Life

The Perfect Desk Needs The Perfect Chair!

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The other week while antique furniture shopping in Charlotte, I came across the most perfect mid-century designed chair. Today I went back to get the chair and couldn’t be happier. I just love that feeling you get when you complete a look… The rust orange color works so well with the teal shade of my desk. 

It isn’t all about the new and the latest. When it comes to clothes, interior design, or life…sometimes you have to dig in the past to find that perfect treasure.

XOXO,

Jared

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Don’t settle for a plain desk. Liven it up with flowers, pictures, and a few of your favorite items. The desktop should be a reflection of you and your personality. How did I do?

XOXO,
Jared

Fashion, Life

Mission Accomplished!

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