“What sets you apart can sometimes feel like a burden and it’s not… it’s what makes you great.” — Emma Stone
The Painted Mill, the Farmhouse Design District and the Vintage Tin Can in Fallston, MD are my browsing havens. Only open one weekend a month is the beauty of it. You can’t catch as catch can and visit anytime. Every month the showcase is completely different which keeps the browsing and shopping experience fresh and often seasonally thematic.
Two weekends ago I had a chat with one of the vendors, Stephanie K Granit, in the Farmhouse Design District building. Our discussion began when I mentioned how talented she is at creative display. I’d describe her decorating style as being generally “fabulous feminine-bo-ho/garden infused.” How is that? The pictures in this post will show you what I mean, as well as those on Stephanie’s website.
Vendor: Le Passerine. Display of Library of Flowers Scent Collection
“You know,” she said, “my house doesn’t look like this. I live among guys – a husband and a couple of sons. I do have one room that is all mine and no one is allowed in but the dog.”
“Yeah,” I said, “and the dog can’t argue with you about not liking all the girly – girly stuff, can it?”
Our discussion continued about how important it is to one’s health and well-being to create a little sanctuary space within the home. Some call it “sacred space.” The need does not just apply to women, but also for men. Garages, sheds and basements often serve as “man caves” and many men are happier hanging out there than anywhere else in the house.
Above: Stephanie @ Le Passerine in Fallston, MD
Do you have a special corner where you enjoy spending time in your house? Here is an article from Psychology Today called “A Room of Our Own.” Research validates how the value of creating our own space filled with things we love and inspire us is beneficial to our well-being.