It is all in the detail {by invitation}

Posted October 05, 2011 by Christina

 

Gustave Flaubert, the French writer best known for his novel Madame Bovary, is generally  attributed with the saying, "Le bon Dieu est dans le detail".

Over the years this expression has morphed and changed but the simple message remains the same...and that is… that whatever we do, should be done thoroughly and to the very best of our abilities. The details are what make all the difference.. .

 

In design the details make the space come together and in a home the details are what make the space special and what in the end is truly a home.  A home is just a shell waiting for life to fill it up. 

  

In much the same way we need each other to make those details of our lives come together into something really wonderful.  All of that detail is so necessary to make us who we are.


 

Life is in the detail make them all special.

 




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12 Comments

Splenderosa

This is the sweetest thing I’ve ever read, Christina. You see the whole heart of the matter, my love. Just beautiful, once again. Thank you SO much for participating with us again. xx’s

Fri Oct 17 15:09:32 2014

Acquired Objects

Fabulous post and you have a new saying “a home is just a shell waiting for life to fill it up”, so true!

Fri Oct 17 15:09:32 2014

Cindy Albert

I love your comment that a home is just a shell waiting for life to fill it up!! Alexandra Stoddard always wrote about the rituals we create in order to elevate our daily tasks. She wrote about the daily ritual of serving tea. She had the opportunity to visit tea houses in Japan. They are famous for their attention to detail—so much so that it is an art form.

Have a great day!

Fri Oct 17 15:09:32 2014

LaPouyette

‘Well-paid’ attention to the details! Love it!

Greetings from the Périgord,
karin

Fri Oct 17 15:09:32 2014

Marielle

“A home is just a shell waiting for life to fill it up.” A very quotable you! Love it.

Fri Oct 17 15:09:32 2014

Dentelline

I love your details!
Stunning!
Thanks for sharing!

Fri Oct 17 15:09:31 2014

Mona Thompson Providence Ltd.

Love your details…and I always enjoy your posts.

Fri Oct 17 15:09:31 2014

Catherine Robinson

Beautiful post…I love your what you say about a home being a shell waiting for life to fill it up…so true.
Catherine
xx

Fri Oct 17 15:09:31 2014

Elizabeth Eiffel

Spot on! Thank you.

Fri Oct 17 15:09:31 2014

MJH Design Arts

Yes! So beautiful a post….waiting for life to fill it up. The uniqueness of each of us. Thank you. Mary

Fri Oct 17 15:09:31 2014

pve design

My dear darling husband reminds me that the devil is in the details.
As we finish up our addition, all the details are so important to be devilish over. Wonderful details.
pve

Fri Oct 17 15:09:30 2014

vicki archer

Beautiful details Christina…..xv

Fri Oct 17 15:09:30 2014


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