Monday, March 12, 2012

Guest Post: My Place is My Heart, By Anika

Hi friends!

My name is Anika and I blog about self worth as expressed through fashion at By Anika. I am so honored to write a guest post here at the Citizen Rosebud. I am head over heels in love with darling Bella, as a woman, as a friend, as a blogger. From the first moment I landed here on her site I felt Bella. We met in NY this past September at the IFBcon, and walking into Bellas arms felt just as I knew it would; I was at home. Bella asked me to write about my place. My place is my heart. I carry my home with me everywhere I go. I infuse my surroundings with my heart. My home and my heart thus become two sides of the same story. 

See? If I invite you to my home, I am inviting you into my heart. For me interior decorating and style are both all about self expression, and both my style and home reflect me. Eclectic. Full on pattern-mixes. Soft meets texture. Sequins. Animal prints. Relaxed glam, not perfection. I sew /rework all of my own clothes, and I sew the soft furnishings in my home. My dresses usually become cushions come bags come turbans come toilet paper holders. I have sewed a bolero from the same fabric that I used for my understated living room lamp, and most of the cushions started out as scarves. 

Several of my dresses reflect my rooms, like this one that I call my kitchen-dress.

Lime, black, gray - mixed with pink. I love a bit of bling and rock`n roll. I wear this dress around the house a lot, and as I thankfully have a good sense of humor about my self I am aware of the funny in perfectly matching my carpet.

My home is very important to me, it is where I rest, rebalance, connect. I am very active in my own life with regards to how I percieve my self and how I choose to live. I always want to learn, to grow, to be honest with my self, to pay it forward and to create the life that makes me a happier and better person. It all starts in my heart, in my home. We are the the music makers and the dreamers of dreams. 

Tell me friends, how do you feel about your place?


Hang T. Tran said...

Anika, You're place is amazing!!! I love it!

Thanks Bella for this post.


Hang T. Tran said...

Anika, You're place is amazing!!! I love it!

Thanks Bella for this post.


Collette Osuna said...

Hey your living space.....its perfectly "you":)

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Vix said...

Anika, you have fabulous style and a gorgeous home. Thank you for sharing!

Thrifted Shift said...

Thanks for sharing! What wonderful images!

SeƱora Allnut said...

fabulous home and so inspiring style!

DeniseAngela said...

Gorgeous home & I love that your fashion & interior design mirror each other.

Unknown said...

Gorgeous outfits! And I love the monochromatic colour palette of your home!

gabrielle said...

i love my home so much i never want to leave it!


Anonymous said...

What a beautiful home :) The last pic Dreamer of Dreams is wonderful. Thank you for sharing!

Debra said...

Thank you for sharing your home with us. It's beautiful.

Anonymous said...

How wonderful that you repurpose the fabrics multiple ways and multiple times. I like the concept that one's home is one's heart.

mispapelicos said...

I love your home, and hope to visit one day soon.

Anupriya DG said...

Your home's a beautiful story in black & white!!


What a beautiful guest post! Home is a very special place, wherever we call "home." I love your artistic home. It looks very welcoming :)

mtg said...

You just reminded me about needing to visit Anika's blog. Thanks ;)

Jenmarie said...

Loved this post! I'm quite obsessed with your living room. It's so chic and cozy. Makes me want to watch some good chick flicks and eat yummy snacks.

ZalinaW said...

Your house is amazing. I love it. Look so inviting and comfy.