Saturday, 5 May 2012

Truman Capote's dream house






I'm moving in a month or two, and I'm pretty nervous since I still haven't found a new apartment. It is still fairly early, but I would rather get that trouble over with already. One thing that calms me down a little--and when I come to think of it, it technically shouldn't!--is to look at great spaces that could inspire me to do something comfortable with my new apartment. I'm really looking forward to moving into my first apartment without roommates, with only the boyfriend and the cat; the perspective of having a whole four and a half rooms to do whatever I want with is a bit scary, but also very thrilling.
Obviously I won't live in anything nearing Truman Capote's Hamptons country house above, but it has many comfortable elements I can try to reproduce, like the very high bookshelf and the assortment of old chairs and soft cushions.

All the photos are originally from Architectural Digest (1965 and 1976) via The Selvedge Yard, where you can read more about Capote's dream house.

P.S. I finally got around answering all comments!


  1. I know exactly what you are going through! I have to move to Toronto this fall and I have no idea where I'm going to live/how I'm going to afford it. And I have to do this from Korea. I am dooooomed.

    1. I wish you a lot of luck! I'd say just write a blog post about it, and you'll find what you're looking for two days after--that's what just happened to me!


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