Monday, December 6, 2010


'Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.' Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)

As a participant in the Holiday Home Party at The Lettered Cottage I present our Dining Room Mantle.
In light of the current economic environment that is permeating the world, I title this creation Simplicity. It is inspired by 'less is more', a phrase used in the 1855 poem by Robert Browning and adopted by architect Mies Van Der Rohe (1886-1969), reflecting a premise that 'simplicity and clarity lead to good design'. What does 'less is more' mean to you?


Together We Save said...

Wow - it is beautiful!!

Gardeningbren said...

"Less is More"...well that brings back memories...of art college and a particular instructor. I didn't know this phrase was used in a Robert Browning poem..for 1855 no less. Thanks for, "it means" great memories, to me, and a particular notice that purity of decorating brings as much joy as overabundance. Beautiful mantle.

Birds of a Feather said...

Lovely, simple & elegant! I love simplicity, but at the holidays I find myself creating little bits of over-the-top (using what I have of course!)xo Heidi said...

I love that I learned the "less is more" origin, and that is where I am at this year. Your mantle is "simply" elegant! Thanks for commenting today on my blog :) Continue to keep it simple this holiday!

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