Here is a lovely post from Alexandria at vintage muse that connects Virginia Woolf’s thinking about women with the importance of a feminine creation of a creative space of their own — before the advent of Martha Stewart or HGTV.
Originally posted on vintage muse modern views:
Whatever you know of Virginia Woolf’s life and works, you probably don’t associate her with styling. Surprise, surprise: the woman knew the effects on the mind and body of a well-styled room long before Better Homes and Gardens, Martha Stewart, or HGTV filled our lives.
In my third year of college I spent twelve rather grueling weeks studying, obsessing, and making sense out of Virginia Woolf’s writing. It was quite the journey. Out of her stream of consciousness, abstract imagery, and at times rather depressing prose, two things stuck in my mind: