I Learned a New Word

Okay, apologies to those of you clearly more learned (that’s learn-ed, like how fancy barristers pronounce it) than I, though I had never heard or seen the word ‘aesthete’ before yesterday.
Alright, this is the part where you can scoff at my ignorance – though please don’t :-)
Whilst scanning through a magazine I happened upon it and immediately stopped in my tracks (confession: a guilty pleasure of mine is spotting editing faux pas…I know, so sad). Surely that’s meant to say, ‘athlete’ or ‘atheist’ I thought, but no, they don’t work in the context of the sentence. Hmmm, what a mystery. So out came Mr Dictionary and guess what he told me (again, those of you who already know, don’t guess – just scoff):

aes·thete (noun) A person who has or professes to have refined sensitivity toward beauty, particularly in the arts or nature.
A person who affects great love of art, music, poetry, design, etc…

Well, how interesting. Of course, now I see it clearly does pertain to ‘aesthetic’.
My point….just wanted to share what I thought was a befitting description for all us design loving girlies!

Now, in the spirit of aesthetics, here are some lovely living rooms. I’m hoping to post some pics of my own next week….fingers-crossed!


  1. Norma says:

    An interesting word ‘discovery’ Kristine – and nice to know there’s another word nerd out there ;)

  2. Mirela says:

    going to have to use that word sometime :) love the inspirational pictures ….have a great weekend sweetie xx

  3. Sarah says:

    Well, there you go. I learnt something today too!
    I have a dictionary at arms length here at the computer all the time, more for spelling correctly though.
    Love your inspirational pictures.

  4. Amanda says:

    Great word to describe us all :) I love all those images but especially #4 with that beautiful fireplace.

  5. Haha I have to say I didn’t know that word either! I will start using it though : )

    If any of you get a chance then take a peek at my blog http://musings-of-a-gem.blogspot.com/

    Gemma X

  6. Kerry says:

    It’s a great word isn’t it? If it makes you feel any better a guy who works for me told me yesterday that he’d never heard or seen the word mauve! I love #7.

  7. From one ‘aesthete’ to another bravo!! :0)) Hey I hadnt heard of the word in that form before either!

  8. Sarah B says:

    I’m not sure it’s true but I have often joked that I’m an aesthete, mostly because I work in a gallery and love pretty things. I never knew it was in the dictionary though :)

  9. kyandra says:

    Wow you are such a talented lady. I have been looking at what a fantastic job you have done putting this blog together..it looks sooo professional. Love your style and your discovery of such a perfect word to describe the community of bloggy aesthetes..Kym

  10. Annelie says:

    Hi Kristine, great blog.
    I laughed at your post as I recognized myself. I too can be quick to judge, just to learn a bit later that I was the one in error. And, for some reason, my eyes are often drawn to misspellings or fallacies in magazines, advertisements etc., and must say it’s a guilty pleasure of mine as well.
    Have a great one!

  11. judi says:

    yummy rooms! so calm & beautiful.

    and thanks for the word defined…i didn’t know either. ;/
    however, i can now put that on my business card or resume..hehe

    judi ;)

  12. Andrea says:

    I had never heard that word until you post! Thanks for imparting your new knowledge to us.

  13. kyandra says:

    Hi Kristine, thanks for visiting my blog and leaving such lovely comments….I did understand what you meant by the black/white paint thing and you made me feel so much better about the direction I would like the house to develop. I will certainly be contacting you for advice as we have so much timber here! I wasn’t sure how to incorporate it as I love white but don’t want it to look sterile. So thank you once again and please keep on visiting me ….I promise to promote your blog…..This is very long winded and I think I need to go and check out ebay, as I have my eye on a piece I think would be perfect for the lounge room…Once it’s painted of course…now will that be black or white?????Hmmmmmm Have a great weekend Kym XX :)

  14. Gorgeous photos, love them all!

    Looking forward to seeing your photos :-)

    Bon courage et bon weekend,


  15. Kat says:

    I learned that word from watching too many desing shows! You rooms are fabulous. I like the sailboat

  16. gorgeous!

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