This photo, in all of it’s white sparkly glory holds the essence of my dream home…you know, the one in which the kids are all out on their own, the dog is trained NOT to sneakily make her way onto the sofa when I leave the room and the one in which no one would ever in a million years spill coffee or wine ANYWHERE…that home
or this one…
or this one…
or this one…
The one where you invite your closest friends over for a sophisticated dinner with excellent wine, served of course, by the help, not you….you get to mingle and enjoy the conversation and of course, you have the perfect occasion to wear something like these:
This week is going to be one of those weeks in which consistency and scheduling are fighting each other like a Jackson sibling rivalry.
With funeral arrangements behind us and family gatherings coming to a close after today it’s time to pay attention to my wonderfully patient clients again and so I will do my best to squeeze in some writing time here and there. My first priority however, is to give my full attention to the lovely people who allow me to share my opinions and suggestions in an effort to make their homes exactly what they are dreaming of.
So with that, I leave you with a simple image from Decor Pad to ponder.
I’ve mentioned before that we are in a constant state of remodeling. Our baseboards are still leaning against their perspective walls after we tiled the downstairs last January because we know we’re going to be painting so we didn’t want to go to the trouble until that was completed. In the mean time, we’re just waiting for our painters to have a hole in their busy schedule so we can hire them in to patch the hole in our kitchen ceiling where the old light fixture use to hang before we remodeled the kitchen…the reasons go on and on.
The nice thing about this length of time that has passed is that it has allowed me to really hone in on exactly what I want to do with the colors and patterns in my home. Right now, I’m completely drawn into the idea of doing a heavily patterned wall in the living room, dining room and probably my powder room.
I didn’t grow up sharing a room with a sibling when I was a kid. My sister and I are 11 years apart so I have never really had to share my space but I will tell you that I was slightly envious of my friends who did. I always imagined staying up late giggling over the day’s events or sharing the woes of strict parenting.
I’m fairly certain I over romanticized these living conditions but it was my fantasy just the same.
Looking back as an adult, I can imagine how hard it must be for kids to live without privacy or boundaries and I suppose that’s what I find so fascinating about these kid friendly spaces. They all have a sense of unity and individuality at the same time, allowing for one’s own space and a bit of seclusion and whimsy.
What do you think? Did you grow up sharing a room? Do your kids?
Like many of you reading, I LOVE the idea of using reclaimed wood and simple industrial materials to create something unique.
I find more and more that I’m so bored of traditional “new” items out there in the market place and am drawn uncontrollably to preowned or salvaged materials due to their one of a kind nature. Why do you think this is? I see it more and more throughout the blogosphere…
Do you think it has to do with our economic times? I see people beginning to spend money again on their homes. My business hasn’t been this good since 2007/pre-crash. It makes me wonder if we are experiencing what our grandparents did after the depression. I can remember my grandmother being extremely conscientious about not throwing ANYTHING that could be of any future use, and not in a hoarders sort of way, rather an “I’m so grateful for this” sort of way.
Have we returned to this way of thinking after the decadence we grew up in? Have we been forced to learn a lesson in becoming creative with the limited resources we have to work with?
That’s my theory, anyway and as hard as it has been at times, I’m grateful for this lesson because I think it has forced me to take my creativity to a new level, one that may never have surfaced otherwise.
Happy Wednesday to you all.
I hope your day is going well and that you are finding the beauty in everything around you.