Friday, December 6, 2013

No Idea

My daughter asked me what I was going to write about today and I said I had no idea. I've been knitting all week and making tremendous progress on several projects but no sewing although I think today we're going to make curtains for my grandson's new bedroom. Jessica and I have spent a lot of time looking at paint chips and fabric samples for their new home. At first glance, our styles seem vastly different so I'm always intrigued when we like the same thing - like the image below - and yet, when you look closer, you can see the parts of me mixed with the parts of her. How fun ! ! !




I love the bold color, the contrast, and the shade of pink in this image. After that, there's too much clutter on the end tables and I'd want the lamps to not sit right in front of the pictures. The furniture has the clean lines I prefer and I have a chair like the one at the desk. I like pop of the throw cushion in the beige chair but I'd nix a few pillows on the bed and most likely get rid of the bench at the end. And I'm not really the chandelier type although with those higher ceilings it works well. We don't have curtains in our house and that's quite normal for a lot of my friends although I see that both curtains and wall paper are making a come-back. Hmm...

I think I mentioned this the other day - my brain is baby mushed - but one thing I've found interesting lately is my need for even less clutter. I'm not sure if it's aging or stress but too much stuff just about turns me inside out. However, less stuff means that each item has to work supremely well in that simple is hard kind of way and it also means that you get tired of those objects sooner. After talking decorating with Jessica, I have the urge - VBG - but not the energy, to redecorate some spaces. Later... maybe... LOL.

Talk soon - Myrna

Grateful - inspiration and information

6 comments:

  1. maybe the anti-clutter thing has something to do with your mulling over creative ideas? I can't stand clutter either, it makes me feel like there are even more items on my to-do list.

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    1. I've been debating that off and on all day and I don't think so because I've always disliked clutter. Lately, it's an even stronger dislike, more overwhelming, sitting on my nerves and yet my creative ideas are becoming more clear. I've been sitting with them for a few months now and I'm intrigued by how the path forward is developing.

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  2. well, you've answered your own question--as your creative ideas gain in clarity and thrust, you're inevitably going to be clearer about what doesn't sit well with your aesthetic!

    IMHO.... ;)

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    1. The clutter free aesthetic is nothing new. What's new is my lower tolerance level, even more clutter free. One thing I think I'm getting better at right now is evaluating if I want to spend my energy on that - whatever that may be. I'm finding there's a lot of activities/issues that I'd rather not deal with and this is good.

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  3. I love clean space, and very little adornment in common rooms. My bedrooms tend to be a bit more "fluffy", probably for the emotional comfort. The room you showed above is pretty, and I would edit it as you did.

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    1. When we were at DOL together, I noticed that we had very similar taste. How fun that that extends even into rooms.

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