Eric and I have been nesting a lot in our new place, moving things around, trying to merge our old style with the attributes of the quirky house we are now living in. We have discovered that color is key in our new place. We have lots of windows and sunlight is pouring in constantly, making the house seem so cheery and welcoming. So, we are pulling out all of the color stops-so to speak-and we're just rolling with it. I think the added dose of color reflects the extra happiness we've been feeling as of late. Here are some ways that color has been sneaking in:
Our Venus, well we got her at a roadside sale in New Mexico about a decade ago. She has gone through the wringer, following us on many moves, losing her head at one point and spending some time in a tiny bra that I made for her. Now, she has a new look. We've painted her a baby blue and she looks lovely.
Here are the little pieces of glassware that Eric recently found for me at an antique store. I think it's those little touches here and there that really bring a style to life.
Last night we (and when I say "we" I mean Eric) painted our record shelf a light greenish color. Formerly the shelf was just a bland blond wood, now it's a bit more vibrant.
Here are a few Danish Modern pitchers we found at a thrift store for almost nothing. For some reason mid-century design is really under appreciated here in WY. We are quite excited about that fact.
While this is not an exhaustive list of the extra colors we are now exhibiting I think it reflects how much we're getting into it. For me, the place where I live should reflect my mood and be an inspiration. What impacts the way that you decorate?