Saturday, May 22, 2010

Hell hath frozen over...

Because here it is, Saturday, and my day is filled with not fashion, but home decor.

...Whaaaa???

I've mentioned before how I used to have this crazy dream. It was a fairy tale... a world where I had design skillz' and would become the most richest-and-famousest interior decorator the world-over.

(the dream has now slightly shifted to the most richest-and-famousest-psychologist who will help Suri Cruise during her tumultous teenage years and possible "questioning-of-sexuality" phase.)

I digress.

So this new townhouse thing is a good way for me to get back in the saddle... err.. learn how to ride, actually. The place is new-- 2007-- so no renovations are required. Just little touch-ups here and there. New paint, fixing drywall in certain places, etc. But once our stuff is in there, I have this teensey feeling that it's going to feel like the college-student-meets-real-world and totally need some TLC, design wise. So I'm trying my hand at this. I do best with inspirational photos, so I'm starting to really try and figure out my design sense, which is probably a lot like my fashion sense. A little but of everything. I like traditional, but not too traditional. I like modern, but not too contemporary. I like color, but I like neutrals, too. I love texture but don't always dig patterns (hate florals, don't do "busy"). Sigh. This is going to be tough.

Here are pics I've come up with so far. Plan of attack for today? Appliance shopping (new fridge and stove/oven), maybe some mattress shopping, and then hittin' up West Elm and Pottery Barn for some more inspiration (and possibly a duvet? let's not get ahead of ourselves. Baby steps. Ahem.)...

(This has been my main inspiration for the master bedroom. I love this blue color + the yellow. It's happening, folks.)

(Great colors and love the gold, but a tad on the "traditional" side.)

(I must have this pattern in my life, I love this! Buy it here.)

(So clean and pretty, I heart.)

(The neutral tones + fun patterns in accessories to spice it up are really attractive to me.)

So there you have it. I'm offically joining the dark side. I can't really say how this will morph (into a new obsession?) or how this will permeate my blog, but this serves as your warning. :)

(side note: THANK YOU to all of you who were sweet and supportive re: yesterday's post. Glad some of ya'll could relate and didn't get too annoyed at my ranty-rant. hehe)

9 comments:

  1. Love all your picks!! Have fun shopping, and beware of the pottery barn juice, its similar to Crew-lade.. or in your case ShopBop-ade...


    Can't wait to see your new place come together!

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  2. Gorgeous colors - so soothing! Have fun with it!

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  3. amber's notebookMay 22, 2010 at 1:49 PM

    I LOVE your inspiration pictures! Good luck, decorating a new place is so fun!

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  4. I LOVE your choices. SO freaking much. I especially heart that gray bedspread. So so cute.

    My boyfriend and I are having epic battles over home decor right now (not arguments really, but we innocently poke fun at each other's choices). I like a more modern style with neutrals and bright, fun accents, and he makes a beeline towards anything that's dark red, velvet, gold, and heavily distressed wood ... basically the epitome of the medieval era. Talk about a different in taste, lol.

    Please please PLEASE post pics of your new digs when you're through decorating! I'd love to see what you come up with! Until then, happy hunting! :)

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  5. You are a girl after my own heart! I love all of those pics!

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  6. Yes, it does become an obsession...you'll know you're in deep when it just looks like a showroom 24/7... I make my kids were hazmat suits so they don't mess anything up! Can you give them discounted sessions in the future since we're cyber friends? Maybe after Suri's appointments??? Actually, I'm thinking Shiloh Jolie Pitt might need your services as well, gender issues from the looks of it...

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  7. LOL, but of course, my darling! I'll give you the "bloggie friends" discount. :) and from the look of your house from your OOTD pics, I can tell its beeee-uuuu-teee-ful! :)

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  8. omg, I would die. That sounds horrible! haha... thankfully, hubs and I are generally similar but he basically lets me get the say if we disagree. Thank god! and pics will come, no worries!!

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