Friday, October 29, 2010

AT Fall Cure: Days 3 & 4

Day 3: Find 6-10 Inspirational Photos for your Home.

Yes, sir!

I love this part of the cure. Though, I must say it is a wee bit disappointing to have the "style tray" concept reduced to a mere collection of pictures. The style tray was intended to capture more than just stylized photos of interiors--but everything and anything inspiring for your home: things you could touch and stroke: stones, pieces of wood, luxurious fabrics, textures like cork, or glass and colour--from paint chips or fall leaves

That said, I've always used pictures. I have an enormous folder where I collect images whenever I'm browsing the web. Once again, if anyone can help me out with credit, I'd welcome it.

Here's what appeals to me today:

I love this: but I'm absolutely and completely intimidated by it.

This is Lynn Von Kersting. Cote de Texas (where I found this image) calls her the "Queen of Clutter"-- and yet this is incredibly sophisticated and balanced. It feels like if there was just one more thing--the room might explode. Check out the link above, if you're interested. She does amazing work and it isn't easy to find, apparently.

This image is somewhat similiar, really. I hadn't realised it until I saw them next to each other. This is a pared down version, obviously, but I love the mix of fabrics.

How do I go from the above to the below? I'm not sure, except I love the yellow and turquoise together. I used this as inspiration for my kitchen painting project which I realize I haven't revealed yet. The table runner I want to use for the photo is in the laundry.

(image from the House of Turquoise)

I'm not sure where I found the image below: but it contains my absolute favourite colour: orange. Mixed with green, the colour combination is one of my favourites. I fell in love with it a few years ago and only recently decided to embrace it.

I read once that one of the things which can unify a home is to repeat the same colour--one colour--but whatever shades and tints you like--in every room. Once upon a time that colour was green. I'm slowly turning over that colour role to orange.

And this image is just pure romanticism.

PS: this collection acuurately captures my schizophrenia when it comes to interiors, I think. In truth, my style can be summed up thusly: Ikea meets Value village meets the second hand bookstore.

Day 4: Remove One Item and Set Up the Outbox.

My outbox is permanently set up: and I removed two, count 'em, two things from my home last week (not counting the clothing donation.) Still, my "outbox" --otherwise known as my "donation station"-- is falling over itself. So I can certainly gather a few things together for dropping off.

All cleared out: (well, mostly.)

I want to change this set up--as convenient as it is, I need a place for our clothing baskets (or, I think I do.) I like the way they're arranged here:

(from BH&G)

I am flirting with the idea of setting up something similar where I currently have the donation station. It sure would be handy.

1 comment :

LOJO said...

nice inspiration pics! I'm not sure how I'm liking this new cure... I'm doing it (when we have power that is...eek) but I'm not blogging about it....

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