Dedicated to simple decor ideas - especially in white! - inspiration for living simply, reusing what you have, and scouring for vintage or thrifted finds. Some of my own DIY projects described here too.
Monday, April 13, 2009
This past winter began the spur to decorate. It was dark outside. My kitchen was dark, save the neon lighting. I felt like I was in a cave most of the day (as I spend so much time in here preparing food for two small children destined to be over 6" like their father).
I needed to give my kitchen light, interest, life, and personality. I chose a daylight, found on Craig's list to give me a much needed shot of sunlight here on the West Coast. I fashioned the light into a window, and added shelves below as a window ledge. The lamp certainly gave me a boost of energy - and took the glum, cave-like feel out of the kitchen. I chose accessories for interest, texture, and above all, white and glass for more light. Now I enjoy my kitchen more.
As a sociologist, I have always been interested in how our we are affected by what surrounds us. Our home is so deeply personal, and has such potential to give us happiness, calm, and refuge. Home has become even more important to me since becoming a mother of 2. Currently, I adore homes that play with light, white, texture, nature and bits of colour.
These days blogging happens when my hubby is on holidays and get a sense of renewed energy and creativity to carry on.