My husband and I sat down over the weekend to discuss our plans for decorating our house. What I have is essentially a blank canvas — all white walls that are 10 feet in height. After listening to some podcasts, and laughing ourselves silly over the suggested budgets, we realized that any collection, whether from an artist or box store, we’ll hang what we like. We’re the ones who have to live with what we have hanging on our walls and that is what is most important.
I’ve been combing the internet, hitting up thrift stores (there are amazing gems found in them!) and walking the aisles trying to figure out what I want to see. As I shared in my previous post on walls, we’re looking to add bold color, but we have to love it. I have a small collection of Haitian art and metalwork, so the colors will blend and harmonize.
I want to add this piece titled “End of Summer” to my kitchen. The end of summer signals the start of a change — school starts back, the days grow shorter, and we start preparing for winter. My end of summer always culminates with me gleaning the last of the tomatoes for canning n
There’s certainly a lot to think about in this process. Designing a home that represents our tastes (which can be wildly different) is proving to be a big challenge. My husband is going to read this post and say “Lisa, you’re overthinking it.” I’d rather overthink it than it be something we both can’t live with together.
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