Saturday, 24 May 2014
Saturday Morning Lust
Forgive me as I cheat fantastically. I have been getting behind in my blog reading, though not for the lack of trying to keep up. I woke up today with the intention of trying to make a dent in some of it. I think the main challenge to my blog reading is that I am sleeping better these days. More sleep means less time lying awake at 3am reading blogs. Anyhow, I woke today and dressed for a casual Saturday at home but I did happen to put on one of my favourite red shirts. So I was delighted when I saw the link up party at Mis Papelicos because most of the time I am a dismal failure at participating in link ups.
So here I am in my Saturday blog reading outfit, peering at you over my granny reading glasses and getting ready to share a blog post of my own inspired by what I read on another blog today.
One of the blogs I follow but rarely comment on is a blog with a huge following and a very dedicated focus on bohemian styled homes called Moon to Moon. Every once in awhile it features a home that makes me gasp in the way that any man might hope to make me gasp. Today I made such a gasp and I can't tear my eyes away. These images are really what I want my own home to look like. I already know the two significant things I lack and which I have wanted from the moment I bought my home: white walls and wood floors.
I've always loved colour and at one point in my life favoured coloured walls. I still love them but now prefer them in small accents, because I prefer to collect a colourful life and place it against the backdrop of a white wall. Being a colour enthusiast, I am well aware that there might be fifty shades of grey but there are a million shades of white. I prefer a warm one, not too yellow and not too pink, just a softer shade of warm off white works best for me. My pinterest board is full of ideas and paint samples.
I don't care what is trendy in wood floors I will always love best a sort of medium to medium-dark oak floor. My preference there, since I lean towards a rustic look, is for wide planks, but I live in an apartment so rustic is not necessarily the right aesthetic. I won't be pretending it's a farmhouse or beach cottage, as much as those might appeal to me.
In the meantime, I will work at getting the walls painted and keep saving for my dream floor, but at least I inherited a neutral carpet. It could be worse. It could be that damned funky green and brown cork throughout the whole place!
The original source of the photos is here and on Apartment Therapy
I'm just sharing three of them to give you an idea and if you want more you can use the links I've provided.
Some of you asked for more photos of my own home. A blog post is coming. It will be a good before/after photo shoot for me.