Welcome to 2011 everyone! I hope you all had a wonderful holiday and are refreshed and ready to jump back into it (whatever it is) now that we're in a new year. I had a busy but fun few weeks with family, food, travel and some bad weather. Now I'm ready to think about pretty things again.
I tend to think of things as colors (there is actually a technical term for this, it's called Synesthesia, thanks to Lauren at Pure Style Home that first put a definition to a way that I always saw the world!) It's not something that I find overwhelming or even obvious most of the time but every once in awhile I realize I'm thinking about something in a particular way.
As an example I see months and years in terms of color. January feels white to me. I really appreciate white spaces and actually had an apartment once that was full of shades of white with some dark wood pieces to add a bit of warmth (sorry, it was WAAAY before I ever even knew what a blog was and I have no pictures)
via Lonny Magazine
The room did have the feeling though of the above pic. I had a great leather chair instead of those amazing ottomans though. And I would have given anything for a fireplace! Originally, I didn't have a grand plan for the place. It was a rental and I was limited to what I could do with paint, etc. It sort of evolved naturally into this quiet serene home all on it's own. What a wonderful lesson for me to learn early in my design career about living with and working with a neutral palette.
So back to January and white!! When all the Christmas decorations got backed away on New Years day I had a huge urge to pull out all my white pottery, candles and plates and fill the abandoned mantle with white.
It's a work in progress, and it is also gearing myself up to take on a fireplace renovation of come kind. I'll save that conversation for another day.
So I have to ask, do you have Synesthesia?