Monday, January 3, 2011

Happy New Year!

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?


  1. Hi Aimee,

    I am your newest follower...came upon you from a comment you left on milk and honey home.

    Happy New Year!

  2. love white pottery! looks lovely. Happy New Year!


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