Color Inspiration

When I first laid eyes on my apartment, the first thing I noticed was that everything was white.  Everything felt so fresh and so clean.  Oh, the possibilities….my mind couldn’t stop thinking of all the possibilities.  Since I didn’t have a lot of stuff and had no intention of filling my space with a lot of stuff, I wanted to fill my space with color and white was the perfect background to do just that.  But, four months into living in my great white space and I quickly learned that painting was forbidden…I’m pretty sure that was the word the building owner used when I subtly suggested adding a bit of color.

Needless to say, I was a little disappointed.  Don’t get me wrong, I love white but I also really love pale pink or just about any shade of pink for that matter.  I’ve also been obsessed with navy for a while now…have you ever looked up at the sky at dusk and seen that shade of blue?  You must know the one I’m talking about.  It’s not your darkest navy and not quite cobalt….it’s somewhere in between and in my opinion, it has got to be one of the most incredible colors I’ve ever seen and I wanted to bring it home with me.  So this is where I was going with my color inspiration–pale pink and maybe a sprinkling of hot pink, my favorite navy with touches of gold and silver and of course, white.

Here are some of my color inspirations….

Pink Bedspread (image from lola-and-daisy.tumblr.com)

I actually have a similar bedspread…washed pink velvet on one side, stonewashed cotton on the other….an ABC Carpet & Home warehouse sale find. (image from lola-and-daisy.tumblr.com)

Low Pink Bookcase (image from myidealhome.tumblr.com)

Hmmm, this could very easily be my next decorating project…(image from myidealhome.tumblr.com)

Dusk Blue Wall (image from urbanbarbies.tumblr.com)

Dusk….this is what I’ve been dreaming of! (image from urbanbarbies.tumblr.com)

The Golden Pouf (image from houzz.com)

A golden pouf like this one is waiting for me in Morocco (image from houzz.com)

So how am I supposed to tell this beautiful story when painting is forbidden?  Accessorize.  That’s right.  My colors would just have to come in through the use of accessories.  Slowly but surely, this is what I have been doing.  My bench got a navy paint job, though it could use another coat of paint.  My kitchen glasses, cooking utensils, kitchen towels are all pale pink….and there really is a golden pouf with my name all over it just waiting for me in Morocco…stay tuned for more pics of what’s about to happen…

The Grand Tour

There are so many projects I want to tell you about, questions I would like to ask, inspirations and colors I’d like to share but I think before I can do all of that, it might be a good idea to actually share my space with you.  Yes, I’ve talked about the hardwood floors in every room (except the bathroom), the white walls and white kitchen and bathroom cabinets, the number of curtainless windows I have (this is a good thing…the windows part), my corner bedroom and all the amazing sunlight I get pretty much all day long…I almost feel bad telling you about it, but nothing paints a picture better than the real thing.  So I think it’s time for the grand tour.  Are you ready?

The Kitchen

The kitchen, one of the first things you see when you walk into my apartment…not too bad for New York.

 

Living Room…to the left….look at that sunshine

Living Room…to the right…look at that floor

 

 

Sunny bathroom...what a fancy tub you have

Sunny bathroom…what a fancy tub you have

 

 

 

Bedroom windows...look at those blue skies

Bedroom windows…look at those blue skies

 

My room and my rug...from Marrakech with love

My room and my rug…from Marrakech with love

 

Last but not least...my bed

Last but not least…my bed

What do you think?