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….
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)
Hmmm, this could very easily be my next decorating project…(image from myidealhome.tumblr.com)
Dusk….this is what I’ve been dreaming of! (image from urbanbarbies.tumblr.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…