As the year winds down, the rush to Christmas behind me, I knew that arrival at the finish line standing was improbable at best. I’m a jam it all in there kind of gal. I actually count the number of things I’m able to get accomplished in a morning, in a day. Productivity can be good, having ants in your pants….bad!
This I am keeping in mind as I continue to design and refine my new home. My inclination is to get it all done as quickly as possible, but that can lead to errors in judgement, missed opportunities, and who all knows what.
I painted immediately going with a bold color palette of Navy for the living/dining and lavender for the bedroom, leaving the kitchen bath and hallway untouched. Though splashing the walls in color mere moments after my arrival my seem rash, I did in fact have almost 4 months to ponder the sanity and saleability of my decision. Go Blue or Go Home I decided. There are many more decisions to be made, wallpapers to be selected, kitchen to be reconfigured – don’t worry, not a major renovation, just an adornment of sorts to make that massive refrigerator look a little more diminutive. Clearly victims of the package deal, the refrigerator could support a family of five. Bigger is not always better. And there are important furnishings selections that simply must be made to tip this seesaw in the direction of firm footing.
For now though, I am going to focus on getting that massive chandelier rooted in the ceiling like a Redwood tree in the forest. I am aware of how long those trees took to grow, this project will require patience and expertise to ensure I don’t post a picture of the entire living room ceiling in a puff of dust on the floor. Quelle desastre!
So a pause on all the other papers, purchases, and pressing on. I’m going to take a moment, track the trends for 2016, and not be tempted – and remember, in the end, it’s the details that make space.