I love changing up the design and furnishings in my home, wantonly following the color trends of the season, or the Pantone Color of the year. I thought to myself today, what will happen to me when I no longer just go out and buy a new house so I can decorate again? Gasp, will I have to choose a single design that I live with for the rest of my life?
That’s just unimaginable. I don’t want to sound spoiled, so I think I need to remind everyone that I’ve moved about a million times in the last three years so I could continue to design and decorate. It’s not really that ideal. Wasn’t it Dorothy Parker who said, “I started this career because I loved doing houses. I had done three of my own, and I couldn’t keep on moving my family all the time, so I started decorating other people’s homes and buildings.”
I do foresee a future when I no longer have the inclination to move every 8 – 12 months. While that doesn’t feel at all like me, I think it will in fact be me….somewhere down the road. I’ve only owned this place 351 days. That’s right – tomorrow marks my 1 year anniversary here. Yet, I am restless, even as a few nudgy items left unfinished, I feel ready to move on.
Still, I am staying for a least one more full year. A virtual eternity for me. So I’ll stage for the show, in a season that seems most fitting for No. 4, but in order to appease my desire to flee I am working a seasonal change-up. I wondered to myself if it was possible, through flowers and pillows, and maybe an accessory here and there to give a living room a facelift – a make-over – a touch of the daring and or whimsy. Please do let me know if you think I succeeded, or if you have ideas of your own on how I can remain happy in a marriage to this place that has to last me for another whole year.