Gosh, I seem to be making an awful lot of posts lately about links to things I’m interested in, eh? Well, one more (hopefully) will still interest you.
I love window shopping for things for my home. More accurately put, I love web window shopping. I’m obsessed. I’m constantly trying to pinpoint my exact style, and I can never seem to truly nail it. Offer me any quiz you want, and I will usually wind up with two different results if I take it twice. And it’s because I’m indecisive and get bored very easily.
On any given day, you can see my indecisiveness playing out in my attire; I often go to work in the fifteenth shirt I put on, leaving my closet a complete and utter mess, no makeup on, and my hair in a tight bun because I couldn’t commit to a hairstyle and I’m ten minutes late. In other words, I am a mess.
While it’s good that I know myself well enough, it poses a serious challenge for me decor-wise. If I can’t commit to a shirt, how can I commit to a paint color? A rug? And more importantly, how can I spend my cold, hard earned cash on something permanent that I may hate in just a year (kind of like I did here)?
And it’s not just my indecisiveness that poses a challenge to my finding my style. I don’t consider myself a one-size-fits-all kind of girl, so I don’t want just one part of my life reflected in my surroundings. I love to travel. I love abstract art. As much as I like clean lines, I also appreciate the rustic earthiness of something really, really old and worn.
Being a mess makes me crave simplicity, clean lines, and cheerful color. Being someone who also likes to travel makes me appreciate a mix of cultures, styles, textures and finishes. So, how in the world can I fit all of this into one house with only so many rooms?
I know it won’t be easy, but I know where to start: I’m only going to add the things I truly, truly love. No starburst mirrors on my walls just because everyone loves them… I don’t. Sorry to the gals in love with ’em, but my house is already stuck in the 80s. I’m trying to add decor that makes it not look like that.
Here comes the part where I
annoy you with introduce you to another site that I think is super cool. And since it’s something you have to be invited to in order to join, I’m especially liking the exclusivity (even if the process only takes a short period of time, it still makes me feel special). I have joined Pinterest. If you haven’t heard of it before, Pinterest is an awesome tool which allows you to keep track of the sites you’ve been and the things you love. It’s similar to Amazon wish lists (which are great for Christmas shopping like I discussed last year), but it has a much more design studio-esque feel to it. As you hop around the ol’ dub-dub-dub, the Pinterest tool allows you to not only save the inspirational pic that gets your creative juices flowing, but it keeps the link so that you know where the pic came from. You can catalog and sort all of the things that have your eye on, whether it’s books, products, photography, art… if there’s a pic of it, you can pin it.
Want to see what I mean? Check out my “For the Home” pinboard here.