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Saturday, January 14, 2012


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So now that I've pretty much got storage configured in our storageless abode, I'm moving on to the problem I really didn't think would be a problem.  Decorating.  This wall here and this corner there are coming together, but then there are the HUGE gaps in between.

Before we proceed with this investigation, you need to understand two very salient details.  

1.  I am a Swede.  Mixed in with my blue eyes and love of lingonberries is an affinity for white and blue.  It's genetic, I swear.  So, most of the items I have collected over the years are white.  White dishes, white mats for frames.  White furniture.  White. White.  White.

2.  Our apartment is painted in what I would like to call "Waiting Room White."  It's white.  Sterile.  Cold.  And I can't afford the color I want.

These two facts lead to the diagnosis of "Lack of Color Syndrome."  Maybe it's the vibrant-even-in-January Mediterranean sun, or the abundance of lemon and orange trees everywhere, but my surroundings are leaving me with the feeling that at any moment someone will be walking in the door in a lab coat to take my blood pressure.  (And unless it's The Nurse or Dr. Dad, that's just not okay.)

So I'm on The Hunt. Desperate for ways to infuse color, texture and light into my itty bitty dream home.  Nowadays Mr. F not only comes home to a new baked good, but my little studio covered in papers, fabrics, and whatever else I can get my hands on.  Inspiration, luckily, has been striking around every corner and I can't wait to show you how it turns out.

How about you, though?  How have you covered  your home?  Do you have expansive walls and high ceilings or nooks and corners?  I'm loving that our Mediterranean Dream Home seems to have both big walls and itty bitty spaces for all sorts of inventions.  Plenty of scope for the imagination going on in this part of the world.

1 comment:

  1. We got cool pictures to hang on the walls that had lots of vibrant colors. Can't wait to see what you came up with . I love reading about your adventures. Makes me want to visit a country I never had interest in going to .