Sunday, March 25, 2012

Animal Hides

I see animal hides everywhere.
 I love their shape and texture.  I'm thinking of putting one in my living room. 
 I've been eyeing a cow hide at World Market.
Sometimes I find myself driving there while out running errands, no where in the vicinity,
excited to give its fur a subtle rubbing of the back.

Friday, March 16, 2012

Gaga for Gold

I'm crazy about gold.
 I dream about it. I want to adorn my body with everything gold that exists.
 Gold watch? Check. Gold earrings? Check. Gold bracelets? Yes.
I'm just as excitable about gold in the home.
Knobs and pulls, gold accents on hooded stoves, even gold wallpaper is everywhere.
 I can't get its delightfully polished shine out of my brain.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Avalon Blanket

I have three daughters.
At home we affectionately call them Small, Medium and Large.
My two year old, Small, is seriously in love with her blanket.  It's a 14x14 pink square
that's silky on one side and furry on the other.
She carries it with her everywhere, and gets comfort from holding it, stroking it, smelling it.
I was going to show you a picture of Blankie, but then decided against it.
There's no way to mask its dingy and unhygienic nature
as I'm sure you can imagine a blanket that's dragged around by a two year old would be.

If I were to pick a blanket, something that would give me comfort,
warmth and general happiness,
it would be an Hermes Avalon blanket.
How I covet it every time I see one neatly folded at the foot of a bed
or casually draped on a living room sofa.
I imagine how one would look spread out on the back of my sofa.
I envision myself curled up with it,
stroking its softness, and smelling its wool/cashmere blended gloriousness.
Just like Small.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Nate Berkus

The first time I laid eyes on Nate Berkus I fell in love.
 He's the most adorable human being on the planet.
When I saw his charming personality and design talent, I knew we could be best friends...and I could accompany him on jobs...maybe carry his fabric swatches...go to fancy dinners...
tell each other everything...sorry, I went there.

The spaces he creates are amazing.
 The colors, the textures, the layering--he truly is a master at what he does.
I only wish I could be so insightful at making a tiny apartment into a
practical and luxurious living space. 

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Enough About Me

I have arrived.
After seven plus years, from the time my oldest daughter was pushed in to the world
and everything changed, to my youngest daughter turning two and toeing the line of independence,
I am finally able to bring myself to the forefront. 
 At least that's what I tell myself as I contemplate going back to school to study interior design.

When I think back, I realize I've always loved it. 
 From moving my bedroom furniture to every wall when I was a teenager,
to rearranging mom's tchotchkes in a more favorable grouping, I've always needed to exist
in an aesthetically pleasing surrounding.
 And moving to our new house three years ago has only made me more obsessed. 
 I'm constantly moving things around--furniture, rugs, wall hangings, pillows, vases, lamps,
plants and trees in large and heavy terracotta planters, the list goes on and on.
 Don't get me started on paint colors.
 My point being, it's who I am, it's who I've been all along. 
 Which is why for the first time in a long time, I feel purposeful and predestined,
and excited for what lies ahead in my new career. 
 But, enough about me...
what do you think about me?