I love interior decorating. By the time I go out to make certain purchases believe me it’s all planned out in my head – my head is one big story board. In high school I used to put story boards together just for the fun of it. I would have books and books of cut outs from magazines and catalogs of rooms that I wanted to put together. You should have seen my Montana mountain phase, thank you Sundance Catalog for hours of fun.
Now we have the internet and photo programs – they make story boarding fun. There are even online storyboards you can create, but it’s usually using their products and that’s not quite as fun to me – or creative.
So in purchasing this new home I find the gypsy in me has gotten rid of most of her furniture. I have some art work and bedroom furniture, that’s it. I have been wanting to update my bedroom for years but I don’t want to let go of my grandparents 1930 iron bed – so now that’s going in the guest bedroom, see how that worked out?
So here are the two story boards I have that are actually completed, I’m having a hard time with my living room one. Possibly because I still haven’t decided on the couch and that is, after all, the focal point.
1. Watercolor on Etsy that now I can’t find – sigh
2. Watercolor of Peacock by Mai Autumn – at http://maiautumn.typepad.com
3. and 4. Prints (original done in pen, pencil and marker) by Yellena James http://www.etsy.com/shop/yellena?ref=pr_shop
5. Bed from World Market
6. Curtains from Ikea
7. Duvet by Urban Outfitters
The dining room is by far the most complete room thus far as I actually have all of the items shown except the curtains. The focal point will be the painting so I may do a rug that will bring out some of those colors.
The darkest wall color will be behind the painting on the center wall. This room gets loads of natural light so I know the dark colors will be fine.
1. Curtains from Ikea
2. Chairs (2) from West Elm
3. Painting is one I own – salvaged from an office building so it wouldn’t end up in trash.
4. Dining table and bench from West Elm via Craig’s List
5. Chandelier from Lowe’s. Note these are gorgeous and the photo doesn’t do it justice. The material is Onyx and it has flecks of color in it, I think it will be perfect with the paining. I also got a new entry light that compliments this.