Remodel And Then Decorate

June 8, 2022 0 Comments

I will be the first to admit that when it comes to decoration, this house beats me. I will be the first to admit that when it comes to decoration, this house beats me. I can handle the remodeling. The big decisions. The big ideas. Wall treatments. Coupe. Build. Addition of shaped openings. Expand existing openings. And further, and further. These big ideas seem easier to come up with.

And then I’m trying to decorate, and I just can’t get started. Or when I start, it doesn’t work and I get discouraged.

I can’t find the post, but I remember writing not too long ago about why I think I’m having such a hard time decorating my own H. I mentioned things like: (1) It’s personal and I’m emotionally involved, whereas when I was working with clients I didn’t have any emotional investment. (2) I like way too many styles and ideas, plus I have thousands of DIY project ideas that I want to try, so it seems impossible to limit. (3) I am like the woman who is afraid to commit to a long-term relationship. As soon as I finally decide to fix something, I see ten more ideas that I like much better.

But I also think that the last three years have been a process of self-discovery and learning exactly what I like.

While working in the breakfast room last week and dreaming about what this room will look like when finished, I realized that probably the biggest challenge for me was decorating my kitchen.

The kitchen was the first room I renovated in this house. It is very green and very bold, and is located in the middle of the main “public spaces” of my house, with the breakfast room, the music room, the dining room and the entrance. It can also be seen from the hallway.

I am constantly wondering why I am having such a hard time decorating this room. It’s green, and green is one of my favorite colors! It shouldn’t be so hard!

As I said, these three years here in this House have been a journey of self-discovery and learning my personal style. And one thing I’ve learned about myself is that I like a clean, clean look. In other words, if I want to use white, I want it to be a bright, clear and clean white. If I want to use black, I want it to be deep, dark and saturated.

I don’t like people who aren’t really white. Creamy white is fine, but “whites” that are actually some kind of flax or oatmeal color are not good with me. Like my worksheets. I don’t like blacks that are actually off-black, or deep anthracite, or really super dark gray. I love my bright, clean and unmistakable colors. I don’t like muddy colors. And I like the contrast. High contrast with sharp, clean and bright colors.

I don’t know if this makes sense to anyone other than me. But that’s what I’ve learned about myself, and I keep learning by trying new things.

Oh, and something else I have appris…la gold leaf does not do well in a kitchen. Over the past couple of years, gold leaf has wiped the doors off my kitchen cabinets, especially on the cabinets near the busiest areas that need to be cleaned most often, such as the stove and sink areas.

So, what exactly do all these words mean? Bright, clean, bright, contrasting, sharp colors, etc.? It’s a good start. …

n seems to be organizing all the renovations. The big decisions. The big ideas. Wall treatments. Coupe. Build. Addition of shaped openings. Expand existing openings. And further, and further. These big ideas seem easier to come up with.

And then I’m trying to decorate, and I just can’t get started. Or when I start, it doesn’t work and I get discouraged.

I can’t find the post, but I remember writing not too long ago about why I think I’m having such a hard time decorating my own house. I mentioned things like: (1) It’s personal and I’m emotionally involved, whereas when I was working with clients I didn’t have any emotional investment. (2) I like way too many styles and ideas, plus I have thousands of DIY project ideas that I want to try, so it seems impossible to limit. (3) I am like the woman who is afraid to commit to a long-term relationship. As soon as I finally decide to fix something, I see ten more ideas that I like much better.

But I also think that the last three years have been a process of self-discovery and learning exactly what I like.

While working in the breakfast room last week and dreaming about what this room will look like when finished, I realized that probably the biggest challenge for me was decorating my kitchen.

The kitchen was the first room I renovated in this house. It is very green and very bold, and is located in the middle of the main “public spaces” of my house, with the breakfast room, the music room, the dining room and the entrance. It can also be seen from the hallway.

I am constantly wondering why I am having such a hard time decorating this room. It’s green, and green is one of my favorite colors! It shouldn’t be so hard!

As I said, these three years here in this House have been a journey of self-discovery and learning my personal style. And one thing I’ve learned about myself is that I like a clean, clean look. In other words, if I want to use white, I want it to be a bright, clear and clean white. If I want to use black, I want it to be deep, dark and saturated.

I don’t like people who aren’t really white. Creamy white is fine, but “whites” that are actually some kind of flax or oatmeal color are not good with me. Like my worksheets. I don’t like blacks that are actually off-black, or deep anthracite, or really super dark gray. I love my bright, clean and unmistakable colors. I don’t like muddy colors. And I like the contrast. High contrast with sharp, clean and bright colors.

I don’t know if this makes sense to anyone other than me. But that’s what I’ve learned about myself, and I keep learning by trying new things.

Oh, and something else I have appris…la gold leaf does not do well in a kitchen. Over the past couple of years, gold leaf has wiped the doors off my kitchen cabinets, especially on the cabinets near the busiest areas that need to be cleaned most often, such as the stove and sink areas.

So, what exactly do all these words mean? Bright, clean, bright, contrasting, sharp colors, etc.? It’s a good start.

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