I'm as addicted to Pinterest and pretty house pictures as much as the next housewife, but sometimes I get really, really, tired of seeing perfectly styled spaces. It gives me internet fatique. And envy. It gives me lots of envy.
In fact, I've never suffered from the depressive Facebook syndrome where one gets miserable reading all the happy! blessed! amazing! statuses of others, but I have been known to grump out after a half-hour spent on decor blogs.
So I thought I'd show you some of the less-than-eye-candy corners of my home.
The mantle in our pink living room is boring, boring, boring. There's a giant tv over it, which hinders the space for anything pretty. The television isn't going anywhere, so I have to work around it. I found these white-washed...sticks...at Homegoods and I liked the shape of them. I threw them in some pearlized vases and put them up on the mantle. They look so laughably terrible. The look like fingers trying to attack.
But before I could fix them, or add to them, or make them disappear entirely, I got distracted. So they're still there. Bony witch fingers over the mantle.
And speaking of mantles. This is the fireplace in my home office.
In such a pretty and dramatic room, it is so BLAH and devoid of color. I want to change out almost everything that is on the mantle, and even replace the tree photograph that's above the mantle.
I don't have an absolute vision for it yet, but I think I want to incorporate all my Instagram shots in some way.
As I have bemoaned before, the master bedroom is in dire need of some work. Why do we always leave our personal space until last?
I bought these blonde bedside tables at the Rose Bowl Flea Market over a year ago and had glass cut for the top. While I like their general idea, I don't love their color in the room. I'm thinking of laquering those suckers up. And I'm thinking of doing it in navy. Yep, similar to the wall color. In this room, the walls are blue, the chairs are blue, and the rug is blue. They're all slightly different shades but they're not contrasting shades.
I somehow like being surrounded by all blue, with the bed and bedding as a respite. It's like the minimalist all-white room. Except blue.
I wish I could say those were the only three random spots in the house, but of course that's not true. This place is full of failed attempts and current experiments in the design realm. I'm only just now understanding that you can't decorate a room in thirty minutes like they do on HGTV. Oh, well. You can never accuse me of not staying honest!