Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Wishcast Wednesday - May 26, 2010: What do you wish for your space?

Wednesday again, and the Wishcast question for May 26th is "What do you wish for your space?" (I'm a week late as I was off work sick all of last week and barely moved from my bed or couch).

This is an easy question for me to answer as I found the answer a couple of years ago.

I wish my space to be decorated in a way that shows my authentic style, and it has to be relaxing and comfortable. I want it to "say", "yes" to me when I see it. For me to feel enveloped. My sanctuary.

At the time that I realized this is what I want for my space, I was taking a course with a friend from my Spiritual home--her site is here ABC Creativity, and she's fabulous! We were doing some goal setting around some specific topics and one of the topics was "Home". And in doing the exercise, it came to me "I want my space decorated in my authentic style"--as I had been using hand me down furniture, light colored paint, "it'll do" type of "decorating" for so long that I did not feel any inspiration or real sense of comfort in my home. I had barely put pictures on the wall even after living in my house for 6+ years. I guess I got in a rut of waiting to be living in my "perfect" house. The only room in the house that reflected me was my bedroom.

While take the course with Andrea, I realized that I didn't have to wait--I could make my current house as perfect as I could.

What started me thinking was Andrea asked me "What is your authentic style?" And I responded, "I don't know".

I thought that my "authentic" style would encompass light and light reflecting but neutral colors--maybe kind of beachy/cottagey--and I still do love that style (I just recently redid my basement and downstairs half bath in that style). But the first room I redid after my realization was my living room and it's actually done in a dark curry color on the walls (who knew that was coming?), with heavy dark sage drapes, dark wooden furniture accessories, large seating furniture, large colorful wall art, etc.--and I love it! It's completely different from anything I've done anyplace I've ever lived. I call it "South African Plantation--1800's", I'm not sure why. I hope to bring that kind of "old world" style into the rest of my mail floor and slowly transition into a lighter color theme as I go into second floor where my bedroom, study, and office/craft rooms are. The second floor I wish to be peaceful, relaxing, and yet inspiring--and that's the sceme that's slowly developing as well.

My outside home work space (cubicle), however, has colorful posters, inspirational messages, and pictures of my pets--I guess because I can't do anything about the color of the cubicle walls which are a neutral "cafe au lait".

Have a great week!!!

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