March 29, 2008
My problem is that I can't decide on a colour palette and feel for the space. I started off thinking I wanted a classic, almost vintage eclectic kinda look, with mostly white-based items. Then I stared at my living room and realised that with the existing walls and flooring and also the tiny space I have, it's probably going to be very hard to achieve that look as most of the pieces would be bulkier than normal.
Next I moved onto wanting a contemporary white & grey, accented with deep jewel tones (by means of soft furnishings) with glass/metal finishes and clean lines. But after my dad moved around some furniture, and put some shelves up that he felt needed to be salvaged, there was way too much wood (1 piano & 1 organ!) to go with the theme.
So I gave that up, and resigned to the fact that I have to work with the wood pieces. One problem is that despite me telling my dad that most of the stuff NEEDS to go, I highly doubt that they will be removed. I hope we don't end up with more clutter than we started with. Anyhow, the wood pieces are this medium brown, which is a colour I don't really like. The acceptable browns are oak or black-brown. Pine is a no-no too. So I'm kinda back to the classic look again. Probably with some white and wood big pieces, mainly black, grey & white palette and some splashes of colour. Another possibility is mostly white, but that's going to be quite hard to maintain.
I've chosen the sofa and the storage wardrobe, but can't decide on the tv bench, shelving and dining table. I hope tomorrow will be more fruitful.
March 24, 2008
March 23, 2008
This following shows some wedding invites that have been printed with Gocco.
March 22, 2008
So my first clip - Pretty pictures from Absolutely Beautiful Things, a pink charcoal and white inspiration collage. The author is a talented designer in Australia, love her blog and stuff. I've been on the lookout for pretty pictures so will attempt to make my own picture collage soon. Enjoy!
March 21, 2008
today was kinda non-descript. went to church, and then to ikea to try and get buy-in from the parents for the new living room. spontaneous coffee with ruth and a relaxing mani pedi session. it feels like a sunday.
March 19, 2008
Read about them here.
I SO need to hire one.
Btw, if you're wondering how come suddenly I'm blogging more, that's cos I've added a Blogger widget on my desktop so I can easily blog as and when I have silly things to say like this. I'm also on a lookout for a new template to spruce up this place, and to share with you (if anyone other than JY is still reading) cool sites I've found.
March 7, 2008
March 2, 2008
What has transpired in the past month? Well work's been kinda busy, gone are the days I sit around and twiddle my thumbs and spend it blogging and chatting hahaha. I've started taking Floral Design classes, will post some flower pics when I get around to uploading them.
This is just a shout out that I'm alive and kicking. Hope to blog with more inspiration soon!