I recently made a huge decision around window dressing in my home.
Some of you might recall my recent frenzy of redecorating, I sent much of my
home from green to white. Our lounge room has always been a turquoise-ish, vibrant duck egg-ish,
tealy kind of colour calle Merman. We have had this colour in our lives since early in our marriage
and it has kind of become an "us" kind of hue.
My lounge room is a vintage tribute - pretty much everything
is vintage from the 1920's lounge, to the 1950's Ventian glass piece
that I got from my Nan's home (which actually began as a one of my parents's wedding
presents) *see coffee table. Everything is old and special.
This is the "good room" - I really can't believe I ended up having a
good room, but I did and it is a marker of sanity. When the house is a wreck
the "good room" is a haven of order and calm.
There is no TV or stereo in this room.
It is comfy, a tranquil. I love to chill in this room.
But it really lacked in window coverings, so with trepidation I went with
plantation shutters. I agonised over this, whether it would look too stark,
or whether I should stick with my regular Bo- ho look which worked with the
art deco feel to the room. So, months of worrying I ordered them, and
a kidney later ( they were shockingly pricey) I placed the order.
Six weeks of worry and a feel sleepless nights ( I know, stupid) my shutters
were finally installed and I am very relieved and happy.
The room has a new look, light and airy and the green doesn't look so stark against
the new white look that is now flowing through the house.