Wednesday, February 06, 2008
On finding my own personal style...
One of the questions I get asked rather frequently now that I am a Home Owner... I totally pictured a super hero jumping up onto my desk, clad in cape and tights saying, "NOW THAT I AM A HOME OWNER!!" With the echo effect and everything...
Anyway, now that I have a house, people keep asking me what I am going to decorate with... Mostly I am all decorate? I haven't even put the shit I already have away yet...
How funny that all of the years you spend renting and no one gives a rat's ass about what you are putting on your walls but as soon as you buy something you are expected to go all interior decorator.
Well combine the above questioning with the fact that I now mysteriously hate all of my furniture and I have been considering my decorating options, if you will.
Now I feel I must tell all of you that, just as I don't know my ass from cookware, I don't know my ass from decorating either. But I figured that I would just see something and be inspired and everything would follow that.
So I browsed furniture, I browsed bedsets, I browsed area rugs...
Nothing moved me.
Ok well I was a little bit moved by one set of sheets... but Jiffinner said that the age equivalent of those sheets was twelve.

So in my random internet browsing, I happened across - of all things - art. Which really surprised me since I am in no way, shape or form an art buff. I mean, I think that very mainstream art rocks. Like Van Gogh. I dig the shit out of Van Gogh. But who doesn't?
The other day I happen across this painting set, called Karma, and fell in love...

I love the colors, I love the flowers, I love the set.
So I googled the artist, whose name is Don Li-Leger and found more work that I loved.
Here are a few paintings that I will totally have to have...

So I was showing these to someone and they are all, "Oh, so you're going with an Asian theme?"
And I'm all, "huh?"
Fact is that I just like the colors and the flowers. I think that it's gorgeous.
Ideally, I'd like to get all of the paintings that I just posted for you... but it will take a little while because apparently art is expensive and I can't all be blowing a grand on paintings what with needing to buy food and stuff :)
I can get the prints way cheaper but evidentally I like stretched canvas. Who knew?
But on the plus side, now that I've apparently found my Inner Decorating Goddess, I at least know what direction I am heading towards. I now have an idea of what colors I want to use. Even if I can't get all the paintings initially, I can start getting the other things that will match. And that's exciting.
Apparently, I've found my inspiration.

What do ya'll think?

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