From the cornfields of my childhood to the yoga mat I used as a bed for the first two months in my very first apartment (because I'm so together like that) to the Observatory outside my current bedroom window, each place has had it's own charms and quirks. I love each one for the time they represent in my life. My Dad said everytime he visits me here in L.A. I live a little bit further up the hill. I'm pretty determined to get to the top. In home and in life. I've always been a wanderer and I don't think I'll ever stop searching for the perfect place. But along the way, I've come pretty close to finding it.
Photos and concert posters taped to the wall, hand-me-down
furniture and lack of organization ruled my first apartment
This cute retro trailer was in the backyard at my old house. There was shag carpet
and pink flamingo lights inside! The names on the chairs are the homeowners cats'.
There was a slide to exit from the second floor balcony at my
old house in Hollywood...
Clementine loves all the empty boxes and drawers on moving day
I can't wait to get started on my latest home makeover. Here are some of my ideas.
A black and white color scheme with pops of color in the rug and pillows for the living area. This way, I can just switch out the pillows according to season or my own mood. It helps to have a sewing machine for this since buying six different color schemes can get expensive. I also like the glass-top or all acrylic coffee tables with a gorgeous rug underneath, so you can see the whole thing.
My bedroom taste has varied from my Pottery Barn college days to my current whimsical flea market treasures look. Since my new place is short on space in the bedroom, I'd like to play up the small area. I see silk floor mats, clashing fabrics, and enough pillows on my bed to build a nest around me while I sleep so that I'll never leave. I feel like this is what the Rolling Stones' bedrooms looked like when they put themselves in exile. Yes I just watched The Stones in Exile. And I'm dreaming of being a hippie woman meandering through a mansion all day while great music comes from the basement.
I am a fan of the spa-like bathroom. It's clean. It's bright. It's fresh. It's a great way to start your day. Especially if you have to drag yourself to the sink and splash cold water on your face for ten minutes to wake yourself up if it's before 10AM. Like certain people that I've heard of. Greens and blues make for a soothing color palette. Use accents in darker calming colors like plum and burnt orange.
What are your favorite things about moving? Have any ideas for my new place?
Your Golden Girl,
All images courtesy of LivingEtc.com, except previous home photos which are property of VisforOlive