Mood Board: Home Office
So I’ve been thinking about my house a little more than usual lately.
I’ve been in a contemplating kind of mood.
I feel like I’m kind of rounding a corner towards what I really want this house to feel like. I’ve kind of felt confused a bit on what I really wanted as far as style and colors and vibe. I look around online, and then I look around my house. And I ponder some more.
I’m so impacted by how things feel that I’m not one of those decorators who necessarily looks around to see what everyone else is doing on Pinterest and feels like doing exactly THAT. Because THAT might look pretty in a picture but it still would not FEEL right to me in my house. Trust me, it would be SO MUCH EASIER to do THAT sometimes. I torture myself and make everything more difficult.
Of course, I like to incorporate current trends and all, but as I’ve said before, I really have kind of a weird aversion to wanting to follow the crowd too often. Because, I’m weird. No other explanation really.
The risk and the challenge of trying something different and maybe a little off the beaten path is part of the creative process for me. I am compelled to create a look all my own in order to feel it is really mine. And that does present challenges at times. Creating something a little different isn’t always easy.
I’m glad, though, that I really let my house evolve into something I will love hopefully for a very long time. Even though I feel like it goes through some awkward phases and things get a bit disjointed and mistakes are made along the way. In the end, I feel like things come together better if I just let things evolve.
I need to let it evolve because my house talks to me.
I need some time to understand what it is saying.
See? Like I said. Weird. Don’t worry, I don’t actually hear voices. Really.
Lately my house is implying to me that it wants to be full of contrasts and life. I’ve mentioned this before, but I really want to work on contrasting light with dark, color with neutral, textures that contrast with each other and a fresh blend of styles.
I have a long way to go to pull it all together, a loooonnngggg way, but I think I’m seeing a bit more vision now for what it will end up like. There will be some chaos around the house in order to get there. I’ll show you what I mean in coming weeks.
For now, I’m working on my office inspiration board!
See it above? It may or may not come together like that board but it is fun to start dreaming and pulling the pieces together. A mood board is just that, something to help you start to get the vibe! My walls are going to be NAVY. Or least I think they are. Yeah. I know I’m probably scaring the life out of most of you, but buckle up and hang on. Don’t worry. I think the whole transformation of my office and home is going to be fun! Or horrifying. Either one.
UPDATE: Come see how my HOME OFFICE finally came together!
PS. Fun news…I started a new trendy new “job” last week! I’m now a “pinner” for Better Homes & Gardens magazine! I know! Who would have thought five years ago I’d be a blogger, let alone a pinner. Oh the signs of the times. Crazy fun.
I have always loved Better Homes & Gardens so this is seriously like a dream come true for me! I’m pinning to these two boards for BHG, here and here, so be sure and follow all my boards on Pinterest to keep up with my crazy pinning ways! I’m still a baby pinner but I’m getting better.
Happy day, everyone!