Thursday, 11 October 2007

What ,No Pink around the house!

My love for flipping through the pages of interior decorating books began before I could read. This fascination has stayed with me and I spend many hours at the library admiring beautiful pictures of homes and the likes. I love decorating to bits if I've not mentioned that a million times over already, bare with me! What I've learnt throughout the years is that a room should have a theme. Simple knowledge to most but I know many out there who are quite ignorant to this concept. Yes I know decorating is to each individuals cup of tea but still there should be some rules. Now how about the principle of colour.I can never quite understand people who are either purposely colour blind or think they have knowledge of colour but have none whatsoever.You know those who colour their walls purple and have a gaudy yellow sofa set to further uglify matters :) I sometimes feel it's the era we're in, we are spoilt for choice when it comes to colour that it's taken for granted. I think choosing and coordinating a colour with its surrounding is really important. I can't stress enough about colour coordination.To me it's the number one principle in design and decor.It's not that I don't like to think out of the box and explore and be abstract about it all but I'm very much a traditionalist who feels that,' Old is Gold'.The history books has it laid out beautifully.In the olden days as I like to put it, colour was a very important aspect to both architectural and interior design that much care was taken into choosing a colour to last a lifetime. When me and the hubby decided on decorating our home, we kinda swayed towards the eclectic ethnic theme using dark furniture accented with very bold colours. A theme that represented our culture and travels. .Far from the shabby chic inspirations of soft pastels and pretty blooms that I share on Vintage Delights. Thank you for reading my ramblings thus far, my initial intention for this post was to post about the pink things around my home till I realized that I had nothing much to share that is pink.My colour coordination principle taking lead. It surprises many that my home is the least bit pretty pastel or shabby chic, it is after all what I collect for Vintage Delights. Well as they say life is full of surprises. However not to disappoint, I leave you with the only misplaced pink thing that I have at home.My sometimes reliable kitchen scale. I collect red things in the kitchen but this was on sale and I must have psyched myself that pink is just actually red mixed with a bit of white.


Sandi McBride said...

Uglify. Now there is a word for the ages. I love the color pink and all the other colors of red that go with it...though I wouldn't call myself a decorator, I do have a good eye when it comes to hanging pictures and shelves on the walls...don't know where it comes from, straight lines never emerged from a pencil in my hand...still loving that word, uglify... said...

Hi Adla, thanks for visiting me. I have spent a bit of time in Perth, my brother lived in Freo until recently. Love your part of the world. Have just had a lovely browse in your Etsy. You too have some beautiful things. Take Care - Rachael -xo

Kingswood Food and Craft Market said...

Hi Adla, I loved reading this. I agree with you on so many parts of it! I had to laugh but, my sister has retro purple and green walls in her loungeroom!! Her and i are such opposites when it comes to colour!

Love your blog!

Shann xo

Alicia ~ Time Worn Style said...

HI Adla, you have me intrigued and would love to see some piccies of your house now!! (hint hint)

Unknown said...

Thank you all for your wonderful comments. Always love hearing your two cents.

Sandi, what can I say about me and my weird vocabulary. Well I'm sure you must have a great eye for precision:)

Rachael, glad to know you've experienced Perth living, you'll be able to relate to my Perth stories then ;)

Hi Shann, your sisters purple and green wall sounds like she's got barney and friends over :) I'd really have to see how those two colours work out together on a wall :)

Alicia, sure thing.I'll organize some pics of my humble nomad home and post it soon.

Kerryanne @ Shabby Art Boutique said...

Oh Adla, you made me laugh and I have added a new word to my vocabulary 'uglify' ......I just love it!!!!!

I totally related to your story about pink. Here's how I resolved this issue in my house - 2 years ago we put on a large upstairs extension and I decorated the attic upstairs rooms in the shabby style. This seemed a good idea as the upstairs was intended for my daughters to use - and they love it. Now slowly, I am bringing the shabby and vintage downstairs, room by room. I'm hoping my husband won't notice. What do you think???
Shabby Art Boutique

Wanda @ Just Vintage said...

I was wondering where you were!

Color coordination is very hard for me. I don't think I see color quite the way I should. Often I can't distinguish dark brown from black. Things like that. I generally try to get at least a second opinion when I'm color matching.

I've added a link to your blog in mine.

Peta said...

I know a woman who has an acidic urine yellow in most of the rooms of her house. It is truly hideous.

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