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Our new bedroom will celebrate our adventurous spirit, present and past. Even before we met, travel was our big passion. Neither one of us has ever been shy about packing up and moving somewhere new. We’re not super active people either, we just never get bored.
Having a living room with two stunning window views really helps. Yesterday I took one set of curtains down and it really opened up the view and made the window more architectural.
Yesterday we went paint shopping. I think a taupe accent wall will be a nice contrast with our red door, slanted pine ceiling and dark wood beams. The ceiling here at its highest point is 5 meters high!
I’ve been dying to have a trunk coffee table for years, and a week before I left Rome to move to Switzerland I found one in the trash. Can’t wait to try it out.
And a gallery wall is a great excuse to start collecting random vintage paintings, a fun project that can last for years.
When we thought about wedding gifts, we knew we wanted something out of the ordinary. Like many couples we felt we already owned most of the things we needed, so we picked a fabulous honeymoon to Turks and Caicos. Never, never, will we regret this.
But what really took us by surprise were the thoughtful and unexpected gifts that family and friends gave us. Sometimes the people close to us know what we need better than we do. Beyond the great gifts, we really felt they were picked with love.
If, like we did, you feel that you already have everything, think twice. Our honeymoon gave us some fantastic memories, but objects will remind us of the people who gave them to us for years to come.
Having a bit of both is really nice.
With more time on my hands I’m gravitating towards the one thing I’ve restrained myself from pursuing: DIY. I’m famous for having good ideas that I can’t put into practice. The finished result is never as nice, as polished and amazing as expected. I’m just one of those people who would be better off commissioning ideas to someone more handy and with more patience than myself. I am however, dying to give it another try. These are some projects I have in mind at the moment. They may involve spray paint, wallpaper, and curtains. Wish me luck.
Ever since I spent hours trying to decide what season I am, I’ve been dying to test the results of my research. This week’s shopping trip felt like the most succesful one I’ve ever had, simply because I picked out my best colors. I thought I had it pretty figured out before, but it turns out I had some serious gaps. I was missing out on some of my best colors, like peach and hazelnut. Who knew?
I can’t say there was one website that was particularly helpful. In fact, many pointed me in the wrong direction. But with a bit of research and reasoning the results were eye-opening. These color charts are an incredibly useful shopping tool I will use all the time, for clothing and for decorating.