Tuesday, March 27, 2012

My life in Black & White

Last week as I was doing a little spring cleaning around my little house, I realized how devoid of color my interior rooms were. 

 You might think this is somewhat strange for someone who "picks colors for others" as a living, but nevertheless...that's the way it is around here.  In fact, after I had slapped some drab "greige" paint (which I love, btw) on my old kitchen cabinets a couple of months ago, I stood back to take a pic so I could show y'all...well, wouldn'tcha know it...I thought my daughter had messed with the settings on my camera once again and all the pictures were coming out on the screen as black and white. 

 I snapped a shot. Black and White. I fussed with the camera a little. Snapped another. Black and White. Snapped one more...black and white....What the???  Lo and behold...the room on the screen actually appeared black and white because there was absolutely no color in the room at all. Let me see if I can find a pic. to show you.... Okay, here's one...

Here's another...

And a few more.
Crazy, huh?
It doesn't help that the lighting in that room isn't picture perfect, but you get the idea.

No color. No color at all. (Well, minus a few pears in a glass jar).
And I like it that way.

One of my friend's tells me it may be because I have a "big, colorful" personality.
  (There's a compliment in there somewhere, I like to say).
 I do think that it is because I am a rather high strung person and the last thing  I need when I come home at the end of the day is a place that revs me up anymore than I already am. My husband would agree. Calming neutrals do a calming Christy make.

The other advantage of a neutral palatte is that in a house this small, my furniture can be moved from room to room and still work. In fact, I spent a little time moving sofas around last weekend and we're now sitting on the floor in my living room, but I love my new "dining/sitting" area in the front of the house. I'll show you that sometime soon.
You know how they say that you're often drawn to paint your walls the colors that are found in your closet? Well, have a look at this.......

Is that pathetic or what?

Soooo, if what they say is true. "You are what you wear. and you decorate like that too", (or something like that) than they've got me pegged. For someone who lived most of her life in the gray areas, I seem to have found things to be more black and white these days. Here's my life in Black and White:

The dominoes have been marked down to $12 (Shameless plug for my booth at Not So Shabby).
(The black and white floor lamps are for sale there too).

My precious girls in black and white.
Oh, one more thing.  On the topic of black and white. I try so hard not to be political or controversial on this blog, but this week my heart has been so heavy regarding the story of Trayvon Martin. I think Jen Hatmaker's blog expresses what I've felt in my heart as well. It's definitely worth a read. See you back here soon.


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