use the force, Luke
Usually I’m a sucker for reds and purples, jute rugs, dark wood and second-hand kitsch when it comes to interior design, but the crisp minimalist sensibility is growing on me with each snowy walk I take. Suddenly I’m fantasizing turning my house on its head and painting everything gleaming white.
But as soon as I stamp the snow from my boots and fall back into our cocoon of batik and rotan and such comfortable mismatched muss, I plunk out of my pristine Scandinavian reverie and vow anew that I will never succumb to
the white side Ikea aesthetics.
If this sounds highbrow and haughty, it’s just because the Jedi Academy schooled me in badassery rather than tidiness. To this day I suffer from a debilitating vacuum cleaner phobia.
Minimalism, yes. All white, no. Paint those brick walls white and the next thing you know you’ve got disco music playing in the background. Nice shot of the chairs. Ken
Ooh! On that note, I’m off to investigate the whereabouts of the mirrored disco ball I bought one year in Bali.
I like the minimalistic idea, but the whole interior in white is a little bit too much. By the way nice shot you have made.
White on white is a frightening thought, yes. (: Thanks, Borja!
I think we have similar decor tastes. I like warm, comfortable surroundings, but I too sometimes feel the pull to the white side…and then I talk myself out of it.
Let me know if you’re ever wavering and I’ll give you a pep talk to pull you back! (:
It’s so familiar. Have the same thing myself. Everytime I click away those so-called online mood boards with all crispy white interior and some “dashing” colors here and there I was sold. But if I’m being honest with myself, really really honest, it just doesn’t match my personality to have squeky clean walls, white painted wooden floors and minimalistic design. I think after a week I will get depressed. I cannot live without my indonesian wooden souvenirs, brocante or kitsch, stuff we collect from the street (jeezz..people are so easily throwing away their furnitures!) and mismatch tibetan cushions :)
Oh man, the stuff people throw away here, I know! Almost all of our furniture is scavenged! (: I have a few beautiful teak pieces I left in Indonesia that I’m still scratching my head over how to get over to my Dutch home without spending a fortune. Sigh.
Well, after long years of wall-watching, I’ve decided that white is not all that it has been cracked up to be. My present environs are very white and at first it was “fresh”. But then I started to wonder why I often think of my daughter’s welcoming rooms of sage and red and richness as my favorite place to be. January is a time to yearn for white and for many, plenty of it in the snow countries. But for me, I will pull out my red and gold paisley Lauren duvet cover and take comfort in its splash of flamboyance.
I’m so glad you also struggle with the whole “do I want a weathered colorful warm pillow-nest of a home or a crisp pristine slightly-rugged-but-also-classy home” internal debate. And I don’t even have a house yet…