You who have followed this blog for a long time all know my love of color. I get asked a lot – what is the reason for all this color? What triggered all this color? Funny enough I never really think of our home as so colorful until I look at pictures of it. Our house used to be filled with muted natural hues. But your home morphs with you as you go through different stages in life, and in our case we’ve gone through some difficult times and our home had to help us out, in the best way a home can…For the last 2 1/2 years Luke’s father has been battling terminal cancer and Luke in particular has had to deal with more emotional pain than children his age should ever have to go through. So our home morphed to a colorful haven, in an effort to help out.
Do you think your home can really help you?
Here is an example of just how it morphed in the bedroom. These are the colors now..
All images Tanya Malott
This is what the bedroom used to look like…
All muted colors.
The bedroom is on the main floor and used as TV room and a place to hang out, so it had to be incorporated in the all over happy design scheme.
It’s a really happy space now.
Just seeing the happy orange Marmalade Design THE PAGODA headboard and spunky my Marmalade Design KEY BEDDING makes us smile.
It definitely changes the way you feel.
This is the Euro shams in THE KEY bedding. The bedding will soon be on the site and will be available in navy, black and turquoise as well. ( A lot of you asked… it is available to order by e-mailing me at firstname.lastname@example.org.)
The desk you’ve seen before…
It used to look like this in the store I bought it..
It was headed for the trash but instead triggered the happy color scheme.
Definitely the orange version of the desk is a better version. The white greyhound is standing guard.
The fireplace wall used to look like this….
Now it looks like this…
Definitely a much happier spot!
The bedside tables are my own custom vintage.
You can see before and after here.
The last part of the happy puzzle was adding tiny Bubba to our home. He makes Luke laugh every day.
So as you can see our home morphed from neutral to technicolor. Life doesn’t always turn out the way we hoped for, or the way we dream of. But what we all can do is have gratitude for every beautiful day, and make the best out of circumstances handed to us.
And I strongly believe out homes and interiors can really help out.
What do you think?