I love wood. (Tee Hee!) No seriously though, immaturity aside, I really do love using trees and twigs and bark and woody colour palettes as design elements. We work so hard as people to remove ourselves from the harshness of nature, only to forget that we are a part of nature itself.
Remember how I said yesterday that I want to live inside an albino redwood tree that looks like it’s been blessed by Tibetan monks and New York City Drag queens? By that, I meant that I want to bring the elements into my home and then tszuj it up. I have a vision for reclaimed tree stump bedside tables, a small water fountain by my door, a mini desert greenhouse, scented candles, lots of foliage and liberal use of white and white space.
Voila le inspiration board for the albino redwood tree!
Descriptions, clockwise from the top:
- Tree branch book shelf- love the general idea of using book storage as a decorating element, and sprawling it all over the walls.
- All white room with a giant wooden pantry- my obsession with all while rooms probably means something about my sanity. I just accept it now.
- Gold leaf twig wallpaper, wood framed mirror- I think this is how Snow White decorated her dressing room.
- All wooden, rustic country bedroom- Snow White’s bedroom. Or as Carson Kressley would say “Look at this country gymboree!”
- The wooden dining table that started my interest in unfinished wooden furniture.
- Intricate wooden headboards- I actually don’t do well with headboards. I toss and turn a lot while I sleep and crashing into them while turning over or stretching in the middle of the night is a common occurrence. I have to sleep on a queen sized bed and stack body-length pillows against the wall to protect myself. If they weren’t such a safety hazard, I’d probably have that exact one.
- Love, inscribed over a bed. I’m covetous of this idea. Methinks I should paint the word into my wall above the bed instead?
I also made colour palettes to help me along in the design process. Thanks to smartphones I can take them along with me to Home Depot and do a colour match. (I hope.)
Colourful Trees is the pallet for my furniture, Bedroom is for accessories, beddings and window coverings. They’re just jumping off points for shopping, but it’s nice to have the visual cues.
Color by COLOURlovers
I cannot tell you how excited I am to actually begin putting serious effort into decorating my abode. There will be much thrift-store shopping and public park exploring in the next long while, believe you me! I watched too many episodes of Queer Eye as a little girl to not believe in the magic of a makeover!
May the fabulous be with you,