Friday, July 24, 2009

High End Hobbit Hole- named by my husband


Whaaaam! It hit me. I don't know where it came from, but the creative juice is back. I can't sleep at night, my head is spinning with ideas, I can't get enough of creative blogs and etsy sites, and I have gotten up to sketch at 3:00AM more than once this week.
It's like breathing again...
And, I'm not bi-polar, but if I were, this would be my manic phase. Being pregnant this time sapped everything. (not pregnant anymore if you hadn't heard. Will try again in ... who knows.)

Artistic inspiration of late:
The premier of this season's Design Star , my favorite show was last Sunday. I know these people are super talented, but I was sad that I was quite disappointed in their rooms for the first challenge. I know the hardest part for me would be collaborating ideas with people you just met and it seemed that was the competitor's biggest challenge too, which seemed to diminish the quality of all the rooms. I wanted to see great work, inspiring, original brave work, but what I saw was a lot of Metropolitan Home wantabe, trendy, unoriginal stuff. I'm not being totally fair, but I had really high hopes. So as I wait for next week I have been on a roll sketching up ideas for rooms.
I got one in my head that is probably for a limited audience aka: me. I don't know how many other people would like this room, but I know I would love it.
I should explain the architecture that I have in mind for this room. The house is probably a little something like this:

except that I think the windows are going to have white trim and deep windowsills. The ceilings are high and the living space is very open with big windows to help balance the dark woods.

I already have the dinnerware set, so I'm on my way!

I didn't find the right armoir to show, but the design needs a big heavy dark wood armoir with deep shelves. The collection of white owls (like cookie jars, all large) would be displayed in the armoir with some vintage plates and platters mixed in.
The kitchen cabinets are med colored wood, shaker style with the little red toadstools for drawer pulls.
The sketch below is pretty worthless and you probably can't read a word of it, but if you need more details, let me know.
I have references for most of the above items. If you love my design, you can use my ideas, just make sure you send me finished photos and reference me.