So I’m really into interior design, but not in the way that makes me a pretentious person. I don’t know a damn thing about colour theory, proportions or spacing in a room, and I get overwhelmed at the idea of creating a beautiful, cohesive scene from scratch. But I do enjoy and appreciate interiors that catch my eye and intrigue me for no particular reason other than it just clicks with my brain. Sometimes I am drawn to very minimalist looks with hardly any colour present, and other times I love a cluttered (but well orchestrated) mess. I often go spastic over one particular item, like a floor lamp or pillow, but then chicken out on purchasing it for my own living space for fear that it would not have the same appeal once placed in my existing surroundings. Well that fear and the fact that my objects of desire are generally unaffordable.
I recently discovered a blog that satisfies my hunger for exquisite design called The Selby. For those of you wondering, yes I do live under a rock and am embarrassed for not finding this blog sooner. And for those of you who are still clueless, The Selby (aka Todd Selby) is a blogger who photographs famous/semi-famous people in their homes, work environments, or any type of living space and conducts a cute little written interview and then posts everything on the blog. The photographs have an artistic touch, of course, and the interiors are totally drool worthy. And if they are not drool worthy, then Todd uses his natural flair for making a dump look chic.
Now that I have rambled, I will share the interior that I am currently obsessing over!
I am not one of those girls that goes nuts over anything and everything pink, but I do appreciate a well used splash of it here and there. This is more like a well used explosion of it, but it totally works! It just does. See how literate I am about my love for interior design? Such expressive use of words! Please note that not just the walls, but the floor as well, is pink and that the rug looks stupid good in that room.
Usually black and pink are the antithesis of everything that I think is pretty (oh, hey, Avril Lavigne and stupid skater shoes), but again, in this context it just works. And as for the clutter…I think that as long as each individual item that comprises your clutter as a whole is fabulous, then once it all comes together it’s impossible not to have a chic clutter conglomerate. That has got to be the trick. I’m suuuure of it.
Classy details are the best.
Survey: Would I achieve the same effect if I started storing my shoes in glass boxes?
This checkered throw is a huge curiosity to me: was its presence in the pink room thought out, or accidental? Did the eye of a professional designer seek it out and place it ever so perfectly on the arm of the sofa? Or was it thoughtlessly brought into the pink room simply because an occupant was cold one day and then it just never got put away? Whatever the rhyme or reason, it is little touches like this blue and white checked throw that break up the gross amounts of pink in this room and make everything okay. Better than okay, actually.
Whoever thought to include the radiator when painting the walls is a genius and I applaud thee.
Thank you The Selby, for making me pester my landlord to allow me to paint my room.