You know, I am very torn at times about this interest I have in interior design. Sometimes I wish I didn't care SO much about the look and feel of the places I live in. For one, it would make my life much easier. Imagine the blessing of not constantly being annoyed with that spot in your house that doesn't feel just right, or not spending weekend after weekend obsessed with finding the right painting/chair/vase/pillows etc. Second, I would save a fortune if I could just shake this passion that has haunted me since I was what..10? I would be a millionaire, at least! And then lastly there's the environmental impact of buying more things that we don't really need and renovating fully functional homes.
To be honest, the first point is not really valid for me..the constant efforts needed to feed this interest doesn't really bother me that much. Actually it's more of a pleasure to hunt for that perfect thing to bring my vision to life. And the second isn't either. What's the point of being a millionaire if you're not going to invest it in your home? But the third is tough to shake. How can I defend an interest that is so closely coupled with trends and consumerism at large? It's a tricky thing to handle once you start thinking about it. And on the other hand we are washed over daily with images and articles of homes, one more spectacular than the other. Pinterest and Instagram are overflowing with proof that other's get ALL those things, so why shouldn't we?
In light of all this, I got very excited to see this post from Nina Holst who is the brilliant blogger behind Stylizimo. This is a woman who has a 'perfect' home, at least judging from her blog and Instagram account. She's got impeccable taste and lives in the forefront of interior trends. And this was her bathroom.
Not really what I would have expected.
They didn't think the bathroom was in bad enough shape to remodel it completely, so Nina got some paint and some brushes and accomplished this incredible result.
Isn't it amazing what a little paint can do? I think it's very refreshing to see someone working with what they have and making something great out of it, and I think the results are just as stunning as a completely new bathroom would be.