Let me rephrase that. In a moment of inspiration six months ago, I sketched out my vision for the room, down to the very last detail. Warm zebra woods, masculine ball bearing chain, cozy wool felt sofa -- I was aiming for "funky cozy masculine," since this would be Brian's space and a place where folks needed to feel "at home" and "creative."
I pitched my plan to B. Vetoed. Denied. Do not pass Go.
So, creative constipation settled in, and the loft stayed looking like this for months.
Naked windows, ugly foam panels, a random area rug (that now has a permanent home in our master bedroom), a random ab wheel, and an old stinky couch we bought when we were first married -- all of these things just stared at me desperately every time I walked by, as if to whisper, "Save us! We need a hero!"
Hello bachelor pad!
He said he wanted a light, bright space that would inspire creativity. He said he liked the colors red and burnt orange. He said he loved the white curtains that we put in our dining room.
So we got white curtains from Ikea and a sassy red rug from overstock.com. But my heart wasn't in it.
|A LITTLE PROGRESS, BUT NOT GREAT|
While it certainly is progress, the room still has a long way to go. The good news is after much poking around the ol' Internet and Pinterest, I've found some sources of inspiration that I'm hoping will lead to an awesome studio someday ("soon," says Brian).
|Love the mix of rustic and industrial in this occasional table.|
|So crazy about turquoise...hoping this bright pop of joy will make an appearance in the form of an accent color.|
|I like the combination of burnt sienna in the rug with the glossy red in the desk, and mix of graphic patterns.|
|White-washed zebra wallpaper....um, yes please!!|