Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Old Habits Die Hard

Back when I was a kid, I did some weird things. I would attempt to booby-trap the basement, for example, but I always chose yarn as the main material. For some reason I thought this was brilliant: "YARN! It will be so tricky!" And then my mom would just open the door like it was nothing, and I would be sad.

One other thing that seemed weird at the time but makes sense in retrospect, was my love for making up clients and decorating their homes. I would get elaborate. Not only would I draw out the floor plan for their entire mansion (all of my clients were very wealthy) and meticulously include furniture, but then I would explain their entire life story.

Anyway, you can probably guess what I've gotten back into:

Light & Bright Kitchen


In my defense, I didn't make up any people. I just made up the room in an imaginary house, which is a big step toward normal, yes?

White cabinets are my favorite things ever, and I'm loving the glass fronts here. They act like more windows and make the room feel open and airy. The pops of turquoise are fun, as is the bold rug that also keeps things from being too match-y. And that light fixture. Come to mama. I decided that these hypothetical clients were sticking to a realistic budget, too. Prices and source links can be found here.

What quirks did you have as a kid? Anybody else prematurely into interior design? Or yarn booby-traps? Whaddya think about this delicious kitchen?

21 comments:

  1. I'd say those childhood games are paying off!
    I always wanted to be an artist when I was young, but I thought that only meant drawing or painting...which I'm terrible at. I'm glad I found out you can be an artist in so many ways :)

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  2. I was obsessed with legos - Every school project/book report requiring a diorama was constructed out of legos. Maybe that's why I'm a contractor now.

    Anywho - LOVE LOVE the kitchen. I was very much hoping this was the plan for your kitchen! And if you don't own a le creuset - put that one on your wish list! I have it in a different color, but same size - it's amazing! you'll use it all the time!

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  3. What a cute story about your childhood. When I was little I use to pretend that I worked at a boutique. My jewelry box was the cash register. :)

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  4. GREAT kitchen. If you kept up with the imaginary people you'd probably be an author instead of a designer. It's a win win. :)

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  5. I've had an interest in interior design since I was fifteen! While others spent their summer job money on clothes I spent mine on design books :)

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  6. I lived on the edge of town and thought it would be very cool to have a pet gopher. We used to set up little lassoes around the holes where they lived and hide behind our bikes. (There's not a lot of trees on the open prairie.) When the gopher would stick its head out the hole, we'd pull on the string and try to catch it.

    Needless to say we never caught one, but my parents did buy me a guinea pig not too long after. Thank goodness for that. Apparently, gophers can be quite nasty.

    As they say there is a fine line between creativity and crazy. I'm not 100% sure where that line is at times but so far so good. There's been no permanent damage (I think).

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  7. Ya so I was pretty much the best fashion designer in the WORLD when I was 10. I have all the sketches to proove it ;)

    Uber-pretty kitchen! The light fixture is very come to mama!

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  8. No shame in that, that's why reality TV is so popular- everyone loves to peek into the lives of others:) I used to do the exact same thing as a kid too. And you just reminded me that I need to get on painting our cabinets!!

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  9. Along with what Duni said - it would be so fun to take your stories and design boards and make yourself a blurb book!

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  10. Gorgeous! And I see some orange sneakin' in there!

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  11. Um, yep me too. When I was little I made furniture for my Barbie dolls and then rearranged it a lot. I was designing before I even knew what that was! Also, love the kitchen. :)

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  12. I did two things when I was younger that I sort of do today. First.. I had my own laboratory. I had a microscope, astronomy guides, and a chemistry set. What did I major in college in? Physics! I also tried to sell jewelry. When I was younger I was given a bunch of old jewelry and I tried selling it. I was about 8 or 9. Now, as an adult I'm trying to be a business owner. I just wished that I followed that little voice in my head years ago because perhaps I would be more on track! But, at least I got there.

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  13. So pretty! I'm your first GFC follower :)
    xo
    www.domesticsweetheart.com

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  14. Lovely kitchen! I love how white always makes everything look so bright and sunny.
    Valerie
    Everyday Inspired

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  15. You guys are cracking me up! Glad I wasn't the only one. :-)

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  16. I made clothes for my stuffed animals and produced full runway shows. I also put on neighborhood plays that were always horrific shortened renditions of movies. My poor parents.

    Your pretend room is awesome.

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  17. that post made me laugh!!! 'and she'd just open the door' :(

    the color of that le cruset! wow.

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  18. Great post! White kitchen cabinets are timeless.

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  19. You are too freaking funny. I think instead of getting an alarm system in my new house that I will just hire you to yarn booby trap the place.

    I am so behind on blog reading, but I just spent the last 30 minutes catching up and obviously I love everything you do and say. It's 3 a.m. and I'm a bit delirious, so I decided to minimize my commenting.

    It's moving day. Can't wait to have you over to help decorate soon!

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  20. I have always flip-flopped back and forth between different craft interests, currently it's pretty much anything! I remember going to the flea market on Saturdays when I was 6 years old and rented my own table selling little string necklaces, bracelets, and keychains!

    This post reminds me of the girl in the movie Me and You and Everyone We Know. She has a box of things for her home when she grows up. Pretty amazing, and it's an awesome/weird movie! You should check it out!

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