Monday, November 19, 2007

Personal space

Decorating a room is really hard. Seriously. If you're lazy (like me) and yet a perfectionist (guilty, too) you have to have things done right the first time so you don't have to do them over again, which is a frickin' pain. So, I agonized over my yoga room. I wanted it to be just the right color, I wanted it to be open and accessible but not too fussy. I wanted it to be a place where I can find solace but still have an explicit purpose. I didn't want it to be a room where stray furniture ends up. It is a yoga room, sparsely furnished and open to possibilities. The walls are minimal and the color should be airy. That doesn't mean that it shouldn't be fun or playful though.

Besides hanging the shades, which are on order, it's mostly complete. We're planning on buying a rug to hang on the one blank wall for a foot rest during inversions. It'll be light and airy, too, probably a mix of green and purple, and hang above the chair rail. On the opposite wall there are stencils of lime-green lily pads behind framed photos of water lilies (one of my favorite flowers).

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3 comments:

Olivia said...

Ohh, lovely, calm, bright. I like the lawbook case, and the chair rail. Now all you need is a giant beanbag in there to chill when you're not doing yoga. ;)

Olivia said...

I knew there would be a P.S. Interesting windows - when was your house built??

lunaliar said...

The house was built in 1954. The windows are crank case windows that lock from the center. On most windows there is a manual crank that you use to open one half of the window from the inside. They can only be opened from the inside though.