Hello, old friend. It’s been nearly a decade since I began this episodic blog, and so much in the design world has changed. Now we have Pinterest, Insta, and modern farmhouse, a trend that embraces design elements I admire but whose “gather” signs make me deeply uncomfortable.
Come, let’s gather ’round and stare at the gather sign.
But my interest in design has remained constant; so much so that I went and got a B.F.A. in interior design (something I don’t recommend, as it took years off my life), got a job at an award-winning firm, quit that job after having a baby, and am now working on several freelance projects.
Which brings me to the plat du jour, After Midnight. Also probably the name of an edible massage oil, After Midnight, an inky navy, is a solid choice for kitchen cabinetry and accent walls.
If you harbor even the slightest interest in interior design, chances are you’re familiar with mood boards. I’d never made a mood board, oddly, but this week I had my chance in my Interior Materials class.
When I was 20, my friend and I painted our entire Berkeley apartment bright orange without asking our other two roommates. Needless to say, we were really thoughtful people. It kind of looked like this, only not as cute: Orange can be tricky, right? I mean, I love it and previously rhapsodized about it here, but, let’s face it, it’s probably not the first color you lunge for … Continue reading The best orange paint colors