Happy. New. Year. Let me guess. Your head is spinning, you are begging for 4 Advil and a gallon of water and are actually reading this post from the McDonald's drive thru due to being majorly over served last night. No? Just me? I hope you all had a fabulously festive evening and that you are ready for the new year and the excitement that lies ahead. New year. New start.
When the clock strikes midnight on January 1, many resolutions with good intentions commence. Many diets start, extreme exercise regiments begin, people vow to be kinder and better in the new year. Me? I start making lofty home and business goals for myself. On the list for 2013? Just a few projects up my sleeve. Let's hit the high points on my impending to do list.
It is going to start from the outside and slowly work it's way in. I vow to make my front door to my house coral in 2013. And. And. Adorned with a gold lions head door knocker. Yes. This must happen. I love myself a colored door and semi scary animal greeting each and every guest. The juxtaposition of the inviting color with the wild animal is just too too fabulous.
2013 is going to be all about the walls for me. I plan on embarking on some large millwork installation on at least one of my walls. How fabulous is this space below? The time and planning that it took to plan and execute this design absolutely exhausts me.
Go bolder. Bolder is always better. I am talking bold walls. Bold furniture. Bold art. Bold accessories. Bold patterns. My home is going to become even more bold this year.
I will get a new couch this year and it will be customized with the framing ribbon in the middle of each cushion. I have been inspired by a few of my colleagues, Jamie and Emily, by their trailblazing ways in reference to cushion modification. Sounds so fancy, right? I think this look can give such a custom appearance to any couch whether it be an Ikea or something higher end. Everybody wins.
Other notes of 2013? We all know emerald is officially in. We've heard. I have one special request/goal/resolution that society as a whole needs to engage in. Can we please ditch the 234,956 different "Keep Calm, Carry On" signs? Puhhhhh-leasee. They automatically make me feel aggressive. Thus defeating the purpose. Let's cool it on that. Shall we? Oh and work out more? Eat better? Be nicer? Not make fun of people? I think those are the things I am "supposed" to be surrendering in the new year.
I am so excited for all of the opportunities, challenges, trials and tribulations that this new year will bring. More importantly, I am thrilled to be going through all of that with you all. My lovely readers. What projects do you all have on your list for the new year? Do share! Love you. Mean it. XOXO