Now that I have bought a house I am getting more and more interested in interior decorating. Hey, any excuse to shop for pretty things is ok by me!
In my new house I have decided to go for bright accents of fuchsia, aqua, orange and lime as a pop against my neutral couches and reddish-brown timber furniture with splashes of white and black to anchor the look. While I know in my head what I want, limitations such as money (I just bought a house after all!) and the ability to actually find the right things in the shops (oh the inrony - you always find great things when you're not looking for them but never when you are!) seem to get in the way.
But this afternoon as I was staring at a large clear-glass vase wondering what coloured things I had to put in it, inspiration struck. Where does fashion really stop and homewares begin? Who says you can't use that necklace as a bracelet, your skirt as a top or a pasmina as a couch throw?
Thus begun my fusion of accessories with homewears.
I drapped a coloured scarf inside that empty glass jar and voila, I now have a brightly coloured centerpiece that perfectly sets off the coloured glass tealight holders I have arranged on my coffee table. I also wrapped a smaller dip dyed crepe scarf around a large white bulb-shaped vase as a centerpiece for my dinning table. Now off I go to raid my jewelry box and wardrobe for other sources of decorations. Who said fashion can't be art!