May 27, 2011

Would You Ever…

Posted in Decorating tagged , , , , at 7:11 am by dotcomdecorator

Hello readers! Yes, I’m still alive and kicking, but have been consumed with client projects, as well as my own as we prepared for our daughter’s college graduation, company, and the arrival of spring. We enjoyed our company and the graduation, and are still awaiting spring! As my mind turned to the normal signs of spring–birds, flowers, butterflies–I came up with a design plan for a client’s six-year-old daughter. While some aspects of this design are commonplace, a few elements will be over sized and over the top, with a bit of Alice in Wonderland feel! That got me to thinking…

In a kid’s world, most of the furnishings in their home are adult-sized. Do they notice? Is the sofa a looming piece, ready to swallow them whole? Are shelves and bookcases calling them to climb and explore? Do they feel silly sitting in a big chair with their legs dangling? I try to think back to being a child, but nothing regarding furniture comes to me. However, I do remember my own children sitting on chairs, dangling their feet, daring the crocodiles (or snakes, or sharks, or monsters) to try to get them, or laying on my king-sized bed pretending to be afloat on a raft in the vast ocean. Fantasy to me, but oh-so-real to them!

A big factor in being a decorator is the ability to be creative and “see” things others cannot, so imagination comes easily for me. I naturally wonder what it would be like to feel like a kid again, to come into a house full of BIG furniture. How would I or other adults act, how would it affect attitudes and behaviors? I giggle thinking of it! Of course, unless I get a contract for a fun-house, I don’t believe I will have the opportunity to actually implement such a design! However, just for fun, I found some very silly, really large pieces to share with you!

Take a look, imagine having one, or more, of these pieces in your home! Let your mind go, share with me what you would do, how you would feel, what your friends and family would think. Would you ever consider having a huge piece like these in your home?! Just be a kid for a little while today!

Until next time,

Viva con Gioia!

The DotComDecorator

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