Posted 13 August 2010 at 2:47 PM | Comments (8)
When we married eight years ago, my husband and I moved into a studio apartment that was, oh, about 500 square-feet. I remember my sweeping excitement about sharing that place with him, daydreaming often about how we would decorate it together.
Reality set in, and I realized that there was no reason to invest whatever miniscule amount of money we had in that tiny apartment, because we probably wouldn’t be there long. It was a disappointing reality to face, of course; I was MARRIED, and my husband and I were sharing an APARTMENT—it seemed like the ideal time for creative energies to flow and our unique tastes to converge.
So, to be practical, we ended up keeping the small sectional couch, the roll-top desk, the old swivel chair, the IKEA end tables, and the brass bed frame—all of which we had inherited from friends. We did our best to decorate around those things, eventually coming up with a decent color palette that, to this day, when I see this combination of colors, I think of those exciting, youthful, sweet and passionate days of early marriage.
Someday I may end up going back to this color palette, so I can always be reminded of that amazing time in our lives.
(Note that, because the colors in the photo look so inaccurate, I did my best to recreate a proper example of that dusty purple, sky blue, pale gold, and sweet ivory.)