Pinterest has been winking at me from various blogs and websites for a while now, but I had resisted it’s flirting as I already spend way too much time on the computer. With my blog, facebook, google reader, hotmail and twitter I don’t have the time for another online relationship!
However Pinterest knew how right it is for me and persisted in it’s chasing. Eventually I couldn’t resist a little fling, and now I’m hooked. It wasn’t until I actually gave it a go that I got what it’s all about. I already spend so much time browsing the internet for inspiration and then saving images to my computer, or pages as bookmarks, or to my reading list. This just gets them all together in one place. Such a good idea. Great for mood boards and decorating inspiration.
So far I have been collecting image ideas together for my retro kitchen unit soon to be desk. The exterior will be neutral to blend in with our light airy dining room but I want the inside to reflect me as it will be my little space in this little house I share with my sister, boyfriend and two spaniels!
There are times when I just can’t resist a pop of bright colour but I do believe less is more. I first came across the idea of neon highlights on the Pocketful of Dreams website (that’s my wedding obsession coming through there). How gorgeous are these DIY neon flowers? The mixture of neutral and neon seems to be appearing with the Spring fashion in the shops too. Like this neon border scarf at Gap.
I might have to treat myself to this!
I love the contrast of neon against neutral and have been thinking about adding some neon pink highlights to the interior of my desk. Pinterest has enabled me to collate my ideas and see if it would work. I have started a board called ‘nod to neon desk ideas’. Yes I could paint the entire inside of the desk neon pink but I don’t think this will achieve the subtle pop of colour I’m after. I will probably get migraines from sitting at the desk whilst spending all my time with my new love Pinterest too!
I’ve also started an inspiration board for my bedroom which I plan to start in March when I am next on annual leave. At the moment I’m thinking mainly white, with grey (of course, the love affair with grey continues), lots of black and white photos, maybe an alcove or fireplace in the Laura Ashley Pimlico wallpaper, and then adding hints of soft yellow to keep it pretty and fresh. I may just stick to the grey and white colour scheme, but Pinterest is allowing me to flirt with this yellow idea for now.
To get me started on my room I received a lovely new set of bedding from John Lewis from my family for my birthday this week. It will finally replace all the hand me down bedlinen I currently use! It’s too nice to get out of the packet and actually use yet though. I’m still looking at it through the packaging! I think this will fit in perfectly with my colour scheme. i love white bedding, it’s so clean and fresh. The grey stripes add a a nice touch. The seersucker texture is lovely too. I love a mixture of white in different textures, it’s subtly interesting. I’m going to mix and match the pillowcases with others, and add a grey throw to keep it cosy. Hmm and maybe a pale yellow cushion….or two?
Are you having an affair with Pinterest too? What’s your current colour obsession?