Tuesday, 20 September 2011

Where to Begin?

Moving, as it usually is, was pretty rough for us.

It's difficult to stay organized and not get too overwhelmed when you're just moving yourself, but relocating both of us and all of our things into one apartment was a massive and exhausting undertaking.

Several weekends and zipcars rentals later, we had everything squished into the place and were drowning in a sea of stuff. Since I like nothing more than to nest and settle in the moment I get anywhere, I truly couldn't wait to get organized.

It took quite a while to unpack but we finally got there, and once we had, all I could think about was decorating... but where to begin??

I'd always liked this print that hung in my dad and stepmum's house, it was from my grandfather Tom Sewell's collection Enigma of the Mill. He took this photograph and many more like it in abandoned sugar mills on Maui, where he lives and works. 

These shots are so unique and I thought this one in particular could add a gorgeous splash of colour to any space, so when I finally asked Tom for a copy he ended up sending me the exact oversized print that hung in his exhibit.

Before I knew it, I had the first inkling of a colour scheme - straight from paradise! 

I absolutely love bright colours and not only would this print be the perfect antidote to the neutral beige walls in our living room, but it had great sentimental value and would look awesome with lots of surrounding wood finishes, which I also happen to love.

Purple, punches of turquoise, and a little complimentary yellow here and there for good measure... I wasn't sure how it would all come together, but it was a start!



Shannon @ What's Up Whimsy said...

That print is gorgeous Krista. And those colours will definitely give your place a nice pop of bright fun!

Krista @ Nook of Wellington said...

Thanks Shannon - agreed! :D

Anonymous said...

I'm so jealous you have that one! I need to get one of Tom's prints for my place. JI